The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences International Liaison Office

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Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Scholarships

For details, contact the International Liaison Office, at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (ILO)
Ext.: 64561, Email: ilo [at] edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Replace the [at] with ‘@’)

How to Apply for Private Scholarships Steps to Apply
(1) Application Form (Word)
(2) Application Form English version (Word)
(3) Sample Application Form

Before applying to Private Scholarships, please be aware of the FOLLOWING

1. Scholarships applicable Pre-enrollment

1. ‘Todai Fellowship’ Applying through GSFS/UTokyo

Todai Fellowship is a financial support to international students who are enrolling in the doctoral courses at The University of Tokyo. This fellowship must be applied at the same time as submitting an application of entrance examination for the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. The result of admission decision and fellowship will be notified at the same time. For details please see the Application Guidelines. