Study in Japan

Considering studying in Japan? Consider the following opportunities for scholarships! Check out the sidebar for information on grants, exchange programs, and the JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Monbukagakusho Scholarships (文部科学省奨学金)

Monbukagakusho Japanese Studies Student Scholarship  (undergraduate)

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships to foreign undergraduate students who wish to pursue Japanese Studies. This program offers students an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to Japanese studies.
Information meeting Early February 
Exam & interview Early March 
Requirements
- At least 3rd year level or above in language study
- US Citizen
Further information For application guidelines and qualifying examinations for applicants, please call us at (808) 543-3111, or click on the following link: Study in Japan- Comprehensive Guide
     

Monbukagakusho Research Student Scholarship  (graduate)

Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho), this scholarship allows post-baccalaureate students to do research at Japanese universities for terms of two years beginning in April, or one and a half years beginning in October.
Information meeting Mid April
Exam Mid June
Interview Same day as written exam  
Further information For application guidelines and qualifying examinations for applicants, please call us at (808) 543-3111, or click on the following link: Study in Japan- Comprehensive Guide
     

Monbukagakusho Specialized Training College Student Scholarship  (community college)

Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho), this three-year scholarship allows community college students to study at Japanese special training colleges (senshu gakko) beginning in April. Students in the fields of engineering, hotel management, tourism, early childhood education, photography, culinary arts, design, etc. are encouraged to apply.
Information meeting Spring
Exam Mid June
Interview Same day as written exam
Further information For application guidelines and qualifying examinations for applicants, please call us at (808) 543-3111, or click on the following link: Study in Japan- Comprehensive Guide




 

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarships to qualified international students who have been accepted to educational programs in Japan by providing scholarship loans and student life guidance to foster creative and well-rounded leaders for the next generation.

JASSO - Short-term Student Exchange Promotion Program 
Period of study Up to 12 months
Requirements Undergraduate / Graduate students
Further information < JASSO Website >

<University of Hawaii at Manoa>
  Office of International Education
  phone (808) 956-6940

<Hawaii Pacific University>
  Ms. Melissa Matsubara, Dir., International Exchange & Study Abroad
  phone (808) 544-0288

Note: Sister school in Japan must set up program with JASSO and then inform the university in Hawaii.

Other Scholarships

Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Scholarships

Several $2,000 scholarships awarded to Japan / China-focused MBA students
Available to all East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) applicants who are JET Programme alumni.
Further information Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS)
phone:  808-395-2314
e-mail:  info@jaims.org
website: www.jaims.org/jet

 

Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship

The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation (CPASF) was established in 1959 to commemorate the wedding of then Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko. The purpose of the CPASF is to promote understanding between the U.S. and Japan by offering scholarships for study in Hawaii and Japan. A grand total of 142 scholarships have been awarded since 1973. The Japan-America Society of Hawaii administers the scholarship.
For graduate students (at UH) only
Further information Japan America Society of Hawaii
phone: (808) 524-4450
website: http://cpasfoundation.org/

 

Fullbright Scholarships

The Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent non-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. IIE administers over 200 programs serving more than 20,000 individuals each year.
For graduate students
Further information Institute of International Education
US Students Program Division  
phone:  (212) 984-5327
website: www.iie.org/fulbright

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