Cost of Study in Japan, Living Costs, Tuition Fees For Studying in Japan:
Firstly tution fees for higher education in Japan are far costlier than then that of universities in UK and US. The tution fees that have to paid include admission fee, tution fee, and facility and equipment fees. The average fees charged by Japanese universities is yen 535,800 and the national university fees is approximately at yen 390,000 and in case of public universities the cost is anywhere between yen 536,682. Hence the breakups of tution fees for various educational programmes are as follows-
•Bachelors Degree (programmes)- Yen 550,000 to Yen 4,380,550
•Masters Degree (programmes)- Yen 665,676 to Yen 1,229,361
•Master of Business Management degree ( programmes)- Yen 802,000 average and onwards
•Doctorate degrees ( programmes)- Yen 5,54,911 to Yen 1,23,212
Cost of Living in Japan
If it is difficult to calculate the average cost of living, the simple reason being that much depends on the student standard of living and various other variable factors. Given below is an basic estimate in terms of cost of living while studying in the country.
Living and Other Expenses- The cost of living in Japan is expensive and especially in major cities of Tokyo. However students wishing to live in metropolises should brace themselves for a higher cost. Second tier towns and semi urban area are inexpensive in comparison to the same. Costs of living include various other expenses, accommodation, food, travel, books, study material and various study costs. The cost of living expenses costs between Yen 150,000 to yen 180,000. However the expenses depend on the lifestyle maintained by the student.
Cost of Accommodations – Accommodations costs can be estimated as follows
•Average cost of accommodations – Yen 34,000
•Rented flat in Gifu – yen 70,000
•Single room apartment in Tokyo can cost anywhere between Yen 50,000 on a monthly basis
Medical and health insurance- International students wishing to study in the country have to get themselves registered at the National Health Insurance Section of the municipality (province) that they belong to. The fees differ from country to country however the average monthly cost for the same is yen 3000 per month. When enrolled with the National Health Insurance, international student have to pay 30 percent of their medical insurance.