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Scholarships

For those scholarships for Privately-Financed International Students, scholarship notification will be posted on the Bulletin Board. Be sure to check with your campus staff as some scholarships have short application period. The following are the main kinds of scholarships that international students can apply for (as of 2021).
(Note) Information below is based on 2021 and subject to change in 2022.

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Name of
Scholarship
Eligible
Students
Monthly Stipend
2020 (Yen)
Eligibility
(*a)(*b)
Application
Period
Number of Recipients
2019 2020 2021
JASSO Honors Scholarships (general selection)
※No recruitment for general selection,but special selection is occasionally available
Undergraduate 48,000   1 0 0
Postgraduate 1 0 0
JEES Docomo Foreign Student Scholarship Postgraduate 120,000 Master’s program 1st year at April, Asian nationality, students majoring in information and communication Mar - Apr 0 0 0
END
Shiiki Masakazu Memorial Scholarship
Postgraduate 600,000
per annum
Asian nationality Mar - Apr 1 1 1
Yoshimoto Shoji Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 600,000
per annum
students who want to be a bridge between Japan and their own country or overseas Mar - Apr 0 0 0
Kanazawa Memorial Foundation Scholarship Undergraduate 30,000 age under 30 Mar - Apr 0 0 0
Postgraduate 50,000 1 1 1
END
Yoshikawa Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 50,000 undergraduate 3rd, 4th year, Japanese proficiency (*c) Apr 1 1 0
END
Sekihara Dalian City Scholarship
※Eligible students to be informed individually
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 20,000 was born in Dalian or graduated from university in Dalian Apr - May 1 0 0
END
Fukuoka Asia Satooya Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 20,000 students who show good performance in activities contributing to society Apr – May,
Sep - Oct
5 5 6
END
JGC-S Scholarship Foundation (Nikki-Saneyoshi Shogakkai)
Postgraduate 300,000
per annum
Master’s program Apr - Nov 1 1 1
END
KDDI Foundation Scholarship
Postgraduate 100,000 students majoring in information and communication May - Jun 1 0 2
END
Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 20,000 students who show good performance in activities contributing to society Jun 2 2 1
END
Sato Yo International Scholarship
Undergraduate 150,000 Southeast Asian nationality
Spring recruitment: undergraduate 1st year or transfer students, postgraduate 1st year
Autumn recruitment: undergraduate, postgraduate
Jun – Aug,
Nov - Jan
0 0 0
Postgraduate 180,000 0 0 0
NEW
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate 100,000 undergraduate 3rd, 4thyear, Master's program 1st, 2nd year, Doctoral program 2nd, 3rd year,Japanese proficiency(*c) Aug - Sep 0 0 2
Postgraduate 140,000 3 3 4
NEW
Heiwanakajima Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 100,000 Sep - Oct 1 1 0
JEES T. Banaji Indian Students Scholarship Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 100,000 Indian nationality Sep – Nov 1 0 1
END
Tasaka Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 50,000 students who show good performance in activities contributing to society, came to Japan alone, Japanese proficiency (*c) Nov - Dec 0 0 0
END
Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship
Undergraduate 60,000~ 100,000 enrollment period at least 1 year or more left, Asian nationality Nov - Jan 0 0 0
Postgraduate 100,000 1 0 0
END
SGH Foundation Scholarship
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 120,000 undergraduate 3rd year, Master’s program 1st year or Doctoral program 2nd year at April, Southeast Asian nationality Jan - Mar 0 0 0
Doctor 180,000 0 0 0
END
Assuran International Scholarship Foundation
Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 100,000 undergraduate 2nd, 3rd, 4th year, Asian nationality, Japanese proficiency (*c) Feb 2 3 4
END
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
Postgraduate 2000000,1500000, or 1000000 yen per annum Doctoral students studying in field directly related to medicine or pharmacology Oct 0 0 0
(*a)
Please check the application guidelines for details and contact your Student Section if any questions you have.
(*b)
Most of the documents have to be written in Japanese.
(*c)
High Japanese proficiency is required as interview and mutual communication are conducted in Japanese.

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