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Aichi Shukutoku University (ASU)


9 Katahira Nagakute Nagakute-cho Aichi-gun Aichi
 
Tel: +81-561-62-4111
Fax: +81-561-63-7735
E-Mail: kouhou@asu.aasa.ac.jp
Web: www.aasa.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain architecture, business, community development, education, humanities and arts, social sciences
Programmes: (a) (b) (c) Master's and Ph.D. degrees; (d) (e) (f) (g) Bachelor's degrees; (h) other, non-degree course.
Description: (a) Graduate School of Letters; (b) Graduate School of Communication Studies; (c) Graduate School of Studies on Contemporary Society; (d) Faculty of Letters: undergraduate language and literature courses; (e) Faculty of Studies on Contemporary Society; (f) Faculty of Communication Studies.
Open to: for graduate studies: at least 16 years of formal education or equivalent; for undergraduate and certificate: at least 12 years of formal education or equivalent.
Duration: depends on programme; courses begin in April and October.
Fees: (graduate programmes) registration: 200,000 yen; tuition: 650,000 yen; (undergraduate programmes) registration: 220,000 yen; tuition: 750,000 yen; (Japanese language courses): registration: 30,000 yen; tuition: 710,000 yen.
Financial assistance: 30% reduction of tuition fees for self-supporting students.
Languages: Japanese; language proficiency test level 1 or equivalent level.
Applications: all degree programmes: apply to Office of Public Relations and Admission; tel: +81 52 781 1151 or email: kouhou@asu.aasa.ac.jp; Japanese language courses: apply to Centre for Japanese Language and Culture; tel: +81 561 63 7737 or email: ohnoshow@asu.aasa.ac.jp.

 Scholarship: ASU Alumni Scholarship for International Students
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: ASU Alumni Scholarship for International Students.
Open to: only for students at the Centre for Japanese Language and Culture.
Value: partial tuition refund of 30% at the closing programme of each semester.
Applications: to Meiko ABE, Director of Japanese Programme; telephone: +81 561 63 7735.


Asahi University (AU)


1851, Hozumi-cho, Hozumi Motosu-gun
 
Tel: +81-58-32-9-022
Fax: +81-58-32-91025
E-Mail: intaff@alice.asahi-u.ac.jp
Web: www.asahi-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, dentistry, law
Programmes: (a) Bachelor's degrees in law; business administration; dentistry; Master's and Ph.D. degrees in law; Master's and Ph.D. degrees in information management; (b) Bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees in dentistry.
Duration: 4 to 6 years depending on programme; courses begin in April or October.
Fees: (b) dentistry tuition fees: 29 million yen for 6 academic years.
Languages: excellent proficiency in Japanese.
Applications: (a) apply before 2 December or 25 June; for details contact: nyuusi@alice.asahi-u.ac.jp.; (b) dentistry apply by 2 December; contact Admissions Office: +81 58 329 1088.

 Scholarship: Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain business administration, dentistry, languages, law
Scholarships: (a) Scholarships for the foreign students of Asahi University; (b) Scholarships for the students of Asahi University Japanese Language and Culture Course; (c) Scholarships awarded according to qualifications or certificates acquired.
Subjects: (a) undergraduate and graduate schools of law; business administration; dentistry; (b) language and culture course; (c) law and business administration.
Open to: (a) students of year 2 and higher, based on good personality and achievement; (b) students at the end of first term after entrance, based on good personality and achievement; (c) undergraduate students who qualify.
Duration: (a) 1 year renewable; (b) 6 months; (c) every time.
Value: (a) 30,000 yen per month; (b) 50,000 yen per month; (c) 100,000 yen / 50,000 yen / 30,000 yen (according to qualifications or certificates).
Applications: deadlines: (a) April, October (at enrolment); (c) April, September, December, February; apply to Student Affairs Section of University: tel: +81 58 329 1084 or email: gakusei@alice.asahi-u.ac.jp.


Asia University (AU)


Office of International Affairs 5-24-10, Sakai, Musashino-shi Tokyo 180-8629
 
Tel: +81-422-363-255
Fax: +81-422-36-4869
E-Mail: koryu@asia-u.ac.jp
Web: www.asia-u.ac.jp/english/

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, economic and commercial sciences, Japanese, languages, law
Programmes: Programme of undergraduate and graduate degree courses at the following faculties: Business Administration, Economics, Law, International Relations and Asian Studies; intensive courses in Japanese language and culture.
Open to: students having completed at least 12 years in authorized school education in another country and meeting all other academic, linguistic and financial criteria.
Duration: variable, according to programme chosen.
Fees: (approximate figures) admission fee, 120,000 yen; tuition, 460,000 yen; examination, 10,000 yen; other fees, 53,000 yen.
Applications: by 25 October, to the Office of International Affairs, at the above address.


Association of International Education, Japan


Coordinator of Assistance for Privately Financed Students Student Affairs Division Programs and Activities Department 4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5454-5213
Fax: +81-3-5454-5223
E-Mail: sa@aiej.or.jp
Web: www.aiej.or.jp

 Scholarship: Honours Scholarship Programme
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Honours Scholarship Programme.
Open to: vocational college (2nd year students); College of Technology (4th year students); Junior college; undergraduates; Master's programme; Doctor's programme; fluency in Japanese required.
Place of study: Japan.
Duration: 1 year; courses begin in June; renewable.
Value: vocational college/undergraduates, 52,000 yen per month; graduates: 69,000 yen per month.
Applications: by May, to be filed by Japanese university in which applicant is enrolled.


Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF)


3-5-8 Sekiguchi Bunkyo-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3943-7612
Fax: +81-3-3943-1512
E-Mail: aisf@sh0.po.iijnet.or.jp
Web: www.aisf.or.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarships / Doctoral Studies
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: students of any nationality except Japanese who are enrolled in an AISF designated graduate school in Japan and who are in their last year of study for a Ph.D., including non-Japanese researchers at such graduate schools who are completing graduate studies in other countries.
Open to: students of any nationality except Japanese who are enrolled in an AISF designated graduate school in Japan and who are in their last year of study for a Ph.D., including non-Japanese researchers at such graduate schools who are completing graduate studies in other countries.
Duration: 1 year non-renewable.
Value: approximately 200,000 yen per month, including travel grant for post-AISF students with a Ph.D. degree.
Applications: by 30 September to the above address.


Chukyo University (CU)


101-2, Yagoto-honmachi Showa-ku
 
Tel: +81-57-835-7133
Fax: +81-57-835-7119
E-Mail: cuic@mng.chukyo-u.ac.jp
Web: www.chukyo-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, continuing education, economy, education, English, law, liberal arts, linguistics, literature and civilization, management, physical education, psychology, sociology, teacher education

 Scholarship: Chukyo Scholarship for International Students
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Chukyo Scholarship for International Students.
Open to: full-time and exchange students of any nationality with satisfactory academic record, future potential and financial need.
Duration: one academic year (12 months).
Value: undergraduates: 45,000 yen per month; graduates: 65,000 yen per month.
Applications: apply by early September to International Centre.


Chuo University (CU)


International Centre 742-1 Higashinakano Hachioji-shi
 
Tel: +81-426-74-2211/2212
Fax: +81-426-74-2214
E-Mail: intlcent@tamajs.chuo-u.ac.jp
Web: www.chuo-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship for Foreign Students
 
  
Study Domain economy, engineering, industry and commerce, law, literature and civilization, sciences
Scholarships: Chuo University Scholarship for foreign students (undergraduate and graduate levels).
Subjects: law, economics, commerce, science and engineering, literature and policy studies.
Open to: full-time and regular foreign students enrolled at the University with satisfactory academic record and in financial need.
Duration: one year (renewable).
Value: one-half tuition and laboratory fees per academic year.
Applications: by June and after enrolment.


Fuji Bank International Foundation (FBIF)


1-5-4 Otemachi Chiyoda-Ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3201-7718
Fax: +81-3-3216-2895
E-Mail: fbifyume@infoweb.ne.jp

 Scholarship: Postgraduate Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain human sciences, social sciences
Scholarships: Fuji Bank International Foundation Scholarships.
Open to: postgraduate foreign students studying in Japan based on scholastic achievement and financial necessity as well as moral character; no age limit; proficiency in Japanese required.
Duration: 2 years (not renewable).
Value: 120,000 yen per month.
Applications: through the university where the applicant is enrolled.


Fukuoka Kogyo Daigaku Tanki Daigakubu Institute of Technology, Junior College (FITJC)


3-30-1, Wajirohigashi, Higashi-ku
 
Tel: +81-92-606-0710
Fax: +81-92-606-0763
E-Mail: tanjim@fjct.fit.ac.jp
Web: www.fjct.fit.ac.jp

 Course: Associate Degree / Computer Science
 
  
Study Domain computer science
Programmes: Associate degree in information processing; information communication.
Description: computer communication and control; multi-media in the CG and internet age.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities meeting financial and academic requirements.
 
Academic requirements: Japanese tests in mathematics and science; unsatisfactory results will necessitate extra language examination.
 
Age limit Min: over 18 years of age.
Duration: 2 years.
Fees: tuition fees: 1,041,000 yen; living costs: 80,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: half of the tuition fees for selected applicants; contact Section of Entrance Examinations for further information.
Languages: Japanese.
Applications: apply by 24 January to Section of Entrance Examinations at the University; tel: +81-92-606-0634; email: nyushi@fit.ac.jp.

 Scholarship: Foreign Student Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain computer science
Description: half tuition depending on grades.
Applications: after the entrance exams; apply to the Section of Student Affairs at FIT, tel: +81 92 606 0654 or email: gakusei@fit.ac.jp.


Fukuoka University


8-19-1 Nanakuma Jonan-ku
 
Tel: +81-92-871-6631
Fax: +81-92-862-4431
E-Mail: kokusai@adm.fukuoka-u.ac.jp
Web: www.fukuoka-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Undergraduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain business, economic and commercial sciences, health and hygiene, law, medicine, pharmacy and pharmacology, physical education, sciences, trade
Description: Fukuoka University Scholarship for international undergraduate students
Open to: international undergraduate students of all nationalities, with excellent scholastic results.
Value: 50,000 yen per month.
Applications: early May; contact Center for International Programs; kokusai@adm.fukuoka-u.ac.jp.


