Scholarship for foreign students studying in Japanese graduate school


This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in a Japanese graduate school for a doctoral or master’s degree. Applications can be submitted from abroad if applicants are accepted to a Japanese graduate school. All nationalities and research fields are welcome. Applicants may directly apply to the foundation without pre-selection by the university.

Application PeriodFall Scholarship: April 1– April 30 (2023)
Spring Scholarship: September 1 – October 31 (2023)
*The precise dates will be announced in the application guideline.
Screening Methoddocument screening, interview(s)
Number of Scholarships availableSpring Scholarship: Ten
Fall Scholarship: a few

◆Period and amount of scholarship

The scholarship will be provided monthly throughout the minimum period required to acquire the degree. The amount of scholarship depends on differs based on the period as below:

 ¥210,000 per month for 1 ~ 2 years degree
 ¥190,000 per month for 3 years degree
 ¥160,000 per month for 4 ~ 5 years of degree

◆Application and screening schedule (Fall Scholarship)

April 1, 2023 ~
April 30, 2023
Application period
June 30, 2023 Result of the document screening announced
*The application number of applicants moving on to the interview process will be posted on our website.
July 2023 Interview examination
*Planned in Tokyo, otherwise interviewed by video call.
July 31, 2023 Final result announced

◆How to apply

  1. Confirm that you are eligible to apply.
  2. Enter the “online application system.” Fill out the application form and upload the required files and documents. From 2023 Fall program, the movie which the applicant talks about his/her research for two minutes is required. 
  3. Once the documents are submitted, the application number will be issued, and a PDF of your application form will be generated. Please save the PDF file, as you will need it when the result is announced on our website.

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