Government-Related Scholarships Able to be Applied for before Coming to Japan
Government Related Scholarships that can be applied for before coming to Japan are offered by Japan's MEXT and the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), who are each responsible for their own screening and selection. They are outlined below.
There are two methods for applying.
Government-Financed International Student Screening Process:
Applicant → Japanese Embassy → MEXT
Government-Financed International Student This recommendation is only for Research Students and Japanese Studies Students.
Applicant → Home University → Niigata University → MEXT
*In 2009, 8 recommendations were made for Research Students, with 3 being accepted. Meanwhile, 2 recommendations were made for Japanese Studies Students, with 1 being accepted.
|Classification||Level||Requirements||Age Limits||Scholarship||Tuition Fees, etc.||Scholarship Period||Extension|
|Research Students||Post graduate level||University (Undergraduate) Graduate or higher||Under 35||152,000 yen
Tuition, Examination and Entrance Fees.
One Round-Trip Air Ticket.
|April Arrivals, 2 years
October Arrivals, 1.5 years
|Teacher training students||Equivalent of University (Undergraduate) Graduate or higher||1.5 years||No|
|Undergraduate Students||Under graduate level||Equivalent of Senior High School Graduate||17-22||125,000 yen
|5 years (7 years or Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, and 6th-year Pharmacy Majors)||Yes|
|Japanese Studies Students||Currently in University (Undergraduate)||18-30||1 Academic year||No|
There is a reservation system in place for privately financed international students who are to be newly admitted to Japanese undergraduate programs, junior colleges, or professional training colleges (advanced courses) as Degree Seeking Students.
The same as the amount for the undergraduate level (2009 amount: 48,000 yen for undergraduate, 65,000 yen for graduate a month)