Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Japan

  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based

  • Institutions: Japanese University

  • Funded by: Japan Study Support

  • Tuition Type: Partial tuition

  • Degree Program: Undergraduate and Masters

  • Scholarship Amount: 500,000 yen financial support

  • Separate Application Required?: Not needed

  • Deadline: 31 May, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

A financial support of 500,000 yen will be provided to a single successful applicant upon their enrollment in a designated Japanese university. Additionally, two successful applicants will receive a financial support of 100,000 yen each after they have enrolled in their respective specified Japanese universities.


Candidates are required to satisfy each condition listed below:

  • Admission must be confirmed for a Japanese university’s undergraduate or graduate degree program commencing either in the spring (April/May) or fall (September – November) of 2024. (Excludes participants in Japanese language and brief educational programs.)

  • An active MY PAGE on the JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT website, a resource for international students managed through collaboration between the Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation, should be maintained.

  • A message should have been received from the prospective university using the “JPSS Scout function” before the candidate’s acceptance was confirmed.

  • The ability to conduct an interview in Japanese or English is required.

  • Possession of a bank account in Japan, under the candidate’s name, for scholarship disbursements is necessary. Accounts from internet banks are not deemed acceptable.

  • The applicant must not hold Japanese citizenship.

How to apply

To apply, proceed through your JPSS My Page.

The necessary documents for submission include:

  • The application form, which captures basic information.

  • A concise essay, not exceeding 350 words in English or 800 characters in Japanese, detailing your ‘Motivation to Study in Japan & Future Goals’. It is advised to utilize the maximum word or character count.

  • A self-introduction video, limited to a duration of 30 seconds or less.

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