Entrance Examination Fee, Enrollment Fee, and Tuition
International students have to pay the following entrance examination fee, enrolment fee, and tuition. However, government-sponsored students, students of the Special Selection (Animal and Food Hygiene Program only), special auditors and special research students from universities with an exchange agreement do not have to pay them.
|Entrance exam fee||Enrollment fee||Tuition||Time to pay||Method of payment|
|Undergraduate （Transfer admission）||￥17,000 （￥30,000）||￥282,000||￥535,800/year (￥267,900/semester)||1st Semester: by last day of April, 2nd Semester: by last day of October||Account transfer or pay at the Financial Section|
|Research student||￥9,800||￥84,600||￥356,400/year (￥178,200/semester)||The amount will be prorated based on the time when you begin your studies.|
|Special auditor||None from a student from a university with exchange agreement||Same as research students|
|Special research student||None from a student from a university with exchange agreement||Same as research students|
Enrollment Fee and Tuition Waiver
There are cases where all or half of the enrollment fee and tuition is waived or payment deferral is granted when a privately-funded student has difficulty in paying them. However, the waiver or moratorium (delay in payment) is not given to non-regular students such as research students.
Waiver/Deferral of Enrollment Fee
|Application requirement||a||In a case where a prospective undergraduate student’s main financial supporter dies, or where the prospective undergraduate student or his/her financial supporter suffers from a natural disaster within one year before admission.|
|b||In a case equivalent to the preceding clause that the president of the university acknowledges a student deserving the waiver/deferral.|
|c||In a case where a prospective graduate student difficulties in paying the fee for economic reasons but has an excellent academic record, or in the case where a prospective graduate student is in the same situation as mentioned in the previous clauses.|
|Application period||By the deadline of enrollment period. Please check the enrollment period in the Application for Admission.|
|Others||Ask Student Life Supporting Staff of the Student Educational Support Section for the details.|
Waiver/Deferral of Tuition
|Application requirement||a||In the case where a student has difficulty in paying the tuition for economic reasons but doing very well in his or her studies.|
|b||In a case where a student’s financial supporter dies, or where a student or their supporter suffers from a natural disaster, within six months before the application for the waiver/deferral (one year before admission if the student is in the first semester of the first year).|
|c||In an equivalent case to the preceding clauses where the president of the university acknowledges a student is deserving of the waiver/deferral.|
|*To be eligible for a waiver/deferral, a student needs to have paid tuition, except for the semester for which the waiver/deferral is requested, by the date the application is submitted.|
|Submit application to||Student Life Supporting Staff of the Student Educational Support Section|
|Period of application||1st Semester: Early April (The application form is available from mid-February to mid-March.)
2nd Semester: From late September to early October (The application form is available from mid-July to early September.)
|Notification of the result||1st Semester: Late May
2nd Semester: Mid-November (The student will be notified by the Student Educational Support Section and announcement will be posted on the bulletin board.)
National Health Insurance（Kokumin Kenko Hoken 国民健康保険）
International students who reside in Japan for longer than three months and whose status of residence is “Student” must join the National Health Insurance (NHI). The purpose of the National Health Insurance System is to have the cost of medical treatments shared by the national and local governments, and patients, so that individuals can receive medical care without worrying about the costs. Within 14 days from your arrival in Japan, after your register your place of residence at the Family Register and Family Affairs Section at Obihiro City Hall, go to the National Insurance Section and join the NHI. Joining the NHI is mandatory, not optional.
If you have already been living in Japan before entering Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, withdraw from the NHI at the local municipal government office where you are living before moving to Obihiro. Rejoin the NHI after you move to Obihiro.
Items Necessary to Join
You need to bring your Residence Card to join the NHI. If you did not get your Residence Card when you entered Japan, show your passport at the NHI section. Later the Certificate of Person Insured by National Health Insurance (insurance card) will be mailed to your registered address.
The NHI fee varies depending on the area where you live and your income. For an international student who has just come to Japan, it will be a little less than 2,000 yen per month. However, if your income increases because of a part-time job, your NHI fee for the next fiscal year will increase accordingly, since the fee is calculated based on the income of the preceding financial year. Your scholarship is not included in your income. If you have difficulty in paying the fee, there are systems of fee reduction, payment deferral, and installment payments available. Ask the NHI Section of the City Hall for details.
Benefits of Joining NHI
By showing the insurance card at a clinic or hospital, 70% of the total medical costs covered by the Health Insurance Act will be paid by the NHI. In other words, you have to pay only 30% of the doctor’s fee and cost of medicine.
Also there is a system to help pay for extremely expensive medical treatments (not applicable for types of treatment not covered by the NHI).
Furthermore, the medical expenses you pay outside Japan, for example, during a temporary return home, may be refunded if you apply (not applicable for types of treatment not covered by the NHI).
