Scholarship for Foreign StudentsScholarship for Foreign Students

Scholarship for Foreign Students

Scholarship for foreign students studying in Japanese graduate school


This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in a Japanese graduate school for a doctoral or master’s degree. Applications can be submitted from abroad if applicants are accepted to a Japanese graduate school. All nationalities and research fields are welcome. Applicants may directly apply to the foundation without pre-selection by the university.

Application Period

Spring Scholarship: September 1 – October 31 (2023)
Fall Scholarship: April 1– April 30 (2024)
*The precise dates will be announced in the application guideline.

Screening Methoddocument screening, interview(s)
Number of Scholarships availableSpring Scholarship: Approximately five (5) students

Fall Scholarship: Approximately five (5) students

◆Period and amount of scholarship

The scholarship will be provided monthly throughout the minimum period required to acquire the degree. The amount of scholarship depends on differs based on the period as below:

 ¥210,000 per month for 1 ~ 2 years degree
 ¥190,000 per month for 3 years degree
 ¥160,000 per month for 4 ~ 5 years of degree

◆Application and screening schedule (Fall Scholarship)

April 1, 2024 ~
April 30, 2024
Application period
June 31, 2024Result of the document screening announced
*The application number of applicants moving on to the interview process will be posted on our website.
July 10, 2024Interview examination
*Planned in Tokyo, otherwise interviewed by video call.
July 31, 2024Final result announced

◆How to apply

  1. Confirm that you are eligible to apply.
  2. Enter the “online application system.” Fill out the application form and upload the required files and documents. From 2023 Fall program, the movie which the applicant talks about his/her research for two minutes is required. 
  3. Once the documents are submitted, the application number will be issued, and a PDF of your application form will be generated. Please save the PDF file, as you will need it when the result is announced on our website.


※Application period: April 1, 2024 ~ April 30, 2024 




The application guidelines for the scholarship (Fall) 2024 is announced on March 15, 2024.


Application guideline (PDF 133KB) Template of research plan (WORD 19KB)




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