Japanese Government Scholarship Students

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • Tuition fee waiver
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Japanese Government Scholarship Students is available to all international students, enrolled in any programme within the university.

Osaka University
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Osaka University

Osaka University Corporation supports Osaka University and conducts education and research in order to answer society's need for education and research at the university level as well as to enhance the standards and promote well-balanced development of our nation's higher education and academic research.

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  • A certificate of the preliminary selection issued by a Japanese Embassy or Consulate General
  • Copy of all documents submitted to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General (application form, research plan, an official transcript from one's university)
  • Official "Letter of Acceptance" for submission to your university of choice (i.e., OU)

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The scholarship consist of a tuition fee waiver.


Undergraduate level: Embassy recommendation

After finishing high school in a foreign country, a person hoping to enroll in an undergraduate course as a Japanese Government Scholarship Student should apply for Japanese Government Scholarships for (Under)graduate Students recruited by Japanese Embassies and Consulate Generals abroad. If accepted, the applicant must take Japanese language lessons at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies or at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture at Osaka University for a year. After that, if the applicant passes the screening of the university for which s/he is applying, the applicant can enroll in the undergraduate course of the university.

Embassy recommendation- Graduate level

Through the Japanese Embassies and Consulate Generals overseas, applications are accepted and the screening is conducted. From February to March, the recruitment of students wishing to come to Japan in April or October of the following year is conducted. The preliminary screening (documentary examination, written examination, and interview) is done at the Japanese Embassies and Consulate Generals overseas. After the preliminary screening, in consultation with the MEXT's selection committee and the university, the recipients are determined.

Research students recommended by the embassy, but whose Japanese ability is insufficient, take a 6-month Intensive Japanese Language Course at the International Student Center. After that, the student joins the graduate school as a research student, takes the entrance examination of the school, and then enrolls it.

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