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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.


II. Admission Schedule

Freshmen Applicants (1st Year Students)
Spring 2021 Intake (April, 2021 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 July 1 -
July 15, 2020
August 3,
2020
August 21,
2020
December 11,
2020
September 11,
2020
2 September 16 -
October 7, 2020
November 2,
2020
November 20,
2020
December 11,
2020
December 11,
2020
3 November 4 -
November 25, 2020
December 21,
2020
January 6,
2021
January 6,
2021
January 29,
2021
Fall 2021 Intake (September, 2021 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 November 4 -
November 25, 2020
December 21,
2020
January 8,
2021
April 8,
2021
March 15,
2021
2 January 6 -
January 27, 2021
February 22,
2021
March 8,
2021
April 9,
2021
March 15,
2021
3 February 17 -
March 10, 2021
April 12,
2021
April 26,
2021
April 26,
2021
May 14,
2021
4 March 31 -
April 21, 2021
May 24,
2021
June 4,
2021
May 31,
2021
June 25,
2021
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 2021 Intake (April, 2021 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 July 1 -
July 15, 2020
August 3,
2020
August 21,
2020
December 11,
2020
September 11,
2020
2 September 16 -
October 7, 2020
November 2,
2020
November 20,
2020
December 11,
2020
December 11,
2020
3 November 4 -
November 25, 2020
December 21,
2020
January 6,
2021
January 6,
2021
January 29,
2021
Fall 2021 Intake (September, 2021 Enrollment)
Application
Periods
Announcement
of Results
Enrollment Procedures
Payment of
Enrollment Fee
Submission
of Visa-related
Documents*
Payment
of Tuition and
Fees
1 November 4 -
November 25, 2020
December 21,
2020
January 8,
2021
April 8,
2021
March 15,
2021
2 January 6 -
January 27, 2021
February 22,
2021
March 8,
2021
April 9,
2021
March 15,
2021
3 February 17 -
March 10, 2021
April 12,
2021
April 26,
2021
April 26,
2021
May 14,
2021
4 March 31 -
April 21, 2021
May 24,
2021
June 4,
2021
May 31,
2021
June 25,
2021
  • 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.
  • Nationals of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Uzbekistan are required to pay the full annual amount of tuition and fees for the entire first year of studies before applying for the Certificate of Eligibility.

III. Application Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill both of the requirements indicated below.

Requirement 1: Educational Background

    • A standard 12-year education.
      * Those who skipped a grade or graduated from an accelerated high school program and completed Year 12 are also eligible to apply. Written proof of this
    • Have completed an education in a country with a 11 year curriculum, which has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The standard curricula of the following countries have been approved: Belarus, Myanmar, Peru, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan. (As of January 31, 2019)
    • Have obtained one of the following qualifications:
      a.International Baccalaureate Diploma (*Issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization.)
      *This includes the full IB Diploma only. The IB course results are not included.
      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
    • 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.
    • Have completed their 12-year education at an international school accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CIS (Council of International Schools) or ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Students from international schools accredited by other organizations may not be eligible. Please contact us to confirm your eligibility.
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 / Examinations Minimum Score How to Submit
TOEFL iBT *61Order the ETS to deliver the score report to TIU. The institutional code of TIU is 4435.
TOEIC (Listening & Reading) *700
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.
DUOLINGO90
* 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)
Notes:
*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
Duolingo English Test: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/home
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)

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.
For English tests taken at home, there have been cases of the results being issued later than expected, for example due to a poor internet connection or other reasons. Please take the test earlier than later if possible, allowing yourself time to troubleshoot with the test provider should there be a delay in your results.
In principal, applications will not be considered if the English test score is not submitted by the deadline for any reason, in which case the applicant must apply again during the next application period.

Second Year or Third Year Transfer Students

Download2021 Application Guideline for Transfer Students

DownloadEligibility Verification Form

DownloadRequest Form: Returning Submitted Materials
*Actual mailing cost to an overseas address must be borne by applicants. There is no cost for domestic mailing.

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