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2014.10.01

Super Global University Project

Super Global University Project

A project by MEXT has chosen 37 Japanese universities to make history as globalization leaders.

2014.09.10

Japanese Tuition Fees

Japanese Tuition Fees

How much does it cost to study at Japanese universities?

2014.09.10

Getting a job in Japan

Getting a job in Japan

A summarized step by step for international students.

2014.10.07

Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Living abroad: The Japanese Iced Black Coffee.

Would you try drinking pure cold coffee?

2014.09.09

Internationalisation of universities

Internationalisation of universities

The necessity for more and more universities of going global

2014.09.12

Study in English in Japan

Study in English in Japan

The Japanese Government is putting efforts to broaden its international orientation

2014.09.11

US Tuition Fees

US Tuition Fees

How much does it cost to study at American universities?

2014.12.02

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

A must-know scholarship for those who want to undertake higher education in France

2014.09.09

Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarship

Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarship

One of the best scholarships to come to Japan

2014.09.10

SAT, TOEFL, IELTS: standardized tests

SAT, TOEFL, IELTS: standardized tests

A closer look into the required tests for studying abroad

Japanese Tuition Fees

2014.09.10  |  

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Japanese Tuition Fees

As a student willing to go study in Japan, one of your main concerns is certainly the cost of your study, because it will be an additional and indispensable expense, in addition to the general cost of living there. The average monthly cost of universities amounts to approximatively JYP 51,000 (US$ 500), which represents more than 1/4 of the average monthly expenses for a student in Japan. But compared to other countries, especially the United States, college tuition fees in Japan may appear cheaper. Another advantage is the tuition fee exemption system, which is better in Japan than many other countries. Partial and full tuition fee waivers are granted to high-achieving students from poor backgrounds, and a wide range of scholarships is available to students. These scholarships are provided both by the universities and by public and private organizations. Some scholarships provide a monthly living allowance, and either a travel allowance in the first year or tuition fees in later years.

In the US, the cheapest tuition fees start from US$10,000 for in-state students, and it is a great deal more for international students. In Japan, tuition fees at public universities are JYP 535,800, or US$6,500. Academic fees for the first year generally consist of admission fee, tuition fee, and facility and equipment usage fee. Each university has its own payment policy, and the fees might vary from one university to another. For instance in Tsukuba University, the regular entrance fees and first year tuition fees have been waived.Academic fees for the first year are comprised of admission fees, tuition and fees, facilities and equipment usage fees.

For the first year of universities undergraduate programs, the average academic fees are JPY 817,800 (US$ 9,087) for national universities and JPY 939,352 (US$ 10,437) for local public universities. For private universities, the average academic fees differ according to the department chosen by the students. Tuition fees for specific departments are very different, going from JPY 652,785 (US$ 7,253) for language courses and JPY 1130,285 (US$12,600) for Law, Commerce and Economics, to about JPY 5000,000 (US$ 56,000) for Medicine and Dentistry.

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