Scholarship

Private scholarship

  1. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students
  2. Scholarships from Private Organizations for Privately Financed International Students. 

 

The following is a list of major scholarships from private organizations.  As soon as scholarships are open to receiving applications, we will announce it on “News & Events” web page. Information will also be posted on the bulletin board placed at the Office of International Affairs. 

Applications and details are subject to change depending on the year.

 

SAGAWA Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students’
Application Period Early March- Early April

Eligibility

*April enrollment students only

3rd year Undergraduate

1st year in Master Program

2nd year in Doctoral Program

Age Limit

Under 27 : Undergraduate

Under 35 : Master & Doctoral Program

Nationality Southeast Asian Countries
Amount (per month) ¥100,000
Period of Scholarship 2 years
Honda Benjiro Engineers Foundation Scholarship
Application Period Early March- Early April
Eligibility

3rd year Undergraduate

1st year in Master Program

1st year in Doctoral Program

Field of Study Science and Engineering majors (except for Information-related)
Amount (annual) ¥1,000,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 3 years
Yasuda Scholarship Foundation (Sports)
Application Period Early March – Early April

Eligibility

1st year Undergraduate

2nd year in Master Program

3rd year in Doctoral Program

Field of Study Students who are enroled in  athletic club activity
Amount (per month) ¥1,000,000
Period of Scholarship No more than minimum duration of program
Takazawa Sanjiro International Scholarship Foundation
Application Period Early April

Eligibility

Master Program

Age Limit

Under 35

Nationality Asian Countries
Field of Study Science and Engineering, Cultural Science, Economics
Amount (per month) ¥800,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
Hashimoto Yasuhiko Asia Africa Scholarship in Japan
Application Period Late February – Mid April

Eligibility

3rd year Undergraduate

Age Limit

Under 35

Nationality Asia, Africa
Amount (per month) ¥500,000
Period of Scholarship 2 years
The Korean Scholarship Foundation
Application Period April

Eligibility

*Special Permanet Residents may apply directly

2nd, 3rd, 4th year Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit

Under 30 : Undergraduate

Under 40 : Master & Doctoral Program

Nationality Korea, South Korea
Field of Study GPA : 2.7 and above: 2nd, 3rd, 4th year Undergraduate
Amount (per month) ¥800,000
Period of Scholarship

Up to 1 year : Undergraduate & Master Program

Up to 2 years : Doctoral Program

Seiho Scholarship Foundation
Application Period April (direct application)

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Nationality Korea
Amount (per month)

¥50,000 : Undergraduate

¥700,000 : Master & Doctoral Program

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Docomo Scholarship for Foreign Students’
Application Period April

Eligibility

*April enrollment students only

1st year in Master Program

Nationality Asian Countries
Field of Study Communication Information Processing
Amount (per month) ¥120,000
Period of Scholarship

2 years

Takayama International Education Foundation
Application Period April

Eligibility

1st year Undergraduate

Age Limit

Under 30

Nationality Asian Countries
Amount (per month) ¥110,000
Period of Scholarship

2 years

RASA’s Financial Assistance (Rural Asia Solidarity Association)
Application Period Early April - Mid May
Eligibility

Non-degree seeking research student

Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit 30 and above
Nationality Asian Countries
Amount (per month) ¥100,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
JEES Scholarship /JLPT
Application Period Mid April – Mid May
Eligibility

Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Field of Study Fosters leaders in Japanese language and culture education
JLPT(N1)170 points or above (135 points or above for non-Chinese or Korean native speakers)
Amount (per month) ¥50,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
JEES Scholarship /General
Application Period Mid April – Mid May
Eligibility

2nd, 3rd, 4th year Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Field of Study GPA : 2.60 and above in last academic year
Amount (per month) ¥30,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
AJINOMOTO Scholarship for Students from Overseas
Application Period Mid April – Mid May
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit Under 30
Nationality Asian, South American Countries
Field of Study Food, Nutrition, Health
Amount (per month) ¥150,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Friends of Asian Students along the Tojo Line
Application Period Late April – Late May (direct application)
Eligibility

Undergraduate

Nationality Asian Countries
Amount (per month) ¥20,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
Tokyo YWCA “Japanese Mothers for International Students” Movement
Application Period  May (direct application)
Eligibility 1st, 2nd year Undergraduate
Amount (per month)  ¥30,000
Period of Scholarship  1 year
KDDI Foundation – Scholorship for Graduate Students from Abroad
Application Period Late May – Late July
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit 35 or under
Field of Study Information-Communication in the fields of Law, Politics, Economy, Society, Science Technology or related-research
Amount (per month) ¥100,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation (fall application)
Application Period Mid June – Early August

Eligibility

*Both fall & spring enrollment students

2nd, 3rd, 4th year Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Nationality Asian, Southwest Asian Countries
Amount (per month)

¥120,000 : Undergraduate

¥180,000 : Master & Doctoral Program *Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Takase Scholarship Foundation
Application Period  Mid July – Early August

Eligibility

*Both fall & spring enrollment students

Graduate students:

Whose research contributes to international cooperation

or

Enroled in program that award academic degrees in English

Field of Study Research contributing to international cooperation and international develpoment
Amount (per month) ¥100,000
Period of Scholarship

1 year from October: Research contribution

1 year from next April: Program Enrolment

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
Application Period Late August – Mid September
Eligibility

3rd, 4th year Undergraduate

1st, 2nd year in Master Program

2nd, 3rd year in Doctoral Program

Age Limit Under 45
Amount (per month)

¥100,000 : Undergraduate

¥140,000 : Master & Doctoral Program

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Atsumi International Foundation
Application Period September (direct application)
Eligibility

3rd year in Doctoral Programme (includes over doctor)

