Application Guidelines and Tuition

Annual Year 2019

Postsecondary Course I (Daytime)

Course Name Number of Applicants Course Term Selection Process
Visual Design Course 40 students Daytime 3 Year Curriculum Document screening or interview
Social Design Course 20 students
Graphic Design Course 270 students Daytime 2 Year Curriculum Document screening or interview
Illustration Course
Interior Design Course
Comic Illustration Course
Manga Course

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Postsecondary Course II (Evening)

Course Name Number of Applicants Course Term Selection Process
Graphic Design Course 80 students Evening 2 Year Curriculum Document screening or interview
Manga Course

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Secondary Education

Course Name Number of Applicants Course Term Selection Process
Manga Special Course Professional Debut Major 15 students 1 Year Curriculum / 1 Day per week Interview
Work Evaluation
Manga Artist Development Major 25 students

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*The Manga Special Course is open to those who have graduated from the Postsecondary Course (I or II) at NDG, 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

Academic Fees by Course

Academic Fees Course
Postsecondary Course I
(Daytime 3 Year Curriculum)
Postsecondary Course I
(Daytime 3 Year Curriculum)
Postsecondary Course I
(Daytime 2 Year Curriculum)
Postsecondary Course II
(Evening 2 Year Curriculum)
Visual Design Course Social Design Course Graphic Design Course
Illustration Course
Interior Design Course
Comic Illustration Course
Manga Course
Graphic Design Course
Manga Course
Admissions Fee
(one time payment)
JPY180,000 JPY180,000 JPY180,000 JPY120,000
Tuition
(Per Year)
JPY800,000 JPY800,000 JPY800,000 JPY380,000
Facility Fee
(Per Year)
JPY260,000 JPY160,000 JPY160,000 JPY50,000
Practical Training Fee
(Per Year)
JPY130,000 JPY230,000 JPY130,000 JPY50,000
Total Fees for
First Year Students
JPY1,370,000 JPY1,370,000 JPY1,270,000 JPY600,000
Total Fees for
Second Year Students
JPY1,190,000 JPY1,190,000 JPY1,090,000 JPY480,000
Total Fees for
Third Year Students
JPY1,190,000 JPY1,190,000    

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*Study tour reserve fund (course I, 2/3 year curriculum only), healthcare fee, alumni association fee, graduation related fees will be due in addition to the above academic fees.

*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

◆Social Design Course I (3 Year Curriculum)
In the second year, an overseas study tour, and in the third year, a domestic fieldwork tour will take place. The participation fee for the tour will be paid in 3 installments under a fund system. Payment of each installment is due, 1) on admissions, 2) with the payment of the academic fees for the second year, and 3) with the payment of the academic fees for the third year. *Please note that additional fuel surcharges may be incurred to the cost of the study tour.
Total Amount of Reserve Fund: JPY 500,000 (①JPY 100,000 ②JPY 200,000 ③JPY 200,000)

◆Visual Design Course I (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, 2019.