Japanese government funded international students

 

Categories of Japanese government funded international students

Recommendation by Japanese diplomatic establishments overseas ("embassy recommendation")
The contact points for "Embassy Recommendation" scholarship selections are Japanese diplomatic establishments outside Japan (Japanese embassies and consulates). Selection is conducted in cooperation with the government of the host country. For information on application documents, the selection process, and other procedures, you should contact the nearest Japanese consulate or embassy.

Recommendation by Tottori University of foreign students wishing to come to Japan ("university recommendation")
Through exchange agreements with partner universities overseas, Tottori University assesses foreign applicants who wish to study in Japan, and then recommends qualified applicants to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, as candidates for international research student (graduate level) and international Japanese studies student (undergraduate level) scholarships.

Application method Apply to the Academic Affairs Section of your Tottori University faculty, through your expected academic supervisor.
Application period Around Jan. to Mar.

Recommendation by Tottori University of currently enrolled privately funded international students ("domestic selection")
This kind of scholarship is available to privately funded foreign nationals who are currently studying at a Japanese university. Individuals are selected on campus for recommendation to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from among 3rd year undergraduate degree students who are expected to proceed to 4th year (or 5th year students proceeding to 6th year in the case of School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine) the following April, from among 4th year undergraduate degree students who are expected to proceed to a Master's degree program the following April, and also from amongst current Master's and Doctoral degree students.

Application method Apply to the International Affairs Division of Tottori University.
Application period Around Oct. to Nov.

Scholarships

Category Monthly allowance
Undergraduate students* 117,000 yen
Japanese studies students 117,000 yen

Research students,

Teacher Training students
 

Non-degree students 143,000 yen
Master's course 144,000 yen
Doctor's course 145,000 yen

*Including students in the Japan-Korea Joint Exchange Program in Science and Engineering.
 

Application to extend the terms of a scholarship

Students who are eligible to apply for an extension to the term of their scholarship will be notified by the International Affairs Division.
* Since the number of students wishing to extend the terms of their scholarship is increasing yearly, applications for scholarship extensions may be refused in some cases.