Amount (per month)

¥200,000

 *Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conference outside Japan (after obtaining PhD, one time only, limited amount)

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Interchange Association, Japan (Taiwan)
Application Period September (direct application)
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit

Under 35

Nationality

Taiwan

Amount (per month)

*Plus limited amount support of tuition fee

¥147,000

¥148,000

Period of Scholarship No more than minimum duration of program
Japan-China Friendship Association (Niwa Uichiro Scholarship)
Application Period October (direct application)
Eligibility

Eligibility changes annually; Undergraduate & Graduate

Age Limit

35 or under

Nationality

China

Field of Study

Humanities, Social Science

Amount (per month)

¥70,000

Period of Scholarship 1 year
College Woman’s Association of Japan
Application Period October (direct application)
Eligibility

Master Programme

Doctoral Programme

Age limit Women only
Amount ¥2,000,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation
Application Period October
Eligibility

Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Amount (per month)

¥100,000

Period of Scholarship 1 year
Tokyu Foundation for Foreign Students
Application Period October – November (direct application)
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit

Under 30 : Master Program

Under 35 : Doctoral Program

Nationality

Asia and Pacific Islands

Amount (per month)

¥180,000

*Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

Period of Scholarship 1 year
JGC-S Scholarship Foundation For International Student
Application Period Late October – Early November
Eligibility

Non-degree seeking research student

Undergraduate

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Field of Study Science and Engineering
Amount (Grant of Single Sum) ¥250,000
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Application Period September – November (direct application)
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age limit

Under 30 : Master Program

Under 35 : Doctoral Program

Amount / Period of Scholarship

*Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

¥200,000 : 1~2 years

¥180,000 : 3 years

¥150,000 : 4~5 years

Select one of the above

Takaku Foundation
Application Period November (direct application)
Eligibility

Doctoral Program

Nationality

Residents of Saitama, Tokyo, Kanagawa, or Chiba

Amount (per month) ¥100,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
JT Asian Scholarship Program
Application Period November
Eligibility

Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age Limit

Under 35

Nationality

Asian Countries

Field of Study Science and Engineering
Amount (per month) ¥150,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Nitori International Scholarship Foundation 
Application Period August – November (direct application)
Eligibility

3rd, 4th year in Undergraduate

1st, 2nd year in Master Program

Age limit

26 and Under : Undergraduate

28 and Under : Master Program

Amount (per month) ¥110,000
Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
The Iwatani Naoji Foundation
Application Period December (direct application)
Eligibility

 Master Program

Doctoral Program

Age limit

26 and Under : Master Program

28 and Under : Doctoral Program

Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Amount (per month)

*Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

¥150,000
Period of Scholarship 1 year
The Kubota Fund 
Application Period December (direct application)
Eligibility

Non-degree seeking research student

Undergraduate

Master Programme

Doctoral Programme

Nationality Aisa, Africa, Middle Esat
Field of Study Technical research for developing coutries (particularly in such fields as Civil, Elctrical, Agricultural, Environmental Engineering, or Development Economics
Amount (per month)

¥80,000 ~ ¥120,000

Period of Scholarship

1 year

*may be eligible to extend for another year

Kyoritsu International Foundation
Application Period November – Early January
Eligibility

1st, 2nd, 3rd year Undergraduate

1st year in Master Program

1st, 2nd year in Doctoral Program

Nationality Asian Countries
Amount (per month) / Period of Scholarship

¥60,000 for 1 year or ¥100,000 for 2 years : Undergraduate

¥100,000 for 2 years : Master & Doctoral Program

Yasuda Scholarship Foundation (General)
Application Period Late November – January
Eligibility

3rd year Undergraduate

Field of Study Law, Economics, Commercial Science
Amount (per month)

¥100,000

Period of Scholarship

Up to 2 years

Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship 
Application Period November – Early January
Eligibility

3rd, 4th year Undergraduate

1st, 2nd year in Master Program

1st, 2nd year in Doctoral program

Amount (per month)

¥100,000 : Undergraduate

¥150,000 : Master & Doctoral Program

Period of Scholarship No more than minimum duration of program
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation (Spring Application)
Application Period Mid December – Early Janurary
Eligibility

Prospective 1st year Undergraduate

Prospective 1st year in Master Program

Prospective 1st year in Doctoral Program

*spring enrollment students only

Nationality

East Asian, Southeast Asian Countries

Amount (per month)

¥120,000 : Undergraduate

¥180,000 : Master & Doctoral Program

*Plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Association for Asian Educational Exchange
Application Period January
Eligibility

Master Program

*including prospective students

Age Limit

Under 35

Nationality

China

Field of Study

Social Science, Education

Amount (per month)

¥120,000

Period of Scholarship Up to 2 years
Hirose International Scholarship Foundation
Application Period March
Eligibility

Undergraduate

Doctoral program *including over doctor

Age Limit

Under 35

Amount (per month)

¥150,000

Period of Scholarship 1 year *may extend annually (maximum 4 years)
The Life Insurance Association of Japan (SEIHO Scholarship Program)
Application Period October – Late November
Eligibility

3rd year Undergraduate

1st year in Master Program

Nationality

Asian Countries

Field of Study

Students who have interest in Financial Industry, especially in Life Insurance (no limitaion in field of study)

Amount (per month)

¥100,000

Period of Scholarship 2 years
The Kamenori Foundation
Application Period December – Late January
Eligibility

Prospective 1st year in Master Program

Prospective 1st year in Doctoral program

Nationality

Asian Countries, Southwest Asian Countries

Field of Study

Humanities, Social Science

Amount (per month)

¥200,000

Period of Scholarship

Up to 2 years : Master Program

Up to 3 years : Doctoral Program