How to Pay Tuition Fees & Other Fees
It is not necessary for Japanese Government Scholarship students to pay the entrance examination fee, entrance fee and tuition fee, but other students must pay these fees.
- Entrance Examination Fee
- When you apply for the examination.
- Entrance Fee
- After you get entrance permission, you must pay this fee to the Accounting Division (Kaikei-ka) of the Department by the due date.
- Tuition Fee
- Pay your tuition accompanied by the payment system using the bank as an agency. Foreign students with Japanese government scholarships are exempt from the entrance fees and tuition fees.
|Classification||Entrance fees (2011)||Tuition fees (2011)|
|Research Students||¥84,600||¥346,800/yr. ¥28,900/mo.|
Tuition Fee Exemption (for self-supported students)
Undergraduate and graduate students who can not pay tuition fees for financial reasons, but maintain good academic records, may be exempt from tuition fees. Before the period for paying tuition fees (the beginning of April and the beginning of September) you will be notified as to when and how to apply for the exemption on the official bulletin board. For further information please contact the Student Division (Gakusei-ka). Exemption from tuition fees is not granted to research students or auditing students.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
Please open a bank account in your own name in Japan. Monthly payments will be transferred to your account at a designated bank each month (¥155,500 per month). You must sign an application form at the Student Division (Gakusei-ka) on the 1st day of every month.
If you are out of Japan for a full month, the payment will not be made for that month, regardless of the reason.
Whenever you change your address or bank account, please submit the "Letter of Request for Payment to Bank" to the Student Division (Gakusei-ka).
Extension of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships Tenure
If a Japanese Government Scholarship student wishes to extend his/her period of stay and also applies for an extension of scholarship tenure, the application should be submitted around December (for students whose tenure expires in March). Those who wish to apply for the extension should notify the Student Division (Gakusei-ka) to which they belong.
- Application Form
- The form is available at the Student Division (Gakusei-ka).
- Letter of Recommendation from your Academic Advisor.
- Ask your Academic Advisor to supply this.
The above papers are to be submitted to Monbusho through the University. If the applicant passes the Monbusho screening process, his/her extension of period of stay and scholarship tenure may be granted.
However, as there are many applicants every year, it should by remembered you’re your application may be rejected, so you must be prepared for such a possibility when you apply. It is therefore also necessary to begin preparations to return home at the time of application. You will also need to consider whether it is possible for you to remain in Japan as a self-supported student to continue your studies.
The Association of International Education
Please open a bank account in your own name in Japan. Monthly payments will be transferred to your account each month (¥80,000 per month).
If you are out of Japan for a full month, the payment will not be made for that month regardless of the reason.
The following scholarships are available to privately-funded students. For further information please contact the Student Division (Gakusei-ka).
Organization and Scholarships to Assist Privately funded Foreign Students
|Scholarship (Foundation)||Eligibility||Amounts per month||Application Period|
|The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbu-kagakusho) Privately funded student from abroad General Scholarship||
|Heiwado Foundation Foreign Students Scholarship||
|Shiga International Friendship Association Foreign Students' Scholarship||
|Scholarship for Foreign Students Staying in Japan (Heiwa Nakajima Foundation)||
|Yoneyama Master and Doctor (YMD) Course Scholarship (Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation)||
Field Study Allowance (Japanese Government Scholarship Students)
Travel expenses are paid for attending conferences and research that requires travel. The maximum amount is ¥24,000 (for the academic year 1999). You must submit a claim for the expenses before you travel and also hand in a written report after you return.
Observation Trip Allowance (Japanese Government Scholarship Students, Self-supported Students.)
Travel expenses for field studies or research are available (about ¥10,000 per year) for international students as one of the plans for aiding educational activities. You must submit a claim for the expenses before you travel and also hand in a written report after you return.
Travel Expenses to Return Home
Japanese government scholarship students who fall under one of the following three categories are given an economy-class airline ticket that usually covers the fare from Kansai International Airport (Kanku) to the nearest national airport of the students' home country.
To get your air ticket, you must submit an application form for this allowance to the Student Division (Gakusei-ka). If you are planning to leave Japan in March, you have to submit your application in early January at the latest. Otherwise, submit it five weeks before you leave Japan.
You cannot cash your air ticket. Also no return travel expenses will be paid, if
- You return to your home country for personal reasons during the scholarship-funded period.
- You do not return to your home country by the end of the month when the scholarship funded period ends (March or September).
- You continue to stay in Japan as a privately-funded student.
Japanese government scholarship students applying for an extension, also need to apply for this Return Travel Allowance in case their extension-application is not allowed.