-Relatively low tuition fees and a variety of scholarships
Tuition fees in Japan are competitive with most other study abroad destinations, and, despite what you might think, living expenses are also surprisingly affordable. According to the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), international students spend an average of ¥93,000 (US$820) monthly excluding their tuition. Total academic fees for the first year in an undergraduate program in Japan total around ¥820,000 (US$7,200) at a national university and ¥1,100,000 (US$9,700) to ¥1,640,000 (US$14,400) at a private university (excluding medical, dental and pharmaceutical schools). There are also a wide variety of scholarship opportunities available to international students, including full ride packages, partial tuition fee waivers, or even monthly stipends. One popular option is the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
known for their fantastic scholarship programs and generous monthly stipend.