Tuition Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition Fees

As a national university corporation, Osaka University boasts relatively inexpensive tuition fees as compared to private universities', and there are no differences in tuition fees between Japanese and international students.

Category Tuition Fee per year Tuition Fee per half year Matriculation Fee Entrance Examination Fee
Undergraduate student ¥535,800 ¥267,900 ¥282,000 ¥17,000
Graduate student ¥535,800 ¥267,900 ¥282,000 ¥30,000
Graduate School of Law ¥804,000 ¥402,000 ¥282,000 ¥30,000
Auditor Student / Special Auditor ¥14,400 / per credit - ¥28,200 ¥9,800
Research student ¥28,900 / month - ¥84,600 ¥9,800

Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulty in paying admission or tuition fees may be exempted from payment or payment may be deferred.

Government Scholarships

Japanese Government Scholarships

The Japanese government supports international students through Japanese Government Scholarships sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). These scholarships are divided into Embassy Recommendation and University Recommendation.

Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program

Osaka University will implement a tuition fee support system for individuals who wish to study for a doctor's degree (from October 2016) at an OU graduate school under the Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program [国家建设高水平大学公派研究生项目] sponsored by the Chinese Government through the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Approximately 20 Chinese exchange students will be selected by the Osaka University International Affairs Committee for tuition fee support through this system.

Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP)

For Indonesian students who wish to study for a degree at an OU graduate school under the Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP), Osaka University has a system of exemption of the entrance fee. To learn more about the eligibility and the application process, please visit:

Other Financial Aid

Osaka University provides a number of options for individuals having financial difficulties.

The Japan Student Services Organization also provides financial aid for international students.

Living Expenses

Estimated expenses regarding daily necessities are about ¥100,000 per month.
Estimated expenses for students participating in exchange programs at Osaka University:

Tuition fees Should be paid to your home university. Exchange students do not pay tuition at Osaka University.
Flight ticket Actual cost
Traveling expenses from and back to your country of origin Actual cost
Medical expenses You are expected to participate in National Health Insurance. In that case, you are responsible for 30% of any medical expenses you incur. (Unless the problem is rare or extreme, a 30% out-patient hospital bill is probably a fairly nominal figure.)
Food Approximately ¥30,000 per month
Dormitory or residence expenses ¥16,000 ~ ¥40,000 per month
Transportation Approximately ¥5,000 ~ ¥15,000 per month
General school-related expenses (supplies, etc.) ¥6,000
Misc. personal expenses Up to ¥30,000
Accident insurance See here.


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