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Scholarships to Study in Japan

Are you interested in studying in Japan? Japanese universities offer outstanding educational standards and advanced resources and amenities to students. Regardless of your chosen course, there is wide range of courses available starting from Japanese-language training to postgraduate studies and research. There are various scholarships offered by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusyo: MEXT funding for Foreign Students), Universities, renowned foundations like the Hitachi Scholarship Foundation, Kounosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation and many more to the international students.

Underneath are some of the scholarships to study in Japan. Before applying go through the details of each program that you find fit in your criteria.



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1. Aichi Prefectural Government: Aichi program
Designated Fields of Study: Same field as an under graduate major.

2. Okinawa Prefecture International Student Program
Applicants are selected at the recommendation of Overseas Okinawa Association
(Kenjnkai) Non-Okinawa descents from an Asian country outside Japan (Official recommendation by home country) is required

3. INPEX Scholarship
Priority to students recommended by the Indonesian Government (SEKNEG) Prestigious university graduates GPA: more than 3.0

4. foundation grant, Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship
This company carried out projects concerning aid to scholarships to those studying in universities of our country from abroad, and aims to contribute to the friendship with other countries and thereby our country.
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5. Interchange Association
The scholarship exam pamphlets shown to be accurate and fair implementation of the first test of this Association Scholarship. (Research student period can be added)

6. The Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship program (Doctoral Candidates)
Ph.D. candidates Residents abroad or those who have been in Japan less than 1 year as of Apr.1 of the year of the payment.

7. Toka Kyoiku Bunka Koryu Zaidan
The aim of promoting mutual understanding and friendship between China and Japan, providing aid and scholarship grants.

8. The Tokushukai Scholarship Foundation
Designated schools (APU,Waseda U, TokyoU, Osaka U,Kokushikan U,Tsukuba U, KyotoU, Osaka-Sangyo U,Kyushu U, Tohoku U and others) Those majoring in medicine are preferred.

9. Graduate School of International Development Nagoya University Asia Development Bank-Japan program
National of ADB’s developing member countries 2. At least two years of full-time

10. (I )Reservation Program for Honors funding for Privately Financed International Students
Applicants must take the EJU and need to mark a circle in the appropriate box on the EJU application form privately financed students who fulfill the eligibility/ condition for applying for and receiving Honors Scholarship.

(II) Student Exchange Support Program (funding for Short-term Study in Japan)
Students accepted by Japanese university or graduate school under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year. Applications must be submitted through their school /university.

11. Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) Gunma University I)Monodukuri Human Resources HiKaLo Scholarship
Designated Fields of Study: Engineering Manufacturing (Monozukuri) Privately financed students (Consult the international student adviser.)
II) Docomo Int’l Student Scholarship
Designated Countries: India, Bangladesh, Philippines

12. The Japan-United States Educational Commission (Fulbright Program)
Applicants studying, conducting research, or been employed in Japan are ineligible.Designated Fields of Study: Humanities & Social Science fields

13. Japan Dental Association
JDA devotes itself to the following activities for the purpose of enhancing the ethics of the dental profession, developing dental sciences, and improving public oral health, thus promoting the welfare of JDA members and the community. Designated Fields of Study: Dentistry, Designated Countries: Asia-pacific nations

14. Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Scholarship
Designated Countries: China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India,Designated Fields of Study: Science, Engineering &Technology

15. The Satoh Art craft Research & Scholarship Foundation
Designated Fields of Study: Arts & Crafts (Pottery, Glasswork, Metalwork, Stonework, Woodwork, Lacquer work, Dyeing and Weaving),Additional Requirements: School recommendation required

16. The Hitachi Scholarship
The Hitachi Scholarship Foundation
Designated Fields of Study: Science &Technology, Designated Countries: Designated     15 Universities in Thailand (5), Singapore (1), Indonesia (4), Malaysia (2), Philippines (1) Vietnam (2)

17. Pre-entrance undergraduate financial aid
Hirose International Scholarship Foundation
Designates Countries: Asia, Additional Requirements: Recommendation by designated high schools required.

18. Kounosuke Matsushita Memorial foundation grant
The purpose of this foundation will be to contribute to the advancement of international society by promoting international understanding and by developing personnel capable of promoting international understanding, Designated Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences

19. Yoshida Scholarship Foundation
Designated Countries: China, India, Korea, ASEAN, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia Designated Fields of Study: Natural Science or Engineering except Medical Science, Dentistry, Veterinary Science
YKK Leaders21: Designated Countries: West Asia, Central Asia, Africa

20. LOTTE International Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship Assisting with Travel Expenses to Japan,Designated Countries: Asia
3-20-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ward
Tokyo 160-0023
Tel 03-5388-5564
Fax 03-3375-1293

21. Lawson Scholarship
Designated Countries: Vietnam, Additional Requirements: Residents in Vietnam,All selection process are done in Ho Chi Minh- City or Hanoi-City,Those having an incentive to do part-time work at Lawson store.

22. Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED]
Designated Fields of Study: Fields directly related to sustainable energy development,Designated Countries: DAC List of ODA Recipients

23. Japanese Government (Monbukagakusyo: MEXT) funding for Foreign Students
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusyo: MEXT) funding for Foreign Students.

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