Japanese Government Scholarship
The Japanese Government Scholarship program was established to promote an acceptance of international students from all over the world.
Application from outside Japan
There are two processes for Japanese Government Scholarship if you apply from abroad. One is applying to a Japanese embassy (on consulate general, depending on the country) and the other is applying through Gifu University.
|Scholarship Types||Undergraduate students, Japanese studies students, Research students, Teacher training students|
|Inquiries||Contact a Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country|
|Time of Visit to Japan||During the period between the 1st and the 7th of April or October|
|Gifu University Recommendation|
|Gifu University recommends to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (The MEXT) a certain number of exceptionally good students. The MEXT makes the final selection of the scholarship recipients. You must be a student from a university or a research institute under the student exchange agreement with Gifu University, or a student from an institution which has interacted with our faculty through a joint research project or the like.|
|Scholarship Types||Research students, Japanese studies students|
|Inquiries||Contact the administrative office at the faculty which you wish to enter|
|Time of Visit to Japan||During the period between the 1st and the 7th of October|
|Recruitment by Gifu University||Around the end of December|
Domestic Selection (for self-supported students already enrolled in Gifu University) ※Currently, no applicaions are accepted.
Gifu University recommends privately financed international students possessing excellent academic and personal records. The students are nominated by the University selection committee. The MEXT makes the final selection.
You must be a current graduate student, a prospective graduate student, or a prospective fourth graduate undergraduate student (a prospective six grade undergraduate student in the Medicine Program or Veterinary Medicine Program).
The domestic selection is aimed at the international students who have already enrolled in Gifu University.
|Scholarship Types||Undergraduate university students, Research students|
|Inquiries||Contact the administrative office at the faculty which students are enrolled.|
|Recruitment by Gifu University||Around September|
|Types of International Student||Monthly Amount|
|Undergraduate Students(including students in Japan-Korea Joint Goverment Scholarship Program for the Students in Science and Engineering Departments)||117,000 yen|
|Japanese Language and Culture Studies Course students||117,000 yen|
|Research Students||Non-degree students
Master's program students
Doctoral program students
|Teacher Training Students (Non-degree)||143,000 yen|
* For students who study/research in a designated region will be provided an additional stipend monthly of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen. Information on the amounts of monthly stipends for Japanese Government Scholarship Students is here. （PDF:301KB）
Tuition for Gifu University is waived.
Roundtrip fare (air ticket) is provided.
For more information on the Japanese Government Scholarship Program, please refer to Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The number of scholarships which are granted to students before coming to Japan is very limited. Some of the international students who come to Gifu University also hold scholarships offered by the government of their home countries. For further information, please contact the relevant office in your country.
In Japan, several overseas student support organizations (local authorities and private scholarship foundations) provide scholarships to privately-financed students who are recognized as having outstanding academic and personal records and who have financial difficulties. In general, students who have entered Gifu University after arriving in Japan are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The applications for these scholarships are processed through the administrative office at the faculty or graduate school which you are enrolled.
For more information about scholarships, please refer to "Scholarship for Privately Financed Students."
However, since the selections for these scholarships are very competitive, it is generally necessary to have enough financial resource prior to entering Gifu University.
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