Scholarship

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships

The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship program for foreign students, established in 1954, comprises 8 different categories. These include research students, (144,000・145000/month), teacher training students (143,000/month), undergraduate students (117,000/month), Japanese studies students (117,000/month), and others. Exchange students who get scholarships from these programs are called “Japanese Government Scholarship Students”. There are three ways to apply for the scholarships: embassy recommendation, university recommendation, or domestic selection.
Embassy recommendation
Every year, scholarship recipients are recruited by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general for more details.
University recommendation
Every year, Nagasaki University recruits graduate students from overseas and recommends the selected candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Domestic selection
Privately financed foreign students (undergraduate and graduate) already enrolled in Nagasaki University are eligible for this scholarship. Every year, Nagasaki University recommends the selected candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.Please contact the Liaison Center for International Education office for more details as undergraduate students are not eligible in some cases.
Guidelines for the Japanese Government Scholarships Students who wish to engage in activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted.
In principle, Nagasaki University does not allow Japanese Government Scholarship students to hold part time jobs. However, with the approval by the Director of the Liaison Center for International Education, students may work within a limited range of activities based on the university guidelines. For more information, please refer to the guidelines below.

Guidelines (PDF)
Application for permission to engage in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)
Reasons to apply for permission to engage in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)
Application for change in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)

Foreign Government Scholarships

These scholarships are sponsored by the government of the home countries of foreign students, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Kuwait and others. For more information, please contact the applicable government of your home country.

Scholarships that privately financed foreign students can apply for upon arrival in Japan

Some government and private organizations also offer scholarships to privately financed foreign students. Qualification criteria vary depending on the type of scholarship. Available scholarships will be posted at bulletin boards of the Liaison Center for International Education office and/or applicable faculty and school, so please make sure to check them regularly. Major scholarships are listed below.

1. Eligible students may apply to the following scholarships on their own

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Honors Scholarship for privately Financed International Students
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 48,000
Graduate Students: 48,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not possible
Application Period April
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements Application will open on the same date as for MEXT Honors Scholarship
Matsufuji Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 20,000
Graduate Students: 20,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period April
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements ・Application will open on the same date as for MEXT
・Open to all nationalities
Nagasaki International Association Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students: 50,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period April
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements ・Application will open on the same date as for MEXT
・Open to all nationalities
Nagasaki Kita Rotary Club Kokusai Kouryu Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students: 50,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period December
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 120,000
Graduate Students: 180,000
Payment Period Two years
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period June
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements Doctoral degree recipients cannot apply.
Asian Student Scholarship Foundation
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 20,000
Graduate Students: 20,000
Payment Period Two Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period April (Spring Semester Enrollment), October (Fall Semester Enrollment)
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015)
Application Requirements Students from Asia only

2. The following scholarships require recommendations from the students’ faculty/school.

YEH KUO-SHII Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students *1
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 50,000
Graduate Students: 50,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period June
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015) 9 applicants
9 accepted
Application Requirements ・Open to all nationalities
・Undergraduate student (limited to those enrolled in School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences only) and graduate students
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 100,000
Graduate Students: 14,000
Payment Period Maximum Length: Two Years
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period Late August
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal year 2015) 6 applicants
2 accepted
Application Requirement ・Open to all nationalities
・Under the age of 45
ASSURAN International Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: –
Graduate Students:100,000
Payment Period Maximum Length: Two Years
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period July *This scholarship may not be available every year.
Required Language Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015) 3 applicants
1 accepted
Application Requirements ・Students from Asia only
・Under the age of 35
Mitsubishi Corporation Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students: 150,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period January
Application Documents Japanese (English is available for those students who are enrolled in the degree program conducted in English)
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015) 2 applicants
0 accepted
Application Requirements
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: 100,000
Graduate Students: 100,000
Payment Period One Year
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period October
Application Documents Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015) 2 applicants
1 accepted
Application Requirements ・Open to all nationalities
Otsuka Toshimi Foundation Scholarship
Monthly Stipend in Yen Undergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students:
1,000,000/year
1,500,000/year
2,000,000/year
Payment Period Maximum Length: Two Years
Renewal Not Possible
Application Period University Recommendation: November
Direct application without recommendation: April
Application Documents Japanese
Past Record (Fiscal Year 2015) University Recommendation:
2 applicants
0 accepted

Direct application without recommendation:
3 applicants
1 accepted
Application Requirements ・Open to all nationalities
・Payment amount determined by each individual case
・Graduate Students majoring in biomedical sciences and/or business management

*1)Scholarship of Nagasaki University