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Japanese Government Scholarship for International Students 2020, Japan


March 31, 2020



Opportunity Cover Image - Japanese Government Scholarship for International Students 2020, Japan

Japanese government funded international students

Categories of Japanese government funded international students

Recommendation by Japanese diplomatic establishments overseas (embassy recommendation)

To apply for "Embassy Recommendation" scholarship selections, please contact with Japanese diplomatic establishments outside Japan (Japanese embassies and consulates). Selection is conducted in cooperation with the government of the host country. For information about the application documents, the selection process, and the other procedures, you should contact the nearest Japanese consulate or embassy.

Recommendation by Tottori University for foreign students wishing to come to Japan (university recommendation)

Through exchange agreements with the partner universities overseas, Tottori University assesses foreign applicants who wish to study in Japan, and then recommends qualified applicants to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), as candidates for international research student (graduate level) and international Japanese studies student (undergraduate level) scholarships.


Application method Apply to the Academic Affairs Section of your Tottori University faculty, through your expected academic supervisor.
Application period Around January to March
Recommendation by Tottori University for currently enrolled privately funded international students (domestic selection)

This kind of scholarship is available to the privately funded foreign students currently studying in Japanese universities. Individuals are selected on campus for recommendation to MEXT from following students.

1) 3rd year undergraduate degree students who are expected to proceed to 4th year (or 5th year students proceeding to 6th year in case of School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine) the following April.
2) 4th year undergraduate degree students who are expected to proceed to a Master's degree program the following April.
3) Current Master's and Doctoral degree students.

Application method Apply to the International Affairs Division of Tottori University.
Application period Around October to November.

Amount of the scholarships

Category Monthly allowance
Undergraduate students* 117,000 yen

Japanese studies students ※Course guide is here

117,000 yen

Research students,

Teacher Training students ※Course guide is here

Non-degree students 143,000 yen
Master's course 144,000 yen
Doctor's course 145,000 yen

*Including students in the Japan-Korea Joint Exchange Program in Science and Engineering.

Application to extend the terms of a scholarship

Students who are eligible to apply for an extension of the term of their scholarship will be notified by the International Affairs Division.
* Since the number of students wishing to extend the terms of their scholarship is increasing yearly, applications for scholarship extensions may be refused in some cases. 

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
Publish Date
December 30, 2019


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