Financial support before enrollement

Scholarships, Exemption from Admission and/or Tuition Fees

1. Scholarships

Scholarships that can be applied for before enrollment.

International students can apply for the following scholarships before enrollment.

Student Status Scholarship Sponsorship Monthly award (yen) Notice Arrival (award start) Contact
Undergraduate students Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship – Embassy recommendation MEXT (Government sponsorship) 117,000 Around March April or October the following year Japanese embassy or consulate
JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students For students who have taken the Examination for Japanese University (EJU), and who are enrolling in an undergraduate program as a regular student 48,000 Around March to May JASSO
Research students(Graduate students) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship – Embassy recommendation MEXT (Government sponsorship) 143,000 Around March April the following year Japanese embassy or consulate
MEXT Scholarship – University recommendation MEXT (Government sponsorship) 143,000 Around December October the same year Your university
Japanese studies students (NIKKENSEI) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship – Embassy recommendation MEXT (Government sponsorship) 117,000 Around December September or October the same year Japanese embassy or consulate
MEXT Scholarship – University recommendation MEXT (Government sponsorship) 117,000 Around February September or October the same year Your university
(Varies by organization or foundation) Local government / private scholarships 121,600
on average
Varies by organization Varies by organization The relevant local government / organization

Monthly awards above are as of the 2017 school year and are subject to change.
Other scholarships can be applied for after enrolling in the university. Please check the link below for further details on how and when to apply.

International students on a Japanese government scholarship (Government-sponsored international students)

2. Tuition and Tuition Fee Exemption