Heiwa Nakajima Foundation (HNF)


33F Ark Mori Bldg. 12-32, Akasaka 1-Chome Minato-Ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5570-5261
Fax: +81-3-5570-5421

 Scholarship: Undergraduate, Graduate Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) Scholarships for Foreign Students; (b) Scholarships (20 for undergraduates and 20 for graduate students).
Open to: (a) candidates of any nationality enrolled at overseas universities or colleges that have an agreement with Japanese universities. Candidates must be recommended by the home university; (b) foreign students staying in Japan and enrolled at a Japanese university.
Duration: (a) 1 or 2 years; (b) 1 year (from April to March of the following year); possibility of renewable once under certain circumstances.
Value: (a) 200,000 yen per month, a round-trip plane ticket and 500,000 yen for an outfit allowance; (b) undergraduate students: 100,000 yen per month; graduate students: 120,000 yen per month.
Applications: (a) by the end of November; by and through the home university and the Japanese university; (b) by the end of October, through the Japanese university where the student is enrolled.


Hiroshima Shudo University (HSU)


1-1-1 Ozukahigashi Asaminami-ku
 
Tel: +81-82-830-1103
Fax: +81-82-830-1303
E-Mail: kokusai@js.shudo-u.ac.jp
Web: www.shudo-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, ecology, environment, economic and commercial sciences, economy, education, English, law, management, political science, psychology, social sciences, sociology, trade
Programmes: (a) Bachelor's; (b) Master's; (c) Ph.D. degrees.
Description: (a) Bachelor of Arts; (b) M.Com., M.B.A., Master of Laws (L.L.M.); (c) Doctor of Philosophy.
Open to: (a) applicants with secondary school leaving certificate or equivalent; (b) applicants having completed 16 years of formal education; (c) foreign postgraduate students having completed 5 years of graduate studies, including a 2 year Master's degree.
Duration: (a) 4 years; (b) 2 years; (c) 3 years; courses begin early April.
Fees: registration fee (a) 498,000 yen; (b) 332,000 yen; (c) 332,000 yen; tuition fees (a) 727,000 yen; (b) (c) 557,000 yen; living costs (a) (b) (c) 70,000-80,000 yen.
Financial assistance: scholarships available from the Japanese government and private organizations for reduction and exemption of tuition for overseas students; contact HSU International Affairs Centre: tel: +81 82 830 1103.
Applications: examination for Japanese University admission tests required, Japanese essay, interviews; exams usually held (a) in early April; (b) (c) in October and March.

 Scholarship: Scholarships for International Students
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) HSU Exchange Student Scholarship; (b) HSU Alumni Scholarship; (c) HSU Staff-funded Scholarship.
Open to: (a) exchange candidates from affiliated universities;(b), (c) HSU international students with excellent academic record.
Value: (a) 50,000 yen per month and 50,000 for installation allowance; (b) 20,000 yen per month; (c) 30,000 yen.
Applications: (a) (b) (c) apply to HSU International Affairs Centre; tel: +81 82 830 1303; fax: +81 82 830 1303.


Hitachi Scholarship Foundation (HSF)


1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3215-3761
Fax: +81-3-3215-2449
E-Mail: scholarship@hdq.hitachi.co.jp
Web: global.hitachi.com

 Scholarship: Graduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain sciences, technology
Scholarships: The Hitachi Scholarship for graduate studies and research in the field of science and technology.
Open to: staff members of universities from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines recommended by the Rector of his/her graduate university and nominated by the Foundation; age under 30; Ph.D.; candidates under 35.
Place of study: graduate schools in Japan.
Duration: Master's course, 3 years including 1 year Japanese language study; Ph.D. course, 4 years (not renewable).
Value: monthly allowance: 180,000 yen; expenses for field trips: maximum 50,000 yen per year; plus round-trip economy air fare, tuition and other expenses.
Languages: proficiency in English required.
Applications: by 30 December, to the Secretary-General, at the above address.


Hitotsubashi University


1 Naka 2-chome
 
Tel: +81-42-580-8000
Fax: +81-42-580-8006
Web: www.hit-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain business administration, economic and commercial sciences, economy, law, linguistics, social sciences
Scholarships: Japanese Government Scholarship.
Subjects: Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Linguistics.
Open to: All candidates under 35 years old.
Applications: Candidates must contact the nearest Japanese embassy.


Hokkai-Gakuen University (HGU)


4-1-40 Asahi-machi, Toyohira-ku
 
Tel: +81-11-841-1161
Fax: +81-11-824-3141
Web: www.hokkai-t-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Financial aid
 
  
Scholarships: Tuition Reduction System.
Subjects: All major fields.
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Value: Tuition fees reduction of 30 %.
Applications: By March; email: kurihara@tyhr.hookai-s-u.ac.jp.


Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Daigaku)


Nishi 5 Kita 8, Kita-ku
 
Tel: +81-11-716-2111
Fax: +81-11-706-2095
E-Mail: kouryu@general.hokudai.ac.jp
Web: www.hokudai.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Undergraduate Exchange Programme Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship
Description: 'Junior Year Abroad' type programme designed to provide students from affiliated universities.
Value: living expenses: 80,000 yen; travel allowance and installation allowance: 25,000 yen.
Languages: English.
Applications: to kkumi@jimu.hokudai.ac.jp.


Hyogo College of Medicine (HCM)


1-1 Mukogawacho
 
Tel: +81-798-45-6111
Fax: +81-798-45-6261
E-Mail: motooka@hyo-med.ac.jp
Web: www.hyo-med.ac.jp

 Course: Medical Sciences
 
  
Study Domain anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, cardiology, dermatology, genetics, health and hygiene, immunology, medicine, neurology, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, pharmacy and pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, urology
Programmes: M.D. degree programme.
Description: specialized subjects: pathology, forensic medicine, internal medicine, medical informatics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, oto-rhino-laryngology, anaesthesiology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation, medicine.
Open to: students who have completed 18 years of studies in a foreign country, with studies medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science; written examination and interview in English.
Duration: 4 years.
Fees: registration fee: 200,000 yen; tuition fees: 500,000 yen; living costs: 200,000 yen (approximately).
Languages: Japanese, English.
Applications: apply before 6 September to Department of Academic Affairs +81 798 45 6163; courses begin 1 April.


Ichikawa International Scholarship Foundation (IISF)


1 20-5 Tenma Kita-ku Osaka-shi
 
Tel: +81-6-6356-2357
Fax: +81-6-6356-2344
E-Mail: info@iisf.jp
Web: www.iisf.jp

 Scholarship: Graduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Ichikawa International Scholarships for all major fields.
Open to: applicants from Asian countries.
Place of study: university or graduate school mainly in Kansai district, Japan.
Duration: normally 2 years.
Value: 100,000 yen per month.
Applications: by 20 December, through school currently attended.


International Christian University (ICU)


10-2 Osawa 3-chome Mitaka-shi
 
Tel: +81-422-33-3501
Web: www.icu.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain administration, classical studies, education, languages, natural sciences, social sciences
Programmes: (a) College of Liberal Arts: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, languages, education, international studies; (b) Graduate School: education, public administration, comparative culture, natural sciences; (c) Summer intensive course in Japanese language.
Open to: (a) and (b) qualified students of any nationality; (c) candidates must have previously completed at least one year of university level Japanese.
Duration: 1 year; (c) 6 weeks; (courses begin in July).
Fees: (approximate figures) (a) and (b) admission: 300,000 yen (regular and transfer students), 150,000 yen (Kenkyusei and 1-year regular); tuition: 1,233,000 yen; (c) application fee: 20,000 yen; tuition: 200,000 yen.
Financial assistance: only to enrolled students; awards depend on student's need.
Languages: Instruction in Japanese and English.
Applications: (a) and (b) by 15 April; (c) 1 April; to the Admissions Office.


International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies (ICABS)


5-3-23 Toranomon Minato-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3434-6953
Fax: +81-3-3578-1205
E-Mail: icabs@icabs.ac.jp
Web: www.icabs.ac.jp

 Course: Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain Asian studies, philology, philosophy
Description: Master's, Ph.D. degrees.
Open to: university graduates who have completed at least 16 years of formal education; ability to read, write and communicate in Japanese highly desirable.
Duration: 5 years; courses begin in October or April.
Applications: apply before 31 January.

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain Asian studies, theology, religion
Scholarships: Scholarship for International College of Advanced Buddhist Studies.
Open to: for students with an excellent academic record and proven financial need.
Duration: 2 years; renewable under certain conditions.
Value: 80,000 yen per month.
Applications: apply by 31 January to email: student@icabs.ac.jp.


International University of Japan (IUJ)


Yamato-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun
 
Tel: +81-25-779-1104
Fax: +81-25-779-1188
E-Mail: info@iuj.ac.jp
Web: www.iuj.ac.jp

 Course: Master's Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, international relations, management
Description: (a) MA degrees in international relations and international development management; (b) Master's degrees in business administration and in e-business management.
Subjects: international economics, international politics, international relations, macroeconomics, microeconomics, development economics, research methodology, finance, IT, marketing, strategic management, web technologies, database design, etc.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities meeting financial and academic requirements.
 
Academic requirements: 4-year university graduates or with equivalent education; TOEFL, GMAT (MBA only) scores.
Duration: 2 years for international relations, international development and MBA; 1 year for e-business; courses begin on 1 October.
Fees: tuition fees: 1.9 million yen for international relations, international development and MBA and 2.2 million yen.
Financial assistance: possibility of public or private organization scholarships; contact the University at above address.
Languages: English.
Applications: (a) 25 February; (b) 28 January, 25 March; for further information: info@iuj.ac.jp.

 Scholarship: IUJ Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain business administration, international relations
Scholarships: IUJ scholarship for studies in international relations, international development and international management.
Open to: nationals of any country who successfully pass the IUJ admission screening.
Duration: 1 academic year, renewable for the second year upon academic review.
Value: covers tuition, partial admission, and/or stipend.
Applications: by early April.


ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange (ITO)


BABA Building 5F Nishi Shinjuku Shinjyku-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3299-7872
Fax: +81-3-3299-7871
Web: www.itofound.or.jp/English/Introduc.htm

 Scholarship: Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarship for Foreign Students; for graduate studies in all major fields.
Open to: students in a Master's course of a university in Japan; any nationality; age under 30 years old; proficiency in Japanese required; applicants must be residing in Japan at time of application, have excellent academic record and have financial need.
Duration: 2 years or less (not renewable).
Value: 150,000 yen per month.
Applications: by January, to the above address.


