A financial aid system exists to provide tuition and other expenses, as well as loans, to students for whom it is difficult to attend school for financial reasons. There are also scholarships provided by the government, local governments, and private and public organizations. Many schools also have established their own financial aid system.
Monbukagakusho Scholarships Monbusho (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, Technology and Culture) offers seven types of scholarships, the Japanese Studies, the Research, Teacher training and Vocational training scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities. Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Japanese language and/or culture as their major or minor and must have a high level of Japanese language proficiency. This page has details of fields of study and types of scholarships available. Application guidelines for Japanese Government (Monbusho) scholarships can be found at the Study in Japan web page. For applications in the US contact: MEXT Scholarships Coordinator, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan, Suite 1000, 77 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Phone 12-280-044 E-mail: email@example.com
A large database on scholarships for foreign students wishing to study in Japan is at http://www.bio.mie-u.ac.jp/kokusai/scholarship/
The International Student Center has database on scholarships from private organizations and local governments at this page
For Hokkaido University scholarships, see this page.
Chiba University has a database on scholarships available to foreign students, visit URL: http://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/e/admission/scholar_accom/scholar.html
Other available scholarships are the Asian Youth Fellowship and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) programmes – see this page for details.
Various private scholarships available to international are detailed at the ABK website.
For Hachioji city scholarships for foreign students see this page
Other scholarships may be had from the Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Keio University Graduate School of Media Design has a number of scholarships for international students, see this page for more.
For Dokkyo University’s database on scholarships for foreign students see this URL: http://www.dokkyo.ac.jp/english/vp/scholarship_e.html
University of Canterbury’s database on scholarships for international students wishing to study in Japan
For financial Assistance for Hong Kong students studying in Japan, see this page.
Scholarships for Filipinos are available, see this page.
Chiba Prefecture Education Board