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
(USD) (USD) (USD)
National 5,202 2,738 7,940
Local public 5,225 2,240 7,465
Private Master’s program Arts 12,129 2,179 14,308
Engineering 9,375 2,292 11,666
Health care 8,389 2,468 10,857
Science 8,265 2,133 10,398
Agriculture & Veterinary science 7,605 2,247 9,852
Pharmacy 7,415 2,361 9,776
Home economics 7,124 2,493 9,617
Liberal arts 7,366 2,065 9,431
Medicine 6,851 2,249 9,101
Social science 6,763 2,242 9,005
Humanities 6,415 2,148 8,563
Doctorate program Arts 10,907 2,192 13,099
Health care 8,204 2,561 10,766
Science 7,692 2,243 9,936
Engineering 7,669 2,225 9,895
Agriculture & Veterinary science 7,618 2,198 9,816
Home economics 7,043 2,451 9,493
Pharmacy 7,350 2,118 9,468
Liberal arts 6,629 2,108 8,737
Dentistry 6,253 2,274 8,527
Social science 5,925 2,184 8,109
Humanities 5,801 2,208 8,009
Medicine 5,003 1,815 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

Graduate schools Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (JPY) (JPY)
National 535,800 282,000 817,800
Local public 538,167 230,717 768,884
Private Master’s program Arts 1,249,304 224,437 1,473,741
Engineering 965,589 236,052 1,201,641
Health care 864,022 254,210 1,118,232
Science 851,263 219,687 1,070,950
Agriculture & Veterinary science 783,273 231,480 1,014,753
Pharmacy 763,792 243,152 1,006,944
Home economics 733,726 256,824 990,550
Liberal arts 758,688 212,659 971,347
Medicine 705,702 231,667 937,369
Social science 696,560 230,927 927,487
Humanities 660,750 221,280 882,030
Doctorate program Arts 1,123,379 225,806 1,349,185
Health care 845,022 263,826 1,108,848
Science 792,297 231,060 1,023,357
Engineering 789,955 229,210 1,019,165
Agriculture & Veterinary science 784,692 226,400 1,011,092
Home economics 725,382 252,426 977,808
Pharmacy 757,064 218,157 975,221
Liberal arts 682,831 217,130 899,961
Dentistry 644,080 234,198 878,278
Social science 610,303 224,963 835,266
Humanities 597,530 227,438 824,968
Medicine 515,283 186,954 702,237
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
(USD) (USD) (USD)
National 5,202 2,738 7,940
Local public 5,223 2,257 7,479
Private Medicine 35,206 12,595 47,801
Dentistry 36,734 5,936 42,669
Pharmacy 16,757 3,434 20,191
Arts 13,710 2,584 16,294
Health care 12,115 2,779 14,894
Science & Engineering 11,262 2,449 13,711
Agriculture & Veterinary science 10,544 2,516 13,060
Physical education 9,684 2,593 12,276
Home science 9,656 2,580 12,237
Literature & Education 9,056 2,465 11,520
Social welfare 9,041 2,325 11,365
Law, Commerce & Economics 8,561 2,428 10,989
Theology & Buddhism 8,522 2,280 10,802
Preparatory Japanese language courses Please contact each school for further information 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


University undergraduate programs Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (JPY) (JPY)
National 535,800 282,000 817,800
Local public 537,933 232,422 770,355
Private Medicine 3,626,243 1,297,261 4,923,504
Dentistry 3,783,553 611,390 4,394,943
Pharmacy 1,725,966 353,689 2,079,655
Arts 1,412,115 266,127 1,678,242
Health care 1,247,881 286,207 1,534,088
Science & Engineering 1,159,997 252,277 1,412,274
Agriculture & Veterinary science 1,086,051 259,140 1,345,191
Physical education 997,417 267,038 1,264,455
Home science 994,596 265,790 1,260,386
Literature & Education 932,725 253,868 1,186,593
Social welfare 931,175 239,438 1,170,613
Law, Commerce & Economics 881,808 250,074 1,131,882
Theology & Buddhism 877,751 234,828 1,112,579
Preparatory Japanese language courses Please contact each school for further information 717,782
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
(USD) (USD) (USD)
Private Arts 10,487 2,598 13,085
Engineering 9,675 2,106 11,781
Science & Agriculture 8,639 2,182 10,821
Home science 8,357 2,415 10,772
Humanities 8,387 2,362 10,749
Law, Commerce, Economics & Social science 8,330 2,387 10,717
Physical education 8,136 2,566 10,702
Education & Childcare 8,227 2,457 10,683
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Junior colleges Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (JPY) (JPY)
Private Arts 1,080,136 267,612 1,347,748
Engineering 996,495 216,928 1,213,423
Science & Agriculture 889,821 224,783 1,114,604
Home science 860,785 248,750 1,109,535
Humanities 863,912 243,284 1,107,196
Law, Commerce, Economics & Social science 857,989 245,828 1,103,817
Physical education 838,000 264,286 1,102,286
Education & Childcare 847,348 253,020 1,100,368
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Colleges of technology
Colleges of technology Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(USD) (USD) (USD)
National 2,278 821 3,099
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Colleges of technology Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (JPY) (JPY)
National 234,600 84,600 319,200
Data source : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan

Professional training colleges
Professional training colleges Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(USD) (USD) (USD)
Private Personal care 11,990 1,699 13,699
Medical care 11,000 2,641 13,641
Technology 10,107 1,990 12,097
Agriculture 9,951 1,748 11,699
Culture & General education 10,000 1,485 11,485
Business 9,078 1,165 10,252
Education & Welfare 8,883 1,350 10,243
Fashion & Home science 7,709 1,786 9,495
Data source : Metropolitan Tokyo Professional Institution Association
※ Data given on private professional training colleges are the average fee for day-course

Professional training colleges Tuition fees Admission fee Total
(JPY) (JPY) (JPY)
Private Personal care 1,235,000 175,000 1,411,000
Medical care 1,133,000 272,000 1,405,000
Technology 1,041,000 205,000 1,246,000
Agriculture 1,025,000 180,000 1,205,000
Culture & General education 1,030,000 153,000 1,183,000
Business 935,000 120,000 1,056,000
Education & Welfare 915,000 139,000 1,055,000
Fashion & Home science 794,000 184,000 978,000
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)
(USD)
1-year course 4,029 ~ 9,683
18-month course 7,379 ~ 14,854
2-year course 10,388 ~ 19,417
Data source : Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

Japanese language institutions Tuition fees, etc (Inclusive of admission and screening fees)
(JPY)
1-year course 415,000 ~ 997,400
18-month course 760,000 ~ 1,530,000
2-year course 1,070,000 ~ 2,000,000
Data source : Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education


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