Application Form

Who May Apply?

Christian students from any university are welcome to apply as visiting EAI students, and especially from universities in North America associated with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (the CCCU) and the International Affiliates of the CCCU.

In addition, however, Tokyo Christian University has partnership agreements with a select group of universities and colleges. These partnership agreements greatly simplify the application process for students from those universities as well as the acceptance of credit, payment of fees, etc. The partner universities at present are: Asbury University, Biola University, Belmont University, Campbellsville University, Carson-Newman University, Covenant College, George Fox University, Huntington University, Judson University, Lee University, Olivet Nazarene University, Taylor University, Spring Arbor University, Waynesburg University, and Wheaton College. (there is a special financial accord for Biola University).

In the application form, you will find references to partner universities and to students from partner universities. If you are from one of these universities, then the reference will apply to you, simplifying the admissions process and giving you preferred admission to the EAI program. Other students are, as stated, welcome to apply.

All applicants should be enrolled at an accredited college or university (both at the time of application and during their semester abroad) and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

EAI Application Submissions and Acceptance Decisions

Students may submit applications for the 2019/2020 academic year from now until May 2019.

The East Asia Institute admits applicants on a rolling admissions basis. The dates for admissions decisions for the 2019/2020 academic year are as follows:

  • February 5, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 14, 2019

Applicants should submit their completed applications (including all supporting forms) to TCU three or four dates prior to any of the above dates. The applicants will receive notification of TCU’s decision within two weeks following the admissions decision.

Please note that enrollment for the EAI program is capped. Applications received after the program is full will still be considered, but successful applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Application Forms

To apply, please download the file below and complete the Application for Admission; the Parent’s/Guardian’s Agreement form (for students age 21 and below); the Affidavit of Support* form (with bank statement attached). Mail these forms, together with a photocopy of your valid passport and three ID photos (4cm x 3cm), to Tokyo Christian University.

Additionally, please request the Academic Reference form, the Personal Reference form, and your official college transcript be directly sent to Tokyo Christian University.

*Students at some partner schools need not complete the Affidavit of Support form (see the application form for more information). If you have any questions regarding the Affidavit of Support form, please contact our admissions office (

Click on the link below to open and print your application.