Tuition and Scholarships

Academic fees

Undergraduate students

Academic fees for undergraduate students are as follows. Note, however, that fees from the second year onward are subject to change.

Department of English Language and Literature
  First year Second, third years Fourth year
Tuition fee 280,000 yen    
Matriculation fee 750,000 yen 750,000 yen 750,000 yen
Educational
Support fee
150,000 yen 150,000 yen 150,000 yen
Facilities fee 230,000 yen 230,000 yen 230,000 yen
Graduation fee     33,000 yen
Total 1,410,000 yen 1,130,000 yen 1,163,000 yen
Department of Cross-Cultural Studies
  First year Second, third years Fourth year
Tuition fee 280,000 yen    
Matriculation fee 750,000 yen 750,000 yen 750,000 yen
Educational
Support fee
150,000 yen 150,000 yen 150,000 yen
Facilities fee 230,000 yen 230,000 yen 230,000 yen
Graduation fee     33,000 yen
Total 1,410,000 yen 1,130,000 yen 1,163,000 yen
Department of Home Sciences and Welfare
  First year Second, third years Fourth year
Tuition fee 280,000 yen    
Matriculation fee 750,000 yen 750,000 yen 750,000 yen
Educational
Support fee
150,000 yen 150,000 yen 150,000 yen
Facilities fee 230,000 yen 230,000 yen 230,000 yen
Graduation fee     33,000 yen
Total 1,410,000 yen 1,130,000 yen 1,163,000 yen
Department of Psychology
  First year Second, third years Fourth year
Tuition fee 280,000 yen    
Matriculation fee 750,000 yen 750,000 yen 750,000 yen
Educational
Support fee
150,000 yen 150,000 yen 150,000 yen
Facilities fee 230,000 yen 230,000 yen 230,000 yen
Graduation fee     33,000 yen
Total 1,410,000 yen 1,130,000 yen 1,163,000 yen
[Notes regarding all undergraduate departments]
  1. Payment of the annual total, with the exception of the matriculation fee, is due in two installments of one-half each in the first semester (April) and second semester (October).(Payment for the first semester of the first year is due at the time of admission.)
  2. In addition to the above academic fees, the university collects membership fees of 10,000 yen on behalf of the Guardian Association in the first semester of each year (the second semester of the first year only), 8,000 yen on behalf of the Student Association in the second semester of the first year, and 30,000 yen on behalf of the Alumni Association in the first semester of the fourth year.
  3. In addition to the above, the university may collect training fees for certain courses during students' enrollment.

Graduate students

Academic fees for graduate students are as follows.

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied English and Intercultural Studies / Cross-Cultural Studies / Home Sciences and Welfare
  First year Second years
Matriculation fee 200,000 yen  
Tuition fee 600,000 yen 600,000 yen
Facilities fee 100,000 yen 100,000 yen
Completion fee   18,000 yen
Total 900,000 yen 718,000 yen
Graduate School of Psychology
Developmental and School Psychology/Clinical Psychology
  First year Second year
Matriculation fee 200,000 yen  
Tuition fee 600,000 yen 600,000 yen
Facilities fee 100,000 yen 100,000 yen
Completion fee   18,000 yen
Total 900,000 yen 718,000 yen
Graduate School of Psychology
Psychology
  First year Second year third year
Matriculation fee 200,000 yen    
Tuition fee 600,000 yen 600,000 yen 600,000 yen
Facilities fee 100,000 yen 100,000 yen 100,000 yen
Completion fee     18,000 yen
Total 900,000 yen 700,000 yen 718,000 yen
[Notes regarding all graduate schools]
  1. The matriculation fee will be waived, and the facilities fee halved, for the following individuals.
    1. (1) Graduates and prospective graduates of Kyoto Notre Dame University
    2. (2) Guardians of up to second-degree relatives of students attending any school run by Notre Dame Jogakuin School Corporation (elementary school, junior and senior high school, or university) at the time of the entrance exam or on May 1 of the year of enrollment.
  2. Payment of the annual total, with the exception of the matriculation fee, is due in two installments of one-half each in the first semester (April) and second semester (October).
    (Payment for the first semester of the first year is due at the time of enrollment.)
  3. The tuition fee and facilities fee may be paid in installments by students undertaking flexible programs.
  4. In addition to the above tuition and fees, the university collects a membership fee of 10,000 yen on behalf of the Guardian Association each year (during the standard period of study for students undertaking flexible programs) in the first semester (the second semester of the first year only).
  5. In addition to the above, the university may collect training fees for certain courses during students' enrollment.

