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Temple Japan: Summer Olympics Program Application Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to qualified students matriculated at any U.S. college or university. 

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 the spring semester prior to studying abroad.
  • will have completed at least two semesters of college-level study by the program start.
  • possess a minimum 2.5 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 are typically notified of an admission or waitlist decision within two weeks of submitting a completed application. You can check the capacity status of upcoming programs.

Applications for the program will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, students are encouraged to apply early as we are expecting a high volume of applications for summer 2020. Once the program fills, qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist.

Application Requirements

Temple student applicants

  • Online application (follow the link on this page for the Temple Japan Summer Olympics program application only)
  • Academic advisor form, available within the online application. This form must completed by your academic advisor who will be asked to confirm your course selection for this program is appropriate for your academic plan. 
  • All students who are required to get visas (including students planning to select the extended stay option), or wish to, will be required to submit a Certificate of Eligibility (pre-visa) application with their application to the program. Detailed instructions are provided to all applicants. Because the requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility application take time to gather, and we expect space to be limited, we encourage students to start the application for the program and for the Certificate of Eligibility well in advance of the deadline. Please view the Passports and Visas section of our website for more information and consult with our office if you have any questions.

Non-Temple student applicants

  • Online application (follow the link on this page for the Temple Japan Summer Olympics program application only)
  • 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.
  • All students who are required to get visas (including students planning to select the extended stay option), or wish to, will be required to submit a Certificate of Eligibility (pre-visa) application with their application to the program. Detailed instructions are provided to all applicants. Because the requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility application take time to gather, and we expect space to be limited, we encourage students to start the application for the program and for the Certificate of Eligibility well in advance of the deadline. Please view the Passports and Visas section of our website for more information and consult with our office if you have any questions.