Outside Scholarships

Japanese Government Scholarships

  1. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
    Offered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
    When to apply: April
    Stipend per month (for one year): ¥48,000 for undergraduate students, ¥65,000 for graduate students
    Eligible students: Students in the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate or graduate program
  2. Japanese Government Scholarship Program for International Students Applying from within Japan
    Administered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, this program covers tuition fees and pays a stipend.
    When to apply: October
    Stipend per month: ¥144,000 for Master's Degree Program students, ¥145,000 for Doctoral Degree Program students
    Eligible students: Prospective postgraduate students and Graduate students

Municipal Scholarships

Scholarships offered by municipal governments in almost all cases pay around ¥10,000 a month. You must live in the municipality to be eligible.

  1. Hachioji City Scholarship for International Students
    When to apply: May
    Stipend per month (for one year): ¥10,000
    Eligible students: Undergraduate, graduate, and research students

Foundation Scholarships

  1. Foundation Scholarships Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
    When to apply: September
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥100,000 for undergraduate students, ¥140,000 for graduate students
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  2. Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship
    When to apply: September
    Stipend per month (for one year): ¥100,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  3. Horita Scholarship Foundation
    When to apply: October
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥80,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  4. Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship
    When to apply: November
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥100,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  5. Kyoritsu International Foundation
    When to apply: December
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥60,000 - ¥100,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  6. Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation
    When to apply: June
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥120,000 - ¥80,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Undergraduates in the third year or above and Graduate students
  7. The Kambayashi Scholarship Foundation
    When to apply: February
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥120,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Graduate students
  8. Sagawa Scholarship Foundation
    When to apply: February
    Stipend per month (for one or two years): ¥100,000
    Grade of Scholarship recipients: Graduate students