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Financial Information

Cost of Living


Cost of Living – Spring and Fall Semesters

All students must submit proof of financial resources at the time of application to AIU. Please see the How to Apply page for the required amount that must be proved.

The breakdown of these estimates is as follows.

Table 1: Tuition and Fees (per semester)
Fees (per semester)Exchange StudentsFee-Paying Students
AdmissionN/A28,200 JPY
TuitionN/A348,000 JPY
RoomRefer to Housing page.Refer to Housing page.
Bedding & Cleaning23,000 JPY23,000 JPY
Mandatory Meal
(for the first two weeks)
and Semester Meal Plan
Refer to Dining page.Refer to Dining page.
Deposit20,000 JPY20,000 JPY
Student Activity20,000 JPY20,000 JPY
TotalApprox. 436,000 JPYApprox. 812,000 JPY
Table 2: Other Expenses (per semester)
Expected Expenses (per semester)Estimated Amount
Travel Expenses to Japan100,000 JPY – 200,000 JPY
(varies depending on the location of your home country)
Textbooks15,000 JPY – 50,000 JPY
Personal Expenses
150,000 JPY – 250,000 JPY
(varies depending on your lifestyle)
Total265,000 JPY – 500,000 JPY

1. Admission Fee is charged once at the time of admission.

2. Tuition Fee is for one semester. Winter Program tuition fee is waived for all students.

3. Room Fee varies depending on the housing facility. Please see the housing information page.

4. Bedding & Cleaning Fee is mandatory and includes rental and weekly cleaning of the bedding linen set. Please see the housing information page.

5. Mandatory Meal Fee for the first two weeks is included in the invoice and must be paid before your arrival.

6. Meal Fee after the first two weeks must be paid after your arrival. Meal fee varies depending on the meal options. Please see the dining information page.

7. Deposit covers bank transaction fees. The balance will be refunded at the time of the student’s departure from AIU. It is charged once at the time of admission.

8. Student Activity Fee includes fees for extracurricular activities, festivals, and various on-campus events as well as legally-mandated insurance of approximately 10,000 JPY per semester.

Please carefully note that the estimates in Table 2 are quoted purely for applicants’ reference. The actual costs of travel expenses, textbooks, and personal expenses vary depending on the location of your home country, courses taken at AIU, and your lifestyle.

Cost of Living – Winter Program

Students enrolled in the fall semester may register for the optional intensive Winter Program. The fee structure for this program and estimated cost of living expenses for the winter are listed below.

Students who did not originally enroll in the Winter Program and wish to join after arrival at AIU will be able to enroll in the program during the fall semester Extension Application Period.

Table 3: Tuition and Fees (Winter Program)
FeesExchange and Fee-Paying Students
AdmissionN/A
TuitionWaived
Room88,000 – 145,000 JPY
Bedding & Cleaning7,200 JPY
Meal PlanApprox. 40,000 JPY
Student Activity9,000 JPY
Total201,200 JPY (Maximum)
Table 4: Other Expenses (Winter Program)
Expected ExpensesEstimated Amount
Textbooks5,000 JPY – 20,000 JPY
Personal Expenses (including meals)150,000 JPY – 250,000 JPY (varies depending on your lifestyle)
Total155,000 JPY – 270,000 JPY

1. Fees marked “N/A” in Table 3 above are paid at admission and do not need to be paid again during the Winter Program.

2. Room Fee varies depending on the housing facility. Please see the housing information page.

3. Bedding & Cleaning Fee is mandatory and includes rental and weekly cleaning of the bedding linen set. Please see the housing information page.

4. Student Activity Fee covers National Health Insurance fees and expenses related to activities, including maintenance of AIU campus facilities, etc., that are used for student activities. This fee applies to all students during the full duration of their enrollment at AIU, even if they are away from campus during the Winter Program. Non-refundable.

*Please carefully note that the estimates in Table 4 are quoted purely for applicants’ reference. The actual costs of travel expenses, textbooks, and personal expenses vary depending on the location of your home country, courses taken at AIU, and your lifestyle.

Payments

Payment Method

You will receive an invoice on July 1 for Fall Semester applicants and on February 1 for Spring Semester applicants. The invoice includes 1) Admission, 2) Tuition, 3) Room, 4) Bedding and Cleaning, 5) Mandatory Meal Plan, 6) Deposit, 7) Student Activity (including insurance fee) Please click here for the payment schedule.

After you receive an invoice to your online application system account, please wire transfer the requested amount to AIU’s bank account.

Please click here for AIU’s bank account information (PDF). 

Payment Policy

Please abide by and keep in mind the following payment policy when you wire transfer the requested amount to AIU’s bank account:

  • Admission to AIU may be cancelled if the payment is not made by the deadline.
  • Personal checks and credit card payments are not accepted at AIU.
  • Students are responsible for all bank transaction fees associated with the payment.
    Please make the transfer such that all local and overseas charges are borne by the sender.
  • Payment must be made in Japanese Yen.
  • The deposit is the only refundable fee. Bank transaction fees will be deducted from the original deposit amount, and the remaining balance after deductions will be refunded at the time of the student’s departure from AIU.
  • International transfers take several days to process. Additional delays in transferring and internal processing may be caused by:
     ・Your name not being clear in the Overseas Remittance Form
     ・Error in the information on the Overseas Remittance Form
  • If you are concerned about delays, please contact your bank for tracking information.

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