1. Government Scholarship Students
2. Privately Financed International Students
(1) Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
(2) Scholarships from Private Foundations, Private Organizations and others
3.Tuition Fee and/or Entrance Fee Exemption
The Government Scholarship Student program is a system in which international students receive a scholarship from the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
|Type of Government Scholarship||When to apply|
|Embassy recommendation||Before entering the university|
|University recommendation||Before entering the university|
|Domestic Selection||After entering the university|
Scholarship amounts for 2013
About Domestic selection：The criteria for selection is very tight, so only a few students can be selected.
Requirements for Domestic Selection
Applicants must currently be enrolled in a Japanese University as an unsponsored international student AND entering the last year of their undergraduate program or enrolled or scheduled to enroll in a graduate program.
1. The undergraduate and graduate School of Letters makes its selection from the applicants. Each department submits its nominees.
2. The university then selects candidates from each department and submits its nominees to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
3. The selection committee at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology makes the final decision.
This program provides financial incentives for privately financed international students who display excellent academic achievement but are facing economic difficulties. Recipients will be selected through the same selection process that is used to adopt Government Scholarship Students. The selection process begins annually in the middle of April and funding is supplied from July.
Incentive amounts for 2013
|Undergraduate international students||Graduate international students|
These are scholarships offered by private organizations and local public organizations. The amounts vary, however the majority fall between 50,000 to 100,000 yen/month. The requirements as well as the number of recipients depends on the scholarship. The two methods of application are listed below
1.The initial selections/review of all applications at the School/Graduate School of Letters
1.Students apply directly to the organization that is providing the scholarship.
The School of Letters will notify information about scholarship through KOAN system as they are received.
When interested in applying for a particular scholarship, students should inquire at the Students Affairs Office.
Please refer to the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) about yearly scholarship