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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

・This website provides information on scholarships for privately financed international students enrolled at Kyushu University.
・Before Kyushu University recommends the students to a foundation, we may have the screening within university first.

・Scholarship application process website
https://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/web/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/The-scholarship-application-process.pdf

・About On-Campus Selection
 If you wish to apply for a scholarship for which the selection process is conducted on-campus, please submit the application documents required for on-campus selection directly to the International Student Exchange Division
 【Website with information on required documents and application requirements for on-campus selection.】
https://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/web/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/On-campus-selection.pdf
 【Website to obtain application forms for on-campus selection】
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
 *The application form for on-campus selection has a new format effective January 1, 2024. Be sure to obtain the new form from this site.
 【Link for submission of application documents for on-campus selection】
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/2z4rAy0J6sN3zDlSIV995KUmrWmfDKJH08PDMI1gKZi7
*You will need a password to access the site for submission. Passwords will be emailed to international students on a regular basis.

・ Email address for scholarship inquiries
intlr-pscholar@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

・Website with Q&A on scholarship applications
https://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/web/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/QA-List_ENG_202312-1.pdf

*Regarding the scholarship still open, you can check the application guidelines and its outline (in Japanese and English) by the click of the name of the scholarship. Applicants are required to review the application guidelines and its outline.

Publication Date Scholarship Application
Process
Stipends Eligibility Japanese Language Proficiency # of
Recipient
2022
Application
Deadline
Required Documents (for on-Campus Selection) Required Documents (for Foundation) Comment
e.g.can be applied w/o
Japanese proficiency
No Name of Scholarship Duration Area 2023 Giving
notifications
New May 21, 2024 66 JEES Scholarship(Japanese Language Study) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\50,000 / month *Undergraduate, Master, Doctor *Enrolled at Kyushu University as of April 2024
* Applicants must have taken the N1 or N2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test in July (1st session) or December (2nd session) of 2023 in Japan, and have passed with an excellent score, and be in financial need.
The application form is an Excel file and must be completed in Japanese. 0 Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3) A copy of the result of the 1st or 2nd JLPT in 2023 (both must be taken in Japan)
(1)Application form (prescribed form: Excel file)
 To be filled out by the applicant in Japanese.
(2)Letter of recommendation (Prescribed form: Excel file)
 "Reason for Recommendation" must be filled in by the applicant's supervisor, etc. and written in Japanese.
(3)Notification of the result of the 1st or 2nd Japanese Language Proficiency Test in 2023 (both must be taken in Japan) and Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency (PDF file)
 If you are unable to submit these documents, you may submit the "Certificate of Certification and Results" (transcript) of the 1st or 2nd JLPT in 2023. (In both cases, the place of examination must be in Japan.)
*The students who will graduate in September, 2024 CAN'T apply for this scholarship.
*There is no interview in the Foundation's selection process.
From April 2024 to March 2026 at the maximum.
If the student completes the course of study before March 2026, the scholarship will be paid until the year of completion of the course of study. However, if the student advances to a higher level course at the same university, the scholarship will be continued until March 2026 at the maximum, according to the prescribed procedure.
No specification 0 September 2024
none May 13, 2024 64 JEES Scholarship (Few Acceptance Countries) Application via University (No Campus Selection) \50,000 / month Undergraduate, Master, Doctor *Including Exchange Students.
(a) Those who will be enrolled in April 2024.
(b) Applicants must be admitted in the fall semester of the 2024 academic year.
・The application form is an Excel file and must be completed in Japanese.
Include three essays (one with approximately 500 to 1000 characters, the other two with approximately 500 characters).
0 Monday, May 13, 2024 - Monday, May 27, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. None (1)Application form (prescribed form: Excel file)
 To be filled in by the applicant in Japanese.
(2)Letter of recommendation (Prescribed form: Excel file)
 Reasons for the recommendation must be written by the applicant's supervisor.
*Applicants must contact the International Student Exchange Division at the following e-mail address as soon as possible in order to receive the prescribed forms for application.
intlr-pscholar@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
*Please be sure to check the application guidelines by clicking on the name of the scholarship.
The period of time (maximum 2 years) shall be as follows
(a) Those enrolled at the university as of April 2024.
 From April 2024 to March 2026 at the maximum.
(b) Those who will enroll in the fall semester of the academic year 2024
 From October 2024 to September 2026 at the maximum.
In addition, those who graduate or complete their course of study and enter a higher level course at the same university before the end of the payment period of (a) or (b) above may continue to receive the scholarship until the end of the payment period of (a) or (b) above by following the prescribed procedures.
Be sure to check the application guidelines. 0 August 2024
noneEnd. 63 JEES Scholarship(Study) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\40,000 / month Undergraduate 2nd year and over, Master, Doctor ・The application form is an Excel file and must be completed in Japanese.
Include three essays (one with approximately 500 to 1000 characters, the other two with approximately 500 characters).
0 Monday, May 13, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3) GPA Calculation Form
(1)Application form (prescribed form: Excel file)
 To be filled in by the applicant in Japanese.
(2)Letter of recommendation (Prescribed form: Excel file)
 "Reasons for the recommendation" must be written by the applicant's supervisor.
 If you cannot submit the transcripts of the R5 academic year, please have the person in charge, such as your student affairs office, fill in the "Reasons for evaluating the applicant as having excellent academic performance".
*The document "GPA Calculation Form" to be submitted for on-campus selection should be obtained from the following website
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
The file name should begin with "Application only to No. 63".
*The students who will graduate or complete in September, 2024 CAN'T apply for this scholarship.
*The applicants need to have good academic score.
*Be sure to click on the scholarship name to see the application guidelines.
From April 2024 To March 2026.
If the student graduates or completes his/her course of study before March 2026, the scholarship will be paid until the year of completion of the course of study. If the student advances to a higher level course at the same university, the scholarship will be continued until March 2026 at the maximum, according to the prescribed procedures.
No specification 0 August 2024
noneEnd. 61 Fukuoka Satooya Scholarship for International Students from Asian Nations(Spring Application) Application via University (No Campus Selection) \20,000 / month Research students, Undergraduate, Master, Doctor ・Application documents to be submitted to the Foundation must be handwritten in Japanese.
・Some sponsor of scholarship require a daily conversational level of Japanese.
3 Thursday, April 25, 2024 - Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m None (1)Fukuoka Asian Students Foster Parent Scholarship Application Form (Prescribed form: Form No. 3, photo attached, A4 single-sided print)
 Refer to the example of how to fill out the application form and handwrite it in Japanese by yourself.
(2) Letter of recommendation from your supervisor (free format: original)
(3)Transcripts (original)
 The one of the current course of study. If the current course of study cannot be submitted, the one from the previous course of study can be used.