Iwatani Naoji Foundation (INF)


TBR Building 2-10-2 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3580-2251
Fax: +81-3-3580-2700
E-Mail: info@kohokyo.or.jp
Web: www.kohokyo.or.jp

 Scholarship: Graduate Studies in Natural Sciences
 
  
Study Domain natural sciences
Scholarships: Iwatani International Scholarships.
Subjects: natural sciences.
Open to: candidates from East and South-East Asian countries who are registered in graduate schools in Japan; age: 30 years or under for Master's course, 35 or under for Doctorate.
Place of study: universities in Japan.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: 150,000 yen per month.
Applications: by 20 December; contact website for application information.


Japan Women's University (JWU)


2-8-1 Mejirodai Bunkyo-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3943-3131
Web: www.jwu.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) Nomiyama Fuji Scholarship; (b) Japan's Women's University Prize for Academic Excellence.
Open to: (a) Non Japanese, undergraduate students.
Duration: (a) 1 year, renewable; (b) 1 year, non-renewable.
Value: (a) 100,000 yen per year; (b) 100,000 yen per year.
Applications: by late September; email: n-abroad@atlas.jwu.ac.jp; (b) contact n-abroad@atlas.jwu.ac.jp for further details.

 Scholarship: Financial aid
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Tuition Support Program.
Open to: Non-Japanese, undergraduate and graduate students.
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Value: covers 30 % of tuition fees.
Applications: By late May; email: n-abroad@atlas-jwu.ac.jp.


Jichi Medical School, Graduate School of Medicine


3311-1 Yakushigi Minamikawachi-machi,
 
Tel: +81-285-58-7044
Fax: +81-285-44-3625
E-Mail: graduate@jichi.ac.jp
Web: www.jichi.ac.jp

 Course: Postgraduate Programme / Medical Science
 
  
Study Domain anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, genetics, health and hygiene, immunology, medicine, microbiology, neurology, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, physiology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, urology
Programmes: clinical and community medicine, human biology, environmental medicine and human ecology.
Duration: 4 years.
Fees: registration fee: 282,000 yen; tuition fees: 547,000 yen per year; living costs: 130,000 yen per month (approximately).
Languages: Japanese; English.
Applications: apply before 31 January to Section of School Affairs, Jichi Medical School.


Kake Educational Institution/ Okayama University of Science (KEI)


1-1 Kidai-cho
 
Tel: +81-86-256-4040
Fax: +81-86-256-4040
E-Mail: kakeintaff@hotmail.com

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain bacteriology, engineering, research, sciences
Programmes: Bachelor's; Master's and Ph.D. degrees in science and engineering fields.
Fees: registration: 220,000 yen; tuition fees: 1,017,500 yen; living costs: 200,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: partial tuition reductions: half tuition for international students.
Languages: Japanese.
Applications: apply by January; may vary with degree.

 Scholarship: International Student Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain engineering, sciences
Scholarships: half-tuition reduction for international students; and 11 listed scholarships with values ranging from: 25,000-300,000 yen; contact school for details.


Kambayashi Scholarship Foundation (KSF)


Kasumi Tsukuba Center 599-1 Nishi-Ohashi, Tsukuba-shi,
 
Tel: +81-298-50-1853
Fax: +81-298-50-1879
E-Mail: junji.hazumi@kasumi.co.jp
Web: www.kasumi.co.jp/koken/koken4.htm

 Scholarship: Graduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Kambayashi Shogaku-Kin Scholarships for graduate studies in all major fields.
Open to: applicants from East Asian and South-East Asian countries, irrespective of age, who have been studying for more than one year at any university or college that has a graduate school or at a graduate school at private expense, holding 'college student' status of residence; the applicant must be recommended by his/her institution and not be granted more than 50,000 yen per month from another institution.
Place of study: university graduate schools or graduate schools in Kanto district, Japan.
Duration: 1 year (renewable).
Value: 100,000 yen per month (for 1 year).
Applications: from 1 to 20 April, to the Foundation through applicant's respective school, with recommendation of the University President.


Kansai Gaidai University (KGU)


Center for International Education 16-1 Nakamiyahigashino-cho, Hirakata City
 
Tel: +81-72-805-2831
Fax: +81-72-805-2830
E-Mail: inquiry@kansaigaidai.ac.jp
Web: www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate Programmes / Asian Studies
 
  
Study Domain Asian studies
Programmes: Asian Studies Programme: (a) Japanese language (beginners, intermediate, advanced and intensive); (b) East Asia related courses in areas such as: economics, business, history, art, government, management, anthropology, literature, politics, religion, brush painting, ceramics.
Open to: university-level students of all nationalities with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; TOEFL required for those whose first language is not English.
Duration: 4 months or 1 year (courses begin in: (a) August; (b) January).
Fees: application: US$50; admission: US$200; tuition: US$6,000.
Financial assistance: (a) merit scholarships, tuition reduction; (b) teaching assistantships, tuition waivers.
Languages: Instruction in English.
Applications: (a) by 15 May; (b) by 1 November.

 Scholarship: Undergraduate, Graduate Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain arts, Asian studies, economy, history
Scholarships: (a) Merit scholarships; (b) Teaching assistantships.
Subjects: (a) Asian studies; (b) East Asia related courses in areas such as economics, history, art.
Open to: (a) candidates of all nationalities with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; (b) candidates must have sufficient command of English.
Duration: 1 semester or 1 year; (scholarships begin in September and February).
Value: (a) US$3,000 tuition reduction; (b) tuition waiver.
Applications: by 15 May and 1 November.


Kansai International Students Institute


8-3-13 Uehommachi Tennoji-ku, Osaka City
 
Tel: +81-6-6774-0033
Fax: +81-6-6774-0788
E-Mail: info@kkgakuyu.or.jp
Web: www.kkgakuyu.or.jp/index-e.html

 Course: Japanese Studies
 
  
Study Domain chemistry, English, history, Japanese, mathematics, physics
Programmes: courses in Japanese language, English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, world history.
Open to: candidates who have completed 12 years of formal education or the equivalent.
Duration: 1 to 1-1/2 years.
Fees: (approximate figures) registration: 80,000-115,000 yen; tuition: 715,000-1,035,000 yen; living expenses: 780,000 yen per month.


Keio University (KU)


International Center 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku
 
Tel: +81-35-453-4511
Fax: +81-35-427-7640
E-Mail: www@info.keio.ac.jp
Web: www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain cultural studies, Japanese, languages
Programmes: programme of undergraduate and graduate studies at 9 faculties: business and commerce; economics; environmental information; law; letters; nursing and medical care; policy management; science and technology; medicine; Japanese language and culture; degree programmes also possible through correspondence courses.
Open to: senior high school graduates or those with equivalent education, of any country and any age.
Duration: 1 academic year (non-degree programme); students are admitted in April or September.
Fees: admission: 100,000 yen; tuition: 470,000 yen; textbooks: 30,000 yen.
Financial assistance: scholarships and subsidies available through the University for full-time international students; deduction of 30% of tuition fees for self-supporting students.
Applications: variable, depending on programme.

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) Keio University Tuition Deduction Scholarship; (b) Keio University Tuition Scholarship; (c) Keio University Tuition Scholarship (Graduate); (d) Keio University Ken 'ichi Yamaoka Memorial Fund Scholarship; (e) Japanese Government Scholarship (Graduate); (f) Japanese Government Honors Scholarship (Undergraduate); (g) Japanese Government Honors Scholarship (Graduate); (h) Local Government / Private Foundations Scholarship.
Open to: (a) undergraduate and graduate foreign students; (b) undergraduate foreign students; (c) graduate students; (d) first year undergraduate students from Asian countries; (e) graduate or to be graduate, under 35 years of age; (f) full time undergraduate students; (g) graduate and research students;
Duration: (a) 1 year, renewable; (b) 1 year, renewable; (c) 1 year; renewable; (d) 1 year, non-renewable; (e) 2 to 3 years, non-renewable; (f) 1 year, renewable; (g) 1 year, renewable.
Value: (a) 30 % of tuition fees; (b) 20 to 70 % of tuition fees; (c) 40,000 to 60,000 yen per year; (d) 100 % of tuition fees; (e) 100 % of tuition fees; living expenses, 184,000 yen per month; travel expenses when returning to home country; (f) living expenses, 52,000 yen per month; (g) living expenses, 73,000 yen per month; (h) 10,000 to 120,000 yen per month.
Applications: (a) by July; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (b) by April; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (c) by April; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (d) by February; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (e) by October; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (f) by April; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (g) by April; email: ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp; (h) contact ic-inquiry@adst.keio.ac.jp for further details.


Kobe College (KC)


4-1 Okadayama
 
Tel: +81-798-51-9533
Fax: +81-798-51-8535
E-Mail: dean@mail.kobe-c.ac.jp
Web: www.kobe-c.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Overseas Student Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Open to: enrolled exchange student with financial difficulties with good academic results and personal merit; students should not be benefiting from other awards.
 
Nationality: Asian, African nationals.
Duration: 1 year (4 years maximum).
Value: 60,000 yen per month.
Applications: by April each year to Student Division of Kobe College at the above address.


Kobe Design University (KDU)


8-1-1, Gakuennishi-machi, Nishi-ku
 
Tel: +81-78-794-5039
Fax: +81-78-794-5027
E-Mail: international@kobe-du.ac.jp
Web: www.kobe-du.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain applied arts, architecture, design, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design
Programmes: (a) Bachelor's; (b) Master's; (c) Ph.D. degrees.
Description: environmental design; product design; fashion and textile design; visual communication; design theory; integrated design.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities with (a) completion of 12 years of education; (b), (c) completion of 16 years of education.
Duration: (a) 4 years; (b) 2 years.
Fees: (a) registration: 35,000 yen; tuition: 1,500,000 yen; living costs: 150,000 yen per month; (b) (c) registration: 30,000 yen; tuition: 1,200,000 yen; living costs: 150,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: international students enrolled in full-time study can apply for 30% tuition reduction.
Languages: Japanese.
Applications: (a) 21 January; (b) (c) 14 December to Admissions Office, email: international@kobe-du.ac.jp; courses begin 1 April.

 Scholarship: Scholarships / Design
 
  
Study Domain applied arts, architecture, design, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design
Scholarships: (a) Japanese Government Honours Scholarship; (b) Hyogo Scholarship; (c) Kobe International Scholarship; (d) Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation.
Value: monthly allowances: (a) undergraduate: 52,000 yen; graduate: 73,000 yen; (b) 30,000 yen; (c) 80,000 yen; (d) undergraduate: 120,000 yen; graduate: 150,000 yen.
Applications: students may apply for scholarships through the University after enrolment.


