Japan Scholarships

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What can both domestic and international students expect from scholarships in Japan? We will cover a variety of points and notes that will help students to navigate the ideal scholarships to pursue and why.

There are ways for students to study for free in Japan, it just means following a few steps to achieve that idea. First off, students must either be taking a program that is involved with the government or work-study opportunities.

International students may be surprised to hear that Japan has an outstanding 800 plus institutions that are both public and private (the private higher education colleges account for more of the overall school total) available for students to send in admissions to. Japanese and some English classes are taught for any student that speaks the language fluently or on a basic introduction level. Students may find it easier to navigate the country of Japan after receiving a scholarship and learning some of the language because typically, this would help any international student to move throughout their new surroundings much better.

Scholarship in Japan

  • The Bridging Scholarship
  • Tanaka + Green Scholarship
  • Freeman-ASIA Award from the Freeman Foundation
  • Fund for Education Abroad Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship
  • TEAN Scholarships from The Education Abroad Network
  • Japan Foundation Fellowship Program
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship
  • USAC / University Studies Abroad Consortium Scholarships
  • The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • MEXT Scholarship Program
  • GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship in Japan
  • ISF Academy IB Diploma Scholarships in Hong Kong
  • Kochi University of Technology (KUT) – Special Scholarship Program for Doctoral International Students
  • Full United Nations Internship Scholarship
  • UTRIP Full Online Internship Program
  • Honjo Foundation $1,500 International Postgrad Scholarship in Japan
  • Matsumae International Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships
  • JFUNU Scholarships for PhD Students from Developing Countries
  • Mitsui Bussan Scholarship Program
  • Kawaguchi Shizu Master’s Scholarship University
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Research Internship Program
  • Joint Japan Scholarships – World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
  • Fully Funded One Young International Conference
  • International Emergency Scholarship
  • Tuition Fee Award at Hitotsubashi University
  • Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students
  • Yamada Foundation Scholarship for Non-Japanese Students at Saitama University
  • Hitachi Scholarship Research Support Program

The many universities that exist in Japan do offer full ride scholarships to international students. As a matter of fact, many universities in Japan offer work-study options for postgraduate students who are excelling in medicine, Japanese culture/history, and science.

Students can either choose a complete program course that is presented in Japanese or English. However, some international students may find that Japan universities may be a bit tougher on the academic scale and more competitive than other colleges located throughout the world.

Above is not a complete list instead students can research for Japan scholarships under the ‘scholarship finder’ section and then select the country that they desire or intend to find a scholarship so they can study in that country.

There are many Japanese scholarships available from the Japan Embassy that looks for international students who share the same drive and excellence for academia.

Latest Active Scholarships from Japan

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Scholarship Name: HKBU Fully Funded International Postgraduate Scholarship in Hong Kong, 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: Making A Career In Business Administration Consists Of Studying The Way In Which Companies Obtain And Use Their Resources In Order To Meet Objectives, Achieve Goals And Obtain Benefits, Which In Most Cases Translate Into Economic Benefits. This Specialty Requires Students To Obtain Knowledge In...

Date Published: 08 December 2022

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Scholarship Name: YNU Tuition Waiver Program for International Students Scholarship - Japan 2024

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Country: Japan

Description: The Yokohama National University Waiver Program For International Students Shares How Students From Abroad Will Be Able To Waive Certain Tuition Fees. Any Individual That Has Decided They Wish To Attend And Receive A Letter Of Confirmation From Yokohama National University That They Have Been...

Date Published: 05 December 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully-funded World Bank and Asian Development Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Tsukuba, Japan 2024

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Country: Japan

Description: Through The Joint Project Of The World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program And Joint Japan, The University Of Tsukuba Offers A Fully-funded Scholarship For The Academic Year Of 2023-2024. The University Of Tsukuba Will Be Hosting The PEPP Program In Economic And Public Policy. The World...

Date Published: 05 December 2022

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Scholarship Name: Dream Fund Africa Fund Funded (JADS) Scholarship Program for Africans

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Country: Japan

Description: The New Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program Is Now Available For All New African Students To Follow A Two-year Master's Program. This Is A Fully Funded Scholarship Available To Study In Japan. East Japan Africa Scholarship (JADS) Programme: Capacity Building In The Energy Sector Through Skills...

Date Published: 14 November 2022

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Scholarship Name: Japan Crate Scholarship Program, 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: We Are Excited To Inform You That One Deserving University Student Stands A Chance To Receive A $500 One-time Scholarship Grant From Japan Crate. Applicants Must Write And Submit A 500-word Essay For The Scholarship Explaining The Value Of Cultural Diversity In Contemporary Society And...

Date Published: 21 October 2022

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Scholarship Name: GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship in Japan 2022-2023

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Country: Japan

Description: The Desire To Pursue Education Is Sometimes Thwarted By A Lack Of Funding. To That End, The GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship Presents A Valuable Opportunity For Graduate Students From Developing Countries To Study, Explore, And Experience Quality Education In Japan. About The GRIPS Scholarship In...

Date Published: 16 September 2022

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Scholarship Name: GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship in Japan 2022-2023

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Country: Japan

Description: The Desire To Pursue Education Is Sometimes Thwarted By Lack Of Funding. To That End, The GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship Presents A Valuable Opportunity For Graduate Students From Developing Countries To Study, Explore, And Experience Quality Education In Japan. About The GRIPS Scholarship In Japan Students...

