Medical Treatment Fees (National Health Insurance)

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.