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Temple Japan: Semester/Academic Year Application Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to those students who:
  • are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • will be enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at the time of application as well as during all terms prior to studying abroad.
  • will have completed at least two semesters of college-level study by program start.
  • possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended.
  • will undertake a full-time program of study while abroad and will be applying credits earned toward a degree. 
  • are in good academic standing from the time of application until the start of their term abroad; students on academic warning are not eligible to participate.
  • are in good disciplinary standing at the start of their term abroad. Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation and will not be in good disciplinary standing (including disciplinary probation) may submit a petition for review.
    • Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation are subject to additional review and may not be eligible.
Students will be selected mainly on the basis of their intellectual purpose and emotional maturity.

Application Requirements

Students are encouraged to apply early for Temple study abroad programs, as applications for most* programs are reviewed on a rolling basis, and space on some programs is limited. Once a program fills, qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist, or, depending on the term, offered a spot on a second choice Temple program.  Students are typically notified of an admission or waitlist decision within two business weeks of submitting a completed application. Up to date information about a program's capacity and waitlist status can be found here

*Temple Exchanges and Architecture programs in Rome and Japan are reviewed after the deadline (not rolling admissions)

Important Update for Japan Spring 2021 applicants: Please note that in order to comply with governmental health regulations regarding social distancing, Temple Japan will have to limit the number of study abroad students it can host on its campus for the Spring 2021 term. In addition, we anticipate interest in the spring program may be higher than in previous years as some students are deferring applications in light of the pandemic. Applications for Spring 2021 continue to be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. We expect that the program will fill well before the October 1st deadline. Please reference the Program Status and Waitlist Information page for regular updates regarding the program capacity. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to our capacity if and when we can. However, a waitlist is likely, and prospective students are urged to submit their applications for spring 2021 well in advance of the deadline, and to consider summer 2021 or fall 2021 as an alternative. We will review waitlists periodically to ensure we can provide the opportunity to as many students as possible.

Temple student applicants

  • Online application
  • Academic advisor form, available within the online application. This form is completed by your academic advisor, who will be asked to confirm your course selection for this program is appropriate for your academic plan. 

Non-Temple student applicants

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended since high school. Transcripts from your current institution must be official; transcripts from any previous institutions may be unofficial (unofficial transcripts may be issued from your institution or web-based from your student account, but copy and pasted versions are not acceptable). If you are applying earlier than the semester immediately preceding the program, your acceptance to the program may be provisional, pending receipt and review of an updated transcript.
  • Home College/University Approval Form indicating you have received approval from your home institution to study abroad on the Temple University program to which you are applying.

Additional submission for all architecture applicants

  • Portfolio of ten to fifteen digital examples of studio work. Your portfolio should include samples of work done from several semesters, including your most recent work. You should also include an additional document identifying each discrete image or project: nature of the design challenge, length of time in studio, what year and semester, name of the critic, etc. The portfolio should be sent via email to study.abroad@temple.edu as a digital folder or separate attachments. Please be sure to indicate the preferred program and term you are applying for in your email.

Additional submission for non-Temple art applicants

Non-Temple students who wish to enroll in art courses with prerequisites should also submit:

  • Digital portfolio demonstrating achievement in the media for the courses to which you are applying. The portfolio will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for advanced art courses. The portfolio should be sent via email to study.abroad@temple.edu as a digital folder or separate attachments. Please be sure to indicate the program and term you are applying for in your email.