All international students with “College Student” visa status are required to enroll in the National Health Insurance program. Medical expenses claimed by the students are reduced to 30% by joining the National Health Insurance program. Although this insurance carries a nominal premium, approximately 23,300 yen a year, it brings the students advantages especially in the case of serious illnesses or injuries that require hospitalization. Family members also enrolled in the program receive a substantial discount.
Note: Under the “Large Medical Expenses System” (Kougaku iryou futan seido), if your medical expenses exceed a set amount in one month, you may be eligible for a refund. Please ask the International Student Center Office for details.