Scholarship list

This is scholarship information for foreign students that can be used when studying in Japan.
Below is a list of some scholarships.
To inquire about scholarships or check their detailed conditions, see the websites of the various scholarship awarding bodies.
List of scholarships in Japan (Source: JASSO) URL
http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_sfisij_e.html

Japanese government scholarships

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    • Japanese Government

      MEXT Scholarship for Research Students

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    Amount
    Monthly stipend of 143,000 yen (research students, etc. (non-regular students)), 144,000 yen (master's course and specialist degree course), 145,000 yen (doctoral course)(with additional stipend for designated area)
    Period
    Regular student: Within the standard period for finishing the course (6 months to be added if education on the Japanese language is required)
    Non-regular student: Within 2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
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    Eligibility for application/granting
    Under 35 years of age
    University graduates, prospective university graduates or those who are deemed to have an academic ability equivalent to or better than that of a university graduate
    School type
    Graduate schools
    Researchers
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    1,910
    Method of application
    (1) Through a diplomatic office in Japan before visiting Japan (Embassy Recommendation)
    (2) Through a university in Japan before visiting Japan (University Recommendation)
    (3) Application in Japan (Domestic Selection)
    Period of application
    The period differs in each program
    Selection method
    The period differs in each program
    Website
    http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html
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    • Japanese Government

      (1) Foreign undergraduates studying in Japan (2) Technical college students
      (3) Foreign students studying at a vocational school (4) Foreign students studying Japanese language/Japanese culture in Japan

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    Amount
    117,000 yen/month (with additional stipend for designated area)
    Period
    (1) 5 years
    (2) 4 years
    (3) 3 years
    (4) Within 1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
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    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1), (2), (3) 17 or above and under 22 years of age
    (4)18 or above and under 30 years of age

    (1), (3) Those who have finished the 12-year courses in school education or who have finished or are expected to finish the courses of a school equivalent to a high school

    (2) Those who have finished or are expected to finish the courses of a school equivalent to a high school

    (4) Those who are enrolled as undergraduates at a university and major in a field related to the Japanese language/Japanese culture
    School type
    Technical collegesa
    Special courses
    Vocational colleges
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    (1) 161 (2) 52 (3) 58 (4) 468
    Method of application
    (1) Through a diplomatic office in Japan before visiting Japan (Embassy Recommendation)
    (2) Through a university in Japan before visiting Japan (University Recommendation)
    (3) Application in Japan (Domestic Selection)
    Period of application
    The period differs in each program
    Selection method
    The period differs in each program
    Website
    http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html
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    • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

      MEXT Honors Scholarship for Foreign Students Studying in Japan

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    Amount
    Postgraduate level: 65,000 yen/month
    Undergraduate level: 48,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    Ineligible if the student receives another scholarship from the Japanese government or the government of a foreign country
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Must be recommended by the university, etc. in which the student is enrolled;
    (2) The average amount of money provided by the student's family, etc. per month must be 90,000 yen or less;
    (3) Must meet the academic record criteria for the fiscal year for granting; and others
    School type
    All types of schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    About 10,000 persons
    Method of application
    Application to be submitted through the school
    Period of application
    From last ten days of March to May
    Selection method
    To be checked with each school in which the student is enrolled
    Website
    http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_e.html

Company and organization scholarships

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    • Nitori International Scholarship Foundation(public interest incorporated foundation)

      Nitori International Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

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    Amount
    110,000 to 150,000 yen/month
    Period
    Up to the final fiscal year in the courses in which the student is enrolled
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Regular undergraduates enrolled in the 3rd to 4th years and regular postgraduates enrolled in the 1st and 2nd years
    (2) Undergraduates of 26 years of age or under; postgraduates of 28 years of age or under
    (3) Receiving a grant simultaneously from any other source is prohibited.
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    80 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied to the organization
    Period of application
    October to end of December
    Selection method
    Examination of documents, test on the website, and interview
    Website
    http://www.nitori-shougakuzaidan.com/en/
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    • Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation

      Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

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    Amount
    Annually 2 million yen, 1.5 million yen, or 1 million yen
    Period
    1 year (up to a maximum of 3 years)
    Receiving grants from different sources
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) The applicant shall have the nationality of a country in Asia, the Middle East, or Africa, or of Brazil, Russia, or the Czech Republic.
    (2) The applicant shall be enrolled in regular courses at a university or graduate school in Japan, majoring in medicine, pharmacology, dietetics, physical education or business administration.
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Faculties of medicine, pharmacology, dietetics, physical education and business administration
    Number of grantees
    80 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied to the organization
    Period of application
    April to May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.otsukafoundation.org/english/
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    • LSH Asia Shougakukai (specified non-profit corporation)

      LSH Asia Shougakukai

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    Amount
    20,000 yen/month
    Period
    5 months
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Those who are enrolled in a Japanese language school for 3 months or more
    School type
    Japanese language schools
    School designation
    Japanese language educational institutions certified by the Minister of Justice of Japan (excluding Japanese language special courses attached to a university/vocational colleges)
    Number of grantees
    50 (previous fiscal year)
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    July 1 to July 31
    Selection method
    Examination of documents; composition written in Japanese
    Website
    http://www.lsh-asia.org/
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    • Takayama International Education Foundation(public interest incorporated foundation)

      Takayama Scholarship

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    Amount
    Japanese language school student 60,000 yen/month Undergraduate 110,000 yen/month Postgraduate 130,000 yen/month
    Period
    Japanese language: 1 year/University: 2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    As a general rule, students enrolled in a regular Japanese language school, undergraduate or postgraduate enrolled in a school, university or graduate school designated by our Foundation
    School type
    Japanese language schools
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Designated schools
    Number of grantees
    Around 50 persons
    Method of application
    Japanese language school: January to February; University: March
    Period of application
    To be applied through the university
    Selection method
     
    Website
    http://takayama-foundation.or.jp/
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    • Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund

      Research grant for foreign students studying in Japan

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    Amount
    Up to a maximum of 1.2 million yen per year; to be finalized by examination
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Foreign students from Asia-Pacific countries studying in Japan who are enrolled in a doctorate program of a graduate school
    School type
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Of Humanities and Sociology
    Number of grantees
    To send documents after filing an online application through the website
    Method of application
    30 to 40 persons
    Period of application
    January to February
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.fujixerox.co.jp/company/social/next/foundation/prog.html
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    • Kyoritsu International Foundation(general incorporated foundation)

      Scholarship of the Scholarship Fund of Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd.

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    Amount
    60,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    Receiving up to a maximum of 50,000 yen is allowed
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Foreign students studying in Japan who have the nationality of a country in Asia and pay their own expenses
    (2) The applicant shall be enrolled in one of the schools for which the scholarship of our Foundation is intended.
    School type
    Japanese language schools
    Vocational colleges
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    School designation
    Designated schools
    Number of grantees
    35 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    January
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.kif-org.com/scholarship/
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    • Hasegawa International Scholarship Foundation(public interest incorporated foundation)

      Hasegawa Foreign Students Scholarship

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    Amount
    80,000 yen/month
    Period
    2 years (1 year for junior college students)
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Foreign students from Asian countries who are enrolled in any of the universities (including graduate schools and junior colleges) in Tokyo and have an address in Tokyo; they shall be recommended by the president or a faculty head of the school in which they are enrolled.
    School type
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    30 persons
    Method of application
    Through the university
    Period of application
    During last ten days of November
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.hasegawa-zaidan.or.jp/eng.html
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    • Honjo InternationalScholarship Foundation (incorporated foundation)

      Scholarship for foreign students (postgraduates) studying in Japan

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    Amount
    (1) 200,000 yen per month for 1 to 2 years
    (2) 180,000 yen per month for 3 years
    (3) 150,000 yen per month for 4 to 5 years
    Period
    1 to 5 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Foreign students enrolled in a graduate school in Japan;
    (2) The applicant can pledge that he or she will work in his or her own country after finishing the courses in the graduate school;
    (3) The applicant has an understanding of international friendship and exchange and can proactively participate in or cooperate with events to be held by the Foundation and the alumni network;
    (4) The applicant can engage in daily conversation in Japanese.
    School type
    Graduate schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    15 to 20 persons
    Method of application
    To send documents to the Foundation after obtaining a receiving number by filling out and submitting a form through the website
    Period of application
    October to November
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.hisf.or.jp
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    • Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation(public interest incorporated foundation)

