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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Hitotsubashi University (BHI).

Fall Budget Sheet for Hitotsubashi University (BHI)
Fall Budget Sheet for Hitotsubashi University (BHI)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $24,610.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,469.00
Billable subtotal:  $27,079.00
Lodging   $400.00
Meals   $2,250.00
Personal Expenses   $760.00
Local Transportation   $350.00
Books and Supplies   $475.00
Mandatory Health Insurance   $65.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,800.00
Total: $32,879.00
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on March 27, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 105.12 Japanese Yen (March 27, 2018)

Lodging: The housing fee is based on the housing fees at Residence Hall Ikkyo-Ryo. Students should budget for the housing option they select and also be sure to budget in any additional fees.

Utilities and other housing expenses are not included in the lodging expense. Utilities are calculated as follows:
  • Utilities: 7000 yen/month for 4 months
  • Internet: 1800 yen/month for 4 months (contracted to an internet service provider)
  • Fire Insurance: 16780 yen/semester (*13,000 of total acts as insurance deposit, refunded at conclusion of semester)
  • Linens: 12,000 yen/semester
  • Departure Cleaning Fee: 12,000 yen/semester
Meals: N/A

Personal Expenses: This estimate is meant to cover general expenses of college life, including additional course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, cell phone, etc. Personal expenses do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs. Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits.  They may include entertainment and personal travel.

Local Transportation: Based on a mix of using metro and bicycle to commute from residence hall to campus.

Books and Supplies: N/A

Visa Fee: There are no Visa fees for US Citizens, and fees are waived for some 50+ nationalities found at the following link:

Additional Program Information: Mandatory Japanese National Health Insurance is estimated at 1,500 yen/month for 4 months + 800 yen for Personal Accident Insurance

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* Billable item