Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students by Pre-arrival Admission

Overview of the Program

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students is awarded to privately-financed international students with excellent academic and character records who have received pre-arrival admission in a graduate school, undergraduate school, junior college, college of technology (3rd grade or upper) or specialized course in a specialized training college in Japan and are facing financial difficulties. The objectives of the reservation program are to contribute to ease their financial concerns about arrival and studies in Japan, promote pre-arrival admission and improve the level of learning.

(1) Definition of pre-arrival admission

Pre-arrival admission is a program through which international students can directly apply for admission from overseas. Selection is carried out and permission for admission is granted to the candidates without requiring them to come to Japan even once before enrollment.

(2) Monthly stipend

48,000 yen per month *The amount may change from one academic year to another.

(3) Scholarship period

(4) Method of application

Please ask school you plan to enroll in. We do not accept applications directly from students.
To receive the scholarship, the applicant must complete the procedure through your school.
Information on reservation categories and eligible schools are mentioned below.

Reservation categories Eligible schools for the reservation program by pre-arrival admission
(1) Graduate level Universities offering pre-arrival admission to graduate schools
(2) EJU exam Schools registered with JASSO as schools offering pre-arrival admission using EJU (excluding graduate schools) *
(3) English courses Schools that have undergraduate courses providing degrees or associate degrees with classes conducted only in English and offering pre-arrival admission for the concerned undergraduate courses
  • *
    Refer to the following page for the latest school list offering pre-arrival admission using EJU exam.
  • *As for the reservation category "EJU exam", JASSO uses the list as of October 1, 2022 for enrollment in spring and the list as of April 1, 2023 for enrollment in September or October, which do not necessarily equal to the list below.

(5) Eligibility

Graduate level

Privately-financed international student who plans to enroll as a full-time student (*) in a graduate school in Japan in April (September or October for autumn enrollment) using pre-arrival admission

EJU exam or English courses

Privately-financed international student who plans to enroll as a full-time student (*) in an undergraduate school, junior college, college of technology (3rd grade or upper) or specialized course in specialized training college in Japan in April (September or October for autumn enrollment) using pre-arrival admission.

  • *“Full-time student” under this program does not include research students, trainees, non-degree students, advanced course students, special course students, auditing students and special students among others.
  • *To receive the scholarship, the candidate must complete the procedure through your school.

(6) Eligible Departments and other courses

School list of eligible graduate schools, undergraduate school departments and other courses for the autumn enrollment for academic year 2022

School list of eligible graduate schools, undergraduate school departments and other courses for the spring enrollment for academic year 2022