      Scholarship for Students from Asian Countries

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    Amount
    Undergraduate 120,000 yen/month
    Graduate 180,000 yen/month
    Period
    2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Students from ASEAN countries and Southwest Asian countries who are staying in Japan and are enrolled in or have passed an examination of a Japanese university
    (2) The grantee shall attend exchange meetings without fail (6 times a year).
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
     
    Number of grantees
    Undergraduate: 15 persons Postgraduate: Several persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    University: Around June to end of August
    Graduate school: November to January
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://sisf.or.jp/eng/
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    • Fuji Seal Packaging Education and Scholarship Foundation (public interest incorporated foundation)

      Scholarship for foreign students studying in Japan

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    Amount
    100,000 yen/month
    Period
    2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Foreign students studying in Japan at the engineering faculties of applied chemistry (plastics products), mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, etc. and faculties related to design
    School type
    Universities
    School designation
    Faculties related to design
    Number of grantees
    15 persons
    Method of application
    Through the school
    Period of application
    Deadline: End of May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.fujiseal.co.jp/foundation/index.html
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    • The Kubota Fund(charitable trust)

      The Kubota Fund

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    Amount
    100,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Those who studying technology related to the development of developing countries (civil engineering, electrical engineering, agriculture, environment, development economics, etc.) at a university, vocational college, etc.
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Faculties that deal with specific subjects for the development of developing countries
    Number of grantees
    12 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied to the organization
    Period of application
    January
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.kubota-fund.org/
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    • Shinjuku Municipal Government

      Shinjuku City Scholarships for Foreign Students

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    Amount
    Monthly stipend: 20,000 yen
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    Allowed
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) The applicant shall not be a foreign student sponsored by the Japanese government;
    (2) The applicant shall have been enrolled at a graduate school, university, junior college, or vocational school within Shinjuku City for 1 year or more and is expected to be enrolled continuously for 1 year from the present;
    (3) The applicant shall be recorded in the residential master register of Shinjuku City and shall actually reside in Shinjuku City;
    (4) The applicant shall have excellent records both in academic aspects and in terms of character, and shall require economic assistance in order to continue studying in Japan.
    School type
    Graduate schools
    Universities
    Junior colleges
    Vocational schools
    School designation
    Graduate schools, universities, junior colleges, and vocational schools within Shinjuku City
    Number of grantees
    Around 15 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    During the last ten days of May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.city.shinjuku.lg.jp/tabunka/file02_00001.html
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    • Hachioji Municipal Government

      Hachioji City Scholarships for Foreign Students

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    Amount
    10,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) The applicant shall be a foreign student paying his or her own expenses who is enrolled in a graduate school, university, junior college, or technical college that is located within the city and resides within the city and requires a lessening of the economic burden;

    (2) The applicant shall have excellent records both in academic aspects and in terms of character, and shall be interested in activities contributing to local communities;

    (3) The recipient of the scholarship shall participate in activities for exchanges with local communities (contributing activities, disaster preparedness training, projects for exchanges, etc.) in a self-motivated fashion at least twice a year (note that at the time of a disaster the recipient should cooperate by engaging in volunteer activities such as interpretation and translation as much as possible);
    School type
    Graduate schools
    Universities
    Junior colleges
    Technical colleges
    School designation
    Within Hachioji City
    Number of grantees
    70
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    June
    Selection method
    Public lot draw
    Website
    http://www.city.hachioji.tokyo.jp/33852/kokusai
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    • Okamoto Scholarship Foundation

      Okamoto International Scholarship

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    Amount
    80,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year as a general rule; up to a maximum of 2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Foreign students studying in Japan who are enrolled in a university (undergraduate in the 4th year) or graduate school within Chiba Prefecture, or who live in Chiba Prefecture and go to university or graduate school in the Tokyo Metropolis or adjacent prefectures. They may be of any nationality.
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Chiba Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    20 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied to the organization
    Period of application
    January
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.osf-family.com/
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    • Toyama International Center(public interest incorporated foundation)

