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Program Outline

JASSO offers scholarship for qualified international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology(3rd grade or upper)or professional training college(hereinafter referred to as “Japanese school”)under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis from 8days to one year between Japanese school and their home higher educational institution outside Japan(hereinafter referred to as “attending school”).


For the 2014-2015 academic year:


  • Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month 


Eligibility For Application

The applicant must satisfy following conditions:


  • Students must hold nationality of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan.(Applicants from Taiwan and Palestine are acceptable.)
  • Students does not hold Japanese nationality.

Application Process

 Applications for the scholarship will be accepted through Japanese school. Direct applications from higher educational institutions outside Japan or students will not be accepted.
Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO), upon screening the application documents submitted by Japanese school will decide the adoption programs and notice the results to Japanese school.
The selection method of exchange students and closing date for accepting application of students vary according to Japanese school or attending school. For further information and inquiry, applicants are advised to ask each Japanese school or attending school.

Students must arrive at the Japanese school within the period designated by Japanese school(from April 1, 2014 to March 15, 2015.)