Study In Japan - Requirements,Cost and Tuition Fees

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Japan as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Japan as an international student.

 How to apply and study in Japan


It is advisable that you make extra research on studying in Japan as the application process for studying in Japan might change for international students anytime. Below is the step by step procedure on how to apply and study in Japan as an international student:

Take time to search for universities in Japan that suit your budget and interested program.

Request a for application forms from the universities in Japan that you are interested in. You can request for application forms by email or downloading it from the school website.

 Send your recommendation letters and academic transcripts to the university or universities in Japan that you are applying to for evaluation.

If granted admission by any university in Japan, pay for your tuition fees and other fees where applicable.
Apply for a visa to study in Japan.

 Students applying to universities in Japan are required to take entrance examinations. The ‘Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)’ is the standardized test for foreign students, designed to test basic academic skill in areas of science, mathematics and ‘Japan and the world’. Some 95% of national universities, 65% of public universities and 44% of private institutions require the EJU for entrance.

Cost of studying in Japan for international students

 The cost of studying in Japan actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Japan have different tuition fees.

Japanese universities have the most expensive tuition fees in Asia. Tuition fees to study in Japan as an international student is about US$4,140-8,280 per year. This is cheaper than most universities in the US and the UK and the cost has really attracted a lot of international students to want to come and study in Japan.

The tuition fees in Japanese universities varies and also the tuition fees also depends on the course you want to study. Like other countries,courses such as medicine and dentistry are the most expensive compared to other art courses.

One thing about Japanese universities is that you need to take a test in order to be admitted to any university. This is because Japan have a different academic requirement from other countries. The cost or fees for the test is about US$57-$107 and you need to pass the test just ones.

You will also need to submit your academic records and qualifications as a proof that you are qualified for university education in Japan.

You also need to learn how to speak Japanese which is very important for anybody intending to study in Japan.

 How to apply for a Japan study visa

 To apply for a Japan student visa you need some documents and other requirements, so below are requirements needed when applying for a Japan study visa.

Valid international passport

Completed visa application form
Two passport size photos

Admission letter from university of choice

Accommodation confirmation. This is very important when applying for a Japan student visa

Bank Statement

Health certificate

Police report

Flight booking confirmation

So above are the necessary requirements needed when applying for a Japan study visa.

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