Tuitions, Scholarships and Living Expenses

Tuition and Other Expenses

Students are required to pay an entrance examination fee at the time of application, an enrollment fee at the time of registration, and a tuition fee within a given period of time.

 

Payments are due before and after admission.

 

Status Entrance Examination Fee Enrollment Fee Tuition Fee
Undergraduate Student 17,000Yen 282,000Yen 535,800 Yen / year
Graduate Student 30,000Yen 282,000Yen 535,800 Yen / year
Research Student 9,800Yen 84,600Yen 29,700 Yen /month
Auditor 9,800Yen 28,200Yen 14,800 Yen / credit

Note: This list is made up as of April, 2008

 

Scholarships for Foreign Students

International students can get Japanese government scholarships and nongovernmental scholarships offered by private organizations.
Consult the student office of your department for details.

 

(Monbukagakusho Scholarship)

Scholarships of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
There are two different types of governmental scholarships provided by Monbukagakusho. Please note that selection procedures and requirements are different.

 

1. Recommendation by a Japanese Embassy

Diplomatic and consular offices of the Japanese government in foreign countries select candidates for the scholarship by examining their papers and the results of a written test and an interview. Then they are recommended to Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. Finally Monbukagakusho selects some candidates as recipients of the scholarship. For more detail consult the Japanese diplomatic office abroad nearest to you.

 

2. Recommendation by the University

・For New International Applicants to the University

Foreign graduate students with excellent records can be selected as candidates for the scholarship on the basis of exchange agreements made between foreign universities and the University of Tokushima (see page 43).After the University of Tokushima recommends candidates to Monbukagakusho, Monbukagakusho finally selects the recipients of the scholarship.

 

・For Self-supported International Students Already Enrolled in the University

Self-supported students with excellent records who are enrolled in graduate courses or are in the last year of undergraduate courses in Japan are recommended to Monbukagakusho after selection by their universities. Recipients for the scholarship are finally selected by Monbukagakusho.

 

(Scholarships for Self-supported International Students)

1. Study Incentive Award

This is for students who are recognized as excellent students and require financial assistance while they are enrolled in universities.

(1) Undergraduate Level : 48,000 Yen/month

(2) Graduate Level : 65,000 Yen/month (regular students of master or doctoral courses, and research students)

 

2. Scholarship Fund of Tokushima University

(1) "The Tokushima University International Exchange Fund" supports international students who require financial assistance.

Eligibility: International students enrolled in university at their own expenses.

Allowance: 30,000 Yen/month

 

(2) "The University of Tokushima Yume Scholarship" supports international students by providing them with scholarship to be used for tuition fee. This scholarship aims to enrich graduate education and to develop human resources who actively contribute to society in a variety of areas.

Eligibility: International students enrolling in a doctoral course (excluding Japanese Government Scholarship students, foreign government scholarship students and recipients of a scholarship with no requirement of repayment)

Allowance: Amount which is equivalent to half the amount of the tuition fee (Students to be awarded this scholarship will be selected for each semester separately.)

 

(3)"The Tokushima University Wakaba Circle Scholarship Fund" supports international students enrolled in the School of Medicine, who require financial assistance.

Eligibility: international students enrolled in the School of Medicine at their own expenses (excluding international students sent by foreign governments).

Allowance : 250,000 Yen/one time

 

(4)"The Tokushima University School of Dentistry Scholarship Fund" supports international students enrolled in the School of Dentistry, who require financial assistance.

Eligibility: international students enrolled in the School of Dentistry at their own expenses (excluding international students sent by foreign governments).

Allowance : 30,000 Yen/month

 

3. Scholarships by Private Scholarship Organizations

These scholarships are granted by private scholarship organizations to international students studying at their own expense. Since there are different methods for granting scholarships, consult with the registration (student) office of your department for details after matriculation.

 

4. Scholarships offered by Local Public Organizations

These scholarships are granted by local public organizations to international students studying at their own expenses. Since there are differences in the ways to apply for scholarships, please consult with the registration (student) office of your department for details after matriculation.

 

(Exemption of Tuition for Self-supported International Students)

International students in regular courses (except students sent by foreign governments, research students and auditors), who study at their own expense, can be exempted from the tuition (total or half) if they have financial difficulties and are recognized as excellent students. Details will be available from the registration (student) office of your department after matriculation.

 

Living Expenses of Foreign Students in Tokushima

Average living expenses except tuition in Tokushima are estimated per student as follows:

 

Item Yen(per month)
Food expenses 35,000 - 45,000
Housing expenses 25,000 - 35,000
Book 7 ,000 - 10,000
Medical expenses 3,000 - 5,000
Clothing 3,000 - 5,000
Social expenses 8,000 - 10,000
Miscellaneous expenses 4,000 - 5,000
Total 85,000 - 115,000