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Academic Fees

Academic Fees

Let's calculate the expenses for studying in Japan.
What are your expenditures? A financial plan with a little leeway is essential!

Necessary Expenses for Studying in Japan ...

Before coming to Japan】

After coming to Japan】

  • Examination fees(EJU/JLPT/TOEFL, etc.)
  • Entrance examination fee
  • Physical examination fee
  • Application mailing costs
  • Airfare and lodging expenses
  • Passport application fee
  • VISA application fee
  • Admission fee / Tuition fee
  • Dormitory fee
  • Others
                • Hotel expenses (if necessary)
                • Housing costs
                • Commuting expenses
                • Food expenses
                • Utilities (electricity, gas, water)
                • Insurance/medical expenses
                • Textbook, etc.
                • Miscellaneous expenses
                • Others

                              Other than above mentioned costs, if you are required to come to Japan to take entrance exam, you will need additional costs such as airfare and lodging expenses, visa application fee, and overseas travel insurance premium.

                              Academic Fees 

                              Academic fees in Japan are not as high as those in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, many Japanese schools provide scholarship programs and tuition exemption/reduction programs to international students.
                              Below mentioned table shows the average admission and tuition fees for the first year. Other than these, you may be required to pay entrance examination fee, facility/equipment usage fee, etc.
                              The admission and tuition fees are differ depending on the schools, so for more detailed information, please check the website of school of your choice.

                              National Local Public Private
                              (excludes medical, dental, and pharmaceutical programs)
                              (medical, dental, and pharmaceutical programs)
                              Graduate School Approx. 820,000 yen Approx. 930,000 yen Approx. 1,000,000 yen Approx. 800,000 yen
                              University (Undergraduate)  Approx. 820,000 yen Approx. 930,000 yen Approx. 1,100,000 yen Approx. 3,200,000 yen
                              Junior College Approx. 610,000 yen Approx. 960,000 yen

                              College of Technology(National) Approx. 320,000 yen
                              Professional Training College Approx. 850,000 yen
                              Japanese Language Institution Approx. 610,000~1,050,000 yen ※1

                              ※1 Academic fees for one year
                              ※Facility/equipment usage fee, etc. may be required.

                              >For the information about living costs, please check here.

                              >For the information about part-time job, please check here.