Special Scholarships for International Students at Kochi University of Technology

  • PHD
  • Tuition fes + 150,000 yen/month
  • 2 March 2022

This scholarship concerns a Doctoral Program (3 years) at the Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.

  1. The SSP student must work 50 hours per month for a specific research project at the university.
  2. The SSP student must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted report will be evaluated by the dean of the Graduate School of Engineering.
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  1. Have permission from the leader of the applicant's preferred SSP project to apply for that project
  2. Hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the master's degree offered at KUT after 18 years of education, or to be scheduled to acquire such a degree before the KUT enrollment date
  3. Be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment, in principle
  4. Have an excellent academic record and strong bachelor's and master's degrees from reputable universities
  5. Have the intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work in the research project
  6. Have high English proficiency

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  1. Exemption from 30,000 yen entrance examination fee, 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen/year tuition fee
  2. To support living expenses, 150,000 yen/month is paid as salary for research project work.
    • You must pay some amount of taxes from this salary.
  3. 150,000 yen is provided for travel and initial living costs. (given only to international applicants who are living outside Japan, and who have, or have the intention to acquire, "Student" status of Japanese residence at the time of entry into Japan)


  1. Choose one research project from the SSP Research Project List
  2. Send a completed Online Pre-Application Request to the leader of your preferred project via KUT Online Pre-Application Request Form (KUT Online Pre-Application Request Form is here) and obtain the leader's permission to apply for that SSP project. Only one pre-application request should be sent to the leader of a project during a given enrollment period. Please note that a project leader may not contact you in the case where your pre-application request is rejected.
  3. When you obtain the permission of the project leader, complete all required documents and submit them to KUT by post. The documents must reach KUT by the deadline.

Considering that it may take a considerable time to arrange all application documents for the formal application, the applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.

List of Required SSP Application Documents

KUT Online Pre-Application Request Form

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