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Application Guidelines and Tuition

Annual Year 2023
Postsecondary Course I (Daytime)
Course Name Course Term Number of Applicants
Synthesis Specialisms of Design Graphic Design Course Daytime 3 Year Curriculum 40 students
Visual Design Course
Synthesis Specialisms of Illustration Course 40 students
Graphic Design Course Daytime 2 Year Curriculum 240 students
Illustration Course
Interior Design Course
Comic Illustration Course
Manga Course
Postsecondary Course II (Evening)     
Course Name Course Term Number of Applicants
Graphic Design Course Evening 2 Year Curriculum 40 students
Illustration Course
Secondary Education
Course Name Course Term Number of Applicants
Manga Special Course Professional Debut Major 1 Year Curriculum / 1 Day per week 15 students
Manga Artist Development Major 25 students
*The Manga Special Course is open to those who have graduated from the Postsecondary Course (I or II) at NDS, or have graduated (including those expected to graduate) from a technical college, junior college or university specializing in the same field. For details, please contact the school Administration Office.
*Lessons may not take place.

Academic Fees

Postsecondary Course I (Daytime 3 Year Curriculum)
Synthesis Specialisms of Design Graphic Design Course Visual Design Course, Synthesis Specialisms of Illustration Course
First Year Students Second Year Students
Third Year Students
Admissions Fee JPY180,000
Tuition JPY800,000 JPY800,000
Facility Fee JPY250,000 JPY250,000
Practical Training Fee JPY160,000 JPY160,000
Total Fees JPY1,390,000 JPY1,210,000
Other Study Tour Reserve Fund, Healthcare Fee, Alumni Association Fee, Graduation Related Fees(See below)
Postsecondary Course I (Daytime 2 Year Curriculum)
Graphic Design Course, Illustration Course, Interior Design Course, Comic Illustration Course, Manga Course
First Year Students Second Year Students
Admissions Fee JPY180,000
Tuition JPY800,000 JPY800,000
Facility Fee JPY170,000 JPY170,000
Practical Training Fee JPY140,000 JPY140,000
Total Fees JPY1,290,000 JPY1,110,000
Other Study Tour Reserve Fund, Healthcare Fee, Alumni Association Fee, Graduation Related Fees(See below)
Postsecondary Course II (Evening 2 Year Curriculum)
Graphic Design Course, Illustration Course
First Year Students Second Year Students
Admissions Fee JPY120,000
Tuition JPY380,000 JPY380,000
Facility Fee JPY60,000 JPY60,000
Practical Training Fee JPY60,000 JPY60,000
Total Fees JPY620,000 JPY500,000
Other Healthcare Fee, Alumni Association Fee, Graduation Related Fees(See below)
*As a general rule, academic fees must be paid annually in lump sum, however, annual tuition may be paid in 2 installments. For those requesting payment in installments, please contact the Admissions Office.
*Please note that academic fees and matters relating to academic fees may be subject to change during enrollment.
Study Tour Reserve Fund
Synthesis Specialisms of Design/Grapihc Design,Visual Design(3 Year Curriculum) / Applied Illustration(3 Year Curriculum) / All 2 Year Curriculum Courses
In the second year, an overseas study tour will take place. The participation fee for the tour will be paid in 2 installments under a fund system. Payment of each installment is due, 1) on admissions, and 2) with the payment of the academic fees for the second year. Additional fees may be required depending on the destination (second year). *Please note that additional fuel surcharges may be incurred to the cost of the study tour.
Total Amount of Reserve Fund: JPY 210,000 (①JPY 110,000, ②JPY 100,000) 〜 JPY 250,000 (Additional of about JPY 40,000)
Healthcare Fee
This fee will cover health examinations and student union insurance (including academic fees insurance). For details of the insurance, please refer to the "Student Union Insurance" page (pg. 19). The healthcare fee will be JPY20,000 per year.
Alumni Association Fee
This fee will cover the operational costs of the alumni association (the purpose of which is to promote exchanges between students and alumni). The alumni association fee will be JPY10,000 due in the graduating year. The fee is for lifetime membership and is a one-time installment in the graduating year only.
Graduation Related Fees
This fee will cover the costs of the graduation party and graduation exhibition. The fee will be approximately JPY32,000 (approximately JPY50,000 for the Manga Course) due in the graduating year.
Equipment Purchase Fees on Admissions
An amount of JPY40,000-100,000 will be required depending on the course. Additionally, students will also be required to purchase a Mac notebook computer (Comic Illustration Course and Manga Course will require a Windows notebook computer or an LCD pen tablet). Students who already own design equipment will be asked to purchase any missing required items. Details will be provided at the admissions orientation session.
Other Lesson Fees: Off-campus study, fieldtrips, supplies
Students will be required to pay the transportation fees to and from off-campus study and fieldtrip locations. The total cost per month for purchasing supplies and transportation fees is approximately JPY2,000-6,000.
For those applicants who decline admission due to various circumstances after payment of the academic fees, and request a refund of said fees (excluding the admission fee), must notify the school Administration Office in writing (clearly stating the reason for declining, and signed/stamped by the applicant and his/her guardian(s)), to be received no later than March 31, 2023.