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Fees and Financial Support

Admission fees

Admission fees

Type of studentAdmission fee

Undergraduate students 282,000 yen
Graduate students 282,000 yen
Credited auditors 28,200 yen
Research students 84,600 yen

Paying admission fees

Admission fees should be paid when you are completing university admissions procedures. The payment method will be detailed in the information sent with the notification of your success; please pay according to this.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Type of studentStudents admitted from 2002 (to present)

Undergraduate student Annual fee 535,800 yen
Fee for half the year 267,900 yen
Graduate student Annual fee 535,800 yen
Fee for half the year 267,900 yen
Credited auditor 1 credit 14,800 yen
Special credit auditor 1 credit 14,800 yen
Research student Monthly fee 29,700 yen
Special research student Monthly fee 29,700 yen

Paying tuition fees

Tuition fees should be paid via automatic transfer from a bank account. The fees will automatically be taken out of your account on:
May 20 (The following working day if this is a Saturday or Sunday) for the first semester and November 20 (The following working day if this is a Saturday or Sunday) for the second semester So please ensure your tuition fees are in your account by the day before.

If your tuition fees are not paid by the relevant dates, you will be expelled following set demand procedures. Please be careful. (School regulations section 69)

Should your tuition fees change while you are enrolled, the new fees will apply from the time of revision.

  • *Inquiries concerning admission fees and tuition fees
Funds Management Group, Accounting Division, TEL: 019-621-6031

Scholarships

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

Government-sponsored international students are eligible for tuition exemptions and tuition grants until their expected year of graduation. Though the amount of the scholarship differs slightly depending on students' financial circumstances, the amounts are usually fairly fixed; for instance, Master's students will typically receive 144,000 yen/month (with an additional 3,000 yen during the winter months). There are two ways to apply. Both methods require that you apply from abroad.

    1. Embassy Recommendation

    Apply to the Japanese embassy of the country/region in which you reside. You will be able to select a university after you pass the initial screening. Matriculation is in April or October.
    There are three types of government-sponsored international students.

          • Research Student
          • Teacher Training Student
          • Japanese Studies Student
        • University Recommendation

        Students who are currently registered to a foreign university apply through lwate University. Matriculation is in October. Applicants are divided into the following types:

        Research Student:
        Like domestic research students, foreign research students must also find a find an advisor and gain his/her approval before the application process.

        Japanese Studies Student:
        Students who are currently registered to a university that has an inter-university exchange agreement with Iwate University, and who will be studying in fields related to the Japanese language and Japanese culture. The duration of the program is under one year

        Reference URL: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/index.html

        Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students

        This scholarship applies to privately-financed international students, and the application process will be conducted through Iwate University. Those approved will receive the scholarship (48,000 yen/month) for a maximum of 12 months. Privately-financed international students with exceptional scores on their Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) who have just begun the application process, and privately-financed international students who have been approved for matriculation via pre-arrival application are also eligible for this scholarship.

        Reference URL: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/shoureihi/index.html

        Iwate University Ihatov Fund

        This is an Iwate University original scholarship. The scholarship offers 200,000 yen/year to privately-financed international students at the graduate school who received exceptional scores on their entrance exams.

        Other Scholarships

        Other scholarships from private foundations, etc., will have different application periods, rules of eligibility, and amounts, and will apply to different fields, so be sure to look these up on your own.

        Reference URL: https://www.iwate-u.ac.jp/iuic/english/international-students/types-of-scholarships/mext-jasso-other-scholarships.html

        Financial Support

        Exemption from Admission Fee

        Students are exempted from half or the full amount of their registration fee depending on financial difficulties (family income).

        Eligibility of Application for the Admission Fee Exemption

        [Prospective undergraduate students]

        1. Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulty paying admission fees due to the death of the person responsible for payment of their school expenses within one year prior to admission or due to damages sustained by the student or the person responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by storm, flood or other natural disasters.
        2. In any case equivalent to the above where the reasons are deemed appropriate by the president.

        [Prospective graduate students]

        1. Students with outstanding academic performance who are recognized as having difficulty paying admission fees due to economic reasons.
        2. Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulty paying admission fees due to the death of the person responsible for payment of their school expenses within one year prior to admission or due to damages sustained by the student or the person responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by storm, flood or other natural disasters.
        3. In any case equivalent to the above where the reasons are deemed appropriate by the president.

        Deferred Payment of Admission Fee

        Eligibility of Application for the Admission Fee Deferment

        1. Eligibility of Application for the Admission Fee Deferment
        2. Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulty paying admission fees on time due to the death of the person responsible for payment of their school expenses within one year prior to admission or due to damages sustained by the student or the person responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by storm, flood or other natural disasters.
        3. Students who are recognized as having other unavoidable circumstances.

        Tuition Exemption

        Eligibility of Application for the Tuition Exemption

        1. Students with outstanding academic performance who are recognized as having difficulty pursuing their studies due to economic reasons.
        2. Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulty paying tuition due to the death of the person responsible for payment of their school expenses within six months prior to the application (one year if incoming students apply for the first semester tuition exemption) or due to damages sustained by the student or the person responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by storm, flood or other natural disasters.
        3. In any case equivalent to the above where the reasons are deemed appropriate by the president.

        * As a general rule, students who have been enrolled longer than the term of study and/or are repeating a year are not eligible.
        * Research students are ineligible for this exemption.

        More detailed information is available after enrollment.

        KENKYU SUIKO KYORYOKUIN (Tuition waiver program for doctoral course students)

        This support is aimed to encourage doctoral student's research and university academic quality. Once you are selected as a KENKYU SUIKO KYORYOKUIN, your tuition fee payment will be reduced by half in one semester.

        *Inquiries concerning financial support
        Scholarship Liaison Group (Student Center Building A, Counter 6), Student Support Division, Student Services Department
        Tel: 019-621-6506, 019-621-6882