Financial support after Enrollment

Scholarships, Exemption from Admission and/or Tuition Fees, and Postponement of Collection of Admission and/or Tuition Fees

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available for international students who require financial assistance. The number of eligible and successful applicants varies according to the scholarship. Recruitment information on the scholarships is posted on the bulletin boards at each faculty and at the Center for Global Partnerships and Education, as well as on this website.

Criteria for Eligible Applicants (excluding Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships)

Eligible applicants should meet all of the criteria listed below.

  1. The enrollment period in the current course should not exceed the course term period at the time of application. The applicant’s GPA of the previous academic year should meet the required grade point average:
     Undergraduates: 2.0 and above
     Graduate students: 2.3 and above
  2. The applicant should not be currently receiving or be selected to receive, or have applied for any other scholarships.
  3. The annual income of the financial supporter should be less than ¥5,000,000.
  4. The applicant’s spouse is not a recipient of a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship or Interexchange Association Japan (IAJ), nor a sponsored student of a foreign government.
  5. The monthly stipend of the scholarship should not exceed ¥30,000 per month if the applicant’s spouse receives or will receive any scholarship or grant.
  6. The applicant should meet all other requirements specified by the sponsor.

※The term “spouse” here includes a partner of a de facto relationship.

Application 

All applicants must follow the application procedures for each scholarship. Applicants at the Tsushima campus or Shikata campus should submit the required documentation to the Center for Global Partnerships and Education of their campus. Applicants at other campuses should submit the required documents to the Academic Affairs Office of that campus. Recruitment information on the scholarships is posted on the bulletin boards at each faculty and at the Center for Global Partnerships and Education, as well as on this website. Please download the application form from this website, and submit the necessary documents to the Center for Global Partnerships and Education by the due date.

Late applications cannot be accepted for any reasons.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Scholarship candidates applying through the university are selected based on the Scholarship Guidelines for Privately Funded International Students.

Scholarship candidates are selected based on: 1. Academic performance; 2. Grade year; 3. Behavior (adherence to the immigration control laws and any other rules); 4. Whether or not he/she received any scholarship in the previous year.

Note

  1. Candidates who are waiting for the result of their scholarship application cannot apply for any other scholarship.Please refer to the scholarship list below, and choose one that best suits your requirements.
  2. Please understand that any willfully false statement is sufficient cause for cancellation and return of the scholarship.
  3. If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship for which you have applied directly to the sponsor, please report this to the Center for Global Partnerships and Education. There are serious consequences if it is discovered that you have failed to disclose such information; namely, you will not be able to apply for any scholarship through the university, and you may be asked to return the scholarship you are receiving.

List of Scholarships

1) Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship

(国費国内採用Domestic Selection (selection of privately financed students already in Japan)
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (PDF:369KB)

Included in this category are privately financed students currently studying at Japanese universities. Eligible applicants are third-year undergraduate students who are expected to advance to a fourth-year regular student status (fifth-year status in the case of medical, dental or veterinary students or those majoring in 6-year system pharmaceutical sciences); fourth year students expected to advance to a regular Master's program student status, or Master's or Doctoral students expected to remain as regular students for one year or longer. Scholarships are no longer awarded to undergraduate students since 2010.
 The recruitment period will be announced in late September through the relevant faculties and/or graduate schools. The application deadline is the beginning of November. Students who are interested in applying should consult with the person(s) responsible for scholarship applications in their department administration office.

2) JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (“学習奨励費 Gakushu-Shoureihi”)

 Successful applicants are selected based on their excellent academic record and personal achievements, and they receive a monthly stipend of 48,000 yen (graduate and undergraduate students) for one year. The recruitment period is between the beginning and middle of April, and the application deadline is at the end of April.

3) Scholarships by Local Governments, International Associations, and Private Foundations

The following list of scholarships is based on records from FY2013. Please note that the application guidelines and recruitment criteria are subject to change.

