Preparation for Life in Japan — Finance (Tuition and Fees/Cost of Living/Scholarships)
Tuition and Fees
In Japan, the academic fee is more attractive than in the U.K and the U.S. In addition, the tuition and fees waiver and scholarship system is better compared to other countries. Academic fees for the first year are comprised of admission fees, tuition and fees, facility and equipment usage fees. The average academic fees for the first year are summarized below. (The admission fee is payable only for the first year)
Average fee payment for the first year Unit: JPY and USD (calculated as US$1 = ¥90)
Cost of Living in Japan
How much will it cost to live in Japan?
The average monthly expenses (including academic fees) of an international student are shown below. As it can be seen, the cost of living in Tokyo is significantly higher than those in other cities.
A large number of scholarships are available to assist in financing your study in Japan. There are three types of scholarships, scholarships from universities, Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho : MEXT) Scholarships, and scholarships from private foundations. Further details can be found by clicking on the links below.
When searching for your scholarship, it is important to note when (pre-enrollment or post-enrollment) and where (through your university or directly by yourself) to apply.