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Tuition and Scholarship Information
Fees: Payment to University
Tuition and other fees will be charged at the same rate as Japanese students, and all in Japanese Yen. (The following table current as of April 1, 2013. Tuition and other fees are usually increasing modestly every year.)
(to be paid at the beginning
of each semester)
535,800 yen per year
(to be paid in half for the former and the latter semesters)
(same as the above)
29,700 yen per month
(6 months amount to be paid at the beginning of each semester)
・For tuition fees, exemptions of the whole or half of that might be applied to a few international students depending on their family financial resource and income conditions.
In line with all former Japanese national universities, Kyushu University itself does not have any comprehensive scholarship system for international students. There are Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture) scholarships, and approximately thirty private organizations that provide scholarships for self-financing students at Kyushu University. Most such scholarships can be obtained based on recommendations from each student's present university. After enrollment, students can obtain further detailed information on scholarship opportunities.
However, it is not realistic for international students to assume that they will be able to obtain such scholarship awards. The total number of these scholarships is very small in comparison to the total number of international students at Kyushu University, and applicants for these scholarships come from all faculties at Kyushu University. Therefore, these scholarships are extremely competitive. For further information about these scholarships in Kyushu University, please click "Fees and the Scholarships System in Guide for International Students" on Kyushu University's Website.
Within the Graduate School of Economics, a special scholarship, funded by the 'Faculty of Economics Promotion Fund for International Academic Relations' is given to one student who passed this "Special Recommendation" entrance examination with the highest score. This scholarship provides the receiver with 30,000 yen per month while a Master's student (max 2 years) plus a Ph.D. student (max 3 years).
In addition to this special scholarship program, approximately twenty-five percent of all international students in the Graduate School of Economics are awarded partial financial aid scholarships, which range from 20,000 to 70,000 yen per month. However, the rest of all international students (approximately seventy-five percent), do not receive any scholarships. Unfortunately, it is rare for first year students to receive scholarship aid.
Therefore, if you plan to study and conduct research at Kyushu University, please be sure in advance that you will not encounter financial difficulties. Students are expected to devote most their time to their program of study and research, and there are also limitations on the time international students are permitted to spend on part-time jobs.