Application Criteria for 2021 JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT Scholarships | JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT

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Scholarship Opportunities

JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT Scholarships

  • 500,000 yen … 1 scholarships
  • 100,000 yen … 2 scholarships

Application Criteria

Application Criteria for 2021 JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT Scholarships

1. Application Requirements

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria.

  • Has been accepted to enroll in a Japanese university undergraduate or graduate degree program starting spring (April/ May) of 2021, and enrollment has been confirmed. (Students participating in Japanese language programs and short term programs are not eligible)
  • Has a registered MY PAGE with JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT (hereinafter JPSS), a website of information for international students that is jointly run by the Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation.
  • Has received a message from aforesaid university via the "JPSS Scout function" prior to acceptance.
  • Is able to interview in either Japanese or English.
  • Has a Japanese bank account (in the applicant's name) in to which scholarship money can be paid. Internet banks will not be accepted.
  • Is not a Japanese citizen.
2. Number of Scholarships / Amount
  • 500,000 yen financial support paid to ONE successful applicanst after he/she has enrolled into their specified Japanese university.
  • 100,000 yen financial support paid to TWO successful applicanst after he/she has enrolled into their specified Japanese university.
3. Application Procedures

Please apply from your JPSS My Page

Documents that need to be submitted
  1. (a) Application form (basic information)
  2. (b) Short essay (No more than 350 English words or 800 Japanese characters on your 'Motivation to Study in Japan & Future Goals'. Applicants are strongly encouraged to write up to the word limit.)
  3. (c) Self Introduction Video (no more than 30 seconds in length)
Application Period
  • Spring Period (for applicants enrolling in April - May 2020): Between 10am on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and 5pm on Monday, May 31, 2021 (JST)
  • Fall Period (for applicants enrolling in September - November 2020): Between 10am on Monday, August 23, 2021 and 5pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021 (JST)
4. Selection Method
  • step_1

    First round screeing - document screening

  • step_2

    Second round screeing - interview

  • step_3

    Notificiation of successful applicants

Successful applicants will be notified directly. JPSS also plans to publicize the names of successful candidates.

5. Important Notes
  • If any of the application documents or materials are found to contain false information, the application will be rejected and all and any scholarship already paid out must be paid back.
  • If a successful candidate does not complete, dropsout or is expelled from their higher education course all and any scholarship money must be paid back.
6. Other
  • All scholarship recipiencts are required to submit periodic reports throughout their scholarship period (a few times per year). These reports may be posted onto the JPSS website and/or published in one of the related information booklets. Recipients may also be required to attend JPSS events and/or
  • While JPSS is run jointly by the Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation, all scholarships offered by JPSS are provided by the Benesse Corporation.