Kobe Gakuin Daigaku University (KGU)


518 Arise Ikawadani-cho, Nishi-ku Kobe 651-2180
 
Tel: +81 78 974 1551
Fax: +81 78 974 5689
E-Mail: kgu@j.kobegakuin.ac.jp
Web: www.kobegakuin.ac.jp


Kobe Gakuin University


518 Arise, Ikawadani-cho, Nishi-ku
 
Tel: +81-78-974-1551
Fax: +81-78-974-5689
E-Mail: kgu@j.kobegakuin.ac.jp
Web: www.kobegakuin.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain all major fields, all major fields, all major fields, business administration, economic and commercial sciences, economic and commercial sciences, humanities and arts, humanities and arts, international law, international relations, law, law, medicine, nutrition, nutrition, paramedical studies, pharmacy and pharmacology, pharmacy and pharmacology, psychology
Description: (a) Bachelor's; (b) Master's; (c) Ph.D. degrees.
Description: (a) Bachelor's; (b) Master's; (c) Ph.D. degrees; (d) others
Subjects: (a) (b) Law, Economics, Humanities and Sciences, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical Sciences; (c) Law, Economics, Humanities and Sciences, Food and Medicinal Sciences.
Subjects: (a) law, economics, humanities and sciences, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, business administration, rehabilitation; (b) law, economics, humanities and sciences, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences; (c) law, economics, humanities and sciences, food and medicinal sciences; (d) law school
Open to: language: equal to, or higher than level 1 in a Japanese language proficiency test.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities; must have language skills equal to or greater than level 1 in a Japanese language proficiency test.
Duration: (a) 4 years; (b) 2 years; (c) 3 years.
Duration: (a) 4 years; (b) 2 years; (c) 3 years; (d) 2 or 3 years
Fees: (a) registration: 348,000-466,000 yen; tuition fees: 920,000-1,800,000 yen; (b) registration: 236,000-258 000 yen; tuition fees: 460,000-610,000 yen; (c) registration: 232,000-240,000 yen; tuition fees: 460,000-600,000 yen.
Fees: (a) registration: 348,000-466,000 yen; tuition fees: 920,000-1,800,000 yen; (b) registration: 236,000-258 000 yen; tuition fees: 460,000-610,000 yen; (c) registration: 232,000-240,000 yen; tuition fees: 460,000-600,000 yen; (d) registration: 200,000 yen; tuition fee: 1,200,000 yen.
Financial assistance: deduction of 30% for tuition fees for self-supporting students.
Financial assistance: 30% tuition reduction for self-supporting students.
Languages: Japanese.
Languages: Japanese.
Applications: (a) early November for November examination; mid-January for February examination; (b) (c) end of August for September examination; end January for February examination to Admissions Center.
Applications: (a) early November for November examination; mid-January for February examination; (b), (c) and (d) end August for September examination; end January for February examination to Admissions Center.

 Scholarship: Financial aid
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Kobe Gakuin University Tuition Reduction for International Students.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities with student visa.
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Value: tuition fee reduction of 30 %.
Applications: by mid-June; applicants must already be enrolled at Kobe Gakuin University.

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Kobe Gakuin University International Students Scholarship.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities with student visa.
Duration: 1 year, non-renewable.
Value: 30,000 yen per month.
Applications: by May; applicants must already be enrolled at Kobe Gakuin University.


Kokushikan University (KU)


4-28-1 Setagaya Setagayaku
 
Tel: +81-3-5481-3206
Fax: +81-3-5481-3210
E-Mail: ic@kiss.kokushikan.ac.jp
Web: www.kokushikan.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain Asian studies, business, business administration, economy, education, geography, history, law, literature and civilization, political science
Programmes: Bachelor's degrees; studies at graduate schools and research institutes; consult website for further information on graduate studies.
Open to: candidates must have completed at least 12 years of school education; Japanese language proficiency required: international students must take exam for Japanese university admission
Fees: registration fee: 35,000 yen; tuition fees vary with programme: 1,000,000-1,290,000 yen; living costs: 130,000 yen per month.

 Scholarship: International Student Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) Honours Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students; (b) Government Scholarship for Foreign Student; (c) Kokushikan University Scholarship for Foreign Student.
Open to: (a) (b) international students; (c) students with student visa.
Value: (a) 52,000 yen for undergraduates; 73,000 yen for graduates (b) 142,000 yen for undergraduate 184,000 yen for graduates; (c) 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 yen.
Applications: apply to Student Affairs, Welfare Office; deadlines: (a) April; (b) January; (c) mid-April, students not benefiting from other scholarships may apply for (c).


Konan Women's University (KWU)


2-23, 6 Chome Morikita-machi Higashinada-ku
 
Tel: +81-78-431-0391
Web: www.konan-wu.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain English, French, Japanese, languages, literature and civilization, psychology, sociology
Programmes: undergraduate, Master's and doctoral degree programmes in Japanese language and literature, English language and literature, French language and literature, psychology, sociology, education.
Open to: for undergraduate courses, certificate of secondary-school education; for Master's degree, a graduation certificate for 16 years of education or graduation from a Japanese university as a foreign student; for doctoral programmes, a Master's degree is required.
Fees: undergraduate: 1,030,000-1,330,000 yen; graduate: 287,000-487,000 yen.
Financial assistance: special scholarships for graduate foreign students (360,000 yen per year).
Applications: to the above address.


Kumamoto Kenritsu Daigaku (KKD)


3-1-100, Tsukide
 
Tel: +81-96-383-2929
Fax: +81-96-384-6765
E-Mail: rep-puk@pu-kumamoto.ac.jp
Web: www.pu-kumamoto.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain education, history, interior design, languages, liberal arts
Programmes: Bachelor's; Master's; Ph.D. degrees.
Subjects: letters; environmental and symbiotic sciences; administration.
Fees: registration: 414,000 yen; tuition fees: 496,800 yen per year; living costs: 80,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: only to enrolled students, depending on student's financial need.
Languages: Japanese.


Kwassui Women's College


1-50 Higashi-yamate-machi
 
Tel: +81-95-820-6024
Fax: +81-95-820-6024
E-Mail: intersec@kwassui.ac.jp
Web: www.kwassui.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain English, health and hygiene, human sciences, Japanese, music and musicology, nutrition, preventive medicine
Programmes: Graduate programmes in English literature and language; Faculty of Humanities; programmes in English; contemporary Japanese culture; human relations; music ; music performance; applied music; Faculty of Wellness Studies: programmes in nutritional health; design and science for human life; child development and education.
Open to: international women students on an individual basis as general foreign students; as exchange students from universities with which we have a cooperative agreement; as short-term foreign students for one semester to one year; on two-to-four-week short study programmes.
 
Nationality: nationals of all countries.
Financial assistance: short-term exchange programmes.
Applications: see website for application details; or contact the International Student Exchange Center at the above address; intersec@kwassui.ac.jp.

 Scholarship: Short-Term Exchange Programme
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Description: Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Programme.
Open to: international women students accepted under student exchange agreement.


Kyorin University (Kyorin Daigaku)


Mitaka Campus 6-20-2 Shinkawa
 
Tel: +81-422-44-0611
Fax: +81-422-44-0892
E-Mail: koho@kyorin-u.ac.jp
Web: www.kyorin-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Tuition Fee Reduction
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Tuition fee reduction (Jyugyoryo Genmen Seido).
Open to: new international students at university.
Value: 30% tuition fee reduction.
Applications: April and October


Kyoritsu International Foundation


6th Fl., Advance Building 4-7-7 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5295-0205
Fax: +81-3-5295-0206
Web: www.kif-org.com

 Scholarship: Foreign Student Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Foreign Student Scholarships.
Open to: non-Japanese students from Asia enrolled in a Japanese school, having entered Japan on a student visa, who have not received another scholarship and who are at least in their first year of undergraduate studies.
Duration: 2 years.
Value: 100,000 yen plus domestic travel twice a year for training.
Languages: proficiency in Japanese language essential.
Applications: by the end of January to be submitted by Japanese school in which candidate is enrolled to the above address.


Kyushu University


6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku
 
Tel: +81-92-642-2111
Web: www.kyushu-u.ac.jp

 Course: Graduate Studies / Agriculture
 
  
Study Domain agriculture, agronomic sciences, fisheries, forestry
Programmes: Special Course on International Development Research at graduate and postgraduate levels in agronomy, agricultural chemistry, forestry, technology of forest products, fisheries science, agricultural engineering, animal science, agricultural economic, food science and technology, genetic resources technology.
Open to: candidates of any nationality; under 33 years of age for Master's degree with Bachelor's degree and for Ph.D. under 35 with Master's degree, all requiring proficiency in English.
Duration: 2 to 3 years.
Fees: registration: 305,000 yen per year; tuition fee 441,600 yen per year for Master's degree; 375,600 yen per year for Ph.D.; living expenses: approximately 80,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: possibility of Japanese government scholarship at a level of 185,500 yen per month.
Languages: instruction in English.
Applications: Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School; 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581; tel: +8192 6422802: fax: +81 92 6422804; website: http://www.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/houtou/english/index.html.

 Course: Graduate Studies / Law
 
  
Study Domain business administration, economic and commercial sciences, international business, law
Programmes: Special Course on LL.M. Programme for a Master's Degree in International Economic and Business Law.
Description: Japanese business law, international law and Japan, intellectual property law in Japan and abroad, transnational business law, international maritime law, law and economic development in Asia, matters of international trade, international economic and institutional law, Japanese corporate activities and trade conflicts overseas, international civil litigation, comparative civil law, introduction to public law in Japan, Japanese case law and practice, the practice of law in Japan.
Open to: candidates of any nationality holding a Bachelor's degree in law or equivalent from an accredited university with strong proficiency in English.
Duration: 1 year.
Fees: registration: 275,000 yen; tuition: 469,200 yen; living expenses: 80,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: possibility of Japanese government scholarship.
Languages: Instruction in English.
Applications: Faculty of Law, University of Kyushu; at above address; website: http://www.law.kyushu-u.ac.jp.


