Tuition Fee & Scholarships

1. Payment of Admission Fee and Tuition

Admission Fee


Admission Fee

The admission fee is a one-time only charge applied to your first semester. This is not applicable for exchange students (special auditors).

Undergraduate Students JPY 282,000
Graduate Students JPY 282.000
Research Students JPY 84,600
Regular Auditors JPY 28,200

How to Pay

Degree students will receive instructions on how to pay the admission fees in the mail along with your admissions materials. Please pay the fees by the deadline noted in the instructions (usually around the end of the month before your enrollment). Non-degree students, including research students and regular auditors will be contacted by their faculty or graduate school with instructions on payment.


Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees (Academic year 2016)

Per semester Per year
Undergraduate Students JPY 267,900 JPY 535,800
Graduate Students JPY 267,900 JPY 535,800
Research Students JPY 178,200 JPY 356,400

Period of Payment

First Semester: April 1 to May 31
Second Semester: October 1 to November 30

How to Pay

Degree students:

Payment will be automatically deducted from your Japan Post Bank account

Open an account at the Japan Post Bank, and submit an automatic deduction form, which you will receive in the mail with your admissions materials, at the nearest post office.

Non-degree students:

Payment can be made at a bank or post office.


*Research students may also pay on a per month basis at JPY 29,700 per month. Regular auditors who pay per subject are charged at JPY 14,800 per credit.

*If tuition fees change during your period of enrollment, you must pay tuition at the new rate.

2. Exemption from the Admission Fee and Tuition

If students are unable to pay for admission fee or for tuition fees due to unforeseen financial difficulties after entering the university, they may appeal to the university for an exemption. Students with a good academic record will be considered for half or full tuition exemption. Non-degree students, such as research students and regular auditors are not eligible to apply for an exemption.


Information Session Concerning Tuition Fee Exemption


July: Information session for second semester

January: Information session for first semester

*The date for the information session will be announced by an information board at your faculty or graduate school or Student Affairs Division.


Admission Fee Exemptions in 2016


  Exemption Student Payment
50% Admission Fee Exemption JPY 141,000 JPY 141,000
100% Admission Fee Exemption JPY 282,000 JPY 0

Tuition Exemptions in 2016


  Exemption Student Payment
50% Tuition Exemption JPY 267,900 JPY 267,900
100% Tuition Exemption JPY 535,800 JPY 0

2015 Recipients of Admission Fee Exemptions


    Applicants 50% Exemption 100% Exemption Declined
Undergraduate Japanese
Students
1 0 0 1
International
Students
0 0 0 0
Graduate School Japanese
Students
73 44 1 28
International
Students
25 24 0 1

2014 (Second Semester) Recipients of Tuition Exemptions


    Applicants 50% Exemption 100% Exemption Declined
Undergraduate Japanese
Students
1005 475 421 109
International
Students
20 15 0 2
Graduate School Japanese
Students
158 61 95 2
International
Students
110 18 92 0

Further Information

Yoshida Campus Yamaguchi University Student Cooperative Office TEL:083-995-2706
Kogushi Campus Education/Student Support Section, Educational Affairs Division, School of Medicine TEL:0836-22-2099
Tokiwa Campus Student Support Section, Faculty of Engineering TEL:0836-85-9011

3. Scholarships

 This is a list of the major scholarships for privately financed international students. Scholarships are granted based on the student’s academic record and financial situation. Some scholarships require diplomas, and academic transcripts from your university. Your faculty or graduate school can provide you with more information on how to apply.

 

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship

(Application times vary based on application method)


Graduate students

Eligibility

Applicants must be less than 35 years old and currently enrolled in a graduate course or planning to enroll in a graduate course.

Amount per month

Masters: JPY 144,000
Doctorate: JPY 145,000 (2016 rate)

Duration

Until completion of course


Undergraduate students

Eligibility

Applicants must plan to be in their fourth year of university before turning 26 years old. Applicants with majors in medical or veterinary science must plan to be in their sixth year before turning 28 years old.

Amount per month

JPY 117,000 (2016 rate)

Duration

1 year


Scholarships by JASSO (Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students)

(Application period: April and October)


Undergraduate & Graduate students

Eligibility

Privately financed undergraduate students
Privately financed graduate students
Privately financed research students with a bachelor degree or higher who wish to conduct research at a graduate level

Amount per month

JPY 48,000 (as of 2015)

Duration

1 year/ half a year for recipients starting in October

Yamaguchi University’s Scholarships


Yamaguchi University’s Scholarship for Privately Financed International Undergraduate Students

(Application period: June)


Eligibility

Privately financed undergraduate students, graduate students

Amount per month

JPY 45,000

Duration

1 year

Scholarships available

Up to 10 students


Yamaguchi University YUTAKA Scholarship B for International Students


Eligibility

Privately financed undergraduate students

Amount per month

JPY 20,000

Duration

10 months

Scholarships available

2 students


Faculty of Engineering 50th Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship for International Students


Eligibility

Privately financed Ph. D students

Amount per month

JPY 50,000

Duration

12 months

Scholarships available

Up to 6 students


Scholarships by Private Foundations

*For self-financed international students (except exchange students)


 Scholarship Amount
Allowance Scholarship by the Nikki Saneyoshi Scholarship Foundation

 250,000 yen (once-off payment)

(Provide 500,000 yen to university)
Scholarship by the Sato International Scholarship Foundation

 120,000 yen per month(Undergraduate)

180,000 yen per month(Master & Doctor)

Scholarship by the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation

100,000 yen per month(Undergraduate)

 140,000 yen per month(Master & Doctor)
The Heiwa Nakajima Foundation “International Recipient of the Scholarship”

100,000 yen per month(Undergraduate)

 100,000 yen per month(Master & Doctor)

Scholarship by the Kyoritu International Foundation

Scholarship of the Kyoritu Maintenance Scholarship Foundation

100,000 yen per month

 60,000 yen per month

 

 There are many other scholarships available in addition to those listed above. Information on these scholarships is posted on faculty and graduate school bulletin boards.

You can also find more information in the “Scholarships for International Students in Japan” pamphlet, published by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). The pamphlet is available online from the JASSO website. Those residing in Japan can also receive a print copy by filling out the request form on their website. If you would like more than two hard copies, please consult with JASSO before submitting your request.

Study in Japan Unit, Information Services Division, Student Exchange Department

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-8630

TEL: 03-5520-6111 FAX: 03-5520-6121