Each year, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships to international students, providing thousands with the opportunity to live and study in Japan. Since its establishment in 1954, over 75,000 international students from about 160 countries and regions have been accepted (as of the end of FY2007)
The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarships can be applied for in three different ways; however, the vast majority of them are applied through the Japanese embassies or consulates general in the applicants’ home countries.
For more information, please refer to the following websites.
-> Scholarships for International Students in Japan (JASSO website)
-> Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students (Study in JAPAN website)
-> Embassies, Consulates, Permanent Missions Overseas (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Please read the following FAQ page if you have passed the preliminary examination by the Japanese embassy/consulate general and would like to obtain a letter of acceptance or a certificate of admission from our university."
-> FAQ for Monbukagakusho Scholarship Candidates
Students; Nikkensei " are international students who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture and conduct academic study in a Japanese university by receiveing the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote mutual understanding and deepening friendly ties between Japan and other countries through the application of advanced knowledge regarding Japan’s language and culture.
At University of Tsukuba, the College of Japanese Language and Culture deals with the students.
-> "Nikkensei" at University of Tsukuba
The Japan Student Services Organizations (JASSO), local governments, international associations and private foundations provide scholarships for outstanding international students (mostly degree students). They are all competitive; therefore, it is essential that you make a financial plan to cover your expenses during your study in Japan in case you are not selected by any scholarship organization.
Some scholarships need to be applied for through the enrolled university in Japan while others can be applied for directly from the applicants. Please note that only few scholarship foundations invite applications before the students’ enrollment in Japanese universities.
For more information, please refer to the following site.
→Scholarships for International Students in Japan (JASSO website)