Prospective Students


Program Fees Living Expenses (Estimate) Scholarship Opportunities

Program Fees

The table below is an example of the total expenses for a one-year exchange beginning in the Fall Semester.

Fall Semester Winter Period Spring Semester
Initial Fees 50,000 JPY 0 JPY 0 JPY
Accommodation Fees 227,000 – 354,000 JPY 80,000 – 130,000 JPY 160,000 – 269,000 JPY
Administration Fees 3,000 JPY 3,000 JPY 3,000 JPY
Total 280,000 – 407,000 JPY 83,000 – 133,000 JPY 163,000 – 272,000 JPY
Payment Policy
  • Initial fees include orientation fees and KGU Insurance.
  • First Semester Program Fees are to be paid in full by the deadline prior to the beginning of the program.
  • Second Semester Program Fees can be paid by credit card or cash.
  • Payment instructions will be sent to you along with the Program Fee bill.
  • Program Fees are non-refundable.

Living Expenses (Estimate)

Fall Semester Winter Period Spring Semester
Health Insurance 10,000 JPY 4,000 JPY 8,000 JPY
Food 60,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 50,000 JPY
Books 20,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 20,000 JPY
Misc 100,000 JPY 50,000 JPY 100,000 JPY
Total 190,000 JPY 94,000 JPY 178,000 JPY

Exchange students may find that they need more or less, but are recommended to have a minimum of the above funds.
Those planning trips during breaks, regular outings, shopping, or other personal plans should bring more.
Please note that these expenses do not include round-trip airfare to and from Japan or travel expenses for trips within Japan.

Scholarship Opportunities

Applying for scholarship through KGU

While KGU does not offer any unique scholarships for exchange students, we may recommend students to apply to external organizations. Such scholarships depend on the external organization’s budget and KGU cannot guarantee the number of scholarships we will be allocated. As a whole, the number of scholarships has decreased in recent years. Prospective exchange students are not to assume that they will receive a scholarship and should therefore plan their budget accordingly.

Applying to scholarships on your own

Past participants have received scholarships through corporations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations. CIEC will support applications to these scholarships, but the solicitation and application to the scholarship are the responsibility of the student.