Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) Scholarships

AGU offers various scholarships for international students, including those offered by AGU itself as well as external organizations. The Academic Fees and Scholarships Division at the Aoyama campus and the Student Affairs and Welfare Division at the Sagamihara campus administer most of the scholarships at AGU. The International Center also helps identify students for some scholarships. The application processes and eligibility criteria for the scholarships vary depending on the specific scholarship and year.

On average, about 50% of undergraduate international students and 70% of graduate international students at AGU receive some form of scholarship funding each year. This includes scholarships such as the AGU Industry-University Collaborative Global Scholarship.


Undergraduate and graduate international students with a valid student visa.

Target recipients: Students with outstanding academic achievements and personal qualities

Scholarship amount

  • Undergraduate/graduate first-year and doctoral students: 300,000 yen per year
  • Undergraduate second- to fourth-year students and master’s students in their second year or beyond: 300,000 to 500,000 yen per year
    Number of applicants: Unlimited
    Number of recipients (academic year 2022): 239 students

Application period:

  • May to June for students enrolling in September
  • September to October for students enrolling in April
  • Scholarship duration: 1 year

Notes for International Students

International students whose tuition is funded by their national government, a foreign government, or scholarship organizations are not eligible to apply for AGU’s internal scholarships. The eligibility criteria for the scholarships vary depending on the applicant’s college, graduate school, and year level.

As a rule, AGU accepts scholarship applications from self-financed international students only after they have enrolled at the university. However, receiving a scholarship immediately after enrolling is difficult. As such, students are required to secure the necessary funding to study abroad on their own.

Official Website

You can find full list of scholarships in Japan for international students here.