      Toyama International Exchange Scholarship

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    Amount
    University 10,000 yen/month (1st year after enrollment)
    50,000 yen/month (2nd year after enrollment)
    Education on the Japanese language 3,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    Allowed if the total monthly amount of scholarship stipends, etc. received from the others is less than 10,000 yen
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) The applicant shall be a foreign student paying his or her own expenses who is enrolled in regular courses of a university, etc. within Toyama Prefecture;
    (2) The applicant shall reside within Toyama Prefecture and shall have completed procedures for notification of the address, and the like in the municipality in which he or she resides; and others
    School type
    Technical colleges
    Japanese language schools
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Toyama Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    94 persons (previous fiscal year)
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    April to end of May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.tic-toyama.or.jp/english/about/support_for_foreign_students.html
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    • Ishikawa Prefectural Government

      Ishikawa Prefecture Scholarship for Foreign Students Studying at Their Own Expenses

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    Amount
    20,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) The applicant shall be enrolled in a university, graduate school or special courses for foreign students within the prefecture;
    or
    (2) A regular student enrolled in a university, etc. within the prefecture who is expected to graduate from it and who has proactively participated in activities in local communities and international exchange activities during the period of enrollment; and others
    School type
    Technical colleges
    Special courses
    Vocational colleges
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Ishikawa Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    120 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    June
    Selection method
     
    Website
    https://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/kokusai/ryugaku/2.html
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    • Ichihara International Scholarship Foundation (public interest incorporated foundation)

      Scholarship

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    Amount
    50,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year (renewable over multiple years)
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    (1) Foreign students studying in Japan who are enrolled in a specialty school of a university and a graduate school
    (2) Those who have excellent records both in academic aspects and in terms of character, have good health, and are deemed to be fit for receiving assistance in paying their school expenses
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Aichi Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    20 persons
    Method of application
    Through the university
    Period of application
    From last ten days of December to first ten days of February
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and short essay
    Website
    http://www.ichihara-isf.or.jp/boshu/shogakukin.html
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    • Hyogo International Association (public interest incorporated foundation)

      Hyogo Prefecture Scholarship for Foreign Students Studying at Their Own Expenses

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    Amount
    30,000 yen/month
    Period
    General category: 1 year
    Category for emerging Asian countries: 2 years
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Those who live within Hyogo Prefecture, have an excellent academic record, and require economic assistance in terms of their life as foreign students
    School type
    Technical colleges
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Hyogo Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    208 persons (previous fiscal year)
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    June
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://www.hyogo-ip.or.jp/assistance/modtreepage01_7240/
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    • Hiroshima International Center (public interest incorporated foundation)

      Center Scholarship for Foreign Students

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    Amount
    30,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
     
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Students living within Hiroshima Prefecture
    School type
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Within Hiroshima Prefecture
    Number of grantees
    Around 60 persons
    Method of application
     
    Period of application
    April to May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents
    Website
    http://hiroshima-ic.or.jp/hic/news/syougakukin.html
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    • Fukuoka City International Foundation

      Fukuoka City Rainbow Scholarship

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    Amount
    20,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    ×
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Those enrolled in a university or junior college
    School type
    Junior colleges
    Universities
    School designation
    Fukuoka Metropolitan Region
    Number of grantees
    115 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    April to May
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/en/student/01.html
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    • Fukuoka City International Foundation

      Yokatopia Scholarship for Overseas Students(providing work experience opportunity)

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    Amount
    60,000 yen/month
    Period
    1 year
    Receiving grants from different sources
    With restrictions
    Eligibility for application/granting
    Postgraduates or undergraduates who are sophomores or above and receive scholarships whose total amount including this scholarship does not exceed the stipends of a scholarship received by a foreign student sponsored by the Japanese government
    School type
    Universities
    Graduate schools
    School designation
    Fukuoka Metropolitan Region
    Number of grantees
    4 persons
    Method of application
    To be applied through the school
    Period of application
    April
    Selection method
    Examination of documents and interview
    Website
    http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp/en/student/01.html