Grant-type scholarships not only help you support yourself, but also help create an environment in which you can focus on your studies and research in Japan. There are a variety of scholarships, such as the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships, the Honors Scholarship for Independently-Financed International Students, private scholarships that require a university recommendation, and grant-type (and some loan-type) private scholarships that international students can apply for directly.
For more information, please consult with the Student Affairs Division of your school/graduate school.
You can also find detailed information about scholarships on the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) website.
This scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). There are three application options: embassy recommendation, university recommendation, and domestic selection. There are two ways to apply from your own country before enrolment: embassy recommendation, where you receive a recommendation from a Japanese embassy or consulate, and university recommendation, where you receive a recommendation from a Japanese university.
This scholarship is provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). It is granted to privately-financed international students who demonstrate outstanding academic and personal achievements and who face financial difficulties in pursue their education.
Nagoya University established "Nagoya University interdisciplinary Frontier Fellowship" and "THERS Interdisciplinary Frontier Next Generation Researcher" for support both the livelihood and the research of students who lead knowledge-based society.
Through this project, we expect that Ph.D. students focus on their resarch during the three years of the doctoral program without financial worries and will demonstrate their wide-ranging faculties cultivated through the project in industry and international community after obtaining their degree.
We aim to foster doctoral human resources who can advance the interdisciplinary frontier, create future knowledge, implement it in society, and play an active role globally by creating an academic environment for collaborative research by students from variety research fields.
* If you are considering applying for a private scholarship, please be sure to comfirm with the scholarship foundation in advance, as many scholarship foundations prohibit receiving both its scholarship and this project's financial support at the same time.
See here for videos of the research by Ph.D. students.
Private Scholarships are largely divided into two types: scholarships requiring a university recommendation and scholarships where international students can directly apply to the scholarship foundation.
Nagoya University has approximately 70 grant-type scholarships for which candidates are selected and recommended by Nagoya University. The scholarship amounts range from 15,000 yen to 200,000 yen per month, and the periods range from 1 year to the minimum years of study.
For "scholarships requiring a university recommendation", scholarship foundations directly ask universities for recommendations, so each school/graduate school select its own candidates. If you are interested, please contact the Student Affairs Division of your school/graduate school for further information.
The following list shows scholarships which you can apply directly. Please note the points below when applying:
* When you apply for a scholarship, please report to the Student Affairs Division of your school.
|Name of Foundation||Application period||Requirements|
|ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange||October||Master's Program|
|THE IWATANI NAOJI FOUNDATION||December||Graduate student
Designated Research Areas
|Ushio Inc.||April||Graduate student
|Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation||March-April||Designated Research Areas|
|Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation||Spring：Dec
|SEIHOU Scholarship Foundation||April||Second or higher grader(BA)
|The Frances & Sachio Semmoto Foundation||June-Aug||Second or third grader(BA)
|Dong Hua Educational and Cultural Exchange Foundation||November||Third or higher grader(BA)
Chinese(include:Taiwanese, Hong Konger and Macanese)
|The Tokyu Foundation||September||Graduate student
|Tokushukai Scholarship Foundation||Oct-Nov||JLPT N2 or higher|
|Nitori International Scholarship Foundation||First half：July-Nov
|JLPT N3 or higher|
|JAPAN-CHINA FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION||November||Graduate student
|Taiwan Exchange Association||Aug-Oct||Graduate student
|Baroque Murai Hiroyuki Foundation||April-May||None|
|Hattori International Scholarship Foundation||Spring：March
JLPT N2 or higher
|Park Yong Koo Scholarship Foundation||October||Taiwanese
GPA3.5 or higher
|Honjo International Scholarship Foundation||Spring：Sep-Oct
|Mabuchi International Scholarship Foundation||Mar-April||First or second grader(BA)
Designated nationalities: Asian countries
JLPT N2 or higher
|More Jobs Better Lives Foundation Inc.||4 times/a year
※Check the website for more details.
Designated Research Areas