OGU Kokusai Center


OGU Japanese Studies Program Expenses


Tuition waived for exchange students

(¥1,048,000/year regular tuition)
Books approx. ¥3,000-5,000/semester
Field Trips approx. ¥5,000-10,000/semester

*1 Regular Japanese student tuition: ¥1,048,000/year
Special Direct enrollment tuition: (Only for International Center Japanese Studies Program)

Housing*2 ¥40,000-50,000/month
Transportation fee*3 approx. ¥3,000-10,000/month
Lunch approx. ¥20,000/month
National health insurance ¥2,000-2,200/month
Liability insurance*4 ¥1,000/month
Personal expenses approx. ¥20,000-30,000/month
Total approx. ¥90,000-110,000/month

*2 The price varies depending on the type of accommodation. Please refer to the table below for details.
*3 For exchange students, when the transportation fee exceeds ¥5,000 per month, the balance will be reimbursed by OGU(Up tp ¥5,000). JASSO/JENESYS scholarship recipients and direct enrollment students are responsible for their entire commuting costs. Transportation Fee (OGU→home stay/dorm→OGU)
Public transportation such as buses and trains are commonly used to commute to and from OGU. An average commuting time is approximately an hour. Students are not allowed to drive motor vehicles.
*4 The liability insurance fee varies depending on the length of stay.


  Monthly rent Meals
Home stay ¥50,000 Two meals
OGU Student Apartments e.g.¥45,000
(excluding Electricity, water, gas)
Not included

*If students do not wish to stay either at a home stay or at a dormitory, they are responsible for arranging their housing on their own.

Example of average apartment costs in Japan:

  • Monthly rent: ¥60,000
  • Key money: ¥250,000 (one time fee)
  • Non-furnished: (renter must purchase all furniture, appliances, electric lights, phone, and bedding)
  • Meals: Cook on your own
  • Monthly utilities: ¥7,500 (approximately: electricity ¥4,000, water ¥1,500, gas ¥2,000)
  • Transportation costs