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Financial Costs and Aid


ACADEMIC COSTS                                                                                                           ¥=Japanese yen
(*Exempted for Exchange Student)
¥ 375,000/semester,  ¥ 750,000/ year 

*No installment payment accepted. Invoice will be sent by email for self-financed students after the acceptance letter is issued.
Textbooks Approx. ¥ 20,000 (depends on courses)
Rent  (including Utilities) (On-Campus) Approx. ¥ 40,000~/month
(Off-Campus) Approx. ¥ 58,000~/month
Room Cleaning Fee (On-Campus) ¥ 11,000/one-time only
(Off-Campus) ¥ 15,000/one-time only
Rental Bedding Fee (*mandatory) (On-Campus) Approx. ¥ 8,000/5 months, ¥ 15,000/10 months
(Off-Campus) Approx. ¥ 15,000/5 months, ¥ 25,000/10 months
Food Expense Average ¥ 40,000/month
INSURANCE (Mandatory)
Japan National Health Insurance (NHI) Approx. ¥ 1,500 ~ 2,000/ month
Personal Accident Insurance for Students (PAS) ¥ 1,000 / one-time only
Comprehensive Life Insurance (Personal Liability Insurance) ¥ 1,210 - Semester students / one-time only  
¥ 1,680 - Full-Year students / one-time only


1) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for some qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from three months to one year.



80,000JPY / 31 days

Number to be Accepted 28

Eligibility Requirements

1) Exchange students nominated by our partner universities
2) Students eligible for 'Student Visa'
3) GPA: 2.30 or above out of a 3.00 scale
4) Financial Status: Students NOT receiving any other scholarships which are over  80,000 JPY/month in total during the exchange period at Seinan Gakuin University (SGU)
5) Future Plans: Students must continue their studies at their home institutions to earn a degree after completing the program at SGU

Selection Process

1. Announcement of Recruiting JASSO Scholarship Applicants 
[SGU → Partner Universities]
We will inform our partner universities of this scholarship opportunity along with the designated recommendation form (JASSO Scholarship Recommendation Formafter JASSO officially confirms that SGU will receive funds to provide scholarships to support inbound exchange students coming to SGU.

2. Submit “JASSO Scholarship Recommendation Form”
[Partner Universities → SGU]

3. Screening by SGU
We select a limited number of qualified applicants in accordance with the JASSO Scholarship screening requirements.
[Note] Full-year students will be prioritized more than semester students, as either case is counted as one (1) space for the scholarship.

4. Result Notification
[SGU → Applicants and their Coordinators]
"JASSO Scholarship Agreement Form" will be sent to all successful applicants. Then, applicants are required to submit the form within a week after they are notified of the results.


Spring 22 semester
March 31 September 30

Nomination Deadline (by Coordinator)
[Document to be Submitted]
JASSO Scholarship Recommendation Form
(*Late submission is not accepted)

May December

Result Notification from Seinan
[Document to be Submitted]
JASSO Scholarship Agreement Form


JASSO Scholarship Orientation Session
All JASSO scholarship recipients will be notified of:
- how to open a bank account
- the obligations as JASSO scholarship recipients, etc.

*Monthly enrollment verification is required.

September March

Scholarship Payment Begins

JASSO - Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)

2) Bridging Scholarships (American Association of Teachers of Japanese)

There are scholarship opportunities available for US citizens who will come to Japan on an exchange program. Please apply directly to the association from the following website:


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