2018 -2019 Scholarships for International Students in Japan
2018 -2019 Scholarships for International Students in Japan
2018 -2019 Scholarships for International Students in Japan English
How to use this pamphlet ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 1 Ⅰ． Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 3 Ⅱ． Scholarships by JASSO ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 6 Ⅲ． Scholarships by Local Governments and Local International Associations ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 8 Ⅳ． Scholarships by Private Foundations ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 13 Ⅴ． Scholarships to Study in Japan for the Applicants Residing Abroad ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ 31 CONTENTS
1 How to use this pamphlet About the contents [Which scholarships are listed?] 1. Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships The Ministr y of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) of the Japanese Government has been inviting international students to study in Japan at state expense since 1954. Applications should be made through Japanese embassies or consulate-generals abroad or Japanese universities. 2. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarships “Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students” has been provided by JASSO.
JASSO also offers “Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short- term Study in Japan)” for those accepted by Japanese universities under student exchange agreements or other student exchange arrangements with their home universities. Applications should be made through Japanese universities. 3. Local Governments / Local International Associations Scholarships Local governments and local international associations in Japan provide scholarships to students living in their district as well as those who attending schools in their district.
Scholarships are arranged according to the location of where the foundations are located, from North to South of Japan.
4. Private Foundations Scholarships Private foundations scholarships are provided by private companies or organizations. Reflecting the objective and character of the company or organization, scholarships are granted to students attending schools in a given district, or limited to special subjects related to the company, or to be provided to students from a certain country or region with which the enterprise has exchanges. Scholarships are arranged according to the name of foundations in Japanese alphabetical order.
5. Scholarships available abroad Although most of the scholarships are available after coming to Japan, several local governments, local international associations and private foundations accept applications from overseas. [Are scholarships by individual schools listed?] Scholarships and tuition reduction by individual schools are not included in this pamphlet. → Please contact your host schools you are (scheduled to be) enrolled in directly. (For your information) http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/search/daigakukensaku.html [Are scholarships and fellowships for researchers listed?] They are not included in this pamphlet.
→ Please contact your host institution directly, or visit the websites of Japan Foundation Center (http://www.jfc.or.jp/eng/english-top/) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/index.html). [How old is the information?] This pamphlet contains details of scholarships provided by various organizations that responded to a questionnaire survey carried out by JASSO in February, 2018. Information is subject to change without notice. Please contact each foundation or your host school directly.
2 Application and screening [Look for the scholarships which you are eligible for] Check the eligibility such as school level, age, nationality, major, etc.
Look for those you are eligible for. Most of the scholarships are targeted for the undergraduate and graduate students at universities. [Find out more in details] Contact either “School” or “Foundation” according to the “Inquiry” column, and find out more in details and get an application form. [Submit the application] Fill out the application form and submit it to the place according to “Application” column (“School”, or “Foundation”) along with other required documents (eg. a curriculum vitae, a student registration certificate, a transcript, a recommendation from your academic supervisor, a health certificate, photographs, a copy of your resident card).
[Screening process] Screening takes place in a variety of ways - on the basis of documents alone or written test (general education, knowledge on major, Japanese language proficiency, etc.), and interviews. [Screening results] Screening results will be notified to the applicants by the foundation or through their host school. *3 Y=Plural grants permitted, N=Not permitted *4 Y=Applicable, N=Not applicable *5 D : Document I : Interview W : Written exam O : Others *1 S : School F : Foundation *2 Qualifier HS : High School Students CT : College of Technology Students PT : Professional Training College Students UJ : University Japanese Program Students JL : Japanese Language Institute Students JC : Junior College Students A : Auditors (Undergraduate) U : Undergraduate Students R : Research Students (Graduate) M : Master's Program Students D : Doctoral Program Students No.
Name of Foundation Name of Scholarship Address/Phone/Fax/ Website(http://)/E-mail *1 Eligibility Contents (¥1,000) Duration Application Period *5 Selection Grantees Grantees/ Applications for the Previous Year Inquiry Application *2 Qualifier (School Year) Age Limit Designated Countries Designated Schools in Japan Designated Fields of Study *3 Plural Grants and Limits (¥1,000) *4 Non- Student Visa Additional Requirements S F M D − Y 80/M N 80/M Minimum years required for graduation/ completion (maximun period 2 y) Feb. -Early Apr. D, I 12 10/40 Checking the information Unspeciﬁed Apply to the foundation directly Plural Grants are approved Limit : ¥80,000 per month Applicant with non-student visa cannot apply Monthly stipend : ¥80,000 Selection process : Screening of application form and Interview Inquire international student oﬃce of your school about detail Target : Master's Program Students and Doctoral Program Students ─ ⎫
3 I. Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships (1) Types and their conditions : There are seven types in Japanese Government Scholarships. Type of Scholarship Duration Quota Age Fields of Study Other Requirements Monthly Stipend Japanese Language Training Other Young Leaders’ Program(YLP) Students (1)(3)(4)(5) under 40 (2) under 35 (1)School of Goverment (2)Business Administration (3)Law(4)Local Governance(5)Medical Administration University or college graduates who have practical work experience Young public administrators, etc who are expected to play active role in Asia and other countries.
