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Academic Fees

Academic Fees

Academic fees in Japan are not as high as those in the United States and the United Kingdom. The admission and tuition fees, etc. for the first year in an undergraduate program in Japan total around ¥820,000 (US$7,200)* at a national university, ¥930,000 (US$8,200) at a local public university, and ¥1,100,000 (US$9,700) to ¥1,640,000 (US$14,400) at a private university (excluding medical, dental and pharmaceutical schools).
In addition, Japan's scholarship programs and tuition exemption/reduction programs are more extensive than those in other countries.
The first academic year's school expenses include the admission fee, tuition fee, facility/equipment usage fee, among other things. Please note that admission fee is payable for the first year only.

*This does not apply for some national universities.

Average academic fees for the first academic year

Unit: JPY and USD (calculated at the rate of US$1 = ¥114)

●Graduate schools

Graduate schools/Average academic fees for the first academic year

●University undergraduate programs

Junior colleges/Average academic fees for the first academic year

●Junior colleges

Colleges of technology/Average academic fees for the first academic year

●Colleges of technology

Professional training colleges/Average academic fees for the first academic year

●Professional training colleges

Japanese language institutes/Average academic fees for the first academic year

●Japanese language institutes

Reference: Tuition fees and other university expenses in the US and UK/Average academic fees for the first academic year

Reference: Tuition fees and other university expenses in the US and UK

Reference: Tuition fees and other university expenses in the US and UK/Average academic fees for the first academic year