Dear Anonymous, some universities (Tohoku university) do not ask for application fee, but some do (around $50). Last year when one of my friend asked for a waiver, the college replied that they don’t have waiver system . This is mostly becuase almost all high ranking universities are government funded so they have to stick to either “no application fee for all” or “application fee for all” system. My suggestion is that you write to the admission deparent once . Best of luck.
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