08 February 2010

Scholarships to Study in Japan Available

Scholarships to study in Japan


Sato International Scholarship Foundation

The Sato International Scholarship Foundation grants two types of scholarship for self-supporting students from ASEAN countries as well as Southwest Asian countries enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate or graduate institution:
        1. Scholarship for Self-Supporting Students
        2. Scholarship for Short-Term Exchange Students.
Students from the Following Countries are Eligible to Apply

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam.
Scholarship for Self-Supporting Students

The applicant must be residing in Japan, enrolled in or accepted to a legitimate program.  Please apply through the students’ office of your university.
Amount of Scholarship

Undergraduate students    

120,000 yen/month

Graduate students

180,000 yen/month
( plus additional support to cover cost for attending conferences )
Duration of Scholarship

2 years
Number of Scholarships Granted

Around 25 students will be accepted.

The applicant must be a citizen from the aforesaid countries, who does not hold Japanese citizenship and must be enrolled in a Japanese undergraduate or graduate institution, under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The applicant must also fulfill the following requirements:

Does not receive any sort of scholarship or funding from other parties.


Holds legal residence status as a college student.


Have interest in promoting international understanding and friendship, and is able to attend SISF meetings (meetings are held 6 times/year).
 Does not have a parent employed in Japan.

Does not hold a doctorate degree.

Is enrolled in a program with more than 1 year left until graduation/completion (from April 2009). This restriction does not apply to doctorate program.
Selection Process

Selected by screening committee

1.    First round of selection:  review of application form and documents
2.    Second round of selection:  interview
Past Record of No. of Application / Actual Grants
Year    No. Applicants    No. Grantees
Total    Undergraduate    Graduate    Total    Undergraduate    Graduate
2001     362    132    230    23    12    11
2002     303    111    192    22    9    13
2003     350    118    232    20    9    11
2004     362    129    233    20    10    10
2005    274    97    177    15    5    10
2006     266    90    176    28    8    20
2007     322    106    216    26    8    18
2008     309    96    213    27    7    20
2009     294    86    208    23    6    17
Scholarship for Short-Term Exchange Students

This scholarship is provided to students who are recommended by those designated universities that have secured an agreement of recommendation with the Sato International Scholarship Foundation.  Scholarship as well as travel fee to Japan is provided to those students from the aforesaid countries who will study in Japan on a short term based on the agreement among universities for study exchange.
Amount of Scholarship

100,000 yen/month
Duration of Scholarship

Over 6 months, up to 10 months; however scholarship terminates upon completion of the program.
Designated Universities (as of September 2009)

The University of Electro-Communications, University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, J.F. Oberlin University, Rikkyo University.


Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant should read carefully the application procedure as outlined in documents below:
Benefits    Benefits
Application Guidelines    Application Guidelines
Preferred Universities in 2010-2011    Preferred Universities in 2010-2011
How to Apply    How to Apply


To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:

    * Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.
    * Be born after March 31, 1970.
    * Have, by March 31, 2010, at least 2, preferably 4 to 5, years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
    * Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
    * Be in good health.
    * Be of good character.
    * Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
    * Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.
    * Not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultant, or relative of the aforementioned.

Program of Study

    * Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master's level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.
    * The proposed program of study should start during the academic year 2010/2011 for a maximum duration of two years. The JJ/WBGSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled (i.e., taking classes) in graduate degree programs.
    * Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Preferred Universities.
    * The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country.
    * The Program does not support applicants for MBA, MDs, M.Phil. or Ph.D. degrees.
    * The Program does not support legal studies such as J.D., L.L.M. or S.J.D. except for L.L.M.’s related to human rights, environment, or good governance.

Check mark
The scholarship program does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, research projects, and fields of studies not related to development. All these requests will not be considered.

The Program does not support certain other fields of study.

Selection Criteria

Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. Priority is given to candidates from the public sector with a high potential to impact the development in their own countries after completion of their studies. To the extent permitted by Program requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP:

    * seeks to maintain a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to applicants from low-income countries
    * supports promising female candidates
    * gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited financial resources

Special Conditions

    * In accepting the JJ/WBGSP scholarship, candidates commit themselves to return to and work in their home countries after completion of their studies.
    * In accepting this scholarship, candidates consent to the employment restriction policy of the JJ/WBGSP and acknowledge that they will not be able to work at the World Bank Group or IMF for three years after completion of their academic program.


