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How Much Does It Cost To Study In Japan?

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No matter which country you visit, money is the one thing you will need to survive for food, lodging, fees, self-care, transportation, etc. As we have already covered the Cost of living in Japan in our previous blog, this time, let’s focus on the budget that a student will need if he/she/they plan to study in Japan.

The uniqueness of the Japanese School System is so brilliant that this technically-advanced nation ranks among the best places to study abroad for international students. Now, if you plan to Study in Japan, you need to get your budget in order and be well-prepared. And to do that, you need to do thorough research about the school, location and living expenses in Japan.

What’s The Budget For Studying In Japan?

The cost of study in Japan depends on many factors such as the size of the school, location, accommodations, etc. Let’s break down the budget of studying in Japan.

School Fee: The cost of studying in Japan can be affordable if you find the right school and live economically. Although school fees may vary depending on the school, generally, it is over 450,000 yen for 6-month tuition. You can also expect school fees in Tokyo – the nation’s capital – to be higher than in Fukuoka.

Accommodation: While some schools may have hostels, not all of them do. You could either rent a house, stay with your host or find a place in a room in a shared house. House Rent for a single person can range between 45,000 YEN to 70,000 YEN. Besides the rent, you will also have to pay for water, gas and electricity bills. Take a look at the table below to understand the approximate amount of budget you would need if you plan to rent a house.

Items on the list of professionals Monthly Cost for TITP Aspirants Monthly Cost for Skilled Professionals Monthly Cost for Highly-Skilled Professionals

House Rent

Nil 45,000 YEN 70,000 YEN


Nil 4,500 YEN 5,000 YEN
City Gas Nil 3,000 YEN

4,000 YEN

City Water Nil 2,000 YEN

2,000 YEN

Take a look at the table below to know how much budget you would have to set aside for your own needs.

Miscellaneous: Besides the school fees, house rent and bills, you will also need to keep aside a budget for food, personal care, transportation, entertainment and other daily needs. These could include money for dining out with your friends or buying personal items such as toothpaste, sanitary napkins, face wash, etc.

How To Study Abroad In Japan

Although there are many ways to study in Japan, such as student exchange programs, the easiest and cheapest way to study and work in Japan is through AKAL Japanese Academy’s Study Abroad program.

Here are some of the reasons:

  • Admission in Japanese Language Program in Japan.
  • Learn the Japanese language up to N5 Level (As per visa requirements).
  • Visa processing for Japan.
  • Assistance in obtaining jobs in Japan.
  • Assistance for “Specialized Skills” test in Japan after completing one year of the Japanese Language Program.
  • Assistance to find a part-time job in Japan while you go through the Japanese Language Program (Optional).

That’s right, even if you want to have a part-time job in Japan and study Japanese in Japan simultaneously, AKAL Japanese Academy will help you find the most suitable and well-paying part-time job with flexible timing.

How to Earn While Studying In Japan

According to Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)’s website, “approximately 70.4% of privately financed international students in Japan are working part-time” and “earn about JPY 57,000 (USD518) per month on average”. 40.2% of the international students in Japan work in the Food & Beverage industry and 33.0% in Sales & Marketing.

Through AKAL’s study program in Japan, dedicated and skilled teachers staff will help you find part-time employment as language instructors, hotel receptionists, or service staff.

The extra money you make through the part-time jobs will help you financially while you study Japanese in Japan.

We hope this article helps you get an idea of just how much money you would need to take with you to Japan if you are planning to study there.

We wish you all the best of luck in the world.
Until next time, sayonara for now!

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