Scholarships from Private Organizations for Privately Financed International Students

This page provides information on private scholarships that are currently available.  When we post new information on the start of application, we will announce it on the News & Events” web page and the official Twitter of the Office of International Affairs, Saitama Univerisity.

*Applications and details are subject to change from year to year.

* If you cannot submit a recommendation letter to apply for a scholarship since you do not have an academic supervisor, the “Office of Advising Services for International Students (OASIS)” can write a recommendation letter for you. Please go to OASIS and ask for advice.


Scholarships currently available to apply 

*JP: Application guidelines are only available in Japanese, and the application form must be filled out in Japanese. Good level of Japanese language proficiency is required.

Foundation Deadline Amount Notes
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation 

<New applicants>
Online submission : March 7 (Thu) 9:00am – April 22 (Mon), 2024 5:00PM

Submission by post : April 1 (Mon) – April 25 (Thu), 2024 3:00PM

<Renewing applicants>
Online submission : March 7 (Thu) 9:00am – April 15 (Mon), 2024 5:00PM

Submission by post : April 1 (Mon) – April 18 (Thu), 2024 3:00PM

Annual sum of ¥2.0 million, ¥1.5 million or ¥1.0 million



Tobemaki Scholarship Foundation

Online submission:May 7(Tue) 23:59
Submission by post:May 10(Fri)
*Both onlince and post applications are required




April 19(Fri), 2024



Takano Academic Promotion Foundation

Submission by post:From April 1(Mon) to May 15(Wed)



The Korean Scholarship Foundation

April 23(Tue) 2024,11:00

Undergraduate 25,000JYEN

Master’s 40,000JYEN

Doctoral 70,000JYEN



Tokyo YMCA

Submission by post:From May 8 (Wed) to May 15(Wed)



Nitori International Scholarship Foundation

Online submission:May 7(Tue) 23:59



Kokudo Scholarship Foundation

April 23(Tue) 2024,11:00



Nagasaka International Scholarship Foundation

April 19(Fri) 2024,11:00



Honjo International Scholarship Foundation

Online submission : April 30 (Tue), 2024

One of the following according to the duration of one’s program :

1) 210,000JYEN per month for 1or 2 years

2) 190,000JYEN per month for 3 years
3) 160,000JYEN per month for 4 or 5 years


English application guidelines are available, but the student must be able to carry a basic conversation in Japanese.

The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation

May 8 (Wed) 2024, 11:00



Application in English is permitted, but must attach a Japanese translation

Kaneko Foundation for International Cultural Communication

April 26 (Fri) 2024, 11:00



Nakamura Sekizenkai Scholarship

May 15(Fri) 2024, 11:00



Jissen Sakura international exchange Foundation

May 24(Fri) 2024

480,000 JYEN per year


*4/17 Update


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         2023FY (Stipend payment starting from April 2023)


Please check the Student Support Office website for scholarship applications for the entire university.
(Some scholarships are limited to applicants who are Japanese nationals. For details, please check the application guidelines of each organization or foundation.)