Matsumae International Foundation (MIF)


Tokai University Yoyogi Campus 2-28-4 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku
 
Fax: +81-3-3301-7601
Web: www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~mif/

 Scholarship: Undergraduate, Graduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain arts, classical studies, engineering, medicine, natural sciences, social sciences
Scholarships: Matsumae International Foundation Fellowships for studies in natural sciences, medicine and engineering are given top priority, followed by social sciences, humanities and arts.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities (except Japanese) who have a Doctorate degree or have a Master's degree and over 2 years' research experience, or who are recognized by the Screening Committee as possessing equivalent academic qualifications; applicants cannot be over 40 years of age and must not have already held another fellowship in Japan; applicants should preferably have firm positions and a commitment to return home for further study on completion of research work in Japan; age up to 40.
Place of study: any institutions and universities in Japan.
Duration: 3 to 6 months (not renewable).
Value: air transportation, lump sum of 300,000 yen upon arrival, research stipend of 150,000 yen per month, and personal accident and sickness insurance.
Languages: proficiency in English required.
Applications: forms available from the Office of the Foundation.


Meikai University (MU)


1-1, Keyakidai Sakado-shi,
 
Tel: +81-49-285-5511
Fax: +81-49-286-0294
E-Mail: snomuka@dent.meikai.jp
Web: www.dent.meikai.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain Chinese, dentistry, economy, English, Japanese
Programmes: Bachelor's; Master's degree programmes in Chinese; English; Japanese; economy; dentistry; real estate science.
Open to: high-school graduate and/or higher qualifications; Japanese language proficiency required.
Held: Dentistry school: Sakado campus; all other courses: Urayasu campus.
Duration: 4 years; 6 years for dentistry.
Fees: registration: 200,000 yen; tuition fees: 698,000 yen per year; living costs: 150,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: tuition reduction of 30% for self-financing student; possibility of government or private organization scholarship.
Applications: apply to International Affairs Section at Urayasu campus by mid-April.


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho)


3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
 
Tel: +81-3-5253-4111
Web: www.mext.go.jp

 Scholarship: Monbukagakusho Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields, cultural studies, education, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences
Scholarships: Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships for: (a) Professional Training School (Senshu-Gakko) Students; (b) Technical College Students; (c) Research Students; (d) In-service Training for Teachers; (e) Undergraduate Scholarships; (f) Japanese Studies Scholarships.
Subjects: (a) all major fields; (b) engineering (mechanical, electrical, electronics, etc.), mercantile marine; (c) humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; (d) education; (e) social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, Japanese language; (f) Japanese studies.
Open to: (a) and (b) citizens of Asian countries who have completed formal secondary education and gained admission to a university of their own country; age 17 to 21; (c) university college graduates under 35 years of age; applicants must be willing to study the Japanese language; (d) university or teacher-training college graduates, who have been in active teaching service for more than 5 years and who are willing to study Japanese; age under 35; (e) applicants who have completed formal secondary education and are eligible to enter university in their own country; applicants must be willing to study Japanese language; (f) candidates specialized in Japanese language or Japanese culture and who have completed at least 2 years of university; good knowledge of the Japanese language required; age 18 to 29.
Place of study: (a) at professional training schools in Japan; (b) at national technical colleges in Japan; (c) to (f) at universities in Japan.
Duration: (a) 2½ years (not renewable); (b) 3½ years, 4 years for students majoring in mercantile marine; (c) 1½ or 2 years (renewable); (d) 1½ years (not renewable); (e) 5 years; 7 years for students in medicine or dentistry; (f) 1 academic year (not renewable).
Value: (a), (b), (e) and (f) 141,500 yen per month and (c) and (d) 184,500 yen per month; plus 25,000 yen arrival allowance and transportation; tuition free.
Applications: (a), (b) and (d) by end of May; (c) by end of September; (e) and (f) no deadline; to the Japanese diplomatic mission in candidate's country.


Moriya Foundation (MF)


c/o Teikoku-Shoin Co. Ltd. 3-29 Kanda-Jimbocho Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3262-0834
Fax: +81-3-3262-7770
Web: www.teikokushoin.co.jp/

 Scholarship: Moriya Foundation Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain education, geography, history, human sciences
Scholarships: Moriya Foundation Scholarships.
Subjects: geography, history, education and other human sciences.
Open to: graduate school students in Japanese universities selected by the Moriya Foundation from South and East Asian countries; candidates must be under 35 years and recommended by their university; no language requirements.
Duration: 2 years.
Value: 70,000 yen per month.
Applications: from 1 to 30 April, to the Foreign Students Affairs Office of the university specified by the Moriya Foundation.


Musashi Institute of Technology (Musashi Kogyo Daigaku)


1-28-1 Tamazutsumi
 
Tel: +81-3-3703-3111
Fax: +81-3-5707-2211
E-Mail: webmaster@musashi-tech.ac.jp
Web: www.musashi-tech.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Tuition Reduction
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Open to: privately financed international students enrolled at the university.
Value: 50% tuition reduction
Applications: see homepage for full details: www.musashi-tech.ac.jp/ExamInfo/info6-E.html.


Nagoya University of Foreign Studies (Nagoya Gaikokugo Daigaku)


57 Takenoyama Iwasaki-cho
 
Tel: +81-561-75-1756
Fax: +81-561-75-1757
E-Mail: na-info@ml.nakanishi.ac.jp
Web: www-e.nufs.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Graduate, Postgraduate International Student Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain cultural studies, education, English, French, humanities and arts, Japanese, social sciences
Scholarships: NUFS Scholarship for Graduate and Postgraduate International Students
Value: 50% tuition reduction for one term.
Applications: to Office of International Studies and Exchange; na-info@ml.nakanishi.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Undergraduate International Student Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain business administration, cultural studies, English, French, interpretation and translation, Japanese, journalism, tourism, hotel and catering management
Scholarships: NUFS Scholarship for International Students
Description: scholarship for international undergraduate students for studies in: foreign languages: Chinese, English, French, Japanese; contemporary international studies: English, translation and interpretation; accountancy, finance, management, marketing, business administration and commerce, journalism, tourism.
Value: 300,000 yen per year.
Applications: apply to the Office of International Studies and Exchange; na-info@ml.nakanishi.ac.jp


Nagoya University, Department of Civil Engineering


The Head, Foreign Student Office Chikusa-ku, Furo-cho
 
Tel: +81-52-789-4621
Fax: +81-52-789-4624/3738
E-Mail: nakano@soil.genv.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Web: www.civil.nagoya-u.ac.jp/

 Course: Doctorate / Civil Engineering
 
  
Study Domain civil engineering
Programmes: Civil Engineering special programme leading to a Doctor of Engineering Degree in civil engineering.
Open to: young engineers, mainly from developing countries eligible for Japanese Government awards, under 35 years of age, holding a Master's degree or equivalent.
Duration: 3 academic years.
Financial assistance: possibility of Japanese government scholarship.
Languages: instruction in English.
Applications: by 15 December to the Foreign Student Office at the above address.


Nanzan University


18 Yamazato-cho Showa-ku
 
Tel: +81-52-832-3112
Fax: +81-52-833-6985
E-Mail: n-somu@nanzan-u.ac.jp
Web: www.nanzan-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Nanzan University Scholarship.
Open to: All candidates with student visa.
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Value: 150,000 to 300,000 yen per year.
Applications: By mid March, email: cie-office@nanzan.ac.jp.


Nanzan University, Center for Japanese Studies (NU)


18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku
 
Tel: +81-52-832-3123
Fax: +81-52-832-5490
E-Mail: cjs@ic.nanza-nu.ac.jp
Web: www.nanzan-u.ac.jp

 Course: Certificate Courses / Japanese Studies
 
  
Study Domain Japanese, oriental studies
Programmes: certificate courses in Japanese studies.
Description: intensive Japanese language instruction from beginning to advanced level aimed at establishing a solid foundation in the four language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.
Open to: all qualified students; at least 12 years of formal education; Cum. GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; proficient in English; strong recommendation; must be sufficiently proficient in English to be able to carry out routine tasks and understand instructions.
Duration: 1 academic year (9 months).
Fees: tuition fees: 680,000 yen; living costs: 540,000 yen per year.
Languages: Japanese and English.
Applications: 31 March for Fall semester; 31 August for Spring semester; courses run from September to May.

 Course: Japanese Language
 
  
Study Domain arts and crafts, business, business administration, cultural studies, economy, folklore, international business, international relations, international studies, Japanese, linguistics, literature and civilization, political science, social sciences, sociology, theology, religion
Programmes: (a) Japanese language courses: introductory, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, pre-advanced, advanced; (b) lecture courses in Japanese area studies: business, history, literature, politics, culture, religion, folklore, economy; (c) seminars: elementary and intermediate translation, classical Japanese, social science, Japanese literature; (d) Japanese arts courses: flower arrangement, calligraphy, woodblock printing, Chinese black ink painting; (e) open courses offered by other departments allowing CJS students to attend classes with Japanese students: language acquisition, intercultural communication, international financial management, financial accounting, international marketing.
Subjects: Japanese language, literature, arts and crafts, business, linguistics, communications, international relations.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities having completed 12 years of high school education or equivalent and eligible for entry into a university, with good academic record.
Duration: 2 semesters or 1 year.
Fees: tuition fees: 680,000 yen per year; living costs: 540,000 yen per year.
Financial assistance: possibility of scholarships of approximately 150,000 or 300,000 yen scholarships.
Applications: 31 March for Fall semester; 31 August for Spring semester; to the Centre for Japanese Studies.

 Scholarship: Hirschmeier / Tomonokai Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain Japanese
Description: offered by institution for Japanese language study.
Open to: open to all CJS students; excellent academic achievement and financial need.
Duration: on a semester basis; can be renewed.
Value: 300,000 yen or 150,000 yen.
Applications: must be enrolled at time of application; apply in March for fall semester and November for spring semester; enquire at: cjs@ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp.


Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)


8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma,
 
Tel: +81-743-72-5937
Fax: +81-743-72-5939
E-Mail: intc@ad.aist-nara.ac.jp
Web: www.aist-nara.ac.jp

 Course: Graduate Degree Programmes
 
  
Study Domain cancerology, engineering, pharmacy and pharmacology, sciences
Programmes: Master's and Ph.D. degrees.
Description: Master's programmes: in information science, biological science, material science, engineering; Ph.D. in: information science, biological science, material science, engineering; and research; and auditor.
Open to: Japanese proficiency required (Biological science; Materials science).
Duration: 2 to 3 years beginning in April (or October for specific programmes).
Languages: Japanese or English.
Applications: apply to: Student Affairs Division; consult each school for individual deadline.


