How is Student life in Japan for a Nepali

student life in japan as nepali 2022

Are you planning to study in Japan and wondering how student life in Japan is? so, let me tell you it can be fantastic and tiresome at the same time.

As a Nepalese student, you might be wondering what to expect when it comes to living and studying in Japan. How much will you be able to earn through part-time work? What is the cost of living like in Japan? Will I be able to send money back home? and all.

This blog post will answer some of your most pressing questions about Student life in Japan as a Nepalese. We’ll discuss everything from visas to accommodation, so you can be fully prepared for your time in this fascinating country.

So, you want to study in Japan? Well, it’s not going to be easy, but it’s definitely worth it.

As a Nepalese student, you’ll likely find that the academic and social environments here are very different from what you’re used to. You’ll need to be prepared to work hard and make new friends, but ultimately it will be an enriching experience that will broaden your horizons.

The Cost of Living for a Nepali Student in Japan

So you’ve decided to study in Japan. Congratulations! But before you start packing your bags, there are a few things you need to know about the cost of living as a Nepalese student in Japan.

First of all, you’ll need to budget for accommodation. In most cases, 6 months hostel fee is included when you pay in Nepal. After that, you will need to pay anywhere from 30,000-100,000 yen monthly for rent. It depends on how many of you are sharing the apartment. Also, Utilities, such as electricity and water, can add another 5,000-10,000 yen to your monthly expenses.

Then there are the everyday costs of living. Food can be expensive in Japan, If you can cook then it will be a lot cheaper. Try finding other Nepali Dai and Didi, they will locate halal stores.

Halal stores are where you can buy Nepali foods like Daal, Rice, Aata, and Masala the basic Nepali food items.

Transportation is easy in Japan but can be costly if you live far from school or a job. A monthly pass for the subway or bus can easily cost 3,000-10,000 yen. Students get a special discount on these monthly passes.

The first 6 months hostel fees are usually paid beforehand so, you will only need to cover Food and Transport costs (if school is far) there are no other expenses so, 100,000 yen is more than enough.

School Fee in Japan

Japanese language school fees are usually around 7 lakhs to 9 lakhs depending on the school’s location and facilities. You pay 1 year of fee from Nepal so, you will have to save 2nd year fee from your part-time or pay from home.

After Japanese school, you will have 2 choices either go to 4 years of college or 2 years of vocational school (SENMON GAKKO) college fees are expensive so, most Nepalese students choose 2 years of vocational school.

If you have a bachelor’s degree from Nepal then you can apply for Full-time work directly and change your visa from student to work.

How much Nepali students earn in japan 2022

These are the minimum pay you are going to receive in these prefectures of Japan, and if you work the night shift. Then there will be a 25%+ after 10 pm. Some companies might give you more compared to others but no less.

Different companies will pay you differently and most of them will cover your transportation cost as well as high as 500円/Day.

If you want to know how much Nepali students earn in japan, it depends on which city you are in and what kind of work you’re doing. In my case, I used to work for 7eleven 3 nights a week in Tokyo I received around 1,40,000 to 1,55,000yen.

NoPrefectureMin Wage
1Tokyo1041 円
2Kanagawa1040 円
3Osaka992 円
4Saitama956 円
5Aichi955 円
6Chiba953 円
The minimum wage in Japan Table 2022

How can I find a part-time job in Japan?

  • Talk to your Sepai (Seniors) or roommates from the previous batch
  • Read Notice Board in School (Talk to School)
  • Read Notice in different Stores (require Japanese skills)
  • Town Work (Jap Needed)
  • Check Websites of Chain Stores for Part-time job openings (eg. convenience stores)

After settling down in your new hostel or dorm with your new roommates. The next important task for you is to find a part-time job which can be easy and hard at the same time.

Finding a job can be easy if you can speak basic communication level Japanese, most of the new students usually work in Bento Company or Yamato/Sagawa. Working in these companies does not require good Japanese skills and is always in need of workers.

Or you can contact companies that will introduce (find work) you to different companies that are looking for workers. (might charge you)

There is no shame in asking for help or off you cannot speak proper Japanese, these people daily deal with such people. So, do not hesitate to call to ask for work.

The Culture Shock of Nepalese Students in Japan

Japan is an amazing country with a rich culture, history, and an incredibly diverse landscape. However, before you pack your bags and head off on your adventure, there are a few things you should know about student life in Japan as a Nepali student.

  • First of all, you’re likely to experience some culture shock when you arrive in Japan. The Japanese culture is very different from that of Nepal, and it can take some time to get used to the way things work here. Be prepared for things like long commutes, rigid schedules, and a lot of rules and regulations.
  • In addition, you’ll need to learn how to adjust to Japan’s high cost of living. Accommodation, food, and transportation can be very expensive, so it’s important to budget wisely and make sure you have enough money to cover your expenses.
  • Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. The Japanese people are usually very helpful and welcoming, so don’t be shy about asking for directions or advice.

Full time job for Nepalese in Japan

The job market for Nepalese students in Japan is quite competitive. However, with the right skills and attitude, it is possible to find a job that matches your qualifications and interests.

Some of the most common jobs for Nepalese students in Japan include translation and interpretation, teaching English as a second language, and working in customer service or retail. There are also a number of opportunities for those with special skills or qualifications, such as engineering and IT.

It is important to be realistic about Japan’s job market and understand that it may take some time and effort to find the right position. However, with perseverance and a positive attitude, it is possible to find a job that meets your needs and helps you make the most of your time in Japan.


Student life in Japan is not as easy as it seems. Though it offers a lot of opportunities, the expenses are equally high. If you are not careful, you may end up spending all your hard earned money in just a few months. To make things worse, Part-time jobs in Japan do not pay well compared to other countries.

However, there are ways to make things easier. For instance, you can find roommates to share the rent and other expenses. You can also take up a part-time job to support yourself. And lastly, you should try to save as much money as possible while you are still in your home country.

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