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Academic Fees

Academic fees of Japanese universities/colleges are not expensive compared to the universities in the USA and UK. In addition,
the tuition fee exemption/waiver system and scholarship system is better compared to other countries.
Academic fees for the first year are comprised of admission fee, tuition fee, facility and equipment usage fee. 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 = \103)
 

Graduate schools

Graduate schools Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD)
National 535,800 5,202 282,000 2,738 817,800 7,940
Local public 538,167 5,225 230,717 2,240 768,884 7,465
Private Master’s program Arts 1,249,304 12,129 224,437 2,179 1,473,741 14,308
Engineering 965,589 9,375 236,052 2,292 1,201,641 11,666
Health care 864,022 8,389 254,210 2,468 1,118,232 10,857
Science 851,263 8,265 219,687 2,133 1,070,950 10,398
Agriculture & Veterinary science 783,273 7,605 231,480 2,247 1,014,753 9,852
Pharmacy 763,792 7,415 243,152 2,361 1,006,944 9,776
Home economics 733,726 7,124 256,824 2,493 990,550 9,617
Liberal arts 758,688 7,366 212,659 2,065 971,347 9,431
Medicine 705,702 6,851 231,667 2,249 937,369 9,101
Social science 696,560 6,763 230,927 2,242 927,487 9,005
Humanities 660,750 6,415 221,280 2,148 882,030 8,563
Doctorate program Arts 1,123,379 10,907 225,806 2,192 1,349,185 13,099
Health care 845,022 8,204 263,826 2,561 1,108,848 10,766
Science 792,297 7,692 231,060 2,243 1,023,357 9,936
Engineering 789,955 7,669 229,210 2,225 1,019,165 9,895
Agriculture & Veterinary science 784,692 7,618 226,400 2,198 1,011,092 9,816
Home economics 725,382 7,043 252,426 2,451 977,808 9,493
Pharmacy 757,064 7,350 218,157 2,118 975,221 9,468
Liberal arts 682,831 6,629 217,130 2,108 899,961 8,737
Dentistry 644,080 6,253 234,198 2,274 878,278 8,527
Social science 610,303 5,925 224,963 2,184 835,266 8,109
Humanities 597,530 5,801 227,438 2,208 824,968 8,009
Medicine 515,283 5,003 186,954 1,815 702,237 6,818
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan
※ The admission fee for public universities is the fee applicable to the students from the areas designated by the university

University undergraduate programs

University undergraduate programs Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD)
National 535,800 5,202 282,000 2,738 817,800 7,940
Local public 537,933 5,223 232,422 2,257 770,355 7,479
Private Medicine 3,626,243 35,206 1,297,261 12,595 4,923,504 47,801
Dentistry 3,783,553 36,734 611,390 5,936 4,394,943 42,669
Pharmacy 1,725,966 16,757 353,689 3,434 2,079,655 20,191
Arts 1,412,115 13,710 266,127 2,584 1,678,242 16,294
Health care 1,247,881 12,115 286,207 2,779 1,534,088 14,894
Science & Engineering 1,159,997 11,262 252,277 2,449 1,412,274 13,711
Agriculture & Veterinary science 1,086,051 10,544 259,140 2,516 1,345,191 13,060
Physical education 997,417 9,684 267,038 2,593 1,264,455 12,276
Home science 994,596 9,656 265,790 2,580 1,260,386 12,237
Literature & Education 932,725 9,056 253,868 2,465 1,186,593 11,520
Social welfare 931,175 9,041 239,438 2,325 1,170,613 11,365
Law, Commerce & Economics 881,808 8,561 250,074 2,428 1,131,882 10,989
Theology & Buddhism 877,751 8,522 234,828 2,280 1,112,579 10,802
Preparatory Japanese language courses Please contact each school for further information 717,782 6,969
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan
※ The admission fee for public universities is the fee applicable to the students from the areas designated by the university
※ Data on preparatory Japanese language courses surveyed by JASSO

Junior colleges

Junior colleges Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD)
Private Arts 1,080,136 10,487 267,612 2,598 1,347,748 13,085
Engineering 996,495 9,675 216,928 2,106 1,213,423 11,781
Science & Agriculture 889,821 8,639 224,783 2,182 1,114,604 10,821
Home science 860,785 8,357 248,750 2,415 1,109,535 10,772
Humanities 863,912 8,387 243,284 2,362 1,107,196 10,749
Law, Commerce, Economics & Social science 857,989 8,330 245,828 2,387 1,103,817 10,717
Physical education 838,000 8,136 264,286 2,566 1,102,286 10,702
Education & Childcare 847,348 8,227 253,020 2,457 1,100,368 10,683
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Colleges of technology

Colleges of technology Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD)
National 234,600 2,278 84,600 821 319,200 3,099

Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Professional training colleges

Professional training colleges Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD) (JPY) (USD)
Private Personal care 1,235,000 11,990 175,000 1,699 1,411,000 13,699
Medical care 1,133,000 11,000 272,000 2,641 1,405,000 13,641
Technology 1,041,000 10,107 205,000 1,990 1,246,000 12,097
Agriculture 1,025,000 9,951 180,000 1,748 1,205,000 11,699
Culture & General education 1,030,000 10,000 153,000 1,485 1,183,000 11,485
Business 935,000 9,078 120,000 1,165 1,056,000 10,252
Education & Welfare 915,000 8,883 139,000 1,350 1,055,000 10,243
Fashion & Home science 794,000 7,709 184,000 1,786 978,000 9,495
Data source : Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association
※ Data given on private professional training colleges are the average fee for day-course

Japanese language institutions

Japanese language institutions Tuition fees, etc (Inclusive of admission and screening fees)
(JPY) (USD)
1-year course 415,000 ~ 997,400 4,029 ~ 9,683
18-month course 760,000 ~ 1,530,000 7,379 ~ 14,854
2-year course 1,070,000 ~ 2,000,000 10,388 ~ 19,417
Data source : Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education



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