*If you are interested in applying, please contact the International Student Exchange Division at the following e-mail address as soon as possible so that application materials can be sent to you.
intlr-pscholar@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
*Those who understand this scholarship well to honestly communicate with SATOOYA(sponsor of scholarship).
*Those who can submit the required reports by the deadline.
April 2024 to March 2025 Asian countries and regions 3 July 2024
noneEnd. 42 The MITSUBISHI UFJ Memorial Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
Undergraduate: \75,000 / month
Master & PhD: \105,000 / month
Undergraduate 2nd year: Law, Economics, Engineering, Science, Agriculture
1st year master's students, 1st year doctoral students: the Graduate Schools of Law, Economics, Systems Life Science, Integrated Frontier Sciences, Science, Engineering, Systems Information Science, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, as well as the Graduate School of Law and the Graduate School of Economics, Industrial Management
Applicants should be able to communicate in Japanese.
The application form must be filled out in Japanese in an Excel file. It is desirable that the applicant be able to communicate in Japanese during individual interviews after employment.
Ineligibility will not be based solely on the fact that the applicant is not fluent in Japanese. Applicants should have an interest in Japanese language and culture and a desire to learn about Japan, even if all lectures are in English.
1 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1)Application form for on-campus selection
(2)Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3)Standardized GPA Calculation Form (Excel)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (Prescribed form: Excel file)
・Scholarship Application Form
・Standardized GPA Calculation Form
・CV (1)
・CV (2)
・Investigation of household finances and statement of reasons for application
・Statement of Income and Expenses of the applicant
・Research theme (graduate students only)
(2)Copy of Residence Card (front/back)
(3)Certificate of enrollment (original)
(4)Transcripts (original, current course of study)
*The number of nominees consists of one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
*Those who can expect to receive scholarship for at least one year before the expiration of the term of study.
*"Standardized GPA Calculation Form," a document to be submitted for on-campus selection, should be obtained from the following website
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
The file name begins with "Application only to No.42".
*The deadline for submitting application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 24, 2024.
From April 2024 to the shortest term of study in the current program Preference given to ASEAN member countries (Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos) , but other regions are also acceptable 2 Early July 2024
noneEnd. 60 AJINOMOTO SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS FROM OVERSEAS Application via University (No Campus Selection) \150,000 / month Master, Doctor
(Major: related to Food, Nutrition or Health Science)
Application forms to the Foundation must be completed in either Japanese or English. If the application is submitted in English, a Japanese translation must be attached. 1 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Friday, May 10, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. None (1) Application form (prescribed form: photo attached, printed on both sides of A4 paper)
   To be filled out in your own handwriting in Japanese or English. If you fill in "Study Abroad Plan (1) to (3)" in English, please attach a Japanese translation.
(2) "Research Status to Date and Future Research Plans" (prescribed form: A4, printed on one side)
   To be filled out in Japanese or English in your own handwriting. If written in English, a Japanese translation should be attached.
(3) Letter of recommendation from your supervisor (free format)
   Your supervisor must be a professor or associate professor . (Assistant professor or lecturer is not acceptable.)
(4) Transcripts (current course of study)
If the current transcript is not available, then the transcript of the previous course of study.
   (If it is from Kyushu University, submit the original. In case of submitting a copy,
   If a copy is submitted, the original will be submitted when the scholar is selected by the Foundation).
(5) Certificate of enrollment (original)
(6) Copy of passport (with the applicant's photo and signature)
*If you are interested in applying, please contact the International Student Exchange Division at the following e-mail address as soon as possible so that application materials can be sent to you.
intlr-pscholar@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
*There will be an interview during the foundation's selection process.
Maximum of 2 years from April 2024. Asia, Africa, South America 0 Late June 2024
noneEnd. 52 Fukuoka Overseas Student future development scholarship (Ryugakusei Minkantaishi Scholarship) on-Campus Selection Available
3 nominations
\250,000 for 6 months Master, Doctor(Excluding those completing the program in September 2024)
Applicants must have one of the following fields of study
(1)IT/robotics
(2)Music/Video(Entertainment)
The scholarship application form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself(including the 800-character essay). 1 Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
(2)Scholarship Student Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
(3)Short essay (prescribed form)
(4)Transcripts (a copy is acceptable)
*For details, please refer to the application outline.
*Scholarship payments begin in October 2024, so do not make the mistake of thinking that payments will begin in April 2024.
*Be sure to attend the interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*The deadline for submission of application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 10, 2024.
It is for a 6-month period from October 2024 to March 2025. (However, the scholarship may be continued for the following year.) No specification 0 Early July 2024
noneEnd. 58 Fukuoka City International Foundation Scholarship on-Campus Selection Available
8 nominations
\600,000 / year Undergraduate, Master Applicants must have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level 3 or higher, or have similar qualifications and abilities.
・The scholarship application form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself.
3 Monday, April 8, 2024 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3) Pledge (for Kyushu University)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
(2)Scholarship Student Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
(3)Transcripts (a copy is acceptable)
(4) Certificate of Japanese language proficiency (a copy is acceptable)
*For details, please refer to the application outline.
*The "Pledge" a document to be submitted for internal selection, should be obtained from the following website.
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
The file name begins with "Application only to No.58".
*Be sure to attend the interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*The deadline for submission of application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 10, 2024.
From April 2024 to the completion of the current course of study. No specification 3 Late June 2024
noneEnd. 77 Fukuoka Overseas Student future development scholarship (Ichikawa Scholarship) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\400,000 / year Undergraduate, Master, Doctor The scholarship application form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself(including the 800-character essay). 1 Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
(2)Scholarship Student Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
(3)Short essay (prescribed form)
(4)Transcripts (a copy is acceptable)
*For details, please refer to the application outline.
*Please obtain the application form for on-campus selection from the website.
*Be sure to attend the interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*The deadline for submission of application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 10, 2024.
From April 2024 to the completion of the current course of study. Republic of Korea 1 Early July 2024
noneEnd. 78 Fukuoka Overseas Student future development scholarship (Takagi Kazunari Scholarship) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\500,000 / year Undergraduate, Master, Doctor The scholarship application form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself(including the 800-character essay).   Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
(2)Scholarship Student Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
(3)Short essay (prescribed form)
(4)Transcripts (a copy is acceptable)
*For details, please refer to the application outline.
*Please obtain the application form for on-campus selection from the website.
*Be sure to attend the interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*The deadline for submission of application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 10, 2024.
