Cheapest Tuition Universities in Asia: Study in Japan and China plus Cost of Living and Tuition


As an international student, are you interested in studying in a  country where bullet trains are used? Then Japan might be the right place for you!  The japanese Government has placed huge emphasis in attracting international students;that’s why the Government has decreed that 300,000 international  students be admitted  by 2020. The beautiful thing about Japan is that the Ministry of Education is beginning to introduce courses taught in English into their University System,so English speaking students need not worry any more. The tuition fee at Universities in Japan is reasonably  low compared to other developed countries. In addition, there are numerous scholarships  for international students requiring funding for their studies.

Cost of Living

The Monthly living cost in Japan for an international student from overseas is pe $1,200  

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Tuition Fees

Japanese Universities are comparably cheap. The tuition fee in an average University in Japan should be roughly $5000 per year. The good thing about studying in Japan is that there are numerous scholarships international students can apply for.

Admission Procedure

For an International student,application into a Japanese University is easy to get.Those who have academic qualifications such as an International Baccalate and  are 18 years of age are eligible  for admission to a Japanese university. For postgraduate students, a valid degree from a recognized international University is required.

List of Universities

Aichi Gakuin University

Aichi University

Akita International University

Akita Prefectural University

Aoyama Gakuin University

Asahikawa Medical University

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Are you searching for comprehensive information on  low tuition universities in China? Look no further!  We have dedicated this article to discussing the application process, tuition and living costs, scholarship opportunities as well as the visa application process.

China is home to some of Asia Pacific’s very best universities in terms of their teaching and research achievements. According to the QS Asia University Rankings 2010, among the eight institutions funded by the UGC, three institutions, The University of Hong Kong (first place), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (second) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (fourth) are in the top five in Asia and in the top 50 in the world. Another two institutions, City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, are also within the top 200 in the world.

The Application Process

Most university applications are done online these days and china is no exception. There are online application services available for international students who wish to study in chine. One such service is the CUCAS University Application Service.

The procedure is quite simple through this online service:

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–          Step 1 Choose university & course

–          Step 2 Complete online application

–          Step 3 Pay the application fee which is directly charged by the university

–          Step 4 Track application status and get the result

Documents that may be required:

  1.  Application Form for International Students
  2.  The notarized Xerox copies of the certificates for the last degree and graduation

3. The notarized Xerox copy of the transcript for the last degree and graduation

  1.  A Xerox copy of the valid passport (Photo page)
  2.  A Xerox copy of the certificate for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) for those who intend to study in Chinese.

6.Two references from two professors or associate professors for master and doctoral programs

Application deadlines

Universities in China normally have two semesters, the Spring semester and Autumn semester.  

For the autumn semester applications should be submitted between late February and late July.

For the spring semester applications should be submitted between late October and late January.

Tuition and living costs:

Here’s a rough estimate of expenses for self- supporting international students. Costs vary from university to university and even time to time. It’s always best to consult your university for more up-to-date information.

Tuition fee for arts subjects –          Undergraduates, Chinese-language trainees US $1,700-3,200 annually

–          Postgraduates US $2,200-3,700 annually

–          Doctoral students US $2,700-4,200 annually

–          Short-term students US $350-600 per month

Tuition fee for science, technology, agriculture, medicine, sports, art –          Undergraduates, common trainees US $1,800-6,400 annually

–          Postgraduates US $2,600-7,400 annually

–          Doctoral students US $2,900-8,400 annually

–          Short-term students US $350-1,200 annually

Registration fee –          US $50-100
Accommodation –          US $2-3 per person (in a shared room with a public toilet and bathroom). Accommodation of a higher standard is often available, although at greater expense.
Course materials –          US $30-50 for arts subjects, a little bit more for sciences, agronomy, medicine, sports and art.
Canteen food –          US $40-60 per person per month for foreign student dining halls; US $20-30 per person per month for Chinese student dining halls.

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