Name of scholarship Recruitment period Number of students recommended from Okayama University Monthly stipend (yen) Duration Qualification
学習奨励費JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students April Graduate: 5 Graduate: 48,000 One year
Undergraduate:1 Undergraduate: 48,000
日揮・実吉第三種給与奨学金
JGC-S Scholarship Ⅲ
April 8 (nationwide) 180,000 Until graduation Graduate student of Science or Engineering Major from oil countries in Middle and Near East, Africa, or Middle Asia
日揮・実吉第二種給与奨学金
JGC-S Scholarship Ⅱ
April-August 3 250,000 One time only Science or Engineering Major
国際ソロプチミスト岡山愛の基金
International Soroptimist Okayama  
April 1 120,000(lump sum payment) One time only
AJINOMOTO SCHOLARSHIP April 6 (nationwide) 150,000 Two years Graduate student of Food, Nutrition, and Health Science Major from Asia or South America
ノートルダム育英財団奨学金
Notre Dame Scholarship
April Graduate: 5(within prefecture)*including Japanese Graduate 35,000 One year
Undergraduate: 13(within prefecture)*including Japanese Undergraduate 30,000
小林外来留学生奨学金
Kobayashi Foreign Student Scholarship
April 3 (within prefecture) 40,000 Two years Asia, Africa, Latin America
ウエスコ私費外国人留学生奨学金
Wesco International Student Scholarship
April 4(within prefecture) 50,000 One year Natural Science Major
大塚敏美育英奨学財団奨学金
Otsuka Toshimi Foundation Scholarship
April 50 (nationwide) 1,000,000~1,500,000(year) One year Medical Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nutrition Science, Sports Science, MBA Major
from Asia, Arab Nations, Africa
KANSAI PAINT SCHOLARSHIP April 3 (nationwide) 100,000 Two years Science , Engineering (except Information Science, Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Humanities Major.
India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China
ソーシャル・イノベーション奨学金
Social Innovation
Scholarship
June 1 80,000 One year Graduate student of Public Policies, International Cooperation, International Relations, International Development, Environmental Science, or Environmental Systems from Asia, Africa, Latin America
KDDI財団 外国人留学生助成
KDDI Foundation fellowship for Graduate Students from Abroad
August 5 150,000 6ヶ月~One year Information and Telecommunications
平和中島財団留学生奨学金
Nakajima Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students in Japan
August Graduate 1  Graduate 120,000 Two years
Undergraduate 1 Undergraduate 100,000
岡山ロータリークラブ国際交流奨励賞
Okayama Rotary Club Award
September 4(within prefecture) 300,000 or 200,000(lump sum payment) One time only
ロータリー米山記念奨学会奨学金
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship
September 9 Graduate 140,000 Two years
Undergraduate 100,000
交流協会奨学金
Interchange Association Scholarship
October Master Course 7
Doctoral Course 8
Master Course 154,000 Until graduation Taiwan
Doctoral Course 155,000
Tuition, Return travel expenses
伊藤国際教育交流財団外国人奨学金
ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarships for Foreign Students
October 10(nationwide) 180,000 Two years Master Course
藤井国際奨学財団私費外国人留学生奨学生
Fujii International Scholarship
October 25(nationwide) graduate 50,000 Until graduation India, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia
Undergraduate   30,000
Master Course, Undergraduate 60,000
岩谷国際留学生研究助成金
The Iwatani International Scholarships
November 10(nationwide) 150,000 One year Graduate students of Engineering, Natural Science, Agriculture, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Community Hygiene Major from China, Mongolia, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, or Indonesia
佐藤陽国際奨学財団奨学金
Sato Yo International Scholarship
December 10(nationwide) Graduate 180,000 Two years Two year-course students from
Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
Undergraduate   120,000
JTアジア外国人留学生奨学金
JT Asia Scholarship
December 1 150,000 Two years Graduate students from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mongolia
共立国際交流奨学財団奨学金
Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship
December 1 Graduate 100,000 Two years Two year-course students from Korea, China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan
1 Undergraduate 100,000 Two years
Undergraduate 60,000 One year
伊藤忠奨学金
ITOCHU Scholarship
December 3 125,000 Two years Undergraduate students of Economics, Law, Humanities, Natural Science, Engineering Major from Europe, North America, Brazil, Russia, China, Turkey, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Australia
三菱商事外国人留学生奨学金
Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship
January 2 100,000 One year
日本語能力試験1級成績優秀者奨学金
JEES JLPT Scholarship
March 12(nationwide) 50,000 Two years
日本国際教育支援協会一般奨学金
JEES Standard Scholarships
March Undergraduate 1
Graduate 1
30,000 Two years
安田奨学財団<スポーツ枠>奨学金
Yasuda Sports Scholarship
March 1 100,000 Until graduation Undergraduate student of Sports Science
安田奨学財団奨学金
Yasuda Scholarship
March 10(nationwide) 100,000 Until graduation Undergraduate students of Law, Economics, Business
日本語教育能力検定試験合格者奨学金
JEES Scholarship for Successful Candidate of Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
March 3 (nationwide) 50,000 Two years
朝鮮奨学会
The Korean Scholarship
March Undergraduate 1
Graduate 1
Doctoral Course  70,000 One year Korea
Master Course  40,000
Undergraduate 25,000
橋谷奨学会奨学生
Hashiya Scholarship
March 2 100,000 Until graduation Indonesia
ドコモ留学生奨学金
Docomo International Student Scholarship
March 2 120,000 Two years Master Course in Communication Technology or Information Processing Technology from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia
佐川留学生奨学会私費外国人留学生奨学金
Sagawa Scholarship
March Undergraduate1
Graduate 1
100,000 Two years Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam,

Tuition / Admission Fee Exemption

Exemption from admission and/or tuition fees, and postponement of collection of admission fee.

Okayama University has a system for waiving all or half of the admission and/or tuition fees, or postponing the collection of admission fee. This system is available for regular students (undergraduate and graduate) who have severe difficulty paying their admission and/or tuition fees because of exceptional circumstances, and who are recognized as producing excellent academic results. To apply for this system, please submit an application during the designated period to the Student Support Division.
For details, please check the bulletin board and visit the '学生生活' (Student Life) (Japanese only) page.

※Office in Charge: Student Support Division,
 Academic Affairs Department
 086-251-7211