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If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Japan, this page has all the information you need.
If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at, or by phoning +44 1752 588049.

International tuition fees

Fees for undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught programmes can be found in the 'fees, costs and funding' section of the relevant course webpage. 
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International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Entry requirements


We require applicants to have completed the 高等学校卒業証書 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) also known as the Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho and a foundation year programme or equivalent. 

Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.


We require applicants to have completed either the 学士 bachelor degree known as Gakushi or the 高度専門士 Advanced Diploma from a recognised institution with the following criteria:

Japanese degree classification - percentage Japanese degree classification - grade  Japanese degree classification - description UK degree equivalent 
90% - 100% S or A  Shū 秀 Outstanding 1st
75% - 89% A or B Yū 優 Excellent 2:1
65% - 74% B or C Ryō 良 Good 2:2

English language requirements

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.

Agents in Japan

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agents in Japan – they'll be happy to help.

Affinity Co. Ltd
3F Jingu Gaien Bldg. 2-7-25 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 
Branches: Osaka, Fukuoka 

Find out what our students think

Our student profiles offer the chance to hear from international students who have already experienced living and studying in Plymouth.
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