Nara University (Nara Daigaku)


1500 Misasagi-cho
 
Tel: +81-742-44-1251
Fax: +81-742-41-0650
E-Mail: somu@aogaki.nara-u.ac.jp
Web: www.nara-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Tuition Reduction
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Open to: international students enrolled at university in 'Study Abroad' programmes or self-financed, based on merit and scholastic results.
Value: 50% tuition reduction.


Nara Women's University (Nara Joshi Daigaku)


Kitawoyahigashi-machi
 
Tel: +81-742-20-3204
E-Mail: ryugakusei@cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Web: www.nara-wu.ac.jp

 Scholarship: International Relations Fund Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Value: 40,000 yen.
Applications: contact Foreign Student Section at above address; email: ryugakusei@cc.nara-wu.ac.jp.


Naruto University of Education (NUE)


748, Aza-Nakajima, Takashima, Naruto-cho, Naruto, Tokushima 772 8502
 

 Course: Teacher Training Degrees
 
  
Study Domain teacher education
Programmes: graduate school in teacher training for elementary and secondary level.
Open to: foreign and local students.


Nihon University


4-8-24 Kudan-Minami Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-35-275-8116
Fax: +81-35-275-8315
E-Mail: intldiv@adm.nihon-u.ac.jp
Web: www.nihon-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate, Postgraduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain arts, business, dentistry, economic and commercial sciences, engineering, industrial technology, international relations, law, medicine, sciences, technology
Programmes: Degree programmes at the following colleges and schools: College of Law, College of Humanities and Sciences, College of Economics, College of Commerce, College of Art, College of International Relations, College of Science and Technology, College of Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Dentistry at Matsudo, College of Bioresource Sciences, College of Pharmacy.
Applications: see wesite for full details.


Notre Dame Seishin University (NDSU)


2-16-9 Ifukucho
 
Tel: +81-86-252-1486
Fax: +81-86-252-9080
E-Mail: seishin-hp@ndsu-e.ed.jp
Web: www.ndsu-e.ed.jp/

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain dietetics, early childhood education, languages, linguistics, literature and civilization, nutrition, teacher education
Programmes: (a) Bachelor of Arts; (b) Master of Literature; (c) Master of Arts; (d) Doctor of Literature; (e) Teacher's License: Junior and Senior High School, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Dietician.
Description: subjects include dietetics, early childhood education, home economics, human living sciences, languages, linguistics, literature, nutrition.
Open to: women students of foreign nationality, at least 18 years of age, with secondary-school certificate or equivalent.
Duration: (a) 4 years.
Fees: (approximate figures) : registration: 40,000 yen; tuition: 530,000 yen; living expenses: 100,000 yen per month; equipment, administration, laboratory fees: 300,000 per year.
Financial assistance: some scholarships for foreign students available.
Languages: Instruction in Japanese.
Applications: by early December to Admissions Office.

 Scholarship: NDSU Scholarships for Women
 
  
Study Domain English, home economics, Japanese, languages, literature and civilization, nutrition, paediatrics
Scholarships: NDSU Scholarships for foreign students.
Description: Whole Departments (English language and literature, Japanese language and literature, home economics, child welfare, food and human nutrition).
Open to: women candidates who have been accepted as students of Notre Dame Seishin University.
Duration: 1 year (renewable).
Value: covers full or partial tuition.
Applications: by April, to the Student Affairs Office.


Okayama University of Science (Okayama Rika Daigaku)


1-1 Ridai-cho
 
Tel: +81-86-252-3161
Fax: +81-86-254-8434
E-Mail: otsuki@edu.kake.ac.jp
Web: www.ous.ac.jp / http://okaridai.ous.ac.jp/english/

 Scholarship: International Student Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Open to: international students with good academic results living in student housing.
Duration: 4 years.
Value: 20,000 yen per month.
Applications: enrolled international students with GPA equivalent to or over 2.0.; contact the OUS Admissions or Foreign Student Affairs Office at above address.


Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation (OKISF)


Terminal Building (Big Bird) 5F 3-3-2, Haneda-Kuko, Ota-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5757-4101
Fax: +81-3-5757-4103
E-Mail: oscholar@ananet.or.jp
Web: www.ananet.or.jp/okazaki/

 Scholarship: Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: The Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship awarded annually.
Subjects: all subjects except medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
Open to: graduates of universities designated by the Foundation, from China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Viet Nam; age under 30 years; candidates must be able to understand graduate level lectures and read textbooks in Japanese or English; applicants not fluent in Japanese are required to attend Japanese language courses for 6 months prior to coming to Japan.
Place of study: any graduate school in Japan.
Duration: 3 years (not renewable).
Value: 120,000 yen per month; admission and tuition fees; round-trip air ticket; domestic transportation costs; free dormitory accommodation
Applications: by 31 March, to the Foundation Office in Tokyo through universities nominated by the Foundation.


Okinawa International University (OIU)


2-6-1 Ginowan
 
Tel: +81-98-892-1111
Fax: +81-98-893-3273
E-Mail: genchr@okiu.ac.jp
Web: www.okiu.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Honors Scholarship.
Duration: 1 year, non-renewable.
Value: 52,000 yen.
Applications: By May; email: kmiyagi@okiu.ac.jp.


Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)


5-16-1 Omiya, Asashi-ku Osaka 535-8585
 
Tel: +81-6-6954-4097
Fax: +81-6-6953-9496
E-Mail: shomu@ofc.oit.ac.jp
Web: www.oit.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain architecture, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electricity and electronics, engineering, industrial technology, mechanical engineering, telecommunications
Programmes: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.
Financial assistance: work opportunities available for foreign students; see employment services.
Applications: entrance exam: late October or late February.

 Scholarship: Osaka Institute of Technology Award for Foreign Student
 
  
Study Domain engineering, sciences, technology
Scholarships: Osaka Institute of Technology Award for Foreign Students.
Open to: see website for eligibility requirements; some students who are already funded may not be eligible.
Duration: renewable every year.
Value: 20,000 yen per month; 10,000 yen per month for students living in OIT's residential facilities.
Applications: by April; for further information contact: gakusei@ofc.oit.ac.jp.


Osaka University (OU)


1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita Osaka 565-0871
 
Tel: +81-6-6879-7103
Fax: +81- 6-6879-7106
E-Mail: kenkyuryugakuryugaku@ns.osaka-u.ac.jp
Web: www.osaka-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain microbiology
Programmes: Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. degrees and research student course.
Open to: young scientists of Asian Member States of UNESCO who have a university degree in general and/or applied microbiology and at least 1 year's experience in teaching and/or in a related field (postgraduate work included); English language proficiency required; age under 35.
Held: International Center for Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University.
Duration: 1 year; courses begin in October.
Fees: tuition free.
Applications: apply to International Student Division.

 Scholarship: Student Awards
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Value: some awards covering monthly stipend of 184,000 yen, tourist-class round-trip air fare, lump sum of 25,000 yen on arrival.
Applications: by 31 May, to the Secretary-General, Office of the UNESCO Course, c/o Administration Bureau, Osaka University.


Osaka University of Commerce


4-1-10 Mikuriya Sakae-machi Higashiosaka-shi
 
Tel: +81-6-6781-0381
Web: www.daishodai.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Financial aid
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Value: tuition fee reduction of 30 %.
Applications: by March, contact the Student Affairs Office, tel: +81(6) 6782-2297


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)


1-1 Jumonjibaru
 
Tel: +81-977-78-1119
Fax: +81-977-78-1121
E-Mail: welcome@apu.ac.jp
Web: www.apu.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Scholarships: (a) APU Scholarship Program; (b) APU Scholarship Program - Special Scholarship.
Open to: (a) candidates of any countries; (b) candidates of any countries.
Duration: (a) 4 years.
Value: (a) 35 to 100% of full tuition; (b) 100% tuition waiver; living expenses, 1,000,000 yen per year.
Applications: (a) by September for April admission; by March for September admission; contact welcome@apu.ac.jp for further details; (b) by September for April admission; by March for September admission; contact welcome@apu.ac.jp for further details.


Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Inc. (RYMFI)


8th Floor, ABC Building 2-6-3, Shibakoen, Minato-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3435-1828
Fax: +81-3-3578-8281
Web: www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/english/

 Scholarship: Rotary Yoneyama Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Rotary Yoneyama Scholarships.
Open to: non-Japanese students, mainly Asian, who have entered Japan on a student visa to study and who have not yet received a doctorate; applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate capacity (regular Master's or Doctorate), at certain Japanese colleges or universities; Japanese language proficiency required; age under 40.
Place of study: any country with Rotary Clubs.
Duration: 1 to 2 academic years (not renewable).
Value: 120,000 to 150,000 yen per month.
Applications: from 1 to 15 October, to the above address.


Ryukoku University (RU)


International Center 67 Tsukamoto-cho, Fukakusa Fushimi-ku
 
Tel: +81-75-645-7898
Fax: +81-75-645-2020
E-Mail: ric@rnoc.fks.ryukoku.ac.jp
Web: www.ryukoku.ac.jp

 Course: Japanese Culture and Language
 
  
Study Domain cultural studies, Japanese, languages
Programmes: Japanese Culture and Language Programme: elementary, intermediate and advanced Japanese, Japanese religion, history, philosophy, Buddhism, economics, etc.
Open to: applicants having completed 12 years of formal education, or having graduated from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education as equivalent to a senior secondary school, or able to demonstrate scholastic abilities judged by the University to be equivalent to those achieved at a Japanese senior secondary school.
Duration: 1 academic year; courses begin in April and October.
Fees: application: 35,000 yen; admission: 50,000 yen; tuition: 487,000 yen.
Applications: by October and May, to Japanese Culture and Language Program, at the above address.


Sagawa Scholarship Foundation (SSF)


678 Ohmandokoro-cho, Bukkojisagaru Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo ku
 
Tel: +81-75-371-0818
Fax: +81-75-344-2818
E-Mail: scholars@head.sagawa-exp.co.jp

 Scholarship: Sagawa Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Sagawa Scholarship for foreign students.
Open to: applicants from South-East Asian countries, in financial need and not already recipients of government or other organizations grants in Japan or abroad; enrolled in university at 3rd year level or in graduate school at 2nd year level of Ph.D. courses; age under 27 years for undergraduates, under 35 years for graduates.
Place of study: universities and graduate schools in Japan.
Duration: 2 years maximum.
Value: 100,000 yen per month.
Applications: from 1 February to 16 April, through the University at the above address.


