Budget and Financing

Attending graduate school overseas can be expensive. IUJ does have many scholarships to help offset the costs.

Below are estimated budget requirements to attend as a single person (without family) per academic year.

Budget estimates

Admissions Fee 300,000 yen (one time payment)
Tuition    Two years program: 3,200,000 yen per academic year
One year program: 3,900,000 yen per academic year
Dormitory fees   (32,000 to 39,000 x 12 months)       384,000 – 468,000 yen per year
Dormitory Maintenance fee (at time of Move In) 10,000 yen
Utilities (5,000 x 12 months)60,000 yen per year
Meals (30,000 x 12 months)360,000 yen per year
Books, Copies, Academic suppliesGSIR: 30,000 yen per year
GSIM: 90,000 yen per year
GSO-EC student fees4,500 yen
Special Program Insurance and Medical Assistance fees5,000 yen
National Health Insurance “Tax”30,500 yen
Social and Entertainment (10,000yen x 12 months)120,000 yen per year
Estimated cost of first academic year
Two years program:
GSIR: 4,504,000 yen to 4,588,000 yen
GSIM: 4,564,00 yen to 4,648,000 yen

One year program:
GSIR: 5,204,000 yen to 5,288,000 yen
GSIM: 5,264,00 yen to 5,348,000 yen

(2nd year is less 300,000yen Admissions fee)

For one year, Assumes staying at IUJ through the summer months. Food, utilities and social costs vary widely depending on lifestyles. Associated travel expenses are not included.


A simple guide to scholarships is provided here, but applicants need to see the Scholarships website to learn the details about each scholarship, including eligibility and qualifications. Also, information on working while at IUJ is provided below.


Most students at IUJ are on some type of scholarship support: full or partial. Please refer to the details available on our scholarships page.

Scholarships include:

  • IUJ Scholarships: 4 kinds ranging from a Full scholarship to 30% tuition waiver scholarship
  • Full scholarships provided by our partners including: JICA, MEXT, ADB, JERA, IMF, KMMF, AEON 1% Club, etc.
  • JASSO monthly stipend: 48,000/month (October to March, with 2nd application on more competitive basis for April to March your 2nd year)
  • After arrival, students may apply for an upgrade or additional support from various foundations. These are usually monthly stipends. Japanese language skills are usually needed to apply

Those on partial scholarships get help from family or sometimes loans through a bank or other institution in your home country.

Part-time Work*

Starting from Spring Term of your first year, you may be able to participate in the following work opportunties on campus. Openings are few. They pay 800-1,000yen per hour. A maximum of 28 hours per week with a work permit is allowed. However, most positions are fewer hours. Many scholarships do not allow part-time employment that require work permits.

  • Library staff (requires work permit)
  • Computer help desk staff (requires work permit)
  • Facilitators for IUJ non-degree programs
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant

Off campus opportunities are very limited. A work permit is required, and not all students may get a work permit due to scholarship rules.

*Check your scholarship regulations regarding work  (students sponsored by JICA, ADB, IMF, etc. are not allowed to get a work permit).

Family Issues

Spouses: A dependence visa is meant to provide spousal support (non-financial) to a student to help their studies. If working, work permits are required.  A spouse should not be coming for the purpose of finding part-time employment. However, if they must work, 28 hours total per week is allowed. Spouses must find their own employment and must remain at the same residence as the IUJ student. Spouse employment can in NO WAY impact the IUJ student’s academic life – all child care needs (including times of sickness or elementary school holidays), transportation arrangements, etc. should be handled by the accompanying spouse.

Additional Budgetary needs for Families

Please review the IUJ Family Guide carefully. It includes a budget of a real IUJ student’s family with 2 adults and 1 small child who lived in the surrounding community. Additional expenses for school aged children (uniforms and supplies) will apply (see the guide).

Please note that many of these figures are estimates, and can vary depending on lifestyle, travel interests, etc. They are offered here as a rough estimate.