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Privately Funded International Students

1. Important Notes

Those considering applying for a scholarship for privately funded international students should carefully read the following important notes and ensure that they understand them.

  • When applying for a scholarship,please ensure that you read the application guidelines carefully before you apply.
    Some students have had their scholarships withdrawn because they applied without understanding the application guidelines.
  • Many scholarships require the applicant to hold a Student Visa. Some scholarships do not permit applications by individuals with a different Visa such as Dependent (Family stays) or Permanent Resident.
  • Many scholarships prohibit combined awards(*) or impose restrictions on the sum that may be received in combined awards.
    Please take particular care to check the application guidelines for conditions on the receipt of combined awards.
    *Combined award: Receiving multiple scholarships at the same time.
  • Many scholarships require applicants to have sufficient Japanese proficiency to complete the application form and undergo a selection interview. Many scholarships publish their application guidelines in Japanese only.
  • Many scholarships are open only to international students who are already enrolled at Kyushu University. There are few scholarships for which international students can apply before enrollment.
  • All scholarships receive many applications and are highly competitive. Applying for a scholarship is no guarantee of acceptance.
  • Please refer to theScholarship Guidebook that international students at Kyushu University have put together, as this has advice about how to complete scholarship application forms and tips about the selection interviews.

2. Scholarships offered by private foundations

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*Many scholarships are open only to students who are already enrolled at Kyushu University. There are very few scholarships for which students can apply before enrollment.

3. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

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4. Kyushu University Friendship Scholarship

This is Kyushu University’s own scholarship for short-term international students and Double Degree Program students. Applications are solicited twice a year. Those wishing to apply should ensure that they read the details in the application guidelines, which can be found in “3. Applications” below.

1. Application Periods
1st Term (scholarship period: April – September): Around December the previous year
2nd Term (scholarship period: October – March): Around April the same year
*For both the first and second terms, the scholarship period is up to a maximum of six months.
*A student may apply for the scholarship for both the first and second terms.

2. Scholarship Details

Scholarship: ¥80,000/month
Travel expenses: Up to a maximum of ¥50,000 (students from Asia)
Up to a maximum of ¥100,000 (students from outside Asia)

*Tuition fees are not covered.
*The sums actually provided as a scholarship and travel expenses may differ from those specified above, depending on the outcome of the screening process.

3. Applications
Please read the application guidelines carefully and submit the application form to the Student Affairs Section at the undergraduate or graduate school at which you plan to study. Please note that application documents submitted anywhere other than the Student Affairs Section will not be accepted.
The contact details of the Student Affairs Section at each undergraduate and graduate school can be found here;
List of the Student Affairs Section at Undergraduate School and Graduate School.

Application Guidelines Kyushu University Friendship Scholarship Application Guidelines for the 2019 Academic Year
Application Form (Form 1) >PDF >WORD

5. How to Apply

Applications for scholarships for privately funded international students are generally accepted via the Student Affairs Section. If you have found a scholarship for which you wish to apply, please inquire with the Student Affairs Section at the undergraduate or graduate school at which you wish to study and then ensure that you carefully check all the details concerning the application method and eligibility requirements for applicants.
The contact details of the Student Affairs Section at each undergraduate and graduate school can be found here;
List of the Student Affairs Section at Undergraduate School and Graduate School.