SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SELF-FINANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine offers scholarship assistance to deserving current and prospective self-financed international students. There are two types of scholarships: those for which you may apply directly and those that require the recommendation of the University of Tokyo.

1. Applications for Direct Scholarships

E-mail the Office of International Academic Affairs (OIAA) at oiaa+scholarships*m.u-tokyo.ac.jp, if you need a letter of recommendation from the Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine (replace * with @ when typing the e-mail address). The letter will be issued in seven to ten days. Please check the foundation’s instructions for details on their exact requirements.

How to Apply
Scholarships Offered by Private Organizations

2. Applications for Scholarships Requiring a University Recommendation

Private foundation scholarships for self-financed international students are awarded by means of a system in which the university recommends candidates who have been selected in an internal selection process. The university uses the Application Form for Scholarships from Private Foundations to collect information from students and decide who is deserving of a recommendation. These scholarships are referred to as university-recommended scholarships.

【Application procedure for a scholarship requiring a university recommendation】

Before you start

・You cannot decline a university-recommended scholarship. Therefore, do not apply if you are unsure if you can accept the scholarship, as refusal will adversely affect your standing and that of the university.

・Applications must be submitted online at (https://OIAA Application System.

Step 1: Registering the Application Form for Scholarships from Private Foundations and other required documents

Use the application portal to upload the required documents during the registration period, which is 1 February to 30 April. Students who start in autumn can register after their enrollment.

A detailed explanation is available here.

Step 2: Review scholarship information

Information on potential scholarships is available on the OIAA website (https://koryu.mu-tokyo.ac.jp/scholarships/?lang=en). Please carefully review the application guidelines to confirm scholarship conditions, eligibility requirements, and documents to be submitted to the foundation.

Step 3: Apply

On the OIAA application portal (https://OIAA Application System), select your desired private foundation scholarship and press the Apply button. Application deadlines are posted on the OIAA website and are strictly observed.

Step 4: Selection by the Graduate School of Medicine

Candidates are selected by a committee of faculty members on the basis of information provided in the documents submitted in Step 1 (Application Form for Scholarships from Private Foundations and other documents). Some scholarships may require an in-person or online interview, and you may be asked to give a presentation on your research and achievements.

Step 5: Result of selection process

You will be notified of the selection results by e-mail approximately one week after the OIAA Application Deadline. Please be sure to monitor your e-mail account during this time and to inform us in advance if you will be outside Japan or unable to check your e-mail for an extended period. If you do not respond by the specified date, we may cancel your recommendation.

Step 6: Submit foundation-designated documents

If you are selected by the Graduate School of Medicine, you must submit the additional requested documents by the OIAA deadline for foundation-designated documents. In general, all documents must be prepared by this deadline, but the required documents and timing vary by scholarship, so please follow the instructions on our website.

Step 7: Receiving the examination results

After being recommended by the Graduate School of Medicine and submitting the additional documents, you may undergo further review by the university. The head office must confirm the eligibility of the recommendation and documents, so please follow any instructions regarding revisions of these documents. After you are recommended by the university, the relevant foundation (or MEXT) will conduct their own selection process. In most cases, selection is based on interviews. The foundation or OIAA will inform you of the final result.

If you have questions about scholarships, please contact the OIAA by using the Contact section on our website.

The following list of scholarships are available for applying now.

    Name of Scholarship: 2024 UTokyo Foundation for Supporting International Students Scholarship, Nagashima Masanori Scholarship and Masuda M Masato Scholarship
    Scholarship #: 2413
    Amount: JPY 50,000 per month for 1 year
    Deadline: 16:00 pm Monday, June 10, 2024
    Apply to: OIAA Application System
    Details:

    Self-financed international students who satisfy all of the criteria listed in “1. Eligibility” in the Application Guidelines are eligible to apply.
    Please submit your documents to the OIAA application system by the deadline.

    *Be sure to register your Application Form for Scholarships from Private Foundations and other documents.  This means that your Application Form, Supervisor Comments, Transcripts, Grade Point Average, and copy of residence card must be uploaded to your AF field in the system.
    Registering the Application Form

    Name of Scholarship: JEES Scholarship (Priority Countries) 
    Scholarship #: 2411
    Amount: ¥50,000/m
    Deadline: 16:00 Thursday May 16, 2024
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:

    Announcement

    Application Guidelines

    Name of Scholarship: JEES Scholarship
    Scholarship #: 2412
    Amount: ¥40,000/m
    Deadline: 16:00 Thursday May 16, 2024
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:

    Announcement

    Application Guidelines

    Name of Scholarship: The Urakami Scholarship Foundation
    Scholarship #: #2405
    Amount: ¥50,000/month
    Deadline: 15:00 Tuesday on 26 March 2024
    Apply to: OIAA Application System
    Details:
    Name of Scholarship: JGC-S Scholarship Foundation
    Scholarship #: 2410
    Amount: ¥300,000/year for 1 year
    Deadline: 2024/5/13 15:00
    Apply to: OIAA Application System
    Details:

    Eligibility ① Undergraduate and graduate students (research students are not eligible) ② Those who have a student visa ③ Those who are not accompanied by family members, etc.

    Applicants must select this scholarship in the system by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13. If there are two or more applicants in the Graduate School of Medicine, one will be recommended based on the private scholarship form. The recommended student should start preparing the foundation documents after receiving instructions from the head office. Foundation documents will not be disclosed until that time, but please contact us if you wish to see them.

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    Application Guidelines

     

    Name of Scholarship: Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students
    Scholarship #: N/A
    Amount: 48,000 yen per month or   20,000 yen per month
    Deadline: 16:00 April 18, 2024  <Applications are closed.>
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:

    No English Guide. This scholarship requires precise Japanese language abilities. Please visit our Japanese website.

    Name of Scholarship: Kokudo Scholarship Foundation 2024
    Scholarship #: 2409
    Amount: ¥100,000/month
    Deadline: April 12 10:00 <Reception has ended.>
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:

    Only one person will receive the scholarship from the Foundation.

    Please note that if you are selected as a candidate by the head office, you will have a very short period of time to submit the Foundation documents.

    Announcement

    Application Guide

    Application Form

    Name of Scholarship: The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation
    Scholarship #: 2408
    Amount: ¥150,000/month for maximum of two years
    Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:00 p.m. <Applications are closed.>
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:

    All eligible candidates will be proposed for this scholarship.

    Deadline for sending documents (PDF): April 25, by e-mail)
    Deadline for submission of paper originals: Wednesday, May 1, 13:00

    Name of Scholarship: The Moritani Scholarship Foundation
    Scholarship #: 2407
    Amount: M:¥120,000/month D:¥120,000/month
    Deadline: 15:00 Tuesday on April 8, 2024 <Reception has ended.>
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details:
    Name of Scholarship: Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation
    Scholarship #: 2406
    Amount: ¥130,000/month for 1 year (April 2024 - March 2025)
    Deadline: 15:00, April 1, 2024 <Reception has ended.>
    Apply to: OIAA Application System
    Details:

    This scholarship is for privately financed international students who are citizens of Asian countries. Please read the application guidelines carefully and apply if you meet all the eligibility requirements.

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    Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Application Form (Example)

    Name of Scholarship: University of Tokyo Fellowship (Tokyo Daigaku Gaikoku-jin Ryuugaku-sei Tokubetsu Shougaku Seido) (April, AY2024)
    Scholarship #: 2403
    Amount: JPY 200,000/month
    Deadline: 27 March 2024 (16:00) <Reception has ended.>
    Apply to: OIAA
    Details: