Scholarship for Foreign Students Studying in Japanese Graduate School

This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in Japanese graduate schools for doctoral or master’s degrees. Applications can be submitted from abroad as long as an applicant is accepted to a Japanese graduate school. All nationalities and research fields are welcome. Applicants may directly apply to the foundation without pre-selection by the university.

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Application Period Spring Scholarship: September 1– October 31 (2022)
Fall Scholarship: April 1 – April 30 (2023)

  • The detailed dates will be announced in the application guideline.
Screening Method document screening, interview(s)

Number of Scholarships available

Spring Scholarship: Ten
Fall Scholarship: a few

Period and amount of scholarship

The scholarship will be provided every month throughout the minimum period required to acquire the degree. The amount of scholarship depends on the differences based on the period as below:

¥200,000 per month for 1 ~ 2 years degree
¥180,000 per month for 3 year’s degree
¥150,000 per month for 4 ~ 5 years degree

Application and screening schedule (Fall Scholarship)

September 1, 2022, ~
October 31, 2022
Application period
January 31, 2023 The result of the document screening announced

  • The application number of applicants moving on to the interview process will be posted on our website.
February 2023 Interview examination
Planned in Tokyo, otherwise interviewed by video call.
March 31, 2023 Final result announced

How to apply

  • Confirm that you are eligible to apply.
  • Enter the “online application system”. Fill out the application form and upload the required documents.
  • Once the documents are submitted, the application number will be issued, and a PDF of your application form will be created. Please save the PDF file as you will need it when the result is announced on our website.

Application period: September 1, 2022, ~ October 31, 2022


The application guideline for the scholarship (Spring) 2023.

Guideline(PDF 130KB)Template of the research plan (WORD 16KB)

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