One year from April 2024 to March 2025 (however, the scholarship may be continued for the following year) China or Southeast Asian countries   Early July 2024
noneEnd. 53 Fukuoka Overseas Student future development scholarship (KYUDENKO Scholarship) on-Campus Selection Available
3 nominations
\300,000 / year Undergraduate, Master, Doctor The scholarship application form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself(including the 800-character essay). 1 Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
(2)Scholarship Student Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
(3)Short essay (prescribed form)
(4)Transcripts (a copy is acceptable)
*For details, please refer to the application outline.
*Be sure to attend the interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*The deadline for submission of application documents to the Foundation is Friday, May 10, 2024.
One year from April 2024 to March 2025 (however, the scholarship may be continued for the following year) Indonesia 1 Early July 2024
noneEnd. 41 SHIIKI MASAKAZU Memorial Asia Scholarship Fund on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\50,000 / month Master, Doctor *Those who will graduate in September, 2024 are not eligible. ・The application documents to be submitted to the Foundation must be written in Japanese.
・The applicant must be able to fill out the documents to be submitted to the Foundation in Japanese after being selected as a scholars.
・The scholars should be able to make a speech in Japanese at the presentation ceremony for a minimum of one to two minutes.
1 Monday, April 8, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
 The applicant's seal must be affixed next to your name.
There is a column for reasons for recommendation by your supervisor. (Seal required)
(2)Financial situation (prescribed form)
(3)Research plan (prescribed form)
(4)Transcripts (original)
The transcripts must be from the current course of study. If the current course of study cannot be submitted, the one from the previous course of study may be accepted.
If it is not in Japanese, attach a translation of the document.
*The application period is only one week, so apply as soon as possible.
*There is no interview at the time of selection by the Foundation.
*It is not possible to apply for other scholarships at the same time.
*If you are considering applying for other scholarships (including financial support such as the Challenging Researchers for the Next Generation Program), do not apply.
*If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you may not withdraw until the end of the scholarship period.
From April 2024 to March 2025 Entire Asia 1 June 2024
noneEnd. 55 Sojitz Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
3 nominations
Undergraduate : \70,000 / month
Master & Doctor: \100,000 / month
・Applicants must be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student, or a master's course or doctor's course student as of April 1, 2024.
・Applicants must be under 35 years old for graduate students and under 30 years old for undergraduate students as of April 1, 2024.
The applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.
・If you are recommended by the university, you must fill out the application form and other documents to be submitted to the Foundation in your own handwriting in Japanese.
・After the decision is made, the scholars must be able to submit an essay to the Foundation in Japanese.
0 Monday, April 1, 2024 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1) Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
 To be filled out by the applicant in his/her own handwriting in Japanese. However, a separate Word document may be attached for the three essays.
(2) Letter of recommendation (free format)
 A letter of recommendation from your supervisor. The title and name of the recommender must be clearly indicated and his/her seal must be affixed.
*The nationalities of all 3 nominees are different.
*There is no interview at the time of selection by the Foundation.
*It is not possible to apply for other scholarships at the same time.
*If you are considering applying for other scholarships (including financial support such as the Challenging Researchers for the Next Generation Program), do not apply.
*If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you may not withdraw until the expiration of your term.
Maximum of 2 years from April 2024 No specification 0 End of June 2024
noneEnd. 44 The Korean Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
4 nominations
Undergraduate: \25,000 / month
Master's and Professional degree courses: \40,000 / month
Doctoral course: \70,000 / month
Undergrad, Master, Professional degree, Doctor For the application documents required after the on-campus selection, the information input for the web application must be in Japanese, and the application items include an essay (200-1000 characters for the reason for the scholarship application and 400-1200 characters for self-promotion). 2 Monday, April 1, 2024 - Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
On-campus selection results will be announced around April 17 (Wed.).
Applicants who are selected for recommendation will be notified by Kyushu University Primary Mail Service. Applicants who do not receive this notification email on the day on-campus selection results are announced will be considered nonrecommended.
(1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3) Grading Calculator [Excel]
(1) WEB application form (prescribed form)
 Fill in the special form on the Internet in Japanese. Include a photograph.
(2)Certificate of enrollment (JPG file)
 Certificate of enrollment issued on or after April 1, 2024.
(3)Academic transcript (JPG file)
 For 1st year undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students, transcripts of the previous course of study; for 2nd year and above, transcripts of the current course of study.
(4)Documents proving nationality and status of residence (JPG file)
 A copy of the front and back of your resident card
(5)Documents proving income/income (Taxation/non-taxation certificate of the person supporting the household) (JPG file)
If the person supporting the household resides in Japan: "Certificate of income (taxation/non-taxation certificate)" issued by the municipal office for the fiscal year 2023 (fiscal year 2023)
 If the supporter resides in Korea: Submit "Proof of income amount" for the fiscal year 2023 issued by the National Tax Agency or the respective tax office, which shows income for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
(6) Research Plan (prescribed form): Graduate students only.
 If the form is to be completed in English, a Japanese translation must be attached.
(7) Letter of recommendation by your supervisor (prescribed form): Graduate students only.
 If not in Japanese or Korean, attach a Japanese translation.
*The 4 nominees consisted of 3 graduate students and 1 undergraduate student.
*The document "Grading Calculator [Excel]" to be submitted for on-campus selection should be obtained from the following website
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
The file name begins with "Application only to No.44".
*Graduate students will be interviewed by the Foundation for selection, if necessary.
*If you are a special permanent resident or a former recipient of this scholarship in 2023 and wish to apply, you must apply directly to the Foundation (university recommendations are not accepted).
*Scholarships can be combined.(JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Challenging Researchers Program for Next-Generation Researchers are excluded.) However, if the scholarship you are receiving or applying for is not available, you are not eligible to apply.
From April 2024 to March 2025 South Korea, North Korea nationality 1 Mid July 2024
noneEnd. 57 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation(Autumn Scholarship) *Direct Application Direct Application 210,000 Yen per month(1 or 2 years till expiration of term of study), 190,000 Yen per month(3 years till expiration of term of study), 160,000 Yen per month(4 or 5 years till expiration of term of study) Master, Doctor Applicants must be able to speak Japanese on a daily basis. Interviews will be
conducted in Japanese.
Applicants must be able to complete the research plan in Japanese.
2 Monday, April 1, 2024 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024 None Please refer to the Foundation's website. This scholarship requires the direct application to the foundation. If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
https://www.hisf.or.jp/en/scholarship/foreigner/
From October 2024 to the shortest term of study
No specification 0 July 31, 2024
noneEnd. 59 NITORI International Scholarship Foundation(2nd half of the year) *Direct Application Direct Application 50,000 Yen / month Undergraduate, Master *As of October 1, 2024 JLPT N3 or higher as a guide 0 From Friday, February 16, 2024 to Wednesday, May 15, 2024 None Please refer to the Foundation's website. This scholarship requires the direct application to the foundation. If you are interested in this scholarship, please check the details at the foundation website(Click on the scholarship name to view the Foundation's website).
