Undergraduate Admissions for International Students Policy Type 1 (Document Screening)

11. APPLICATION FEE

Paying the Application Fee of 20,000 JPY for 2018 will enable applicants to apply for the following examinations:
  • Undergraduate Admissions for International Students Type I (Document Screening) Spring and Fall Admission
  • Undergraduate Admissions for International Students Type 2 (Exam and Interview)
  • Transfer Admission for International Students

Application Fee Payment Method

Pay the application fee of 20,000 JPY by credit card when you submit your online application.
Note:
If the payment via credit card does not go through due to technical difficulties, bank transfer is allowed (its fees would be borne by the applicant). If you wish to make a wire transfer, contact the office via the online application page.

12. SCHOLARSHIP SYSTEM

The scholarship system for international students enrolling from 2018 will suffer a change on the stipend amount and references

Tuition Fee exemption

By the time of the application to the International Students Admission, the candidates can also apply for the Tuition Fee exemption. When applying, please submit the Income Certificate referred to January to December 2016 (or the earliest one-year period available) of all financial supporters together with the Application for Tuition Fee Exemption form.
◆About Tuition Fee exemption for Undergraduate students
Tuition Fee exemption will be granted for Undergraduate students according to the household annual income as the chart below:
Household Annual Income Exemption ratio
Below 4,000,000 JPY 100% exemption
From 4,000,000 to 8,000,000 JPY 50% exemption
From 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 JPY 25% exemption
Above 10,000,000 JPY No exemption
◆About Tuition Fee exemption for Preparatory Japanese Language Program students
Tuition Fee exemption will be granted for the Preparatory Japanese Language Program for students approved under “Conditional Acceptance” according to the household annual income as the chart below:
Household Annual Income Exemption ratio
Below 10,000,000 JPY No exemption
Above 10,000,000 JPY No exemption
Note:
In principle, household income refers to those of the father and mother. If one or both of father and mother have no income, you must explain the situation in the application form for academic fee exemption.
 
  • Scholarship application results will be notified jointly with admission decisions to granted applicants only.
  • After enrollment, a review of exemption for the subsequent academic year will be conducted yearly. If the recipient’s cumulative GPA is below 2.0 or does not earn at least 30 credits in the year, the exemption will not be granted for the subsequent year.
  • Appendix shows the fees required for year 1 of students granted academic fee exemption.

Scholarship

After enrollment in the Undergraduate degree at Soka University, students will be able to apply for the Makiguchi Foundation Scholarship for International Students. Application procedures will be explained after enrollment at the briefing session.
Year 1, first semester:
- 30,000 JPY per month
Year 1, second semester and after:
- For students with GPA above 4.0: 50,000 JPY
- For students with GPA above 3.0 and below 4.0: 40,000 JPY
- For students with GPA above 2.0 and below 3.0: 30,000 JPY
- For students with GPA below 2.0: no scholarship
 
Note:
The Grade Point Average (GPA) at SOKA is calculated on a 5.0 scale.
As a general rule, if a student is receiving scholarship from elsewhere, scholarship from Soka would not be granted.

13.SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES :

International Affairs Office Admissions Section
Soka University
1-236 Tangi-machi
Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-8577, JAPAN
Telephone: +81-42-691-8200
Fax: +81-42-691-9456

Appendix – Fees for year 1 (Fees for students expected to enroll in 2018)

Please note that the amount for tuition and other fees may suffer changes.

Preparatory Japanese Language Program (For students approved under Conditional Admission - Half year)

Fees Standard Half Exemption
Admission fee 50,000 JPY 50,000 JPY
Tuition 250,000 JPY 125,000 JPY
Health fee 4,000 JPY 4,000 JPY
Course materials 15,000 JPY 15,000 JPY
Insurance fee 4,300 JPY 4,300 JPY
Total 323,300 JPY 198,300JPY

Preparatory Japanese Language Program (For students approved under Conditional Admission - Full year)

Fees Standard Half Exemption
Admission fee 50,000 JPY 50,000 JPY
Tuition 500,000 JPY 250,000 JPY
Health fee 8,000 JPY 8,000 JPY
Course materials 30,000 JPY 30,000 JPY
Insurance fee 7,260 JPY 7,260 JPY
Total 595,260 JPY 345,260JPY

Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Law

Fees Standard Full Exemption Half Exemption Quarter Exemption
Admission fee 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
Tuition 600,000 JPY 0 JPY 300,000 JPY 450,000 JPY
Registration fee 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY
School fees 240,000 JPY 0 JPY 120,000 JPY 180,000 JPY
Total 1,100,000 JPY 260,000 JPY 680,000 JPY 890,000 JPY

Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Education

Fees Standard Full Exemption Half Exemption Quarter Exemption
Admission fee 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
Tuition 620,000 JPY 0 JPY 310,000 JPY 465,000 JPY
Registration fee 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY
School fees 240,000 JPY 0 JPY 120,000 JPY 180,000 JPY
Total 1,120,000 JPY 260,000 JPY 690,000 JPY 905,000 JPY

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Fees Standard Full Exemption Half Exemption Quarter Exemption
Admission fee 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
Tuition 900,000 JPY 0 JPY 450,000 JPY 675,000 JPY
Registration fee 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY
School fees 260,000 JPY 0 JPY 130,000 JPY 195,000 JPY
Laboratory fees 80,000 JPY 0 JPY 40,000 JPY 60,000 JPY
Total 1,500,000 JPY 260,000 JPY 880,000 JPY 1,190,000 JPY

Faculty of International Liberal Arts

Fees Standard Full Exemption Half Exemption Quarter Exemption
Admission fee 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY 200,000 JPY
Tuition 840,000 JPY 0 JPY 420,000 JPY 630,000 JPY
Registration fee 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 60,000 JPY
School fees 240,000 JPY 0 JPY 120,000 JPY 180,000 JPY
Total 1,340,000 JPY 260,000 JPY 800,000 JPY 1,070,000 JPY
Additionally 19,000 JPY is required for Gakuyu-kai Club Association fees upon enrollment.