Fees and Expenses

The following sections provide detailed information about fees/expenses after admitted.

1. Tuition and Fees for 2024 Academic Year*1
 Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Tuition and Fees 1st Year of Enrollment 2nd Year of Enrollment
Admission Fee 250,000 -
Tuition*2 800,000 800,000
Educational Enhancement Fee*2 350,000 350,000
Personal Accident Insurance Fee 1,750 -
Student Association Fee 7,000 4,000
Alumni Association Fee 10,000 -
Total 1,418,750 1,154,000
Housing 1st Year 2nd Year
Global Commons YUI*2 720,000 720,000

Security Deposit (Refundable) : 30,000
*1 Fees are subject to change.
Payments can be made by credit card and/or wire transfer.

*2 These fees are payable on a semester basis.

2. Other Miscellaneous Expenses:
Japanese National Insurance: approx. 2,000/month
Textbooks: approx. 20,000/semester
Meals: 200,000/semester

Scholarship Opportunity

The scholarship is offered as part of Kansai Gaidai’s efforts to increase opportunities for international students to learn about Japan and Asia, to provide circumstances for the local community to interact with international students, and to increase awareness of the importance of multi-cultural understanding. The scholarship is designed to support students in their pursuit of becoming globally engaged citizens, motivated to address the opportunities and challenges of a more globally integrated world.

1. Types:

For Fall 2024 Admission

  Global Engagement Scholarship Merit Scholarship
Scholarship Amount JPY800,000 JPY400,000
Exempt Items Tuition (100%) Tuition (50%)
Requirement Minimum 3.7 GPA at the time of application Minimum 3.3 GPA at the time of application
Period Renewable up to 2 years
The recipients need to have minimum 3.5 GPA at the end of the first year.
Renewable up to 2 years
The recipients need to have minimum 3.3 GPA at the end of the fist year.
Number of Recipients* 10 students Applicable number

*Scholarship arrangements are subject to change.

n.b. The scholarship opportunities for the 2025 academic year and beyond are currently under review. The updated information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

2. Application and Screening for Global Engagement Scholarship

  • Required documents:
    • Scholarship application form
    • Statement of purpose explaining reason for applying to the scholarship and intended contributions to global engagement at Kansai Gaidai University.
    • Summary of previous activities, coursework, experiences related to global engagement and multi-cultural understanding.
  • Scholarship Application Period for Fall 2024 Enrollment
1st Application Period November 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024
2nd Application Period February 1, 2024 – April 10, 2024
  • Interview by selection committee

Students who are eligible for, yet do not receive, the Global Engagement Scholarship will automatically become applicants for the Merit Scholarship.

3. Criteria for Scholarship renewal
In order to continue the scholarship for the second year, the recipients must:

  • maintain the minimum required GPA indicated as above.
  • submit a summary of the experiential learning / global engagement activities done during their first year.