last update 15 April 2021
There are scholarship to apply BEFORE enrolling into a university and other to apply AFTER enrolled into a university.
Many universities also offer tuition waivers. Some waives up to 100%.
Scholarship to apply before enrolling /upon university application
|SCHOLARSHIP NAME||TYPE||AGE ELIGIBILITY||MONTHLY STIPEND||APPLICATION SUBMISSION|
|Teacher training students||under 35||approx. 1200 USD||Japanese embassy/consulate in your home country (Embassy recommendation)|
|Undergraduate students||17 to 24||approx. 1000 USD|
|College of Technology students||17 to 24||approx. 1000 USD||Japanese embassy/consulate in your home country (Embassy recommendation) or university (University recommendation)|
|Specialized training college students||17 to 24||approx. 1000 USD|
|Research students | Masters course||under 35||approx. 1260 USD|
|under 35||approx. 1270 USD|
|Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-financed international students||
Privately-financed student of undergraduate, junior college, college of technology, or specialized training college
|n/a||approx. 420 USD||Japan Student Services Organization|
|Local government and private organization scholarship||
to be posted
|Eligibility and condition differ by scholarship|
※ Embassy recommendation is announced by the Japanese Embassy/consulate at your country around April/May.
※ Types of students accepted by Embassy recommendation differs by the country where the Japanese Embassy/consulate is based.
※ Past examinations for Embassy recommendation can be found here.
For Short-term study in Japan
Following scholarship is for those who are enrolled in a university which holds inter-university exchange program agreement on a short-term from eight days to one year.
Scholarship list for students from Sub-Saharan African region
Document contains scholarships offered by
・ Local governments and international associations in Japan
・Applicants residing abroad
・Applications after arriving in Japan