¥242,000 Not available *Transportation: One round-trip ticket * Tuition: Exemption of examination, entrance and tuition fee 1 year about 80 Research Students (Graduate School Students & Research Students) under 35 Applicant should apply for the field of study he/she studied at the previous university or any related field.
University or college graduates (or prospect) Those who have academic ability equal to that of a university graduate Non-degree students: ¥143,000 Master’s course: ¥144,000 Doctoral course: ¥145,000 (Additional stipend for designated area) 6 months (those with sufficient Japanese ability are exempted) ※ about 2,500 Teacher Training Students Education University or teacher training college graduates who have over 5 years of experience as (1)teachers in active service of primary or secondary schools in their home countries, or (2)teachers on teacher training shools (excluding universities) in their home countries Up to 1.5 years about 100 Undergraduate Students From 17 to 21 (1)Social Science and Humanities: A:Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language and others B:Economics, Business Administration (2)Natural Sciences: A:Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric & Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Eng., Information Eng.), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Eng., Naval Architecture), Civil Eng., and Architecture (Civil Eng., Architecture, Environmental Eng.), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Eng., Industrial Chemistry, Textile Eng.), Other fields (Metallurgical Eng., Mining Eng., Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology) B:Agricultural Studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Eng., Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries) Hygienic Studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), Science (Biology) C:Medicine, Dentistry Those who meet one of the following condition: (1)Must have completed 12 years of school education or prospect (2)Must have completed an educational course at a school equivalent to a high school or prospect (3)Other than the qualifications in (1) and (2) above, must have qualifications deemed to be suitable for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application ¥117,000 (Additional stipend for designated area) 1 year 5 years (7 years: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Pharmaceutical Sciences of 6 year system) about 150 College of Technology Students Mechanical Eng., Electrical and Electronic Eng., Information, Communication and Network Eng., Materials Eng., Architecture and Civil Eng., Maritime Eng., Other Fields Those who have completed secondary school (11 years or longer curriculum starting at elementary school) or prospect 4 years (4.5 yrs: Marine Eng.) about 50 Specialized Training College Students (1)Technology (2)Personal Care and Nutrition (3)Education and Welfare (4)Business (5)Fashion and Home Economics (6) Culture and General Education (7)Other Fields Those who have completed 12 years of regular school education or prospect 3 years about 50 Japanese Studies Students From 18 to 29 Japanese Studies (Japanese Language, Affairs and Culture) Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign(non Japanese) universities majoring fields related to the Japanese language or Japanese culture at the time of arriving and leaving Japan.
Not available 1 school year about 500 ※ Research Students : Up to 2 years Graduate School Students : A period to complete regular course (standard course term). (Plus a 6-month Japanese language training period for Grantee who needs such training) Ⅰ． Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships The monetary amount and quota each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.
4 (2) Application Procedure ① Embassy Recommendation (Application through Japanese embassies) Recruiting covers all scholarship categories. However, because recruiting targets will differ by country and region, potential applicants should check closely with the Japanese embassy in their own specific country or region.
The initial screening is comprised of a document inspection, a written test and an interview. Subjects of the written test vary somewhat by country and region, but generally consist of the following.
Category Test Research Students Japanese, English Teacher Training Students Japanese, English Specialized Training College Students Mathematics, English, Japanese Undergraduate Students Social Sciences and Humanities : Mathematics, English, Japanese Natural Sciences : Mathematics, English, Japanese, Chemistry, one subject from Physics and Biology College of Technology Students Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry, Japanese, English Japanese Studies Students Japanese The local Japanese embassies conduct their screening on the basis of these test results, and then make their recommendations to MEXT.
MEXT confers with the selection committee, deliberates with the host schools, and then makes its final selections. While candidates may express their preferences for specific schools of study, the final decision will be made by MEXT.
