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  2. Scholarships and Waivers

There are some scholarships from the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, (MEXT), 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

University Recommendation is a type of selection that students are recommended to MEXT by the Japanese university which will accept you as a research student. It is divided into 4 categories, "General", "Special Program", "SATREPS" and "e-Asia". YNU recommends students under the two categories: "General" and "Special Program".

General Program
Special Program: International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)

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.

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, the duration of the scholarship will be limited to six months, from October of the year of enrollment to March of the following year. 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

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.

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

Selection and Results Notification

For more information, check the JASSO and YNU 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 have been awarded since 2016.

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, or Tokiwadai International Residence located on campus.


3. YNU Scholarship

Yokohama National University is recruiting faculty members of universities in emerging nations who want to enter its graduate schools as doctoral students under the Global Doctoral Program for Academic Career Support (GDACS).

For more information, check the YNU website below:


4. 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

Admission Fees Waivers and Deferment

Privacy Policy

Yokohama National University is committed to protecting the individual privacy of applicants and students by restricting the use of all collected information as specified by Policies on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Yokohama National University based on the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Agencies. In accordance with these policies, the information on this application may be used by YNU officials only for appropriate administrative and research purposes.


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