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Japanese Government Scholarship

The Japanese Government Scholarship program was established to promote an acceptance of international students from all over the world.

Three ways to recruit and select the candidates

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.

Embassy Recommendation
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

Teacher training students
List of Professors (PDF:32KB)

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

Japanese Government Scholarships and Their Content(Academic Year 2017)

Scholarship Stipend

Types of International StudentMonthly 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
143,000 yen
144,000 yen
145,000 yen
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.

Travel allowance

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.

Other Scholarships

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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