International Students can apply for scholarships at the University of Kyoto Japan in 2022. The scholarship covers Master’s, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate level programs at Kyoto University in the subject of All Subjects. The scholarship has an open deadline.
International students interested in studying at Kyoto University can apply for a range of scholarship programs. However, the selection processes are extremely tough, and most applications are only approved after matriculation. As a result, students should ensure that they have appropriate financial resources before traveling to Kyoto.
For more information, visit the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) website , and click “Study in Japan” > “Scholarships for Study in Japan”.
Scholarships accepting applications before matriculation
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan funds Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships. Prior to matriculation, applications should be submitted to a Japanese embassy or consulate (embassy recommendations) or the host university in Japan (university recommendations). The majority of MEXT Scholarship students at Kyoto University received their funding based on embassy recommendations.
MEXT Scholarship benefits (as of April 2019, subject to change depending on MEXT’s budget)
|Graduate students||Undergraduate students|
Japanese studies students
|Monthly stipend||Research (non-degree) students 143,000 yen|
Master’s and professional degree 144,000 yen
Doctoral 145,000 yen
|Those residing in certain regions may be eligible for an additional monthly payment of 2,000 or 3,000 yen|
|Fee exemptions||Examination, admission, and tuition fees are exempted|
|Travel expense coverage|
For more information, see Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship .
Foreign government scholarships
Some overseas students receive scholarships from their home countries to help them pay for their education. Please contact the relevant agency in your nation to learn more about the application dates, parks, and other information about such programs.
Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan)
International students accepted into a Japanese university as part of a student exchange arrangement are eligible to apply for JASSO’s Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan. This scholarship provides an 80,000 yen monthly stipend for the duration of your stay in Japan.
Applications for both the exchange program and Kyoto University should be submitted through the student’s home institution. Direct applications to Kyoto University or JASSO from students will not be allowed.
Scholarships from private foundations
The procedure for applying for private scholarships differs depending on the program. Some programs allow applications directly from students, while others require them to be submitted through their home colleges.
Kyoto University chooses and nominates candidates for over 60 private scholarship programs each year. Each program normally provides one or two students with a monthly scholarship ranging from 30,000 to 180,000 yen. Following matriculation, most applicants are accepted (some programs accept applications from those who have been accepted into a university, but have not yet matriculated).
Please keep in mind that many of these scholarships require applicants to have a basic understanding of Japanese.
A list of programs that accepted applications through Kyoto University during the previous academic year is available via University-nominated scholarships .
For information on scholarships accepting direct applications from students, visit the JASSO website . The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (application for the October 2020/April 2021 entry closed) also accepts direct applications.