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Application Procedures

I. Online Application

The online application to the E-Track Program of TIU consists of two parts: account registration and application submission. The TIU admissions office then carefully processes and screens each applicant. The application fee is 5,000 yen per application. This means that if for any reason applicants choose apply again during a different application period, additional payments will be required. This fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, so please keep this point in mind and make sure to read the Application Guideline carefully before you apply.

Step 1) Read the application guideline

Step 2) Begin your TIU online application

II. Important Dates

Key Dates in the Application Process

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Freshmen Applicants (1st Year Students)
Spring 2019 Intake (April, 2019 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 July 4 -
July 18, 2018
August 10,
2018
August 24,
2018
December 14,
2018
September 14,
2018
2 September 12 -
October 3, 2018
October 26,
2018
November 9,
2018
December 14,
2018
November 30,
2018
3 November 7 -
November 28, 2018
December 21,
2018
January 11,
2019
January 11,
2019
January 25,
2019
Fall 2019 Intake (September, 2019 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 November 7 -
November 28, 2018
December 21,
2018
January 11,
2019
April 5,
2019
January 25,
2019
2 January 9 -
January 23, 2019
February 15,
2019
March 1,
2019
April 5,
2019
March 15,
2019
3 February 20 -
March 13, 2019
April 5,
2019
April 19,
2019
April 26,
2019
May 10,
2019
4 April 3 -
April 24, 2019
May 24,
2019
June 7,
2019
June 7,
2019
June 28,
2019
Transfer Applicants (2nd~3rd Year Students)
All transfer applicants must first complete and submit an eligibility verification form to the E-Track Office before applying as a transfer student.

Eligibility Verification Form (Download)
Application Guideline for Transfer Students (Download)

Spring 2019 Intake (April, 2019 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 November 7 -
November 28, 2018
December 21,
2018
January 11,
2019
January 11,
2019
January 25,
2019
Fall 2019 Intake (September, 2019 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 January 9 -
January 23, 2019
February 15,
2019
March 1,
2019
April 5,
2019
March 15,
2019
2 April 3 -
April 24, 2019
May 24,
2019
June 7,
2019
June 7,
2019
June 28,
2019
  • If you are uncertain about your eligibility, fill out and send the E-Track Office before an application period starts.
    Eligibility Verification Form (Download)

  • Applicants are required to complete the online registration, My TIU Page and submit the required documents by 5:00 pm (UTC+9 Japan Standard Time) of the final date of the application period. Late submissions will not be accepted.

III. Application Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill both of the requirements indicated below.

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. A standard 12-year education from a recognized education system.
    * Those who skipped a grade or graduated from an accelerated high school program and completed Year 12 are also eligible to apply. Proof of this must be submitted.
  2. - or -

  3. Have obtained one of the following qualifications and be at least 18 years of age before the enrollment date at TIU.
    a.International Baccalaureate Diploma * (issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization)
    * This does not apply to IB Certificates.
    b.Abitur (issued by Federal Republic of Germany for college entrance)
    c.Baccalaureate Diploma (issued by the French Republic for college entrance)
    d.GCE A Level/AS Level
    -Sri Lanka and Singapore GCE A Level: applicants must submit results from three subjects
    -International and other GCE A Level: applicants must submit a minimum of two subjects
    (or a minimum of four subjects for AS Level)
  4. - or -

  5. Have completed their studies at a Japanese pre-university preparatory institution, a preparatory school outside of Japan for students planning to study in Japan, or a Japanese secondary school.
  6. Notes:
    If you have attended a higher education institution, you may be able to apply for a transfer and enroll as a second or third year student. Contact the E-Track Office for more information about transfer requirements.
    If you have other educational qualifications, download the "Eligibility Check Form" from the "Downloads" page of English Track website, and e-mail the completed form to the E-Track Office before the application period begins.

Requirement 2 : English Proficiency

Applicants must be able to demonstrate sufficient linguistic ability to understand lectures in English. Applicants are required to take one of the following English tests and achieve at least the minimum score indicated below.

Tests / ExaminationsMinimum ScoreHow to Submit
TOEFL iBT *61Order the ETS to deliver the score report to TIU. The institutional code of TIU is 4435.
TOEFL PBT *500
TOEIC (Listening & Reading) *700Submit the official score certificate.
IELTS *5.5Upload the copy of a Test Report Form that indicates the TRF number.
Pearson PTE Academic *45Order the test organization (Pearson) to deliver the score to TIU.
EIKEN *Pre-1Order the EIKEN Foundation of Japan to send the Proof of EIKEN Certification or CSE Score Certificate.
* These tests must have been taken within two years of the date of application.
Cambridge English Test (CPE/CAE)169Upload a copy of your Statement of Results to inform TIU of your Candidate ID and Secret Number.
SAT
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
540Order the test organization to deliver the score to TIU. The Designated Institution (DI) code is 7536.
International Baccalaureate
English A1, A2 (HL, SL)
English Literature (HL, SL)
English B (HL)
4Order the IB organization to deliver the certificate to TIU or submit a copy certified by your high school. Predicted grades are accepted. Applicants must submit their final IB results once available. In the event that these final scores are below the requirement, admission to TIU may be revoked.
International Baccalaureate
English B (SL)
5
IGCSE
First Language English, English Literature
C
(4 or more)
Submit a copy certified by the high school or the original.
IGCSE
Second Language English
B
IGCSE
English Language
C
(4 or more)

*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.

Useful links for English and standardized tests:

TOEFL: www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about
TOEIC: www.ets.org/toeic
IELTS: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/book
Pearson PTE: https://pearsonpte.com/the-test/about-our-scores/sending-your-scores
EIKEN: http://stepeiken.org/overview-eiken-tests
Cambridge English Test (CPE): www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/proficiency
Cambridge English Test (CAE): www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/advanced
SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
International Baccalaureate: www.ibo.org/


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
Notes:
Results of Institutional Program (IP) tests are not accepted.
(IP tests are held within schools or organizations. These tests are not accepted by universities.)
English test certificates will not be returned to applicants under any circumstances.
English Test Exemption: Applicants from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, The United Kingdom, or the United States who have undertaken their official secondary or higher education in the English language for at least 6 years are not required to submit an English test score. However, those who received education in the English language, even at an international school, outside of the aforementioned countries must still provide a proof of English proficiency.

Second Year or Third Year Transfer Students

Download
2019 Application Guideline for Second Year or Third Year Transfer Students

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

※ Make sure to confirm eligibility as a transfer applicant before applying by submitting the relevant documents listed below:

  • Academic Transcript
  • Course Description
  • Timetable of Courses

Download
Eligibility Verification Form

*All documents must be submitted before the application period.

Download
Request Form for Returning Submitted Materials

*Actual mailing cost to an overseas address must be borne by applicants. There is no cost for domestic mailing.