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Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

University Fees

Expenses at Enrollment

You will have to pay the following fees upon your arrival in Japan. Be sure to have these expenses included in your budget before leaving your country.

Admission Fees

(These are the fees as of 2017, they may be subject to change)
・ Regular Students (Master’s, Ph.D. Students):¥282,000
・ Research Students: ¥84,600
(Research Students are also required to pay ¥173,400, which is one semester worth of tuition)
The admission fee must be paid through a bank transfer prior to your enrollment.

 

◆ Exemptions for admission fees
Regular Students with excellent academic standing are eligible to apply to be exempt from paying their admission and tuition fees. Upon announcing the results of the exemption applications, you will have 2 weeks to pay any outstanding balances to the school (admission and/or tuition fees). Payments to the University can only be made via bank transfers. The payment periods are as follows:

April enrollment: Applications are taken in March → Results announced at the end of May → Payments to be made in early June (for those who do not receive the exemption).

October enrollment: Apply for exemptions along with enrollment procedures in September → Results announced at the end of November ~ early December → Payments to be made early to mid December (for those who do not receive the exemption).

You will lose student status if you fail to pay the admission fees on time. Application for admission fee exemption or deferred payment must be submitted prior to the admission procedure, which is implemented after receiving an acceptance ticket. Payment of admission fees is deferred until the results of screening are determined. Please note that eligibility will be invalidated if an applicant pays the relevant fees before the results are determined. Note the application form for admission fee exemption and for deferred payment plan are different. Research students are not eligible to be exempt from paying admission fees.

Application Period :
Kashiwa Campus: mid March at Student Affairs Section
Hongo Campus: early February ~ mid March
Scholarship Team, side of Gotenshita Memorial Hall

 Tuition Fee

(The following numbers are consistent with the fees announced in 2017, fees are subject to change)

– Doctoral course:520,800 JPY(per annual);260,400 JPY(per semester)
– Master’s course:535,800 JPY(per annual);267,900 JPY(per semester)
– Research Student: 346,800 JPY(per annual)

The University will automatically deduct the appropriate amounts twice a year (each semester) from your account through a bank transfer. Once in late-May, and once in late-November. Be sure to have the required funds in a Japanese banking institution (JP bank is also accepted) by the time you enroll. When creating your bank account, make sure you complete the required paperwork to authorize the withdrawal from your account (this is not required if you have a JP Bank account), and submit these forms along with your enrollment papers to the University.

 

Tuition Payment Schedule for students enrolling in September:

Master
First Semester 312,550 JPY
Second and Third Semester 267,900 JPY
Fourth Semester 223,230 JPY
Doctoral Course
First Semester 303,800 JPY
Second through Fifth Semester 260,400 JPY
Sixth Semester 217,000 JPY

 

 

◆ Tuition Fee Exemptions
If it is financially difficult for you to pay tuition, you can apply to be exempt from paying tuition. Applications are taken twice a year as follows:

Spring/Summer Semester: early Feb~early Apr → Results announced early July → Payments to be made late July (for those who do not receive the exemption).

Fall/Winter Semester: mid-Sep~early Oct → Results announced early Dec → Payments to be made late December (for those who do not receive the exemption).

(You may apply for Fall/Winter exemptions in the Spring, but you cannot apply for Spring/Summer exemptions in the Fall)

Research students are not eligible to apply for tuition exemptions.

Application Period :
Kashiwa Campus: mid March at Student Affairs Section
Hongo Campus:early February ~ mid March at Scholarship Team, side of Gotenshita Memorial Hall

 

 Housing expenses

If you do not move in to student housing and decide to rent a private apartment, you will (usually) be required to pay a series of deposits that can amount to 200~300 thousand JPY.

 

◆ Notes

・The dates and timings in this document are subject to change. This information has been based on the deadlines of previous academic years. Make sure you plan accordingly and give yourself sufficient time to complete all of the procedures to begin your studies in Japan.

・There are some scholarship opportunities students will be eligible to apply for after arriving in Japan. However, they are limited in number, and many will only be enough to cover a portion of your living expenses. Furthermore, it may take a couple of months to receive payments upon applying for these scholarships. Scholarship application procedures will begin soon after completing all of the enrollment procedures, so it would be advantageous to begin researching and preparing for scholarship opportunities before coming to Japan.

・Also, research students should be aware that there are very few funding opportunities for them. Virtually all of the opportunities target students or researchers enrolled in degree programs.

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Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Room 120, Environmental Studies Building
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
277-8563
Phone: 04-7136-4561 (From overseas: +81 4 7136 4561)
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