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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Finances

Tuition and Living Expenses

Nagoya University serves as a cradle for future leaders in different areas. With the support of the government, NU provides various kinds of resources for students while setting the tuition fee and other expenses at a very affordable level, so as to make sure bright talents will be placed in the best environment for developing their future.

Tuition and Other Fees

As a national university, Nagoya University is heavily funded by the government. Tuition fee, regardless the nationality of students, is JPY535,800 per academic year – 3 to 4 times less expensive than at comparable institutions in many other countries, and this is the same as the one for local Japanese students. Although some areas of Japan have been noted for their high cost of living, Nagoya benefits from the rich natural resources of the neighboring area and remains a comfortable and affordable place to live.

Annual Tuition Fee JPY535,800
Non-Refundable Registration Fee One time payment at admission JPY282,000
Application Fee One time payment at admission JPY5,000
Monthly Living Expense
Item Estimated monthly cost
Accommodation (Off-campus apartment) ¥ 30,000-50,000
Utility ¥ 10,000
Food ¥ 30,000
Telecommunications ¥ 5,000
Insurance ¥ 1,500
Other personal expenses ¥ 10,000
Total ¥ 86,500-106,500

*Living expenses vary depending on students’ lifestyle and spending patterns. The amount suggested above is for reference only.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

With the generous support of our government, donors and corporate partners, there are several scholarship opportunities available in Nagoya University. To recognize the outstanding achievements of students and support those who have financial needs, most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial needs and some also on other non-academic achievements. Roughly 10-15% of students receive a full scholarship, covering tuition and offering a small to moderate stipend. Scholarships are awarded to candidates after a holistic assessment, including academic merit, extracurricular engagements, and financial need. The following admission scholarships are available especially for students in the international programs:


  • Registration and Tuition Fees Waiver
    Registration and tuition fee exemption might be available to students who are in need of financial assistance. If selected, students will receive a fee reduction of between 50% and 100%. The paid registration fee will be reimbursed after you enroll at Nagoya University.
  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship - Embassy Recommendation
    **For Non-Japanese Nationals
    Scholarship Award

    ・Monthly Stipend
    ‐ Undergraduate Student: JPY 119,000 / Month
    ‐ Master’s Student: JPY 146,000 / Month
    ‐ Doctoral Student: JPY 147,000 / Month
    ・Registration and Tuition Fees
    ・Application Fee
    ・Round Trip Airfares

    Embassy Recommendation

    Japanese embassies or consular offices are responsible for reviewing applications and selecting recipients. Obtain application information from the Japanese embassy or consular office in the country or region where you reside and prepare all required documents. Applications open at Japanese embassies or consular offices in February to around April. After passing a written exam and/or an interview, applicants will be recommended to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for approval.

    ・How to get a provisional acceptance letter from Nagoya University?
    Please directly contact the school/graduate school you wish to apply to.

  • Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship
    **For Non-Japanese Nationals
    The Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship or 学習奨励費 are available for self-financed international students at Nagoya University. The Admissions Office or graduate schools will contact those admitted for any details regarding how to apply.
    Scholarship Award JPY 48,000 / month for six months or until March 31
    Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship
  • Private Scholarships for Self-Financed International Students

    More information is available on ALWAYS NU website.


For Undergraduate students

Nagoya University Global 30 Undergraduate Scholarship
  • How to Apply

    Please submit the scholarship application form together with your program application documents via the online admissions system. Please see the instructions below and submit the scholarship application form by the respective application deadline:

    Nagoya University Global 30 Undergraduate Scholarship Application
    • 1. Download the Scholarship Application Form
    • 2. Print and fill out the form
    • 3. Scan the completed application form and income statement separately, and save them to your computer
    • 4. Log in to Online Application System
    • 5. Upload the scanned application form and income statement

    Academic and non-academic criteria and extra-curricular activities will be evaluated together with financial need.

    Eligibility to apply:

    Applicants must satisfy all the requirements below to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:

    • Applicants must satisfy Nagoya University’s undergraduate admissions eligibility criteria for the Global 30 International Programs.
    • Applicants must submit a completed undergraduate admissions application package with the Scholarship Application Form by the respective application deadlines.
    The Scholarship includes:
    Tuition ・The tuition will be fully covered for 4 years.
    Registration fee ・The scholarship recipient needs to pay this fee, but it will be reimbursed
    Annual Stipend ・The total of JPY500,000 will be provided every year for personal expenses for 4 years.

    *The application fee will not be covered by the scholarship. Therefore, all applicants need to pay the application fee by the respective deadline.

  • After enrolled
    Eligibility to continue receiving scholarship

    Applicants must satisfy both requirements below to receive the scholarship:

    • Selected recipients must matriculate at Nagoya University in the year applied, with the intention of completing the program at Nagoya University.
    • If a recipient receives an additional scholarship from other governmental and/or private sources equivalent to or greater than JPY500,000 per year, s/he will forfeit this scholarship.
    Duration of Scholarship

    In principle, the scholarship will cover the four years of the recipient’s undergraduate study at Nagoya University. However, continuation each year will be contingent on the recipient maintaining the "Responsibilities" – as stipulated below. Scholarships can be terminated at any time if it is found that the "Responsibilities" are not being met or the recipient has not abided by the rules and regulations of Nagoya University and Japan.

    Responsibilities of the Recipients:
    • 1) Must maintain good academic standing.
    • 2) Is committed to being an ethical leader and role model on campus and the general community.
    • 3) Will represent Nagoya University as a "student ambassador"
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship - University Recommendation
  • How to Apply

    **Foreign nationals of the countries and regions designated by MEXT

    Applicants who wish to apply for scholarships will be automatically considered as a candidate. We select recipients by taking a holistic approach: Academic and non-academic criteria, extracurricular activities, and financial need are considered.

    Countries and Regions designated by MEXT

Nagoya University-Japan University Graduates Association of Singapore Scholarships (For Singaporean students) External Link

Fast Retailing Foundation Scholarship (For Vietnamese students) External Link

For Graduate Students

  • Nagoya University's Research Support Projects
    ** For Doctoral Students
    Amount of stipend/grant Research stipend: 180,000 to 200,000 yen / Month
    Research grant: 250,000 to 500,000 yen / Year
    Tuition fee reduction might be available.

    The Doctoral Education Consortium offers fellowship programs for doctoral students. "Nagoya University interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship" and "THERS Interdisciplinary Frontier Next Generation Researcher" programs provide doctoral students with financial aid and research grants. We are dedicated to provide students a research environment where students can solely focus on research during a three-year doctoral program.

  • TA and RA (Work-Study Programs)

    Details about Doctoral Programs for World-Leading Innovative & Smart Education (WISE Programs) can be found on the website.
    For more information about part-time work at the university, please contact your graduate school.
  • CSC Scholarship for Doctoral Students
    ** For Chinese Students
    Amount of stipend/grant Stipend 170,000 yen per month (To start 2nd year)
    100% tuition fee reduction will be also available.
    Contact Late January to mid-February
Tuition and Financial Aid