SCHOLARSHIPS


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%. 

APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY OPEN                                                            last update 16 June 2021

Japan Africa Dream (JADS) Scholarship application due 31 Aug 2021
 
APPLICATION OPEN
APPLICATION OPEN | for those who have been accepted by a university
APPLICATION OPEN | for currently enrolled students
Heiwa-Nakajima Scholarship for International Students application closed Sep 2020 for 2021AY
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program application closed 21 May 2021
Mizuho International Foundation application closed 14 May 2021
Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation application closed 20 May 2021 
PAST SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP | Applying BEFORE enrolling or UPON university application

※ Embassy recommendation is announced by the Japanese Embassy/consulate at your country around April/May. Check the country list of 2022 application (application closed in June 2021) can be found here

※ 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.  

SCHOLARSHIP NAME TYPE AGE ELIGIBILITY MONTHLY STIPEND  APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship

 

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

Research student | Doctoral course 

 under 35 approx. 1270 USD
SCHOLARSHIP NAME TYPE AGE ELIGIBILITY MONTHLY STIPEND  APPLICATION SUBMISSION
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

SCHOLARSHIP | 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.  

Student Exchange Support Program | Japan Student Services Organization 

REFERENCE | scholarship list

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

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