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Scholarships and Costs

Tuition Scholarships available for 2018 entry international students

Studying full-time for an MBA is a considerable investment of time and money, and applicants should be prepared for this commitment. In addition to tuition fees, students will need to budget for accommodation and living expenses, health insurance, travel, and other miscellaneous costs.

To assist your MBA studies at Doshisha Business School, we are pleased to be able to offer a number of generous scholarships and funding opportunities to international students. Please see below for further information.

Be sure to check the Student Life page to see what our current students have to say about scholarship opportunities at Doshisha Business School.

Please note that a certain number of Japanese language and culture courses offered by Doshisha’s Center for Language and Culture (“CJLC”) are open to international students enrolled in our program free of charge. Check our Study Japanese: Language & JMBA Courses page for further information.

Education Costs

The cost of your MBA education: 2018 University Fees

Our fees in Japanese yen for 2018 are as follows:
Fees/SemesterYear1Year 2
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Admission Fee200,000(-)(-)(-)
Tuition Fees299,000299,000301,500301,500
Facilities Fee54,50054,50060,50060,500
Total Fees
(2-year period)
1,631,000

Initial Registration Fee: 200,000+ 299,000 + 54,500 = 553,500 yen

Notes:
  • Different admission fee will be applied to students who obtained their undergraduate or graduate degrees at Doshisha University.
  • Tuition will vary depending on a percentage of tuition reduction via the Doshisha University Merit Scholarship for Self-Funded International Students.

Payment Schedule

At Doshisha Business School we recognize the financial commitment required to study for a MBA degree. Except for the Initial Registration Fee, our course fees (Tuition and Facilities Fee) are payable in installments each semester which considerably reduces ‘up-front’ costs and allows you to spread the cost of your studies over the two-year period of registration.

Please refer to our Living in Kyoto page for estimated monthly living expenses in Kyoto, and other costs.

Scholarships for 2018 entry students

This page provides information on our three Doshisha University scholarships and the MEXT scholarship. There may be other scholarship opportunities available for our international students. We will update the scholarship information when such opportunity arises.

Visit the Student Life to read experiences of current students who have received other scholarships during their studies.

Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students

All successful international applicants* to our program for 2018 entry are eligible for Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students, tuition-reduction scholarships ranging from 30% to 100% of tuition fees. The scholarship types and total fees are as follows: *Conditions may apply to some international applicants.

100% Tuition-Reduction
For 20% to 30% of international students
Fees/SemesterYear1Year 2
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Admission Fee200,000(-)(-)(-)
Tuition Fees0000
Facilities Fee54,50054,50060,50060,500
Total Fees430,000 (approximately 4,300 USD *1USD = 100JPY)

50% Tuition-Reduction
For 30% to 40% of international students
Fees/SemesterYear1Year 2
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Admission Fee200,000(-)(-)(-)
Tuition Fees149,500149,500150,750150,750
Facilities Fee54,50054,50060,50060,500
Total Fees1,030,500 (approximately 10,305 USD *1 USD = 100 JPY)

30% Tuition-Reduction
For 40% of international students
Fees/SemesterYear1Year 2
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Admission Fee200,000(-)(-)(-)
Tuition Fees209,300209,300211,050211,050
Facilities Fee54,50054,50060,50060,500
Total Fees1,270,700 (approximately 12,707 USD *1USD = 100JPY)

Doshisha University Graduate School Scholarship

The university is dedicated to financially help students achieve their educational goals and complete their Master’s degree at Doshisha University. The recipients of this scholarship will receive an amount equal to one half of the total tuition and is available to selected students. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. 100% reduced-tuition, MEXT, and other government scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Doshisha University Graduate School Special Scholarship

This special scholarship award is intended to recruit the best student to Doshisha University. The Doshisha Business School Dean will nominate one student for this award. The recipient of this scholarship will receive an equivalent amount of one year’s worth of tuition fees plus 120,000 yen. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Students cannot apply for this scholarship directly and 100% reduced-tuition, MEXT, and other government scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship
[University Recommendation]

Each year a number of students are awarded the prestigious MEXT Scholarship University Recommendation, funded by the Japanese government. The MEXT scholarship covers tuition costs, living expenses, and transportation from overseas.

Doshisha Business School will nominate ONE or TWO strong candidates among the successful round 1 applicants who meet all the requirements and conditions in accordance with the regulations of the MEXT scholarship award. If you wish to be considered for the MEXT Scholarship University Recommendation from Doshisha University, then we require that that you apply to our program within the first round in December 2017.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship
[Embassy Recommendation]

If you wish to apply for the MEXT Scholarship Embassy Recommendation for 2019 intake, please contact the Embassy of Japan in your country for further information and please contact the International Center, Office of International Students regarding Doshisha University scheme for MEXT scholarship. (http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/admission/guide/mext.html).

* If you have applied for this scholarship through your local Japanese embassy or consulate and have passed the preliminary screening stage, please see the following webpage for details regarding securing a letter of acceptance from Doshisha University. Doshisha University, Office of International Students, "For Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship “Passing Certificate of the Primary Screening” holders"
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