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Admission Fee, Tuition and Exemptions

Admission Fee

The admission fee is paid one time only at the time of admission. Payment is by wire transfer. For details, contact the administrative office of your Faculty/Graduate School. See the Undergraduate/Graduate Student Handbook for the fee amount.

Tuition

The following table lists tuition for the University of Tokyo students.

Note: Students receiving a scholarship from the Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) do not need to pay tuition and certain other fees.

・ Notice of tuition fee payment for students enrolling in September 2017 (PDF)
・ Notice of tuition fee payment (second payment term: October-March) for students other than those enrolling in September 2017 (PDF)
          
Student Category Undergraduate Graduate (excl. School of Law) School of Law
Master's/Professional Doctoral/PhD in Medicine or Veterinary Science
Admission fee ¥282,000 ¥282,000 ¥282,000
Tuition fee (annual) ¥535,800 ¥535,800 ¥520,800 ¥804,000
Examination fee 1st stage ¥4,000 ¥30,000 ¥30,000 ¥7,000
2nd stage ¥13,000 - - ¥23,000
Student Category Research Student Auditing Student
Examination fee ¥9,800 ¥9,800
Admission fee ¥84,600 ¥28,200
Tuition fee Monthly: ¥28,900 / Annual: ¥346,800 ¥14,800 per credit


1. Payment Periods
Tuition payments are made in 6-month amounts twice a year: in May for the first term (April-September) and in November for the second term (October-March).

※Tuition payments for September entrants are as follows:

(1) For the year of entry, payment in November will be for the first seven months (September-March).
(2) For the graduating year, payment in May will be for the last five months (April-August).
(3) For the years not covered by (1) or (2) payments in May and November will be for six months each.

2. Payment Method (Automatic Bank Account Withdrawal)
• Payments will be deducted automatically from the bank account that you registered through the Tuition Deposit Account Withdrawal Request Form.
• Tuition will be withdrawn from your account on May 27 for the first term and November 27 for the second term (or the next business day if the payment date falls on a non-business day for financial institutions).
• Please be sure to deposit an amount equal to the tuition payment in the relevant account at least one the day prior to the withdrawal date.
For other questions regarding tuition other than the payment method, please contact your Faculty or Graduate School.

<Contact for Payment Inquiries>
Financial Department, Accounting Group, Income and Liability Team (2F Administration Bureau)
Phone: +81 03-5841-2152/2153/2158

Exemptions

Exemptions / Deferred Payment of Admission Fee for Students Entering in September 2017

*The way to obtain application forms has been changed. Please see "2. Application Forms" for more details.

1. Eligibility

Exemption of Admission Fee
Students (excluding research students and auditing students) entering the University to whom any of the following applies:

a) Students who have difficulties in paying admission fees due to economic reasons and who are recognized as having outstanding academic capabilities (graduate students only).

b) Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulties in paying the admission fees due to either of the following reasons:
 
  • The death of the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses occurring one year or less prior to admission.
  • Damages sustained by students or persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by wind, flood or other natural disasters occurring one year or less prior to admission.

c) Students who are recognized as having other unavoidable circumstances.

Deferred Payment of Admission Fee
Students (excluding research students and auditing students) entering the University to whom items a) (either undergraduate or graduate students), b) or c) above apply.


2. Application Forms
(excluding College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences)

Documents to be submitted by international students
a) If you live in Japan alone, please prepare the following documents:
  • Application for Admission Fee Exemption - Academic Year 2017
  • Record of Independent Household Finances: 独立家計調書(様式2)
  • Statement (Certification) Regarding Part-time Work: 本人のアルバイトに関する申立(証明)書(様式1)
  • Admission Fee Exemption Application Card & Receipt (Document divided into three parts): 申請カード・受理票
  • Self-addressed envelope with a JPY 82 stamp (size of 120mm*235mm)
  • Application envelope (Pink, size of 240mm*332mm)

b) If you live in Japan with your family, please submit documents only for family members (partner/parents/children) living in Japan.
    However, even if you are living with your family, please make sure you submit the "Record of Independent Household Finances: 独立家計調書(様式2)".


How to obtain application forms
* The way to obtain application forms has been changed.

Please download the application forms from the URL below: 
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu02/h01_02_07_j.html

However, please note that all envelopes and the Application Card & Receipt will be distributed by the Scholarship Team (Student Support Center 1st floor) or at the office of the affiliated Department/Graduate School.

Distribution Period
From Friday, July 14 - until the final date of the admission procedure period for affiliated Department and Graduate School (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and August 14 and 15).


3. Application Submission
(excluding College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences)

* When submitting, please include all required documents in the Application envelope.

Application Submission Period
Same as the admission procedure period for the affiliated Department or Graduate School (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

*Students who wish to apply for both admission fee and tuition exemption should submit their applications together during the submission period for admission fee exemption.

Acceptance Hours
9:00 - 17:00

Where to Submit Application
Scholarship Team, Student Scholarship and Welfare Group (Student Support Center 1st floor (next to Gotenshita Memorial Arena))

(* Students entering the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences should submit their forms at the Frontier Sciences Student Affairs Office located at the Kashiwa Campus.)

*Precautions

1. For students entering the following College and Graduate Schools, the distribution and submission locations are different.
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

Please contact the office below for further information:
   Scholarship Fund Section, Student Affairs Division at the College of Arts and Sciences
   Komaba Campus, Administration Building 1st Floor, Counter #7
   Phone: +81 03-5454-6075,6076

2. Since the application procedure will be conducted in Japanese, international students who find it difficult to communicate in Japanese should make sure they are accompanied by someone who understands Japanese well.

3. The application for exemption or deferred payment of the admission fee must be submitted without deficiency prior to the admission procedure. The admission procedure should be carried out only after being given the Application Receipt. (This does not apply to students who have been admitted to the Junior Division of the College of Arts and Sciences.)

