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The following listing represents the Academic Year Budget Sheet for UMass: Japan: Nagoya: Nanzan Univ..

Academic Year Budget Sheet for UMass: Japan: Nagoya: Nanzan Univ.
Budget Item In-State UMass Amherst Out-of-State UMass Amherst
Tuition & Fees *   $16,400.00 $25,000.00
Education Abroad Fee *   $850.00 $850.00
Education Abroad Application Fee *   $50.00 $50.00
Billable subtotal:  $17,300.00 $25,900.00
Airfare   $1,400.00 $1,400.00
Visa/Residence Fees   $100.00 $100.00
Passport Fees   $135.00 $135.00
Health & Liability Insurance   $360.00 $360.00
Housing   $4,600.00 $4,600.00
Meals   $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Books/Study Materials   $260.00 $260.00
Local Transportation   $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Educational Travel   $1,800.00 $1,800.00
Housing Deposit (refundable)   $254.00 $254.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $12,109.00 $12,109.00
Total: $29,409.00 $38,009.00

Above fees are in US dollars using exchange rate: US $1 = ¥ 118. Regional students are charged a tuition fee approximately $500 more per semester than in-state students. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Housing Fee:  Nanzan offers homestays which include breakfast and dinner, for ¥ 60,000 per month.  There are also dormitories available on or near campus.  If students choose the dormitory, they will be given a cash stipend of about ¥ 30,000 per month to towards the cost of the two meals/day that are included in the homestay. Housing is billed in advance of each semester, due June 30 for fall semester and October 31 for spring semester.

Students are responsible for comparing the housing options at each site using the information on the host university's website, or the printed booklet from the Education Abroad Advisor.  Not all housing information is available online, so be prepared to read the printed materials.

Meals:  This is the estimated cost of lunches and occasional other meals.  Students need to plan for this cost whether they choose a homestay or a dormitory.

Passport Fees:  Applicable if applying for a passport for the first time.

Visa/Residence Fees: This is the cost of sending the visa application to the Japanese Consulate by express mail and the return cost.

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 are also billed by Nanzan for an "accident insurance," in the amount of about $30. 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/Amherst 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 estimate for cost of commuting between homestay and campus and around Nagoya.

Dates of Terms (approximate):

  • Arrival: Sept. 1-2 
  • Orientation: September 5-9
  • Classes Start: September 12 
  • Classes End: December 11
  • Exams: December 12-16
  • Break: December 18 - January 18
  • Classes Start: January 19
  • Spring breaks: Feb 7-13 and March 16-21
  • Classes End: May 7
  • Exams May 8-12
  • Closing ceremony: May 21
Number of Weeks: 16 (fall), 19 (spring)
* Billable item