From October 2024 to September 2025 (for those who graduate during the payment period, until the month of graduation) No specification   Early August 2024
noneEnd. 74 KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
\100,000 / month Applicants must be enrolled in a master's program as a full-time student in Japan to study Japanese culture Applicants must have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) qualification (N2 or higher), or a Japanese composite score of 210 or higher on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), or a score equivalent to JLPT N2 or higher, as certified by the applicant's academic advisor at the applicant's home university.
*Applicants must be able to fill out all documents to be submitted in Japanese, including the application form.
*Applicants must be able to conduct the interview at the Foundation's second round of selection in Japanese.
*In principle, all documents submitted by scholars must be written in Japanese.
  Monday, March 25 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Application form (prescribed form)
(2)Research Plan (prescribed form)
(3)Annual living expenses plan (prescribed form)
(4)Letter of recommendation from the supervisor (prescribed form)
 The name of the supervisor must be written by the supervisor or his/her name and seal must be affixed. The other sections may be written by the applicant or inputted into data on a PC.
(5)Certificate of enrollment (original)
(6)Transcripts(original, for the current course of study)
 If the current course of study cannot be submitted, a copy of the transcript from the previous course of study is acceptable. However, if the transcript is not in English or Japanese, a translation into English or Japanese must be attached.
(7)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(8) A copy of the results of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N1 or N2) and the certificate of Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) or other documents that confirm the applicant's qualification.
 However, if the applicant does not have JLPT N2, a document (optional form) certified by the supervisor as being equivalent to N2 or higher must be attached.
(1) - (4) are Word files and must be completed entirely in Japanese.
*Number of nominees 2 nominate students of different nationalities.
*This scholarship supports the study of Japanese culture.
*This is the first scholarship to be offered in FY2024.
*Although the application guidebook lists a phone number as the contact person for the university to which the application should be submitted, please contact the following email address instead of calling the phone.
intlr-pscholar@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Regular master's course of study from April 2024 (but no later than March 2026). No specification   After early July 2024
noneEnd. 43 The USHIO Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
1 nomination
120,000 Yen / month Applicants must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral course as of April 1, 2024, and be under 30 years of age. Applicants must have no difficulty in Japanese as a foreign student.
Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak all of the following (1) through (3).
 (1) Applicants must be able to understand Japanese documents, including the Foundation's scholarship salary regulations and correspondence with the Foundation's office by letter and e-mail.
 (2) Applicants or scholars must be able to fill out application forms and monthly reports in Japan.
 (3) Scholars must be able to communicate in Japanese when attending ceremonies and communicating with the Foundation office by telephone.
1 Thursday, March 21 - Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1) Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form: Excel File)
 The signature of the applicant on the first page should be autographed; the rest of the form can be typed on a PC.
 Emergency contact person must be an adult living in Japan, such as the applicant's supervisor.
(2) Scholar Recommendation Form (prescribed form: Excel File)
 Only the name of the supervisor is to be self-administered. The other parts may be written by the supervisor or inputted into data on a PC.
(3)Transcripts (original, for all courses after undergraduate)
 If it is difficult to obtain the original, a photocopy of the transcript or a printout of the web-based transcript is acceptable.
(4)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
・Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a master's or doctoral program at the University. However, applicants must not have taken a leave of absence, been absent for an extended period of time, or been in residence for an extended period of time. (The Foundation's FAQ states that students who have been out of school for a year or have taken a leave of absence are eligible to apply, but it is difficult for the University to recommend these foreign students unless they have a good reason to do so.)
・There is no interview at the time of selection by the Foundation.
・The Foundation's FAQ states that students who are concurrently applying for other scholarships are eligible to apply, but we are not able to do so.
From April 2024 to the end of the regular minimum term of study. No specification 1 Late June 2024
noneEnd. 54 Yoshikawa Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
50,000 Yen / month Undergraduate students in their 3rd year (5th year for six-year undergraduate programs), 1st year master's students and 1st and 2nd year doctoral students who have been enrolled in their current program for at least two years from April 2024. ・Applicants must be able to fill out the application form in Japanese in their own handwriting.
・Applicants must be able to conduct interviews at the Foundation in Japanese.
0 Monday, March 18, 2024 - Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1) Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
 The form must be written in Japanese and handwritten by yourself.
(2)Letter of recommendation from the supervisor (prescribed form)
(3)Transcripts(original, of the current course of study. If the current course of study cannot be submitted, then the previous course of study. A certificate from the applicant's home country is also acceptable.)
(4)Certificate of enrollment or letter of admission (original)
There will be an interview in Japanese during the foundation's selection process.
From April 2024 to March 2025 (If enrolled for a second year, the program will automatically continue. However, it is limited to 2 years) Entire Asia 0 Late May 2024
noneEnd. 38 AEON Scholarship on-Campus Selection Available
6 nominations
100,000 Yen / month
Annual tuition fee
1st, 2nd, 3rd year undergraduates, 1st year master's students *As of April, 2024. *Proof of Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3/N3 or equivalent.
*Application documents must be able to be typed or handwritten in Japanese in an Excel file.
*Must be able to handle events after being adopted as a scholarship recipient in Japanese.
3 Monday, March 18, 2024 - Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1)Application form for on-campus selection
(2)Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(3)Financial Situation, etc
(1) Scholarship Application Form (prescribed form)
To be completed by the supervisor or equivalent (handwritten or data input, seal or electronic seal is acceptable)
(2) Scholar Recommendation Form (prescribed form)
 Only the name of the supervisor is to be self-administered. The other parts may be written by the supervisor or inputted into data on a PC.
(3)Transcripts (original, for the last year prior to the application)
 For those who were enrolled in another university or high school in the previous year, transcripts from the school attended.
(4) Documents showing Japanese language proficiency (Either (a) or (b) can be submitted)
  (a)Certificate of passing JLPT level 3 (N3) or above
  (b)Proof of Japanese language proficiency level 3 or above (e.g. a letter signed by the applicant's academic advisor at the university)
 If it is difficult to obtain the original, a photocopy of the transcript or a printout of the web-based transcript is acceptable.
(5)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(6)Written pledge (prescribed form)
(7)Agreement on handling of personal information protection
(8)Photograph (JPEG data)
Frontal photo taken within the last 3 months, 4 cm (H) x 3 cm (W), white background
*Number of nominees
Up to 6 nominees: at least 2 students from East Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia) and at least 2 students from South Asia and Southeast Asia (outside East Asia)
*The documents to be submitted for internal selection, "Financial Situation, etc.," should be obtained from the following website.
https://archive.iii.kyushu-u.ac.jp/public/fzYwAC3JF2NTF0LK0Uko9ouQAgIhyqaBz1fv63OtEkbi
 The file name is Applicable only to No.38_ AEON Scholarship)Financial Situation_etc.xlsx.
