*Billable Items on UMass Amherst Bursar Bill include: Program Fee (tuition & fees, orientation), Education Abroad Fee Student responsible for paying (NOT on UMass Bursar Bill): RT airfare and other transportation; housing, meals; visa fees; personal & misc expenses (laundry, books, personal travel, etc.)
All costs are estimates in US Dollars and subject to inflation and Japanese Yen - US Dollar fluctuations and inflation. 1 USD = 110 JPY as of Jun 8 2018
Hokkaido University 2018-2019 Budget Details:
Regional students pay a tuition fee of approximately $500 more per semester than in-state students. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Housing Fee: Students are assigned to specific dormitories and pay for dormitory housing after arrival at Hokkaido University. The student dormitories are located on or near the campus in the center of Sapporo. Residence halls are open during vacations. Brief descriptions are available online at Hokkaido's "Accommodation" webpage.
Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the housing options at each site using the information on the host university's website, or the printed booklet from the Education Abroad Advisor.
The above estimate for housing was calculated based on the fees for a single room at International House Kita 8, including the average cost of utilities.
Meals: There is no formal meal plan. Students buy meals out-of-pocket in campus cafeterias or nearby restaurants.
Visa/Residence Fees: This is the cost of sending the visa application to the Japanese Consulate by express mail and the return cost also. There is no visa fee for the Japanese student visa for US citizens.
Passport Fees: $135 for US Passport, new or renewals. Students who are applying for their passport for the first time or for a renewal passport can expect to pay application costs and cost of photos.
Health & Liability Insurance: Students are required to enroll in the Japanese National Health Insurance Plan; premium is based on student's income for previous year. Students must also stay enrolled in whatever health insurance plan they now carry when the semester ends, through the study abroad period, and until re-enrolling at UMass after completion of the program. Please visit "Health & Safety" on the IPO website for information regarding health insurance including the UMass accident and emergency insurance policy.
Local Transportation: This is an estimate of cost for getting from airport to city and also for getting around Sapporo on the subway/train during the period of study.
Personal Expenses: This is an estimate for laundry, cellphone, toiletries, clothing, social/leisure, personal travel, etc.