Tuition for full-time undergraduate and graduate students is paid in two installments: the tuition for the first semester (April−September) is due by the end of April, and that for the second semester (October−March) is due by the end of October. Students who cannot make the payments for financial or other reasons can request a tuition waiver (entire or partial) or an extension of the payment deadline by submitting the necessary paperwork by the designated date. Please refer to the information on tuition waivers for details.
Listed below are the main scholarships for privately financed international students. For scholarships requiring university recommendation, scholarship selection is held every year in the spring and autumn terms. For government-sponsored, domestic selection scholarships, selection is held separately in the autumn. Those seeking scholarships must apply for the scholarships and be selected within the university.
- Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (government-sponsored, domestic selection)
- Japan Student Services Organization’s Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
- Scholarships from private foundations, local governments, and others
For more information, please refer to Scholarships for International Students in Japan 2007−2008 (http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_sfisij_e.html), a pamphlet issued by the Japan Student Services Organization.
- Tuition waivers and scholarships are limited in number and thus are highly competitive. To ensure a satisfying study abroad experience in Japan, it is important that each student create a solid plan for covering education expenses.