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Average annual fees to attend universities per student Japan FY 2019, by institution

In the fiscal year 2019, students in Japan paid an average of around 912 thousand Japanese yen for tuition fees and about 249 thousand yen for entrance fees to be enrolled at private universities. The first-year students at private universities spent around 342 thousand yen more on average compared to those at national universities.

Average annual costs to enroll at universities per student in Japan in fiscal year 2019, by institution type

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Release date

December 2020



Survey time period

fiscal year 2019; the Japanese fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year

Special properties

fees for a first-year student

Supplementary notes

Fees for national universities are the base amount determined by the government.
Fees for public and private universities are the average amount.
Entrance fees for public universities are the fees for students who are not from the local area.

1 Japanese yen equals 0.0097 U.S. dollars or 0.0079 euros as of January 2021.
Figures have been rounded.

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