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Scholarships and Waivers

There are some scholarships from the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho), Japan Student Services Organization (i.e. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship), private organizations and non-governmental organizations, which international students can apply for.

Japanese Government Scholarships

The Japanese Government offers scholarships and international travel expenses for international students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the basis of:

1) Embassy Recommendation
Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy or consulate general. The application process differs by country, therefore please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.

For more information, check the MEXT and YNU websites.

2) University Recommendation
YNU selects scholarship candidates from among those who expect to be enrolled in a degree program and recommends them directly to MEXT for the Japanese government scholarship.

For more information, check the MEXT and YNU websites.

The scholarships provide the monthly stipend (148,000 yen for a doctoral student as of 2017 but it may be changed) for the period necessary for the grantee to complete the regular course contingent upon excellent academic performance. YNU offers a tuition waiver to students with the MEXT scholarships. The MEXT scholarship recipients will receive priority in their housing application for a furnished room with internet connection in the Ooka International Residence. The average commute to YNU is 40 minutes.

Notice: Effective for applications for October 2014 onwards, the Japanese Government Scholarship (University Recommendation) selection will be subjected to a listing of Priority Regions as assigned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

The Priority Regions, 2017 are as follows: ASEAN, East Asia, Southwest Asia including India, Russia and CIS countries, Africa, Middle East, South America, Central and Eastern Europe, USA

For more information, please click the following links for the web sites of MEXT and YNU.

Japan Student Services Organization (hereafter "JASSO") Scholarships Programs

1. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students by Pre-Arrival Admission (University recommenders)

JASSO offers Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarships for Privately-Financed International Students who attend a university or other institution of higher education in Japan. This scholarship aims to support privately financed international students who enroll in a graduate school in Japan directly from overseas (i.e. applicants do not have to visit Japan before enrollment). Privately financed international students who enroll in YNU’s International M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Economics meet these criteria.

The scholarship (graduate level) is paid in the monthly amount determined for the traditional Japanese school year (April-March). The amount is subject to change each year. For reference, the monthly stipend for the 2017-2018 school year was JPY 48,000.

The scholarship is awarded for a maximum of one year, depending on the period of enrollment. For students enrolling in the International M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Economics in October 2018, the duration of the scholarship will be limited to six months, from October 2018 to March 2019. Students need to apply for the Monbukagakusho (Regular) Honors Scholarships or other scholarships for privately-financed international students during the subsequent periods.

All applications will be processed through YNU after matriculation. A separate application is not required.

Selection and Results Notification for October 2018 admission

By the middle of June, 2018
YNU will select scholarship candidates from among those who are eligible.
By August, 2018
YNU will recommend nominees to JASSO.
By October, 2018
JASSO will notify YNU the names of selected scholarship recipients.

2. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students

Privately-financed international students studying at YNU are eligible to apply for Monbukagakusho Honors scholarships offered by JASSO. Application for the scholarship should be made through university recommendation. Please note that the JASSO scholarship is highly competitive.

The scholarship is paid in the monthly amount determined for the traditional Japanese school year (April-March). The amount is subject to change each year. For reference, the monthly stipend for the 2017-2018 school year was JPY 48,000.

The scholarship is awarded for one year. For students enrolling in the International M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Economics in October 2018, the duration of the scholarship will be from April 2019 to March 2020.

Selection and Results Notification for October 2018 admission

By the middle of April, 2018
Those who are eligible for MEXT Honors Scholarships for Privately – Financed International Students should submit the required documents to YNU.
By the end of June, 2018
JASSO will notify YNU the names of selected scholarship recipients In July, 2018
In July, 2018
The scholarship payment begins.

For more information, check the YNU and JASSO websites;

Other scholarships

1. Japanese Government Scholarship (Domestic Selection)

The Japanese Government offers scholarships and international travel expenses to an applicant's home country for privately financed international students who are currently enrolled and studying in Japan. Applicants with excellent academic records are recommended to MEXT through YNU. The duration of the scholarship starts from the next Japanese academic year (i.e. April) and will be offered until the end of standard course term.

No scholarships were provided in 2016 and 2017.

For more information, check the MEXT and YNU websites.

2. Foreign Government Scholarships

Foreign Government Scholarships are available for those who are sent to Japan to study by the government of their home country. Please inquire at the relevant authority in your country for details.

The foreign government scholarship recipients will receive priority in their housing application for a furnished room with internet connection in the Ooka International Residence, from which the average commute to YNU is 40 minutes.

3. Scholarships from private organizations and non-governmental organizations in Japan

Please note that these scholarships are highly competitive.

For more information, check the YNU website below:

Waivers

Tuition Fees Waivers and Deferment

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Admission Fees Waivers and Deferment

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Privacy Policy

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