*The applicant must be able to attend the certificate awarding ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2024, and actively participate in other events planned by the Foundation.
*There will be no interview at the Foundation's selection.
*Please be sure to understand the attached "points of concern".
two years from April 2024 to March 2026 (for students who graduate within two years, the benefit will be provided until the month of graduation) China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Bhutan, Brunei, Maldives, Mongolia 2 Mid May 2024
noneEnd. 40 Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation(Direct Application) Direct Application 2,000,000, 1,500,000 or 1,000,000 Yen / year For students whose major is deeply related to the human health such as Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Nutrition, Physical Education, Engineering or Business Economics. (Undergraduate 1st & 2nd year students can't apply) Applicants must be motivated to study the Japanese language.
*The Scholarship Application Form may be completed in English, but selection points will be deducted if applicants fail to show any motivation to study Japanese in the Scholarship Application Form and interview.
1 New applicants
Online submissions: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - Monday, April 22, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
Submissions by mail: Monday, April 1, 2024 - Must arrive at the office no later than Thursday, April 25, 2024, 3:00 p.m.
None Please refer to the Foundation's website. This scholarship requires the direct application to the foundation. If you are interested in this scholarship, please check the details at the foundation website(Click on the scholarship name to view the Foundation's website).
[IMPORTANT]If you are currently receiving a scholarship(*) or applying for another scholarship, please be sure to declare those fact in the application form and the interview. It is a serious problem not to declare your situation regarding receiving/applying scholarship for whatever reason.
*'Scholarship' here includes any kinds of financial support from third party.
April 2024 - March 2025 (1 year) No specification 1 Mid July 2024
noneEnd. 39 FUCHIGAMI Scholarship on-Campus Selection Available
4 nominations
50,000 Yen / month Undergraduate:3rd year and over / Master / Doctor(As of April, 2024 ) Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand.
・The interview will be conducted in Japanese.
2 Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)Letter of recommendation from your supervisor (free format)
(3)Transcript(The current course of study. If the current course of study cannot be submitted, a transcript from a previous course of study from the applicant's home country is acceptable.)
(4)Certificate of enrollment (original) or Letter of Acceptance
*The application period is only one week, so apply as soon as possible.
*The deadline for submitting original applications to the Foundation is April 3, 2024.
*Interviews for the Foundation are scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024.
From April 2024 To March 2026 Asia, Africa 2 April 2024
noneEnd. 36 The Asahi Glass Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
5 nominations
150,000 Yen / month, Scholarship to support overseas research activities Maximum 200,000 Yen (one time/year, during the scholarship period only) Master:1st year, PhD:1st year *As of April, 2024 (Excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.
・In principle, communication with the Foundation's office will be in Japanese. The applicant must have some understanding of Japanese used in everyday situations and be able to express himself/herself in Japanese.
・Application documents must be typed in Japanese on a Word document. The research plan can be written in English.
・Interviews are conducted online in Japanese.
0 Thursday, February 29 - Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application Form (Prescribed form)
(2)Application Form (Prescribed form: Word file)
(3)Research Plan (Prescribed form: Word file)
(4)Recommendation letter from supervisor (prescribed form: Word file, to be filled out in Japanese in principle)
(5)Transcript (the previous course)
*The five nominees are one from each of the five target countries.
*Those who have high motive to achieve the sustainable society.
*The shortlisted candidates must have an interview and attend the certificate ceremony after becoming a scholar.
*The Scholarship for Overseas Research Activities is awarded to students who are engaged in activities approved by the Foundation, such as presentations at academic conferences, research activities, and short-term study abroad.
The regular period of study at the graduate school in which you are enrolled after April 2024 (maximum of two years for master's programs and three years for doctoral programs). Thailand, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Vietnam 0 Early July 2024
noneEnd. 33 ASSURAN International Scholarship Foundation (Spring Application) on-Campus Selection Available
3 nominations
100,000 Yen / month Undergrad 2nd and over, Master, PhD *As of April, 2024. Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese (equivalent to Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand.
・The interview will be conducted in Japanese.
3 Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)CV(prescribed form)
(3)Documentation of qualifications (for qualified applicants only, a copy is acceptable)
(4)Personal Statement(prescribed form)
(5)Attachment to personal statement(prescribed form)
(6)Letter of Recommendation (In the handwriting of the dean or faculty advisor or prepared by PC. Must be sealed)
(7)Transcript(If the one for the current course is not available, the previous course or the admission examination results/ranking must be shown)
(8)Academic Status (Schedule) Form (prescribed form, for undergraduate or new graduate students)
(9)Research Achievement (tentative) (prescribed form, for graduate students)
(10)Certificate of enrollment (for the current course of study. However, if you are a new student, submit the "Certificate of Acceptance" or "Letter of Notification of Acceptance")
(11)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(12)Two photographs (one pasted on the "Scholarship Application" form and the other enclosed)
・There will be an interview in Japanese during the foundation's selection process.
・The deadline for submitting applications to the Foundation is March 30, 2024.
From April 2024 To March 2026 Entire Asia *Check the application information for the detailed area/countries. 2 Early June 2024
noneEnd. 34 YOSHIMOTO SHOJI Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
10 nominations
50,000 Yen / month Undergraduate, Research Student, Master, Doctor Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese .
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand.
・The research plan must be written in Japanese (approximately 1,200 characters) and can be written on a PC.
0 Monday, February 19, 2024 - Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1) Scholarship Student Application Form (prescribed form)
 The guarantor section must be self-authored and stamped by your supervisor.
(2)Transcript(If the current course of study is not available, the previous course.)
(3)Research plan (about 1200 characters, any format)
(4)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
・Although the number of nominees for on-campus selection is 10, one nominee for each of all undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
・There is no interview during the Foundation's selection process.
・Since 2020, we have recommended 5 to 10 people to the Foundation each year, but the number of hires has been zero.
From April 2024 To March 2026 (2 years) *In addition, research students shall be limited to a maximum of one year. No specification 0 Early May 2024
noneEnd. 32 Konan Asia International Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
6 nominations
70,000 Yen / month Undergraduate(Final-year students only) /  Master or Doctor(Final-year students will be given priority) *Those who will graduate in Sep. 2024 are NOT eligible. Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand (however, two compositions of 200 characters or less may be attached in Japanese typed in Word format).
