Campus life

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial Aid (Scholarship) for Overseas Students

Classification Support Details Number of Awards
Scholarships Monbukagakusho Honors
Scholarship for Privately
Financed International
Students (Japan Student
Services Organization)
Undergraduate monthly stipend: 48,000 yen 4 per year (2011)
Graduate monthly stipend: 65,000 yen 12 per year (2011)
Funo Scholarship (university scholarship) Monthly stipend: 25,000 yen 10 per year
Living Support Scholarship (university scholarship) Monthly stipend: 10,000 yen 10 per year
Various private scholarships Monthly stipend: 25,000 yen to 140,000 yen  
Other Housing Subsidy (university wide) Beneficiaries receive a payment equivalent to one month’s rent (up to a maximum of 30,000 yen)

30 (school entrants only)
One time

Student Accident Insurance For accidents suffered as part of the regular curriculum and extra-curricular activities as well as accidents suffered en route to class Full-time students only
Cooperative Membership Assistance (borne by the university) E.g., apartment brokerage and discount purchases on textbooks and high-value merchandise All students
International Student Support Association Lump sum loan/Relief payment Hardship Fund (application required)

Housing

Housing

Lodgings for Overseas Students
* A lottery system is utilized if applicants outnumber available space.
* The period of residence is up to one year (except in the case of Fuyo Dormitory).

Name Number of Rooms (Fees) Other notes
Kofu International House (Kofu)

Single rooms: 31 (13,000 yen/month)
Couples rooms: 1 (17,000 yen/month)
Family rooms: 1 (21,000 yen/month)

Tutors and management personnel are present
Required fees: common-area charges (1,000 yen/month) and a security deposit at the time of admission (12,000 yen/month)

International Residence Hall Kaiji Branch (Kofu)

Single rooms: 5 (5,900 yen/month)

Required fees: common-area charges (1,000 yen/month) and a security deposit at the time of admission (12,000 yen/month)

Tamaho International House (Chuo City)

Single rooms: 12 (5,900 yen/month)
Couples rooms: 6 (11,900 yen/month)
Family rooms: 5 (14,200 yen/month)

Required fees: common-area charges (from 1,000 yen/month), cleaning fees (from 500 yen/month), and a security deposit at the time of admission (10,000 yen/month).

Fuyo Dormitory (men only) (Kofu)

10rooms(10,000 yen/month)

Full-time undergraduate students with Japanese language proficiency sufficient for collective living are eligible.

Shiyo Hall (women only) (Kofu)

2rooms(20,000 yen/month)

Students with Japanese language proficiency sufficient for collective living are eligible.

* Costs do not include utilities.

Campus Living

Living Costs

A sample case of basic living costs for a University of Yamanashi student living in private accommodation (for one month):

Rent: 30,000 yen; Food: 30,000 yen; Utilities: 8,000 yen; Entertainment: 12,000 yen; Communication: 8,000 yen; Miscellaneous: 8,000 yen

(Total Expenses: 96,000 yen)

* Private apartment accommodation in the vicinity of the University of Yamanashi is priced at around 25,000 yen per month. In most cases, tenants will need to pay additional expenses equivalent to two months’ rent at the time of contract signing.

Part-time Jobs

Non-Japanese students must obtain authorization from the Ministry of Justice to engage in activities other than those permitted under their status of residence. The number of hours that full-time, research, and part-time students are allowed to work part-time is set at up to twenty-eight hours per week during term. Outside of term, such as during the summer break, students may work up to eight hours per day.

Tutor System

Overseas students in their first year may choose to be assigned a senior student as a tutor to assist them with coursework and student life.

How to Apply

Enrolling as a Full-time Undergraduate or Graduate Student

Students wishing to become full-time undergraduates must take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) administered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and must pass the Special Entrance Examination for Privately Financed International Students administered by the University of Yamanashi. Some departments in the Faculty of Education and in the Faculty of Engineering also require applicants’ TOEFL scores at the time of application.

Full-time graduate students must pass the entrance examination administered by the respective graduate programs in which they wish to enroll.

Campus life
International Student Center and Office of International Exchange,University of Yamanashi.
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