Japan Student Services Organization (hereafter "JASSO") offers Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students who attend a university or other institutions of higher education in Japan. In conjunction with this scholarship, JASSO sponsors a reservation program that sets aside scholarship allotments for privately financed international students who achieve a superior score on the EJU, and enroll as regular students in a university undergraduate school, a junior college, college of technology (3rd glade or upper), or a professional training college in Japan.
(1) Eligibility / Conditions for Applying
Those taking the English version of the Mathematics (Course 1 or 2), Science, or Japan & the World tests are also eligible to apply.
Note 1: Those enrolling in a graduate school is not eligible to participate in this reservation program.
Note 2: If a particular subject test combination is taken by a very small number of examinees, there may be cases when no scholarship candidates will be selected from that group.
Note 3: Applicants will be considered for selection on the basis of the subjects they indicated on their EJU application form, regardless of whether they are not taking certain subject tests.
(2) Scholarship Amount
The scholarship (undergraduate level) is paid in the monthly amount determined for that school year. (The amount is subject to change each year. For reference, the monthly stipend for the 2021 school year is JPY48,000.)
(3) Duration of Scholarship
After a scholarship has been reserved for an applicant, it is awarded for a certain period that is based on the time that the applicant enrolls in a Japanese university undergraduate school, a junior college, college of technology, or a professional training college.
Applicants who have been selected for Reservation Program set out in (5) Selection 1. will extend duration until completing your course of study when the applicant enrolls in a Japanese university undergraduate school, a junior college, college of technology, or a professional training college. The applicants must meet all qualifications (see following document). The enrollment period and period of scholarship are as stated in the Reservation Notice for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students. (hereafter, “Reservation Notice”).
(4) Application Procedure
In the case of taking EJU in Japan
Please check "Apply" in the " Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students" column on the EJU online.
In the case of taking EJU administered outside Japan
Please mark a circle in the appropriate box in the EJU application form.
The following conditions will decide the reservation recipients among candidates for the honors scholarship for privately-financed international students:
(6) Notification of the Selection Results
In the case of taking EJU in Japan
Applicants selected for the scholarship will be able to download“Reservation Notice for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students” from My Page on the EJU online.
In the case of taking EJU outside Japan
We send“Reservation Notice for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students” to applicants selected as a reservation holder at the address written on the EJU application form.
We will post the examinee number and the reservation number on our website.
(7) Receipt of Scholarship
In order to be able to claim their scholarships, reservation holders need to submit their Reservation Notice and the prescribed scholarship application to their host university/college, which will forward the documents to JASSO. If the school makes a recommendation and meets the conditions in (9), you will be accepted as a recipient. Please note that anyone who changes affiliation (by transferring to another school, etc.) after being selected as a scholarship recipient cannot receive the scholarship again as a reservation holder, even if affiliation changed during the scholarship payment period indicated in section (3) above.
(8) Cancellation of Entitlement
Scholarship reservation will be cancelled if any of the following circumstances occurs. In the event of annulment, the student will no longer be able to use his or her Reservation Notice to request the scholarship.
(9) Scholarship Recipient Requirements (as of April 2021)
To receive the scholarship, reservation holders must meet all of the following requirements.
(10) Termination of Disbursements under the Reservation Program
Scholarship payments to students selected as recipients under the reservation program may be terminated after enrollment if any of the following situations occurs and the President of JASSO deems that termination is necessary.
Reservation holders who enroll as regular students at an institution that does not use EJU scores in its admission process remain eligible to claim their scholarships as long as they enroll in a university undergraduate level, a junior college, college of technology (3rd grade or upper), or a professional training college in Japan.
- International Scholarship Division Student Exchange Department Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
- Address 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630, Japan
- TEL +81-3-5520-6030
- FAX +81-3-5520-6031