6 Monday, February 5, 2024 - Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application and Attachment Form(prescribed form)
(2)CV(prescribed form)
(3)Personal Statement(prescribed form)
(4)Pledge(prescribed form)
(5)Certificate of enrollment
(6)Transcript(If the current course of study is not available, the previous course.)
(7)Recommendation letter from the dean or supervisor(Japanese only)
・There is no interview during the Foundation's selection process.
・The deadline for submitting applications to the Foundation is Monday, March 25, 2024.
From April 2024 To March 2025 (1 year) Entire Asia 4 May 2024
noneEnd. 28 SGH Foundation Scholarship on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
120,000 Yen / month Undergraduate: entering 3rd year(5th year who is on 6-year-undergraduate course), Master: enrolling 1st year, 5-year Integrated doctoral course : enrolling 1st year *Only for spring enrollee *As of April 1st, 2024 The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand (Includes four essays on the purpose of study abroad, research, etc.). 0 Friday, February 2, 2024 - Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)Recommendation letter from the dean or supervisor
(3)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(4)Transcript
(5)GPA certificate
If the GPA is listed on the transcript, it does not have to be submitted.
(6)Certificate of enrollment(A copy of the letter of acceptance (letter of admission) for those who plan to enroll in a graduate course)
*The number of nominees is one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
*During the scholarship period, the scholars must attend the social events and certificate awarding ceremonies hosted by the Foundation.
2 years from April 2024 to March 2026 ASEAN countries(Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) 0 Around late May 2024
noneEnd. 29 SGH Foundation Scholarship (Doctor) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
180,000 Yen / month Doctor: 2nd year, 4-year Doctoral course: 3rd year, 5-year Integrated Doctoral Course: 4th year *Only for spring enrollee *As of April 1st, 2024 The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand (Includes four essays on the purpose of study abroad, research, etc.). 0 Friday, February 2, 2024 - Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)Recommendation letter from the supervisor, etc
(3)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(4)Transcript(Master's degree transcripts)
(5)GPA certificate
If the GPA is listed on the transcript, it does not have to be submitted.
(6)Certificate of enrollment
*During the scholarship period, the scholars must attend the social events and certificate awarding ceremonies hosted by the Foundation.
*Interviews (including web-based) may be conducted as part of the Foundation's selection process
2 years from April 2024 to March 2026 ASEAN countries(Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) 0 Around late May 2024
noneEnd. 27 Tokio Marine Kagami Memorial Foundation (ASEAN Scholar) on-Campus Selection Available
1 nomination
180,000 Yen / month Master, PhD *Those who proactively learn Japanese with initiative and attempt to communicate in Japanese, and those who have the desire to work towards achieving (Japanese) N1 level by the end of the payment period.
*Application documents are to be entered into an Excel file in Japanese.
*During the interview, self-introductions should be in Japanese, but English is acceptable for the rest of the interview. Japanese language ability is not required at the time of application.
*After being adopted as a scholarship recipient, the report to be submitted must be completed in Japanese, and Japanese must also be used at the exchange meetings.
0 Tuesday, January 23 - Monday, February 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application, Self-Assessment Form, CV, Personal Statement(prescribed form)
(2)Certificate of enrollment (If you are planning to enter the university, "Copy of the admission letter" or "Pass notification of the university")
(3)Transcript (Transcript of the undergraduate school of your university if you are going on to a master's course, or a transcript of a master's course if you are going on to a doctoral course)
(4)Recommendation letter from your supervisor
(5)A health certificate (Could be sent at a later date, not at the time of application.)
(6)A copy of the passport
Selection Schedule in the Foundation
・Document screening: Result notification on Wednesday, April 17 via email
・Interview: On Wednesday, April 24
・Result notification on Thursday, April 25 via email
(as from April, 2024)Minimum years required for graduation/completion. ASEAN countries(Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
0 After Friday, May 17, 2024
noneEnd. 24 JEES Ishibashi Foundation Scholarship (Spring) Application via University (No Campus Selection) 150,000 Yen / month Master, Doctor, Research Student (Major: Art History) *For the students enrolling in Kyushu Univ. from outside of Japan in 2024. *Participation in social gatherings (results reporting session conducted in Japanese) is required.
*Application forms can be filled out in languages other than Japanese (Excel data), but a Japanese translation must be attached.
*The applicants are required to have the Japanese language skill as you can understand the class in Japanese.
0 Monday, January 22, 2024 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. None These are the documents to be submitted to International Student Exchange Division.
(1)Application form (Form 1)(prescribed form)
(2)Recommendation letter from the supervisor (Form 2)(prescribed form)
*Both No.1 and 2 involve data entry into Excel files.
*"Art History" widely includes history of Architecture and Photography as well as the one of painting and sculpture etc..
Maximum of two years starting April, 2024. However, if the student enrolls in May 2024 or later, the maximum period will be two years from the month of enrollment. No specification 0 May 2024
noneEnd. 26 Kobayashi Foundation(pharmaceuticals) on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
200,000 Yen / month Undergraduate 3rd year and over(6 year program: 5th year and over) , Master, PhD majoring in a pharmacy-related field *As of April, 2024. Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese (JLPT level 2 or above).
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand (Include two essays of 200 words or less).
1 Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Monday, January 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)CV(prescribed form)
(3)Personal Statement and Attachment Form(prescribed form)
(4)Certificate of enrollment(A copy of the letter of acceptance (letter of admission) for those who plan to enroll in a graduate course)
(5)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(6)Transcript(Those of the immediately preceding course or entrance examination results, rank, etc.)
(7)Recommendation letter from the dean or supervisor
*There is an interview during the foundation's selection process.
*Those who are highly interested in international exchange and can join the foundation events(3 times a year) for sure.
*Those who wish to apply for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Japan Science and Technology Agency's Challenging Researchers Program for Next-Generation Researchers, or other scholarships in the future are not eligible to apply.
From April 2024 to the final year of the enrolled program Asia 0 End of April 2024
noneEnd. 25 Kobayashi Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
Undergraduate: 150,000 Yen / month, Master & PhD: 180,000 Yen / month Undergraduate 3rd year and over(6 year program: 5th year and over) , Master, PhD *As of April, 2024. Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese (JLPT level 2 or above).
・The application documents must be written in Japanese by your hand (Include two essays of 200 words or less).
2 Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Monday, January 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1) Application form for on-campus Selection
(2) Transcript(a copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)CV(prescribed form)
(3)Personal Statement and Attachment Form(prescribed form)
(4)Certificate of enrollment(A copy of the letter of acceptance (letter of admission) for those who plan to enroll in a graduate course)
(5)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(6)Transcript(Those of the immediately preceding course or entrance examination results, rank, etc.)
(7)Recommendation letter from the dean or supervisor
*There is no interview during the Foundation's selection process.