You cannot use these systems unless you pay the NHI fee. If you don’t pay, you will receive a letter or telephone call from the City Hall requesting payment. The simplest way to pay is to set up an automatic bank transfer after you open a bank account so that you will not forget to pay. You can do this procedure at the NHI section of the City Hall or the bank where you opened your account, so take your bill for the NHI fee, you bankbook, seal (hanko) used for the bankbook and your identification there.
National Pension Insurance
The National Pension Insurance (National Pension) is an insurance system provided by the Japanese government, in which the following three pensions will be available to those who have paid a monthly insurance fee:
- Old-age basic pension: starts for those who have paid the insurance fee for a certain period of time after they turn 65 years of age.
- Disability basic pension: is provided to those who are enrolled in the National Pension when they become disabled because of disease or injury.
- Survivor’s basic pension: is provided the families of those who are enrolled in the National Pension die.
Enrollment in the National Pension is a legal obligation. However, the insurance fee is too expensive for many international students (￥14,980/month in the fiscal year 2012). After joining, we recommend that you apply for the student payment waiver system. Technically, it is a deferral until you enter the workforce. Apply at the NHI Section of the City Hall.
Even though you completed the procedures for the waiver after you enrolled, you will receive a payment notice at the beginning, but you do not have to pay the insurance fee.
However, if your annual income is beyond a certain amount, you may not be eligible for the exemption the next fiscal year. Ask the NHI Section of the City Hall for the details.
For Those Whose Period of Residence Is Three Months or Less
Those whose period of residence is three months or less cannot join the NHI or National Pension. Therefore, in case you are involved in an accident, or sick or injured in Japan, you must get an insurance policy that covers expenses in such cases before you come to Japan. After you get an insurance policy, email a copy of the certificate of insurance to the Staff for International Students.
Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (PAS)
Liability Insurance coupled with PAS A Course (Liability Insurance)
PAS covers disability brought on by an unexpected accident or disaster during education, research or extracurricular activities, or commuting.
Liability Insurance covers injury to other people or damage to things owned by other people caused by the covered student during education, research or extracurricular activities, school events, or travel to/from the sites of those activities/events.
These insurances are commonly of voluntary enrollment, but Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine instructs all students to enroll in these insurances. The insurance documents are given with a letter of acceptance to regular students. Pay the fee using the enclosed bill at a Japan Post Bank. The documents are given directly to research students and special auditors from the Student Life Supporting Staff of the Student Educational Support Section.
Comprehensive Personal Liability and Accident Insurance for Students coupled with PAS (Comprehensive Insurance for Students)
Comprehensive Insurance for Students can be added to PAS on a voluntary basis when you think the coverage of PAS is not enough. It not only covers injuries outside campus, and illnesses, but also includes comprehensive residential coverage. Ask the Student Life Supporting Staff of the Student Educational Support Section for details.
Entrance Examination Fee and Enrollment Fee Payment by Overseas Remittance
Follow the instructions below if you will pay the entrance examination fee and the enrollment fee by overseas remittance. It may take one week to 10 days from the date of your remittance for us to confirm the receipt, so make sure you pay well in advance.
Email to Staff for International Students, Student Educational Support Section
Before remitting the entrance examination fee or the enrollment fee, inform our Staff for International Students (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email that you will remit. In the email, include:
- full name of the examinee/matriculate;
- program applied for;
- receiving professor at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine;
- planned day of the remittance;
- name of the remitter (if different from the examinee/matriculate, specify the relationship to him/her), and;
- email address and telephone number. Put “REMITTANCE TO OUAVM” in the subject of the email. Type the subject in English in order to avoid spam filtering and character corruption. Email without a subject will be deleted without being read.
After emailing the Staff for International Students, remit the fee to our account specified below. When remitting, keep the following points in mind:
- If the remitter is not the examinee/matriculate, put the examinee/matriculate’s name in the “Message to payee” space.
- Put “PAY IN FULL” in the “Message to payee” space in the remittance application form so that the exact payment amount is received.
- Please pay the commission for the banking institution at which you make remittance, if any, in addition to the yen exchange charge and remittance charge.
Report to Staff for International Students, Student Educational Support Section
After remittance, send by fax or by attaching to email the Application for Remittance (Application for Funds Transfers [Overseas], or some other name) to Staff for International Students, Student Educational Support Section.
Account of Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Type of remittance
Method of payment
Advise and pay
Yen exchange charge
Paid by the remitter
Paid by the remitter
Purpose of payment
|検定料 または 入学金
Entrance examination fee/ enrollment fee
Amount of remittance
Specified fee for each procedure
※送金依頼書の連絡事項欄( message to payee )に「 PAY IN FULL 」と記入し、送金にかかる各種手数料は合格者が負担してください。 *Put “PAY IN FULL” in the “Message to payee” space of the remittance application form. The examinee/matriculate pays the required charges.
|8||送金先詳細 Information on recipient of payment|
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