Cost of Study, Scholarship


At the University of Tokyo, the one-off enrollment fee and annual tuition are payable at the same rate regardless of the area of study or the number of credit points awarded.

Master’s Course Doctoral Course
Admission Fee (One Time Only)                                 ¥282,000
Tuition Fee (Annual)         ¥535,800         ¥520,800

For more details about the cost of study at the University of Tokyo, please refer to UT Prospective-Students website.

A limited number of scholarships funded by the Japanese Government (MEXT: Monbukagakusho) may be available to outstanding applicants. These scholarships cover the enrollment fee and tuition as well as living expenses. Selection for these scholarships will be conducted concurrently with selection for admission. Please note that the IPADS Office does not disclose the availability of these scholarships prior to the selection. No reply will be given to such inquiries.

IPADS also welcomes applications from students who have been made an initial offer of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship through the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Prospective students interested in this pathway should contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate. The application deadline differs for each country, but as a guideline, it is usually between March and May of the year before the commencement of study. More information about the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship is available at UT Campus Life webisite.

A number of other scholarships, both publicly and privately funded, may be also available to students with extraordinary merits. Such scholarships include, but are not limited to:

  • private scholarships offered by benefactors

To check the available scholarships at our graduate school, please visit the OICE (Office for International Cooperation and Exchange) website.

Tuition exemption

In addition, the University offers a tuition waiver program for other students who meet certain criteria. Please visit UT Prospective-Students website for more details. (Be aware that even in cases of extreme financial need, the tuition wavier generally isn’t above 50%.)


Admission offers to IPADS do not guarantee the award of a scholarship to students. In addition, application for some of the scholarships listed above will open only after enrollment. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding for enrollment fees, tuition and living costs for themselves and families.

The IPADS Office does not offer advices on financial matters including scholarships. No reply will be given to such inquiries.