Date Published: 01 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: ISF Academy IB Diploma Scholarships in Hong Kong, 2022

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Country: Japan

Description: The Independent Schools Foundation Academy Is Offering The ISF Academy IB Diploma Scholarships Program for Hong Kong Students. The ISF Academy Board Of Governors Has Established Its Scholarship Program To Encourage Our Students To Strive For Excellence In Their Chosen Passions, Whether In Academics, The Arts, Athletics,...

Date Published: 24 June 2022

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Scholarship Name: ¥535,800  Kochi University of Technology (KUT) 2022 Special Scholarship Program for Doctoral International Students (Japan)

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Country: Japan

Description: The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) Was Founded In 2003 With The Intention Of Assisting The Institution In Furthering Its Research Endeavors By Utilizing The Expertise Of Exceptionally Qualified Students, With A Particular Focus On Students Hailing From Other Nations. The Institution Accepts Applications From Prospective...

Date Published: 17 June 2022

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Scholarship Name: Up to $10,000 Full United Nations Internship in Japan 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: Japanese Public Schools Are Completely Free, Only Meals And Some Materials Are Paid For. Private Schools Are Quite Expensive And To Be Admitted To The School, Children Must Pass A Type Of Intellectual Ability Test. Teaching Is Always In Japanese, So Foreign Children May Have Learning...

Date Published: 30 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: UTRIP Full Online Internship in Japan

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Country: Japan

Description: Study In Japan Have You Thought About Studying In Japan? You Don't Have To Look Any Further. Japan Has High-quality Education For Foreign Students Of All Ages And Levels Of Knowledge Of The Language. If Your Goals Are To Obtain A Scholarship To Enter The...

Date Published: 10 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: Honjo Foundation $1,500 International Postgrad Scholarship in Japan, 2022

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Country: Japan

Description: There Are Many Of Us Who Dream Or Have Dreamed Of spending A Season Living In Japan. But For This, The Simplest Thing Is To Find An Academy In Which To Study Japanese Or Look For Some Type Of Scholarship Or Exchange Program With The University. If You...

Date Published: 20 April 2022

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Scholarship Name: Matsumae International Foundation PhD Scholarships in Japan, 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: Studying In Japan Is Possible With A fully Funded Scholarship. Are You An International Student With Dreams Of Studying Abroad? The Matsumae International Foundation In Conjunction With Japanese Universities are Offering A Program Of Full World Scholarships In The Area Of ​​research For Applicants From Latin America Or Anywhere In...

Date Published: 08 April 2022

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Scholarship Name: JFUNU Scholarships for PhD Students from Developing Countries, Japan 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: Japan Foundation United Nations University JFUNU Scholarships For Ph.D. Students From Developing Countries In The Field Of Science In Sustainability, Development, And Peace At United Nations University ISP, Japan. The Japan Foundation For United Nations University (JFUNU) Scholarship Is Available For Outstanding Applicants From Developing...

Date Published: 28 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: Up to $7,000 Mitsui Bussan Scholarship Program in Japan, 2023

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Country: Japan

Description: The Mitsui Bussan Scholarship program For Indonesia Is Currently Ongoing. The Scholarship Is A Non-profit Foundation Established In 1992 To Cultivate People Who Will Contribute To The Further Development Of Indonesia And Promote Exchange And Goodwill Between Japan and Indonesia. Since Then, Two To Three High School Graduates Have Been...

Date Published: 08 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: Fully Funded Scholarship In International Policy 2022/23, Japan.

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Country: Japan

Description: Japan Has Formed A Partnership. Scholarships From The World Bank Are Available At The University Of Tsukuba For World Bank Member Developing Countries. The Scholarship Allows You To Enroll In A Masters Level Program(s) In Economics Or Public Policy At The University Of Tsukuba In...

Date Published: 07 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Up to $10,000 World Bank Full Scholarship in Japan, 2022

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Country: Japan

Description: Full International Scholarship From the World Bank In Japan In Conjunction With The University Of Tsukuba. This Excellent Study Abroad Opportunity Is Financed By One Of The Most Recognized Organizations On The Planet, The World Bank Through This Project Seeks To Financially Support Candidates Interested In Obtaining...

Date Published: 07 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: 720,000 JPY Kawaguchi Shizu Master's Scholarship University - Tokyo 2022

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Country: Japan

Description: The University Of Tokyo, Abbreviated As Todai Or UTokyo, Is A Public Research University Located In Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Established In 1877, The University Is The First Imperial University And Currently Selected As A Top Type University Of Top Global University Project By The Japanese...

Date Published: 06 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Okinawa Institute Of Science And Technology Research Internship Program, Japan 2021-22

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Country: Japan

Description:   International Students Are Welcome To Apply For The Okinawa Institute Of Science And Technology Research Internship Program, Japan 2021-22. The Scholarship Covers Research-level Programs In Any Of The Okinawa Institute Of Science And Technology's Subjects. The Scholarship Deadline Is March 31, 2022.   About...

Date Published: 26 December 2021

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Scholarship Name: $15,000 Joint Japan Scholarships - World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program - 2022

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Country: Japan

Description: Joint Japan - World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ / WBGSP), 2018 Is Open To Citizens Of Certain Developing Countries With Relevant Professional Experience And A History Of Supporting The Development Efforts Of Their Countries Who Are Applying For A Master's Program In A Field...

Date Published: 14 November 2021

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