Japanese Scholarships for International Students

By EasyUni Staff | Last modified 11 Nov 2017
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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship – About 92,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions have benefited this scholarship programme. There are 6 types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under this programme, and these are: 

  • research students - graduate level
  • teacher training students - graduate level
  • undergraduate university students
  • Japanese studies students- undergraduate level
  • college of technology students - undergraduate level
  • special training students - undergraduate level

General Requirements: For undergraduate levels, you must have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school. Proficiency in the Japanese language is necessary. For more information, visit the Japan Embassy in your respective country. 


JASSO Scholarship - This program provides scholarships to qualified foreign students who are accepted by Japanese universities on the basis of student exchange agreements, etc. on a short-term basis between three months and one year.   There are two programmes under this scholarship - for Monbukagakusho scholars and for international students taking a short course in Japan. 

  • Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship - for Privately Financed International Students” for international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology, specialized training college, university preparatory course designated by Monbukagakusho:MEXT, or Japanese language institution.
  • Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)- JASSO offers scholarship for qualified international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology(3rd grade or upper)or professional training college under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis from 8 days to one year between Japanese school and their home higher educational institution outside Japan.

Aside from these major scholarships, international students should also check out Japanese Scholarships by Local Governments and Local Associations and Japanese Scholarships by Private Foundations

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
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