Above estimates are in US dollars using exchange rate: US $1 = ¥ 112. Regional students are charged a tuition fee approximately $500 more per semester than in-state students. Five College students are charged the out-of-state tuition fee. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Housing Fee: Private room in DK House Tokyo Nerima about 45 min. commute from campus. Sophia University will send a housing bill to the student about 8 weeks before start of semester. Housing bill will be due about 4 weeks before start of semester.
For information on all housing options please visit: www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/exchangeprograms/housingInfo_costs/housing_info. 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.
Housing Deposit: Students will be required to pay a Security Deposit of which Y25,000 is refundable if there is no damage to the room.
Bedding Lease: Students have the option of rental bedding. Fee listed is for DK House.
Passport Fees: Applicable if applying for a passport for the first time or for renewal passport.
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. In addition, students need to 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 (www.ipo.umass.edu) for information regarding health insurance including the UMass insurance policy.
Local Transportation: This is estimate for cost of commuting between housing and campus.
Educational Travel: Estimate for student-planned travel in-country during time abroad. Make sure you figure this out before you go so that you don't have to request more funds from your family!
Miscellaneous: This is for the Administrative Fee.