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Scholarship

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

1.Government Scholarship Students

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 ScholarshipWhen to apply
        Embassy recommendation Before entering the university
        University recommendation Before entering the university
        Domestic Selection After entering the university

Scholarship amounts for 2013

        Undergraduate 120,000yen/month
        Research Students
        (Graduate level)
        147,000yen/month(Master Program)
        148,000yen/month(Doctor Program)

      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.

      Selection Process

      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.

2.Privately Financed International Students

(1)Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

    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 studentsGraduate international students
            48,000yen/month 65,000yen/month
(2)Scholarships from Private Foundations, Private Organizations and others

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

          University selection/recommendation

          1.The initial selections/review of all applications at the School/Graduate School of Letters
          2.The recipients will be chosen from the university-wide list of candidates
          3.Interview or/and screening are conducted by private/ organizations and local public organizations

          Direct Selection

          1.Students apply directly to the organization that is providing the scholarship.
          2.Interview or/and screening are conducted by private/ organizations and local public organizations

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

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3.Tuition Fee and/or Entrance Fee Exemption

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