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Scholarships for international students

Financial Support

◎ Scholarship Systems

three sources of scholarships for incoming international students:
(1)The Japanese Government(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
(2)Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO)
(3)Private Organizations and Regional Governments

(1)Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho)Scholarship

Those who receive this scholarship have the status “Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students”. There are four types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships supported by Kochi University, as shown below:

Name of Scholarship Period of Application Monthly Amount(Yen) Period of Scholarship Eligibility Method of Applying
Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho)Scholarship Student(University Recommendation)
(Research Students)
October of the previous year Non-degree research student:143,000
Master’s course student: 144,000
Doctoral course student: 145,000
Master’s course, Doctoral course Students who apply from overseas
with GPA of 2.30 or above in the two years prior to application
Application should be made from overseas
Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho)Scholarship Student(University Recommendation)
(Japanese Studies Students)
January of the previous year 117,000 one year Applicants must be undergraduates at non-Japanese universities in fields related to Japanese language or culture at the time of arrival and departure from Japan
Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho)Scholarship Student(Embassy Recommendation)
(Research Students)
Differs from country to country Non-degree research student:143,000
Master’s course student: 144,000
Doctor’s course student: 145,000
Master’s course, Doctoral course  
Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho)Scholarship Student
(Research Student)
October of the previous year Master’s course student: 144,000
Doctor’s course student: 145,000
Master’s course, Doctoral course Privately financed fourth-year undergraduate students expected to advance to a Master's program
with a GPA of 2.50 or above in the two years prior to application
Privately financed students can apply

※ Monthly amounts are subject to change.



(2)Japan Student Services Association Scholarship(JASSO)

The “Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students” is for international students with outstanding scholastic and personal quality who are experiencing financial difficulty.
The “Student Exchange Support Program(Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan)” is for international students from partner universities who come to study at Kochi University for a short term(between three months and a year).

Name of Scholarship Period of Application Monthly Amount Period of Scholarship Eligibility
Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students April Undergraduate:48,000
Graduate School:48,000
one year Undergraduate and graduate students, non-degree research students who have completed undergraduate studies and are conducting graduate-level research /with a GPA of 2.30 or above at the graduate level or 2.0 or above at the undergraduate level in the previous year /With an income of 90,000 yen or less
Student Exchange Support Program
(Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan)
Around October of the previous academic year 80,000 Less than one year with a GPA of 2.30 or above in the previous year

※ Monthly amounts are subject to change.



(3)Private Organization and Local Government Scholarships

Name of Scholarship Period of Application Monthly Amount Period of Scholarship Eligibility
Kochi University International Exchange Fund
(Scholarship for International Students)
April 30,000 one year regular students
Kochi Prefecture Nankoku City Scholarship May 9,000 one year residents of Nankoku City
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students August of the previous academic year 100,000 one year regular students
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship August of the previous academic year Undergraduate:100,000
Graduate:140,000
two years regular student/year/age
Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship September of the previous academic year 100,000 one year (Renewable for another year) regular student/year/Humanities and Natural Sciences
Japan Educational Exchanges and Services Scholarship and Nichino Scholarship February of the previous academic year 50,000 one year regular student/N1 /Language, Literature and Culture of Japan and related fields
Yasuda Scholarship Foundation Scholarship February of the previous academic year 100,000 Shortest Regular Period of Enrollment regular student/year/Law, Economics, Management, Commerce
Sagawa Scholarship Foundation Scholarship February of the previous academic year 100,000 two years regular student/year/south-east Asian nations
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation Asian Scholarship June of the previous academic year Undergraduate:120,000
Graduate School:180,000
two years regular student/specified countries
Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation Scholarship June of the previous academic year 100,000 two years regular student/Asian Countries

Japan Student Services Organization:http://www.jasso.go.jp/index_e.html 別ウィンドウ 
※ For details of other scholarships, see the website of the Japan Student Services Organization: http://www.jasso.go.jp/