*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
Nanzan 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: 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 early-mid July for fall semester and late October-early November 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. Check the Nanzan University CJS Brochure webpage for more information.
Housing Deposit (refundable): Students must pay this housing deposit (Y30,000) upon receipt of the housing and mandatory fees invoice. It will be refunded if there is no damage to their rooms or outstanding library books, etc.
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.
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 are also billed by Nanzan for "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 an estimate for getting from the airport to Nanzan, and also for getting around the greater Nagoya area on the subway/train for Homestay students. Dormitory students will not have daily commuting costs and should budget $300-$400 for local transportation.
Personal Expenses: This is an estimate for laundry, cellphone, toiletries, clothing, social/leisure, personal travel, etc.