Students are accepted twice annually, either in April or September. Acceptance is granted upon careful review of application documents such as an official high school transcript, a statement of purpose, a recommendation letter, and English test scores. Japanese language proficiency or previous Japanese learning experience is not required at the time of application.

  • Online Application Application Guideline / Download PDF Certificate of Education in English / Download PDF

Application Procedures


Online Application

Please read the Application Guideline carefully before you apply.

If you wish to apply via physical documentation in lieu of our electronic application, please contact the TIU E-Track Office.


Important Dates


Application Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill both of the following requirements

Requirement 1 : Educational Background

Applicants must have completed, or be scheduled to complete one of the following criteria before the enrollment date at TIU.

  1. Applicants must have completed a standard 12-year education from a recognized education system.
  2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age before the enrollment date at TIU, and have obtained one of the following qualifications.
    • International Baccalaureate (awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization)
    • Abitur (issued by Federal Republic of Germany for college entrance)
    • Baccalaureate Diploma (issued by the French Republic for college entrance)

*For Applicants who do not fulfill the 12-year education requirement
Applicants from countries where the length of education is less than 12 years (e.g. Russia, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc.) must complete an additional one year of university or one year of an authorized Japanese Foundation program in order to be eligible for our E-track program.

*If you have other education qualifications, please send your inquiries before application periods start using

the Eligibility Verification Form .

Requirement 2 : English Proficiency

Applicants must be able to demonstrate sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.

To demonstrate English proficiency, applicants must take one of the following English tests and achieve at least the minimum score indicated below.




Pearson PTE Academic







*Make sure that the test you sign up for is not an Institutional Test (IP / ITP). IP / ITP Score Reports are a useful way to check English ability for schools / companies to use internally, but they cannot be accepted by TIU. That means if you take a test within your high school, or at your language school that is not an official test center, you are at risk of it being an Institutional Test.

Click here for a sample of a TOEIC Institutional Placement Score Report.

Click here for an example of a valid TOEIC Official Score Certificate (for comparison)

Current Institutional Tests to watch out for:
・TOEIC Institutional Placement Test (IP)
・TOEFL Institutional Test Placement (ITP)
・IELTS Free Practice Tests

Second Year or Third Year Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer from other schools to TIU will be given special consideration.

※Please confirm eligibility as a transfer applicant by submitting the relevant documents listed below:
・Academic Transcript
・Course Description
・Timetable of Courses
*All documents must be submitted before the desired enrollment period.

Request Form for Return of Submitted Materials
*Actual mailing cost to an overseas address must be borne by applicants. There is no cost for domestic mailing.


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