Scholarship programs

Students who wish to apply for scholarships must attend the scholarship briefings held in early April and mid-June. Scholarship notices are posted on the Office of Student Services bulletin board.
Scholarships are awarded on a grant or loan basis. A loan must be repaid after graduation—students are responsible for having in place a solid repayment plan before submitting an application.

University scholarships

New Student Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : New students
Amount : Up to half the tuition fee
Eligibility : Students with strong academic records in senior high school, recognized as requiring aid due to families' financial situations
Notice : March before enrollment
Continuing Student Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : Second-, third-, fourth-year students
Amount : Up to half the tuition fee
Eligibility : Students with strong academic records at university, recognized as requiring aid due to families' financial situations
Notice : July
Honors Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : Second-, third-, fourth-year students
Amount : 100,000 yen
Eligibility : Students recognized for strong academic records and characters, and nominated by supervisors of each department and grade levels
Notice : Nomination candidates selected in June
Guardian Association Special-Aid Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : All undergraduate, graduate students
Amount : Maximum 200,000 yen
Eligibility : Students with strong will to learn, with difficulties in continuing studies due to unexpected changes in family income providers' financial situations
Notice : As available
Theresian Extracurricular Activity Grant
Type : Grant
Target : Second-, third-, fourth-year students
Amount : Maximum 200,000 yen
Eligibility : Students with records in extracurricular activities at university-approved organizations, requiring financial aid
Notice : September
Marian Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : Fourth-year students
Amount : Up to half the tuition fee
Eligibility : Students with strong academic records and characters, with difficulties in continuing studies due to families' financial situations
Notice : September
Theresian Scholarship
Type : Loan
Target : All undergraduate, graduate students
Amount : Up to half of academic fees
Eligibility : Students with difficulties in continuing studies due to families' financial situations, despite strong will to learn
Notice : September
Graduate Student Scholarship
Type : Grant
Target : Graduate students
Amount : Up to half the tuition fee
Eligibility : Students with strong academic records and characters, considerably recognized as requiring aid due to financial situations
Notice : July

Short-term loans

Short-term loans are available for students requiring temporary financial aid, for example with campus and living expenses. Bring your student ID and seal, and consult the Office of Student Services.

Student awards

Awards are presented to students with strong records or remarkable achievements in academic, extracurricular, or philanthropic activities.

JASSO scholarship loans

The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers two types of scholarship—Category 1 Loans (interest-free) and Category 2 Loans (low-interest)—to individuals comprehensively screened for character, health, academic ability, and family's financial situation, who meet prescribed academic and income requirements.

Notices are posted in April each year for both undergraduate and graduate applicants. As a rule, a fixed amount is awarded monthly between the academic year in which the applicant is accepted and graduation, provided the applicant continues to pass the screening each year.
However, students who need an emergency loans due to unexpected changes in financial situation may submit an application at any time. For details, consult the Office of Student Services.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarships http://www.jasso.go.jp/

Undergraduate students / Type Commuting from home Commuting from other than home First-year students Second-year students and above
Category 1 Loans (interest-free) *30,000 yen
54,000 yen
*30,000 yen
64,000 yen
GPA of 3.5 or more in senior high school Grades in top third of department
Category 2 Loan (low-interest) *30,000 yen / 50,000 yen / 80,000 yen / 100,000 yen / 120,000 yen Above average grades in senior high school Strong prospect to complete studies
Graduate students / Type Master's program Doctoral program
Category 1 Loans (interest-free) *50,000 yen / 88,000 yen *80,000 yen / 122,000 yen
Category 1 Loans (interest-free) *50,000 yen / 80,000 yen / 100,000 yen / 130,000 yen / 150,000 yen

*Select a loan amount

[Scholarship briefing]

Students must receive an application forms distributed at the scholarship briefing (early April). Details will be posted on the Office of Student Services bulletin board.

[Scholarship reserve candidate notification]

Students who have been selected as scholarship reserve candidates while attending senior high school should attend the dedicated briefing (early April) and submit the university's copy of their notification. Without submitting this form, the loan will not be awarded.

[Enrollment certificate]

Students who have received scholarship loans before enrollment should submit enrollment certificates to the Office of Student Services. Repayment will be deferred until after graduation.

Local government and private foundation scholarships (notices and resources)

The university posts notices from private foundations as soon as they are available on the Office of Student Services bulletin board. For scholarships offered by local governments, consult the relevant government office:

Ishikawa Prefecture (loan), Toyama Prefecture (loan), Maizuru City (grant), Kubo Ikueikai (grant), Chushin Ikueikai (grant), Korean Scholarship Foundation (grant), Japanese Association of University Women (grant), Kotsuiji Ikueikai (loan), Ashinaga (loan)