ADB – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP)
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) wasestablished in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Scholarship
The ADB-JSP provides

    * full tuition fees
    * a monthly subsistence and housing allowance
    * an allowance for books and instructional materials
    * medical insurance
    * travel expenses
    * For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be available for thesis preparation.
    * In special circumstances computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

Programs covered by the ADB-JSP
Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in

    * economics
    * management
    * health
    * education
    * agriculture
    * environment
    * natural resource management
    * science and technology
    * other development-related fields

Duration of the scholarship award?
The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years for masters and doctorate programs.

Deadline for submission
Send applications for scholarships at least six months prior to the planned time that you wish to commence studies.

Eligibility CountryAfghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 20 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the Region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years. List of Academic Institutions


    * International University of JapanGraduate School Of International Relations777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shiNiigata-ken 949-7277, Japan(Attn: Office of GSIR)

   1. Master in International Development
   2. Master in International Relations
   3. Master in Business Administration
   4. Master in e-Business Management

Contact: Mr. Ichiro AbeDeputy Manager Office of Student ServicesE-mail:iabe@iuj.ac.jp, admgsir@iuj.ac.jp or admgsim@iuj.ac.jp

    * International Graduate Program on Advanced Science and Technology, Keio University3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku,Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 223-8522, Japan (Attn: Chairman, Committee for International Affairs)

International Graduate Program on Advanced Science and Technology

   1. Nano-Science Program
   2. Electronics and Photonics Program
   3. Mechanics and Manufacturing Program
   4. Computer Science and Communication Technology Program
   5. Environment and Multi-Scare Dynamics Program
   6. Biomedical Engineering Program

Contact: Prof. Kohei Itoh Chairman Committee for International Affairs, Faculty of Science and TechnologyE-mail: yg-international@adst.keio.ac.jp

    * Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya UniversityFuro-cho Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan(Attn: Dean, Graduate School of International Development)

   1. Master in International Development
   2. Master in International Cooperation Studies

Contact: Mr. Akihiro AsakawaInternational Student Advisor Graduate School of International DevelopmentE-mail: adb@gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp

    * National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-8677 Japan(Attn: Admissions Office)

Master/Doctorate in

   1. Policy Studies
   2. Policy Analysis
   3. Public Policy
   4. Public Administration

Contact: Mr. Kiyomi Tanabe Manager, Academic and Student Affairs Division E-mail:mailto:admissions@grips.ac.jp

    * Graduate School of EconomicsRitsumeikan University1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan (Attn: Manager, Office of International Education at Biwako Kusatsu Campus)

   1. Master in Economics

Contact: Mr. Mitsuru HitomiAdministrative Manager, Office of International Education at Biwako Kusatsu Campus E-mail: kokusai@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

    * Saitama University255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-8570, Japan (Attn: The Registrar, The Foreign Student Office) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

   1. Master/Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: Ms. Naoko NakasoneAdministrative Assistant Foreign Student OfficeE-mail:fso@sun.civil.saitama-u.ac.jp

    * University of Tokyo7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-8656, Japan(Attn: Foreign Student Office)

   1. Master/Doctorate in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development

Contact: Prof. Takeshi IshiharaProfessor of Civil Engineering & Foreign Student OfficerE-mail: fso@civil.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    * Department of Civil Engineering

   1. Master/Doctorate in Urban Engineering

Contact: Prof. Tetsuo KidokoroAssociate Professor & Foreign Student Offcer Department of Urban EngineeringE-mail: fso@civil.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    * Department of Urban EngineeringGraduate School of Engineering

   1. Master/Doctorate in Environment Studies
   2. Master/Doctorate in International Studies
   3. Master in Sustainability Science

Contact: Prof. Masahiko KunishimaProfessor & Foreign Student OfficerThe Institute of Environmental Studies E-mail: fso@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    * Institute of Environmental Studies

   1. Master/Doctorate in Public Health (International Health)

Contact: Prof. Masamine JimbaProfessor, Department of International Cummunity Health,School of International Health,Graduate School of MedicineE-mail: adb@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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