This is a list of the major scholarships for privately financed international students. Scholarships are granted based on the student’s academic record and financial situation. Some scholarships require diplomas, and academic transcripts from your university. Your faculty or graduate school can provide you with more information on how to apply.

Japanese Government Scholarship

Prospective international students may choose to first apply for a Japanese government scholarship through the Japanese embassy in their respective countries prior to arrival in Japan. This is a long process and competition is keen. For more information, check with the Japanese Embassy in your country for dates.

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List of Scholarships

Kagawa University International Foundation has several scholarships (¥30,000 or ¥48,000 monthly for about fifteen students)  while a range of scholarships are offered by private foundations. Students however, need to be proficient in the Japanese language to stand a chance at winning a scholarship.

  1. Kagawa University support fund

  2. Kagawa University Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Studies

  3. Memorial Fund for the 20th Anniversary of the Opening of a New Course at the Faculty of Medicine

  4. Takamatsu International Association Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

  5. JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)

  6. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

  7. Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) General Scholarship

  8. Kuraoka Scholarship

  9. DoCoMo International Student Scholarship

  10. Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation

  11. The Korean Scholarship Foundation

  12. The Fujii International Scholarship Foundation

  13. Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Inc.

  14. Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship

  15. Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students in Japan

  16. Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship

  17. Iwatani International Students Scholarship

  18. SGH Foundation

  19. Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Scholarship