Graduate School of Science Scholarship, University of Tokyo, Japan

Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015

Deadline: Oct 31, 2015

Graduate School of Science Scholarship, University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo provides international students with access to a number of financial aid options that cover various forms and purposes, including school expense exemptions, scholarships, emergency loans, and student discounts.

The Graduate School of Science has established a new scholarship called the "Graduate School of Science (GSS) Scholarship for International Students," which provides financial support to international students for a total of five years starting from the enrollment in a master's degree course to the end of a three-year Ph.D. course.

The following are the scholarships available at the Graduate School of Science. If you have further questions about the scholarships, please contact the International Liaison Office -


The purpose of this scholarship is twofold: to financially support Self-Supported International Students whose academic performance is outstanding and to increase the number of students from abroad.

Definition of Self-Supported International Students

“Self-Supported International Students” are international students with a College Student Visa who are not receiving the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship nor any governmental scholarship from home.

Qualifications for Applicants

Self-Supported Students with excellent grades who pass the entrance examination for the Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Science and who newly come to Japan as a student will qualify and enter the program in either April or September 2016. Priority goes to UTRIP(University of Tokyo Research Internship Program)participants. Recipients of other scholarships starting from April or September 2016 are not eligible. There is a possibility that an applicant might be required to withdraw from this scholarship if the applicant is deemed to be the recipient of another scholarship.

Number of Grantees

A few(Enrolling in April or September)

Monthly Stipend

150,000 yen

Term of Scholarship

From April/September, 2016 to March/August, 2021

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the GSS Scholarship application form to the Graduate School Office at the time of their Graduate School application for admission to the Master’s Program.

Mailing Address

Graduate School Office

Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo

Room 105, Faculty of Science Bldg. 1

7-3-1, Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN

Tel: +81-3-5841-4009

Application Documents

(1) GSS Scholarship Application ・・・・・・・・1 original copy

(2) One letter of recommendation from a faculty member of your college or university ・・・・・・・1 original copy

Application Deadline

October 1 - 31, 2015---For those entering in April April 1 - 30, 2016---For those entering in September

Nomination of Candidate

Among the applicants who submitted Application documents, the Selection Committee will select and nominate candidate(s) to the Dean.

Selection and Result

The recipient will be decided by the Dean based on the nomination from the Selection Committee. The notification will be sent to the applicant by e-mail in one month after the acceptance letter for the Master’s Program is sent out. .

Payment of Scholarship

The stipend will be paid into the bank account quarterly after getting the confirmation of enrollment.


Suspension/Return of Scholarship

(1)If the grantee takes a leave of absence or a long absence from the school (including leaving Japan for more than one month), the supervisor is requested to submit documentary proof to the Dean and the stipend will be suspended with the approval of the Dean.

(2)The grantee can resume the scholarship if the condition mentioned in (1) has changed and the documentary proof for this fact is submitted to the Dean by the supervisor.

Termination of Stipend

If the grantee meets one of the conditions listed below, the supervisor is required to submit documentary proof to the Dean and the stipend will be terminated with the approval of the Dean.

(1)Withdrawal from the Graduate School of Science


(3)Severe drop in academic performance

(4)Failure to submit a research report every fiscal year

(5)If the grantee does not need the scholarship

(6)If deemed inappropriate as a grantee

There might be a possibility of the scholarship being terminated due to an unexpected budget condition.

Return of Scholarship Payment

If the grantee quits, stops studying, or is deemed inappropriate as a scholarship grantee, the grantee may be ordered to return the scholarship payments (either in whole or partially) by the Graduate School of Science.


The grantee can withdraw from the scholarship by consulting with the supervisor.


If the grantee meets one of the conditions listed below, the supervisor is required to submit the notification to the Dean. (1)Leave of absence, return to school or long absence from school

(2)Withdrawal from the Graduate School of Science


(4)Change in address, name, contact information and other important matters

Submission of Research Report

The scholarship grantees are required to submit a research report at the end of every fiscal year (the end of March) to the Dean with approval from the supervisor.

Report Submission & Contact

International Liaison Office

Tel: +81-3-5841-7630



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