4. Once the application is submitted, the payment of the admission fee will be deferred until the results are determined. Please note that eligibility will be revoked if an applicant pays the relevant fees before the results are determined.

5. If students or the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake or the Kumamoto Earthquake (April 2016) , they should make sure to contact the Scholarship Team regarding their circumstances.

 

Exemptions / Deferred Payment of Tuition for the Second Half of 2017

  * The way to obtain application forms has been changed. Please see "2. Application Forms" for more details.

1. Eligibility

Undergraduate or graduate students (excluding research students and auditing students) to whom any one of the following applies:

a) Students who have difficulties in paying tuition due to economic reasons and who are recognized as having outstanding academic capabilities.

b) Students who are recognized as having extreme difficulties in paying tuition due to either of the following reasons:
 
  • The death of the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses occurring six months or less prior to the time of tuition payment (one year or less in the case of newly entering students).
  • Damages sustained by students or the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses caused by wind, flood or other natural disasters occurring six months or less prior to the time of tuition payment (one year or less in the case of newly entering students).

c) Students who are recognized as having other unavoidable circumstances.

2. Application Forms
(excluding College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences)

Documents to be submitted by international students
a) If you live in Japan alone, please prepare the following documents:
  • Application for Tuition Fee Exemption - Academic Year 2017 (Second Half)
  • Record of Independent Household Finances: 独立家計調書(様式2)
  • Statement (Certification) Regarding Part-time Work: 本人のアルバイトに関する申立(証明)書(様式1)
  • Tuition Fee Exemption Application Card & Receipt (Document devided into three parts): 申請カード・受理票
  • Self-addressed envelope with a JPY 82 stamp (size of 120mm*235mm)
  • Application envelope (Cream color, size of 240mm*332mm)

b) If you live in Japan with your family, please submit documents only for family members (partner/parents/children) living in Japan.
    However, even if you are living with your family, please make sure you submit the "Record of Independent Household Finances: 独立家計調書(様式2)".


How to obtain application forms
* The way to obtain application forms has been changed.

Please download the application forms from the URL below:
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu02/h01_02_07_j.html

However, please note that all envelopes and the Application Card & Receipt will be distributed by the Scholarship Team (Student Support Center 1st floor) or at the office of the affiliated Department/Graduate School.

Distribution Period
Friday, July 14 - Friday, October 6 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and August 14 and 15).


3. Application Submission
(excluding College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences)

* When submitting, please include all required documents in the Application envelope.

Application Submission Period
(1) Current students (excluding newly entering students):
Wednesday, September 13 - Friday, October 6 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).

(2) Students entering in September 2017:
Same as the admission procedure period for the affiliated Department or Graduate School (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).

Note: Please comply strictly with the application deadline since applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for any reason whatsoever.

Acceptance Hours
9:00 - 17:00

Where to Submit Application
Scholarship Team, Student Scholarship and Welfare Group (Student Support Center 1st floor; next to Gotenshita Memorial Arena)

(* On September 13 and 14, applications will also be accepted at the Frontier Sciences Student Affairs Office located at Kashiwa Campus.)

* Precautions

1. For students entering the following College and Graduate Schools, the distribution and submission locations are different.
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

Please contact the office below for further information:
   Scholarship Fund Section, Student Affairs Division at the College of Arts and Sciences
   Komaba Campus, Administration Building 1st Floor, Counter #7
   Phone: +81 03-5454-6075,6076

2. Since the application procedure will be conducted in Japanese, international students who find it difficult to communicate in Japanese should make sure they are accompanied by someone who understands Japanese well.

3. Please note that applications after the application submission period has passed will not be accepted for any reason whatsoever.

4. Once the application is submitted, the payment of tuition (including payment by automatic direct debit) will be deferred until the results are determined. Please note that eligibility will be revoked if an applicant pays the fees before the results are determined.

5. There are two types of postponement of tuition payments: "deferred payment" and "installment payment." If the application of "deferred payment" is approved, the payment will be postponed until the end of February. Otherwise the "installment payment" is due on the 27th of each month until the end of March. Please note that the application form is different from that on tuition fee exemption.

6. Students who apply for both the first and second half of 2017 during the application submission period for the first half do not have to apply for the second half again. 

However, students to whom any of the following conditions apply must resubmit their applications during the period for the second half.
  • Cases in which the information (family, study or household budget) provided in the application on April 1 has changed by October 1.
  • Cases where students have changed programs in September.
    (example: cases where the applicant completes the Master's program in August, and enters the Doctorate program in September)
  • Cases where students were expected to graduate or complete the program but are still enrolled beyond the program duration.

*In the case that applications for both the first and second half are submitted together, selection results will be determined for each half separately. Therefore, even if the application for exemption or deferred payment for the first half is approved, the result for the second half will not necessarily be the same. Please confirm the selection result for the second half as well.


7. The schedule for tuition exemption and deferred payment of tuition for the First half of the 2018 academic year will be posted to this website around February 2018.

8. Students who applied for a tuition fee exemption last year (academic year 2016) and who wish to receive an exemption this year also must reapply. (Results of the application for exemption are not automatically carried over to the following year.)

9. If students or the persons responsible for the payment of their school expenses have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake or the Kumamoto Earthquake (April 2016) they should make sure to contact the Scholarship Team regarding their circumstances.

For inquiries regarding admission fee and tuition exemptions or deferred payment, please contact the Scholarship Team of the Student Scholarship and Welfare Group (section in charge of tuition exemptions) (Phone: +81 03-5841-2547, 2548).

* Please submit your application as soon as possible since the office tends to become very crowded as the deadline for application submission approaches.