*Those who are highly interested in international exchange and can join the foundation events(3 times a year) for sure.
*Those who wish to apply for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Japan Science and Technology Agency's Challenging Researchers Program for Next-Generation Researchers, or other scholarships in the future are not eligible to apply.
From April 2024 to the final year of the enrolled program. Asia 2 End of April 2024
noneEnd. 76 Tatsunoko Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
100,000 Yen / month Undergraduate: 2-4 Years(2-6 Years for School of Medicine and Dentistry), Master, PhD *As of April, 2024 (Research students cannot apply) ・Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.
・The foundation application form should be filled out in Japanese by your hand.
・If you are recommended by a university, you will have an approximate one-hour interview in Japanese with a Foundation staff member in mid-February to confirm the contents of your application.
0 January 4, 2024 - January 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (1)Application form for on-campus Selection
(2)Transcript(A copy is acceptable)
(1)Scholarship Application(prescribed form)
(2)CV(prescribed form)
(3)Personal Statement and Attachment Form(prescribed form)
(4)Financial situation (prescribed form)
(5)Essay (designated form)
(6)Transcript(for the current course of study)
(7)Certificate of enrollment
(8)Copy of Letter of Acceptance (Letter of Admission) (only for those who plan to enroll in a graduate course)
(9)Copies of the front and back of the resident card
(10)A copy of the certificate of passing the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (if the applicant has passed the proficiency test)
(11)Recommendation letter from from the dean or supervisor
*University nominees must have an interview screening held from mid-February to early March.
*The successful scholars must attend the events held by the foundation.
*The essay topic for 2024 is "What we can do in the future of Asia".
2 years or 1 year from April 2024 Asia 0 Around mid-March 2024
noneEnd. 23 SEMMOTO scholarship (Direct Application) Direct Application 120,000 Yen a month 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year undergraduate students, 4th year undergraduate students who expect to enter a master's program in April 2024, and 1st year master's students (at the time of application) The application form and essay must be completed in Japanese.
After passing the document screening, the interview is in Japanese.
  Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - Wednesday, January 31, 2024     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
https://semmoto.or.jp/scholarship-system#a2
1 YEAR Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, US   Until Friday, March 15, 2024
noneEnd. 17 KYORITSU International Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
2 nominations
100,000 Yen a month/60,000 Yen a month (depends on the type of scholarships) Undergraduate, Master, Doctor (depends on the type of scholarships)   1 November - Mid December (Undergraduates only: Deadline extended due to additional applications. Applications for graduate students have been closed.)     *University nomination is held.
*In case you are interested in this scholarship, please ask your Student Affairs Division for more details.
*The application documents should be filled out in Japanese. (Including 2 types of essay.)
*The scholars need to attend the events held by the foundation and submit required documents/reports.
*Those who already live in Japan.
*Those who finished entrance procedure or, are already enrolled in university.
For other requirement, please refer to the application information.
(*1)Area
South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongol, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thai, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, East Timor, Brunei, Maldives
1 YEAR See Comment(*1) 0 Early March, 2024
noneEnd. 19 HASHIYA Scholarship Foundation on-Campus Selection Available
1 nomination
100,000 Yen a month Undergraduate, Research students, Master, Doctor   0 Mid-December     *University nomination is held. Please inquire the details at your Student Office.
*The foundation application form should be filled out in Japanese by your hand.(Including 1,000 words essay).
*The interview is held. (Language: Japanese only)
*Must be able to communicate in Japanese (JLPT N2 equivalent).
April 2024 〜 Till expiration of term of study Indonesia 0 Late March 2024
noneEnd.   Yasuda Scholarship Foundation   100,000 Yen a month New undergraduate 2nd year who belongs to the School of Law or the School of Economics. (As of April, 2024)   1 December     *No screening within university, but be sure to confirm the deadline of the documents submission at Scholarship Section.
*The foundation application form should be filled out in Japanese by your hand.
*The interview in Japanese is scheduled for late February - early March 2024.
3 YEARS at the maximum No specification 0 March, 2024
noneEnd.   LOTTE Foundation   180,000 Yen a month Undergraduate, Master, Doctor *Applicants who will graduate in September 2024 and who will not be entering an advanced program are not eligible to apply.     - Early December     *The university nomination is firstly held. In case you are interested in this scholarship, please inquire at your Student Office.
*Application documents must be filled out in Japanese, and applicants who pass the application screening will be interviewed in Japanese, so applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese (JLPT N1 level).
*This scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or research support funds at the same time.
2 YEAR Asian countries (west of Japan to India) *Consultation required for Oceania.
However, since the nationality of the FY2023 recruits is Chinese, China is excluded for the purpose of nationality diversity.
1 Early February 2024
noneEnd.   IWATANI International Student Fund *Direct Application   150,000 Yen a month Master, Doctor *Major: Natural Science and related field of study((excluding medicine and pharmacy)     December 1-20, 2023     *For further details, please chesk the website of the fund. This scholarship is the type of the direct application to the fund.
*This scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or research support funds at the same time.(However, scholarships of less than 100,000 yen per month from the university are excluded.)
2 YEARS at the maximum East Asia, Southeast Asia *Check the application information for the detailed area/countries.   Middle February, 2024
noneEnd.   SATO YO International Scholarship Foundation (Spring Application)   180,000 Yen a month (Undergrad) , 200,000 Yen a month (Master, PhD)
+ Tuition subsidies + Society Attendance Grants (Master, PhD)
Undergraduate students (sophomores and above and transfer students at the time of application) and graduate students (enrolled students and new students) *Be sure to check the details in the application information.   0 - Late November     *Regading the deadline of the submission of the application documents, be sure to ask your Student Office.
*Those who have high Japanese language skill.(Interview will be conducted in Japanese.)
*The scholars must attend the foundation's events held in Tokyo more than 6 times a year.
*Those who already live in Japan
*The scholars cannot receive more than one scholarship
★For other requirements, please refer to the application information listed on the website.
2 YEARS Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam 1 1st Screening: by February 13, 2024 / 2nd Screening: by February 28, 2024
noneEnd.   Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation(University Recommendation)   1,000,000 or 1,5000,000 or 2,000,000 JPY a year ・Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy major: PhD & Master 2nd and seeking to advance to a doctoral program
・Economic major: Master & PhD
・Engineering(specified) major: PhD & Master 2nd and seeking to advance to a doctoral program
・Students who are conducting research related to data science in the above-mentioned courses in Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy, Economic, or Engineering.
  2 October and early November     [IMPORTANT]Apply for this scholarship after CAREFUL reading to understand the application information.
[IMPORTANT]In case you are itnerested in this scholarship, be sure to inquire at your Student Affairs Division well in advance.