Sakaguchi International Scholarship Foundation (SISF)


1-12-2 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3257-1951

 Scholarship: Sakaguchi Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Sakaguchi Scholarships.
Subjects: all major fields.
Open to: candidates of any country, with good academic record, studying at one of the universities or graduate schools specified by the Foundation and with a recommendation by the president of their Japanese university; age under 30 for undergraduates, under 35 for postgraduates; proficiency in Japanese required; candidates must return to their country after graduation.
Duration: 2 years.
Value: 80,000 yen per month.
Applications: from 15 October to 15 December.


Seikei University (SU)


3-3-1 Kichijoji Kitamachi, Musashina-shi
 
Tel: +81-422-37-3536
Fax: +81-422-37-3865
E-Mail: cle@jim.seikei.ac.jp
Web: www.seikei.ac.jp/index-e.html

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain chemical engineering, cultural studies, economy, electricity and electronics, industrial technology, journalism, literature and civilization, management, mechanical engineering, political science, sciences, sociology
Programmes: (a) Bachelor's; Master's; Ph.D.; (b) non-credit language courses.
Subjects: Japanese language study, literature, cultural studies, economy, journalism, management, political science, sociology, physics, chemical engineering, electricity and electronics, industrial technology, mechanical engineering.
Duration: 12 months for language courses; 4 years for undergraduate programmes.
Fees: (a) registration: 300,000 yen; tuition: 870,000 yen; (b) 50,000 yen per subject.
Financial assistance: 30 to 50% deduction of tuition fees for full-time students in undergraduate and graduate level programmes.
Languages: Japanese.
Applications: apply by mid-February for language courses; mid-February and October for degree courses; contact Admissions Office for further details; email: nyushi@jim.seikei.ac.jp.

 Scholarship: Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Description: a number of scholarships are available by the university, the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, and the private sector.


Seitoku University


550 Iwase
 
Tel: +81-47-365-1111
Fax: +81-47-363-1401
E-Mail: kikaku@seitoku.ac.jp
Web: www.seitoku.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Kawanami Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain arts, education, humanities and arts
Open to: self-financed enrolled international student with outstanding scholastic results.
Value: 30,000 Yen
Applications: mid-June and mid-November; check website for exact dates; contact: kolcusai@seitoku.ac.jp


Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT)


3-9-14 Shibaura, Minato-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5476-3127
Fax: +81-3-5476-2949
E-Mail: kokusai@ow.shibaura-it.ac.jp
Web: www.shibaura-it.ac.jp/kokusai

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain architecture, building industry, civil engineering, community development, electricity and electronics, energy, engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, sciences, telecommunications
Description: Bachelor's, Master's degree programmes.
Held: Shibaura campus (Tokyo); Ohmiya campus (Saitama).
Duration: 4 years.
Fees: tuition: 1,680,000 yen.

 Scholarship: International Undergraduate Students
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: SIT Scholarships for international undergraduate students.
Open to: international students with financial difficulties.
Value: half-tuition waiver for first year.
Applications: at any time to the Centre for Student Affairs.


Shimane University, Graduate School of Agriculture (SU)


1060 Nishikawatsu
 

 Course: Graduate Programme / Agriculture
 
  
Study Domain agriculture, agronomic sciences, biochemistry, ecology, environment, horticulture, microbiology, rural development
Programmes: graduate course in earth and geo-environmental science: agro-forest biology, regional development, natural resource science.
Open to: applicants of any nationality from Asia and the Pacific rim, under 34 years, holding a B.Agr. or B.Sc. degree; at least 16 years of formal education outside Japan or equivalent qualifications. Before applying, candidates must contact one Shimane professor who will be acting as supervisor for their research project.
Duration: 2 years; courses begin in October.
Fees: entrance examination fee: 30,000 yen; admission: 275,000 yen; tuition: 234,600 yen per semester; 469,200 yen per year; insurance, 2,100 yen (for 2 years).
Financial assistance: Japanese Government scholarships available; value of 184,500 yen monthly.
Languages: instruction in English.
Applications: to the above address.


Shundoh International Foundation (SIF)


2-17-3 Shibuya Shibuya-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3407-8579
Fax: +81-3-3201-5390

 Scholarship: Shundoh International Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain accounting, international studies
Scholarships: Shundoh International Scholarship; awarded annually.
Open to: applicants with a superior academic record, enrolled in one of the above universities as a graduate student; proficiency in Japanese required.
Place of study: in Japanese universities: Tohoku, Tokyo, Tskuba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka, Kyoto, Waseda, Keio, Aoyama, International University of Japan, Sophia.
Duration: 2 years (not renewable).
Value: 100,000 yen per month.
Applications: by 31 March to the above address.


Sophia University


7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
 
Tel: +81-33-238-3111
Fax: +81-33-238-3885
Web: www.sophia.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: (a) Sophia Type I Scholarship; (b) Tuition Fee Waivers for foreign students; (c) Sophia Type III Scholarship.
Duration: (a) 1 year, renewable; (b) 1 year, renewable; (c) 1 year, renewable.
Value: (a) 70,000 yen per year (book coupons); (b) 30 % of tuition fees;
Applications: (a) Awarded to students with high academic performance; see http://www.sophia.ac.jp for further details; (b) students with financial need showing high academic performance; (c) see http://www.sophia.ac.jp for further details.


Taisho University (TU)


3-20-1 Nishisugame, Toshima-ku,
 
Tel: +81-3-3918-7311
Fax: +81-3-5394-3037
E-Mail: ryugaku@mail.tais.ac.jp
Web: www.tais.ac.jp

 Course: Japanese Language Course
 
  
Study Domain education, geology, humanities and arts, languages, psychiatry, psychology, public relations, social sciences, social work, speech therapy, statistics, theology, religion
Programmes: certificate in the special course in Japanese language.
Description: certificate.
Open to: candidates holding a high-school degree or equivalent; basic level of Japanese language proficiency required
Fees: registration: 10,000 yen; tuition: 600,000 yen.
Financial assistance: no financial assistance offered.
Applications: apply by March.


Takaku Foundation (TF)


4-17-4 Nishi-Azabu Minato-Ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5485-6080
Fax: +81-3-5485-6080
E-Mail: fvgg5180@mb.infoweb.ne.jp
Web: www.takaku-foundation.com

 Scholarship: Takaku Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain human sciences, natural sciences, social sciences
Scholarships: Scholarships for Foreign Students.
Subjects: any field.
Open to: students from any country, above their junior year for undergraduates or postgraduates except for seniors in a Master's course; Japanese language ability required.
Place of study: in universities and graduate schools in Japan.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: junior/senior undergraduates, 70,000 yen per month; postgraduates, 100,000 yen per month.
Applications: between November and December, to the above address.


Takushoku University (TU)


4-14 Kohinata, 3-Chome, Bunkyo-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3947-2261
Fax: +81-3-3947-5333
E-Mail: web_int@ofc.takushoku-u.ac.jp
Web: www.takushoku-u.ac.jp

 Course: Graduate Studies
 
  
Study Domain economic and commercial sciences, education, engineering
Programmes: (a) Master's programme; (b) Doctorate programme at the Graduate School of Economics, the Graduate School of Commerce, the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Language Education.
Duration: (a) 2 years; (b) 3 years.
Applications: to Foreign Students Section, International Department.


Toho Gakuen School of Music (TGSOM)


1-41-1 Wakaba-cho, Chofu-shi
 
Tel: +81-3 3307-4101
Fax: +81-3-3307-4354
Web: www.tohomusic.ac.jp

 Course: Diploma Courses in Music
 
  
Study Domain music and musicology
Programmes: (a) Bachelor's course; (b) Diploma course; (c) Research course; (d) Special Students System: piano, strings, wind and other orchestral instruments, voice, conducting, composition, musicology.
Open to: candidates of any country on successful completion of entrance examination; over 18 years of age.
Duration: (a) 4 to 6 years; (b) 3 to 7 years; (c) 1 to 2 years; courses begin in April; (d) variable.
Languages: instruction in Japanese (partly in English).
Applications: by 1 February, to the Registration Office, at the above address.


Tokai University (Tokai Daigaku)


1117 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka
 
Tel: +81-463-58-1211
E-Mail: info@tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp
Web: www.u-tokai.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Undergraduate, Graduate Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: undergraduate programmes: (a) Special Foreign Student Scholarship; (b) Foreign Student Scholarship; (c) Shigeyoshi Matsumae Scholarship for Foreign Students; (d) undergraduate and graduate studies, Tuition Support Scholarship for Foreign Students.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities meeting academic and financial requirements.
Duration: 1 academic year.
Value: (a) tuition and administrative fees; (b) 30,000 yen for books; 30,000 yen monthly grant (39,000 yen per academic year); (c) 70% tuition reduction; (d) 30% tuition reduction.
Applications: (a), (b), (c) selection is made automatically by university according to personal merit and scholastic results; (d) by November; contact International Exchange Department at above address.


Tokushukai Scholarship Foundation (YSF)


6th floor, Shiozaki Building 2-7-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyodaku
 
Tel: +81-3-3238-2913
Fax: +81-3-3238-2914
E-Mail: zaidan@tokushukai.org
Web: www.tokushukai.org

 Scholarship: Tokushukai Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Tokushukai Scholarship
Subjects: all subjects except medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
Place of study: in Japanese universities.
Duration: undergraduates, up to 4 years; Master's, up to 2 years; Doctorate, up to 3 years; special cases, up to 1 year.
Value: variable.
Applications: by 15 December to the above address.


Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)


2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5734-3027
Fax: +81-3-5734-3677
E-Mail: ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp
Web: www.titech.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes / Science
 
  
Study Domain architecture, building industry, chemical engineering, chemical industry, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, electricity and electronics, energy, engineering, hydraulics, hydrology
Programmes: (a) undergraduate programmes offered at the following Schools: Science, Engineering, Bioscience and Biotechnology; (b) graduate programmes offered at the following Graduate Schools: Science and Engineering, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Decision Science and Technology, Innovation Management.
Open to: (a) students with secondary-school diploma or recognized equivalent; (b) students with a bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent; Japanese language proficiency test; English proficiency required.
Duration: (a) 4 years; (b) Master's programme: 2 years; doctoral programme: 3 years.
Fees: for privately financed international students: admission: 282,000; tuition: 535,800 yen per year; application: undergraduates: 17,000 yen; graduates: 30,000 yen.
Financial assistance: fellowship for research in chemistry and chemical engineering available; information from the International Affairs Section, Research Cooperation Division.
Languages: Instruction in Japanese or English.
Applications: by December for spring term; July for fall term; to the Foreign Student Office, Tokyo Institute of Technology; both at the above address; tel: +81-3-5734-3027; fax: +81-3-5734-3677.

