- Applying prior to arriving in Japan, prior to being admitted to a university, etc.
- Applying after coming to Japan / after entering a university, etc.
This program awards scholarships to privately funded international students who are enrolled in universities, graduate schools, junior colleges, technical colleges, special training colleges, educational institutions that provide entry-level courses for Japanese universities, or Japanese language educational institutions in Japan (hereinafter referred to as "universities, etc.," who are exceptional in both academic achievement and character, and who have difficulty paying for their education).
* The International Student Scholarship is only available to people with the status of student (Monbukagakusho Scholarship for International Students). Ineligible are people with a status of residence other than student, such as dependent or long-term resident.
2. Applying prior to arriving in Japan, prior to being admitted to a university, etc.
Privately funded international students who scored highly on the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) will be chosen as "reservists" for the ISP. These students must intend to enroll as regular students in a Japanese university undergraduate school, junior college, technical college (third year or above), or special training college program (Monbukagakusho Scholarship for International Students).
Those who are suggested to JASSO as "reservists" by an undergraduate institution, junior college, technical college (third year or above), or vocational school within the specified time frame after receiving a reservation decision under this system and being admitted as a regular student, and receive a decision from JASSO, may receive a scholarship.
If taking the EJU in Japan: When you apply for the EJU online (application), select "Apply" in the "International Student Scholarship Program" section. If taking the EJU outside Japan: Place a "〇" in the designated box on the EJU application form.
3. Applying after coming to Japan / after entering a university, etc.
Degrees from Japanese universities are recognized globally
・ The applicant must be enrolled as a regular student in a Japanese graduate school or have an undergraduate degree or higher and be enrolled as a research student in order to conduct research activities at the graduate level.
・ The applicant must be enrolled as a regular student at a university, junior college, technical college, or special training college in Japan.
・ The applicant must be enrolled as a regular student in a major course or a special course for international students established by a Japanese university, junior college, or technical college.
・ The applicant must be enrolled as a regular student at an educational institution that offers preparatory courses for admission to a Japanese university.
・ The applicant must be enrolled in a Japanese language educational institution with the aim of entering a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, technical college, or special training college.
・ The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.30 or higher at the graduate level, undergraduate level, or at a Japanese language institution in the previous year, and must be expected to maintain this level of performance during the period of the scholarship.
・ The applicant must meet the following language standards in Japanese or English. (*Excluding special courses for international students, preparatory courses, and Japanese language institutions.) Japanese language proficiency: Pass the JLPT N2 level or higher, score 200 or higher on the EJU Japanese as a Foreign Language (Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, and Listening-Reading Comprehension), or score at least at the level of language proficiency otherwise recognized by JASSO
English proficiency: B2 level or above in the CEFR
・ The applicant must be willing to cooperate with the survey on their academic career conducted by ETIC through their university or other institutions after receiving the scholarship.
・ The average monthly amount of remittances (excluding entrance and tuition fees, etc.) must be less than 90,000 yen.
・ If the applicant has dependents living in Japan, their annual income must be less than 5 million yen.
・ The applicant must not be a recipient of a scholarship or other benefits that are restricted from being paid in conjunction with the scholarship.
・ The applicant must not be a recipient of JASSO Student Exchange Support.
・ The applicant must be aiming to enter a university or other higher education in the year following the year in which they receive the scholarship. (Japanese language institutions only)
How to apply: Please check with the person in charge at your university, etc. (Because the number of students who can be recommended varies from school to school, some schools may not be able to apply).
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