*The university nomination is firstly held.
1 YEAR No specification 4 March, 2024
noneEnd.   Trust Forum Foundation Scholarship   100,000 yen per month Those majoring in Law (civil law, commercial law, trust law and related jurisprudence) and plan to enroll in a PhD course beyond their standard term of study as of April 1, 2024, are eligible.     - December      
1 year None   February - End of March
noneEnd.   NITORI International Scholarship Foundation(1st half of the year) *Direct Application   50,000 Yen a month Undergraduate, Master *As of April 1, 2024   0 25 September, 2023 - 20 November, 2023     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
1 Year No specification 2 February
noneEnd.   TASAKA Scholarship   50,000 JPY a month Undergraduate, Master, Doctor *Those who will graduate in September 2024 are NOT eligible.   0 - Early November     *The university nomination is firstly held. In case you are interested in this scholarship, please inquire at your Student Office.
*The successful candidates should fill out application forms in Japanese.
*The shortlisted cadidates of the foundation screening need to have the interview in Japanese.
*Every month, scholars are required to visit the foundation's office in Kitakyushu on the designated day to receive the stipend.
1 YEAR No specification 0 End of Feburary
noneEnd.   JAPAN-CHINA FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION ARIAKE JAPAN Scholarship(Formerly known as: NIWA UICHIROU Scholarship) *Direct Application   70,000 Yen a month Master, PhD *Major: Social Sciences(Law, Politics, Commerce, Economics, etc.)     November 13(Mon) - December 1(Fri)     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation after carefully reading to understand the application information.
1 year China   Middle of March, 2024
noneEnd.   KAWASHIMA SHOJI Memorial Scholarship Fund   120,000 Yen a month (1,440,000 yen/year) Undergraduate 3rd or 4th year, Master, Doctor *As of April, 2024
(Major: Humanities, Sociology and Natural sciences)
  0 - Early November     *The university nomination is firstly held.
*In case you are interested in this scholarship, please ask your Student Affairs Division for more details.
*The application forms should be filled out in Japanese. (Including 3 types of essay. Each essay 800 words)
*The scholar must attend the scholarship award ceremony.
*If the student receives the scholarship at the same time as another scholarship, the monthly amount of the scholarship must be less than 50,000 yen.
2 YEARS(Scholars need to be screened for continued payment after one year) No specification 0 March, 2024
noneEnd.   INOAC International Education and Scholarship Foundation *Direct Application   50,000 JPY per month Undergraduate, Graduate Students(No Research Students) *Those who will graduate in September 2024 are not eligible.   0 - October 20(Fri), 2023 at 12:00     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
*The interview is held in Japanese.
*The shortlisted applicants need to take interview twice.
⇒1st interview will conducted in December and 2nd interview will conducted in early to mid-February, both remote interviews. Students must prepare their own terminal equipment and communication devices for the remote interview.
1-2 years None   Early to mid March
noneEnd.   ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange *Direct Application   180,000 JPY a month Master (Enrollee in October 2023 or prospective enrollee in April 2024)   1 October 1(Sun)〜October 31(Tue)     *Personal application.
*Those recieving another scholarship are NOT eligible.
*Those who live in overseas is NOT eligible to apply.
2 YEARS No specification 0 Late February 2024
noneEnd.   Koeki Suishin Kyokai(2024 Raito Kogyo Mirai Scholarship(For Vietnamese students)) *Direct Application   70,000 Yen a month Master 1st(new students) *Must be a senior undergraduate student at the time of application, and the field of study in April 2024 must be science or engineering.   0 - 20 October, 2023     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
https://kosuikyo.com/%e5%a5%a8%e5%ad%a6%e9%87%91
* Applicants need to be able to communicate adequately in Japanese (JLPT N3 level).
Till expiration of term of study Vietnam 0 April 2024
noneEnd.   Heiwa NAKAJIMA Foundation Scholarship   120,000 Yen a month (Undergrad), 150,000 Yen a month (Master, PhD) Undergraduate, Master, Doctor   0 September     *The university nomination is firstly held. Regarding the deadline of the application, be sure to inquire at your Student Affairs Division.
*If you are selected as a candidate from Kyushu University, you need to fill out the foundation application form in Japanese by hand.
1 Year No specification 0 March
noneEnd.   Honjo International Scholarship Foundation(Spring Scholarship) *Direct Application   210,000 Yen a month(1 or 2 years till expiration of term of study), 190,000 Yen a month(3 years till expiration of term of study), 160,000 Yen a month(4 or 5 years till expiration of term of study) Master, Doctor   0 1 September, 2023 - 31 October, 2023     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
https://www.hisf.or.jp/en/scholarship/foreigner/
Till expiration of term of study No specification 2 End of March
noneEnd.   Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship   Undergrad: 100,000 JPY a month / Master & PhD: 140,000 JPY a month Undergraduate 3rd or 4th year(*School of Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy[Clinical Pharmacy]: 5th or 6th year), Master, Doctor 2nd or 3rd year(*Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy[Clinical Pharmacy]: 3rd or 4th year)   8 August〜Early September     *Be sure to read the application information carefuly to understand the purpose of this scholarship in advance of the application. If you have any questions, please be sure to confirm at the Student Affairs Division of your Schhol/Grad School.
*The deadline of the application for the screening within university differs according to the School/Grad School. Be sure to check the deadline at the Student Affairs Division of your Schhol/Grad School.
2 YEARS at the maximum No specification 7 Mid December - Early Feburary
noneEnd.   Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Scholarship*Direct Application   Master: 144,000 Yen per month / Doctor: 145,000 Yen(doctor) per month / tuition fee etc. Master, Doctor   7 Application Deadline: Friday, October 27     If you are interested in this scholarship, please be sure to check the details on the website and directly apply at the association.
Till exp of term of study Taiwan 6 End of February to early March, 2024
noneEnd.   CWAJ(College Women's Association of Japan) Graduate Scholarship for Non-Japanese Women to Study in Japan Scholarship *Direct Application   2 million Yen a year Female doctoral students     October     If you are interested in this scholarship, please directly apply to the foundation.
https://cwaj.org/scholarship/graduate-scholarship-for-non-japanese-women-to-study-in-japan-njg/
1 YEAR No specification   March 2024
noneEnd.   KDDI Foundation Scholarship   100,000 Yen a month Master, Doctor   0 - Early July     *The university nomination is held. In case you are interested in this scholarship, please ask your Student Affairs Division for more details.
*Applicants should be engaged in the research whose theme is related to Information Technology in the field of Law, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Culture, and Technology.
*Applications submitted to the Foundation can be completed in English
6 MONTHS or 1 YEAR Refer to the application information 0 Mid January - Early February

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