Admissions and Expenses

Admissions

In considering applicants for admission, emphasis is placed on applicants' motivation, their intellectual capabilities, and their skills in conducting research. JAIST admits students from Japan and abroad, including both recent college graduates and persons who are currently employed. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.jaist.ac.jp/english/admission/index.html

How to be a JAIST student

There are many programs, courses, and scholarships in JAIST. You may become confused and be unable to decide on a suitable program for yourself. Please read the section entitled "List of Research Groups" carefully, and find a suitable professor or a professor you are interested in, and then send an e-mail to introduce yourself including your financial situation. All the faculty members are seeking excellent students, so they will give you advice on how to become a JAIST student and obtain a scholarship.

Financial Aid for International Students

In order to provide financially secure graduate school life, JAIST has prepared a variety of original support systems including benefit type scholarships (grants).
Please refer to following website. http://www.jaist.ac.jp/english/studentlife/support/scholarships.html

Cost of Living in JAIST

The cost of living at JAIST varies according to each individual's life style. However, most foreign students in JAIST usually spend 50,000 to 70,000 JPY per month, including their accommodations.

Entrance Fee/Tuition Fee

Divison Screening Fee Entrance Fee Tuition Fee
Master's Program 30,000 JPY 282,000 JPY 267,900 JPY (semester)
Doctoral Program 535,800 JPY (year)

Entrance Fee Reduction

Those who find it difficult to pay the entrance fee because of their financial situation, and are approved as high-achieving students, may be granted a reduction in entrance fees. There is also an entrance fee deferment system.

Tuition Fee Reduction

Those who find it difficult to pay the tuition fee because of their financial situation, and are approved as high-achieving students, may be granted a reduction in tuition fees.

Exemption or Reduction System in case of Disasters

Students who find it difficult to pay fees due to emergencies or disasters which occur after their application and/or entrance to JAIST, especially emergencies involving their parents, may also be granted an exemption or reduction in entrance fees or tuition fees.