 Scholarship: Water Resources Management and Environment
 
  
Study Domain biochemistry, biophysics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, ecology, environment, electricity and electronics, engineering, hydraulics, hydrology
Scholarships: UNESCO International Research Course for the Environment.
Description: The programme aims to provide the opportunity to experience various methodologies for research activities in the field of Water Resources Management and Environment as well as contribute to capacity building in education in their own countries.
Open to: young scientists who are on staff at a university or research institution, mainly in the Asian and Pacific regions; with good command of English.
 
Age limit Max: under 36 years of age on 1 October of the year the course is commenced;
Duration: 1 year (non-renewable).
Value: 175,000 yen, with additional 30,000 yen upon arrival and a roundtrip air ticket from the nearest international airport of the participant's residence to Tokyo.
Languages: English; Japanese useful.
Applications: by 1 May (for entry to the course in October of the same year); to the International Affairs Section, Research Cooperation Division, at the address above; tel: +81-3-5734-7692; fax: +81-3-5734-3685; web: http://www.iad.titech.ac.jp.


Tokyo Keizai University (TKU)


7 Minami-cho 1-chome Kokubunji
 
Tel: +81-42-328-7775
Fax: +81-42-328-7769
Web: www.tku.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain business, business administration, communication, economy, law
Programmes: Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. degree programmes.
Description: (a) Bachelor of Arts (economics); (b) Bachelor of Communication Studies; (c) Bachelor of Arts (Marketing and Distribution); (d) Master of Economics; (e) Master of Business Administration; (f) Master of Communication Studies; (g) Doctor of Economics; (h) Doctor of Business Administration; (i) Doctor of Communication Studies.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities with high scholastic performance; good command of Japanese language; no age limit.
Duration: 2, 3, 4 years; varies with programme.
Fees: registration fee: 250,000 yen; tuition: 526,000-742,000 yen; living expenses: 120,000 yen per month; facilities and equipment fee: 160,000-220,000 yen per year.
Financial assistance: tuition fees reduced by 30% or full exemption; some scholarships available.
Applications: by early November for undergraduate programmes; by October for Master's programmes; by February for doctoral programmes.


Tokyo University of Science (TUS)


1-3 Kagurazaka Shinjuku-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3260-4271
Fax: +81-3-3260-4370
E-Mail: intlexchg@admin.tus.ac.jp
Web: www.tus.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Financial aid
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Subjects: Architecture and planning, business administration, engineering, health sciences, information sciences, mathematics and computer science, natural sciences.
Duration: 6 months.
Value: 357,000 to 542,500 yen reduction on tuition fees.
Applications: By beginning of June; email: takasaki-yukiko@admin.tus.ac.jp.


Tokyo Woman's Christian University (Tokyo Joshi Daigaku) (TWCU)


2-6-1 Zempukuji Suginami-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-5382-6279
Fax: +81-3-3301-0473
E-Mail: ohta@office.twcu.ac.jp
Web: www.twcu.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Foreign Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain American studies, economy, English, history, Japanese, languages, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, sociology
Scholarships: Tokyo Woman's Christian University Foreign Scholarship.
Description: within the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Culture and Communication and the Graduate School.
Open to: foreign students admitted to Tokyo Woman's Christian University, in financial need with excellent academic records and good personalities; the scholarship is not awarded concurrently with scholarships from other institutions; students are required to have sufficient knowledge of Japanese to pursue academic studies in Japanese.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: covers tuition and fees.
Applications: together with admission applications, to the Registrar's Office, at the above address.


Tokyu Foundation for Inbound Students


1-21-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3461-0844
Fax: +81-3-5458-1696
E-Mail: info@tokyu-f.jp
Web: www.tokyu-f.jp

 Scholarship: Tokyu Foundation Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Tokyu Foundation Scholarships.
Subjects: all major fields.
Open to: nationals of countries in the Asia/Pacific regions who are enrolled in Japanese graduate schools and their affiliated research institutes; Japanese language proficiency required; age under 30 for Master's Programme, under 35 for Ph.D.
Place of study: Japan.
Duration: 2 years (renewable for 1 year).
Value: 160,000 yen per month, plus medical fees, etc.
Applications: by 15 November, to the above address.


Toyama University (Toyama Daigaku)


3190 Gofuku
 
Tel: +81-76-445-6082
Fax: +81-76-445-6104 / 6093
E-Mail: ryugaku@adm.toyama-u.ac.jp
Web: www.toyama-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Non-Degree Studies
 
  
Study Domain education, engineering, fine arts, humanities and arts, mathematics, natural sciences
Open to: non-degree students within university exchange programme.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: 50,000 yen per month.
Applications: February; to Toyama University International Exchange Section.


Tsuji Asia Scholarship Foundation (TASF)


1-6-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-Ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3779-8193
E-Mail: info@tsujiasia.or.jp
Web: www.tsujiasia.or.jp

 Scholarship: Tsuji Asia Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Scholarships: Tsuji Asia Scholarship
Open to: students from other Asian countries in need of financial support in their third or fourth undergraduate year or in graduate courses and who are selected by their universities; fair knowledge of Japanese required, no age limit.
Duration: 2 years (not renewable).
Value: 100,000 yen per month.
Applications: by end of March, to the above address, through applicant's university.


University of Fukui


3-9-1 Bunkyo
 
Tel: +81-776-23-0500
Fax: +81-776-27-8518
Web: www.fukui-u.ac.jp

 Course: Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Programmes
 
  
Study Domain education, engineering, medicine, special education
Programmes: undergraduate and graduate degrees in education; medical sciences, engineering; non-degree certificate programme in special education; doctoral programmes in medical sciences and engineering.
Open to: candidates of all nationalities meeting academic and financial requirements.


University of Tokushima


2-24 Shinkura-cho
 
Tel: +81-886-56-7000
Fax: +81-886-56-7012
Web: www.tokushima-u.ac.jp

 Scholarship: University Scholarship
 
  
Study Domain all major fields
Open to: candidates of all nationalities.
 
Other conditions: should not be receiving more than 50,000 yen monthly from other organizations.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: 30,000 yen.
Applications: early April; contact ryugakur@jim.tokushima-u.ac.jp.


University of Tokyo (UOT)


7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
 
Tel: +81-3812-2111
Web: www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 Course: Graduate Programmes / Nuclear Engineering
 
  
Study Domain chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, sciences
Programmes: Master's and Doctorate programme in nuclear engineering: simulation and computation, computational mechanics, quantum radiation measurement, computational mechanics, high energy chemistry, radiation chemistry, plasma physics, nuclear fusion engineering, systems information technology, quantum material engineering, fluid engineering, radiation effects.
Open to: applicants of all nationalities, holding a Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent; under 35 years of age.
Duration: M.Eng.: 2 years; Ph.D.: 3 years; courses begin in April and October.
Fees: registration fee: 270,000 yen; tuition: 469,000 yen per year.
Financial assistance: 4 or 5 scholarships are available every year.
Languages: instruction in English.
Applications: by 31 December to be considered for scholarships, to the Department of Quantum Engineering at the above address.

 Course: Graduate Programmes / Engineering
 
  
Study Domain applied sciences, civil engineering, community development, development studies, ecology, environment, engineering, hydrology, rural development
Programmes: (a) International Graduate Programme of Civil Engineering: Master's and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering; (b) Master's and doctoral programme in urban engineering: urban planning, urban design, urban analysis, prevention of desertification, environmental engineering, water environment and water supply system, wastewater treatment and management.
Open to: applicants of all nationalities, holding the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree for Master's programme or Master's degree for Ph.D. programme; under 35 years of age.
Duration: (a) M.Eng.: 2 years; D.Eng.: 3 years; (b) Master's: 2 years; Doctorate: 3 years; courses begin in April or October.
Fees: tuition: (a) Master's course, 469,200 yen per year; Ph.D. course, 447,600 yen per year; (b) free tuition; living expenses 100,000 yen to 150,000 yen per month.
Financial assistance: (a) possibility of Japanese government scholarships; Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholarships; Inter-American Development Bank scholarships; (b) scholarships consisting of a monthly allowance of 184,500 yen plus a round-trip ticket to Japan.
Languages: instruction in English.
Applications: by (a) 31 December if candidate is applying for admission in October with a scholarship managed by the Department; 31 May for October enrolment, or 31 December for April enrolment for application without financial support; to the Foreign Student Officer, Department of Civil Engineering; (b) by 31 December, to the Department of Urban Engineering, at the above address.

 Scholarship: Scholarship / Engineering
 
  
Study Domain engineering, Japanese, languages
Scholarships: Japanese Government Scholarships in engineering
Open to: applicants of all nationalities, holding a Master's degree or equivalent; under 35 years of age.
Duration: 1-1/2 years; courses begin in October.
Value: monthly allowance, 184,500 yen during the programme, plus installation allowance of 25,000 yen and field study allowance of 46,000 yen.
Applications: by mid-February, to the Committee of the International Cooperation and Exchange of the Graduate School of Engineering at the above address.

 Scholarship: Scholarship / Veterinary Sciences
 
  
Study Domain veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Scholarships: Japanese Government Scholarship for doctoral programmes in veterinary sciences.
Open to: candidates holding a Master's degree from countries having formal diplomatic relations with Japan; under 35 years of age.
Duration: 4 years for veterinary medical sciences; 3 years for other departments.
Value: monthly allowance of 184,500 yen during the programme; installation allowance of 25,000 yen and field of study allowance of 46,000 yen.
Applications: by 31 March, to the Committee of the Graduate School of Agriculture and Agricultural Life Sciences at the above address.


Waseda University (WU)


104, Totsuka-machi Shinjuku-ku
 
Tel: +81-3-3203-9806
Fax: +81-3-3202-8638
E-Mail: cie@list.waseda.jp
Web: www.waseda.ac.jp

 Scholarship: Ono Azusa Memorial Scholarships
 
  
Study Domain business, economic and commercial sciences, engineering, law, literature and civilization, political science, social sciences
Scholarships: Waseda University Ono Azusa Memorial Scholarships.
Duration: 1 year.
Value: 300,000 yen per year.
Applications: to the above address, for further information.