Program Fee & Expenses
Tuition is currently 372,400 yen per semester*1. However, the program fee is waived for students participating under an Agreement for Student Exchange with RU. The program fee includes tuition, a bank transfer fee, and a document handling fee. Please see the provided chart for a breakdown of the total costs. Students applying independently are notified of payment details and procedures upon acceptance.
|Program Fee (in Japanese Yen)|
|Program Length||Tuition||Document |
*1 Fees subject to change.
*2 If the final bank transfer cost is less than 10,000 yen, the difference will be refunded after arriving in Japan.
|Estimated Living Expenses|
|One Semester||Two Semesters|
|Housing||100,000 - 200,000||250,000 - 500,000|
|Personal Liability Insurance||13,500*3||13,500|
|Total Estimated Costs*5||439,500 - 539,500||928,000 - 1,178,000|
Living expenses will vary depending on each student's individual lifestyle, but a list of estimated expenses can be found on this page. On-campus cafeterias provide a wide range of affordable meal options, and numerous grocery stores and markets in the local area make self-catering easy. Other costs to consider are housing, health and liability insurance, local transportation, and leisure activities.
*3 Students staying less than one year will be able to receive a partial refund before returning to their home country after carrying out necessary procedures.
*4 These are estimated costs for students who are commuting by public transportation.
*5 Students are required to join all above insurances. Insurance fees are subject to change.
Students are required to join the National Health Insurance system while on the Study in Kyoto Program. This insurance covers 70% of incurred medical fees. The annual premium is approximately 18,000 yen. To provide assistance with this payment, the Kyoto City International Foundation reimburses a portion of the National Health Insurance cost to international students living in Kyoto. More details regarding the National Health Insurance system and applicable rebates will be provided during orientation.
Personal Liability Insurance
In order to participate on the SKP, students are required to enroll in some form of personal liability insurance. This insurance should cover claims made against the student in the case that he or she inadvertently injures someone or damages their property in an accident. If students are not already enrolled in such insurance, they can sign up for it through the university Co-op (approximately 1,500 yen per year, excluding a refundable 5,000 yen Co-op deposit). More details regarding enrollment will be provided during orientation.