For further details, candidates should contact the Japanese embassy in their own specific country or region. ② Application through Japanese Universities -1 University Recommendation (selection of new applicants before they arrive in Japan) Based on the university exchange agreement, Japanese universities conduct their examinations of the international student candidates, with recommendations made to MEXT as research students, undergraduate students or Japanese studies students. MEXT confers with the selection committee, and then makes its selections. For further details, candidates should contact their current school of enrollment.
-2 Domestic Selection (selection of privately financed students already in Japan) Targeted under this category are privately financed students currently studying at Japanese universities. Qualified are fourth-year students expected to advance to regular Master's program student status, or Master's or Doctoral students expected to remain as regular students for one year or longer. Applicants with excellent academic records are chosen to attend from the new school year as research students. For further details, candidates should contact their current school of enrollment. Applicants must pass this first stage and then a second stage of screening by MEXT (document screening) before a final decision is made.
The general flow of an application is as follows. First screening Second screening Outside Japan Inside Japan Foreign applicant Present university Privately ﬁnanced international student Japanese embassy or consulate general (Embassy Recommendation) Present university (Domestic Selection) Japanese university under student exchange agreement etc. (University Recommendation) Monbu- kagakusho: MEXT ① ② -2 ② -1 Ⅰ． Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships ＊ Domestic Selection might not be conducted for budgetary reasons.
5 For Young Leaders Program, the recruitment will be conducted through the embassies of Japan in target countries upon the recommendation of recommending authorities.
Initial selection will be made through document screening, interviewing, essay writing, etc.. The second selection will be done by YLP Committee set in MEXT, and hence the final decision on candidates. (3) Recruiting, Arrival in Japan The recruiting period will differ by country and region, although the following timing normally applies. Category Recruiting period Arrival in Japan (scholarship payment start-up) Embassy Recommendation Research Students Mar.
April, September or October of following year Undergraduate Students April of following year Teacher Training Students Nov.-Dec. September or October of following year College of Technology Students Mar. April of following year Specialized Training College Students Japanese Studies Students Nov.-Dec. September or October of following year University Recommendation Japanese Studies Students Research Students Nov.-Dec. April, September or October of following year Domestic Selection Research Students Oct.-Nov. April of following year (4) Plural Grants The recipients of Japanese Government Scholarships are not able to receive any other scholarships (except for a scholarship designated for research expenses).
Ⅰ． Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships
6 II. Scholarships by JASSO 1. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students JASSO offers “Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students” for international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology, specialized training college, university preparatory course designated by Monbukagakusho:MEXT, or Japanese language institution (hereinafter refered to as “school(s)”).
(1) Qualifications and contents of scholarship The qualifications do not include the age limit, designated Japanese schools to attend nor designated courses to major in Japan.
(FY 2018) Qualifications and conditions Monthly stipend Payment period Application period No. of Grantees No. of Grantees Academic level Plural grants and limits Payment requirements ・Graduate school student (Doctoral course, Master's course) ・Research student (kenkyu-sei) ・Undergraduate student ・Junior college student ・College of technology student (3rd grade or upper) ・Specialized training college (post secondary course) student ・Preparatory Japanese language course by private university and junior college student ・Advanced course by university, junior college and college of technology student ・University preparatory course student ・Students do not receive a scholarship from another institution that does not allow plural grants of the Honors Scholarship ・Students do not receive scholarship for Short- term Study in Japan （Student Exchange Support Program） by JASSO ・Written recommendation by attending school.
・“College student” visa status required. ・Students except Japanese government scholarship students and foreign government sponsored students.
・Students have a will to cooperate the survey of academic and carrier status after scholarship payment. ・Students should meet the required grade point. ・Monthly allowance from family should not exceed ¥90,000. ・The annual income of a studentʼs supporter residing in Japan may not exceed ¥5,000,000. ¥48,000 1 year (From April to March) Late March -early May (Period varies from school to school) 7,870 To be determined ・Japanese language institution student ¥30,000 (2) How to apply Applications for the Honors Scholarship will be accepted through schools ) . The applicants must apply to the school office according to their rule ) to have them recommend to JASSO that they are qualified to receive an Honors Scholarship .
The applicants must contact the schools to confirm the application procedure. Information on the reservation program based on scores of Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) is available at JASSO's website (http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/scholarship/shoureihi/yoyak useido/ index.html) or Application forms for EJU (http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/eju/index.html). (3) Notification of result After its screening process, JASSO will notify students through the school of the result ) .
The process from filling an application through to result notification is shown as follows. International students ①Requesting school recommendation ④Recommendation ⑤Result notiﬁcation ②Publicity and inviting applicants ③Application ⑥Notiﬁcation to applicants Schools JASSO Ⅱ．Scholarships by JASSO