Accommodation cost in Sapporo is relatively cheap compared to other Japanese cities. Moreover given the close proximity between dormitories, private apartments and the university campus, a majority of students commute to and from the university by foot or by bicycle all year round except during winter. A single student can live with a monthly allowance of 100,000 yen. Please check here about the cost of the university dormitories.
Entrance and tuition fees
|Application fee||30,000 yen|
|Tuition||267,900 yen per semester|
|Entrance fee||282,000 yen (upon enrollment)|
|Application fee||9,800 yen|
|Tuition||29,700 yen per month|
|Entrance fee||84,600 yen (upon enrollment)|
Above fees are subject to change
Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) and Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship holders are exempted from all fees.
There are two forms of tuition fee support which helps to reduce the burden of tuition fee payment for privately funded students.
Tuition fee waiver and deferment of enrollment fee
Self-supporting graduate students (not research students) can apply for waiver of tuition fee and/or deferment of payment after official admission.
In the academic year 2014-15, 72% of applications resulted in half-waiver, 15% in quarter waiver and 13% in full waiver.
6 to 12 month (it is possible to re-apply every semester)
Amount of waiver
0, 1/4, 1/2, or 100% of waiver is possible
Self-supporting Master’s or Doctoral students.
Research students are not eligible
How and when to apply
Applications are accepted during the fixed period around March and September every year. During this period e3 office will send out the application form to the eligible candidtaes.
Pay-back system for PhD students
To improve the educational and research enviroment of Doctoral course students School of Engineering provides support for tuition fees through the combination of tuition fee waivers and employment as Research assistant (RA). Doctoral Students eligible to apply for tuition fee waiver, who also wish to serve as Research Assistant can apply for this support (please check the attached document for more details on eligibility).
Maximum number of working hours shall be up to 400 per year (up to 200 in each of the semesters). Working hours for students whose tuition is waived shall be adjusted as follows:
|Full-tuition-waiver||Half-tuition waiver||Quarter-tuition waiver|
|First semester||Ineligible||up to 100 h||Up to 150 hours|
|Second semester||Ineligible||up to 100 h||Up to 150 hours|
First semester: April 1 to September 30
Second semester: October 1 to March 31 (March 25 for third-year students)
How and when to apply
Applications are distributed around May for Summer semester and in November for Winter semester.