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Living Guide for International Students in Japan


There must be many students who would like to receive a scholarship when they proceed to a university or a special training school. However, most of scholarships are granted for foreign students, mainly at graduate schools or junior and senior students of a university. They are seldom given to a freshman or a sophomore, it is even scarce for a special training school student.

Catch Information and Apply for It

In Japan, there are more than 300 private organizations providing scholarships (investigated by the Asian Students Cultural Association) Apart from private ones, there are scholarships provided by individual universities and local governments. Make all effort to gather information from your school notice board or other methods. Keep on applying for them.

References: "Scholarship for Foreign Students in Japan"
(revised every other year)
Edited by Asian Students Cultural Association,
published by Dobunkan Co. Ltd.,
TEl: 03-3294-1801

On the other hand, you could search scholarship depending on school, location of school and applicants and courses from this homepage.

Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students

This grant is based on the funds contributed by the State subsidy. The grant is given to a large number of people, thus has the highest chance of getting the grant. The grant period is for one year.

Applicant qualification:
1) Preparing education course
2) Vocational schools
3) Technique junior college
4) Special course for foreign students
5) College
6) Undergraduate course
7) Graduate course (research student, master course, doctorate course)

A mount of money and number to be admitted : 52,000 yen per month 300persons

Period of applying for: from last ten days of April to first days of May.
Information about honors scholarship for privately financed international students.
Please contact with the person in charge.

Japanese Students Services Organization Ryugakusei Jigyoubu Kokusai Shougakuka
Postal code 153-8503 Komaba 4-5-29 Meguro City Tokyo
Telephone: 03-6407-7454
From the homepage below, scholarship lists could be downloaded in PDF form.

Tuition Reduction and Assistance

Tuition Fee Assistance System Offered by Universities
There is a variety of tuition reduction systems run by individual university funds. Some are 100% reduction or 50% or less. Many private universities give 30% reduction after financial screening. please contact an international exchange center at your school for more detail.

National universities have tuition reduction/exemption systems for students with financial difficulty. However, this system originally started to help Japanese students. The application systems on foreign students vary from school to school. Also the required documents and the number of students covered is varied. Generally local public universities also have similar systems, but some universities may not apply the system on foreign students. For more detail, please contact the office in charge at each university.


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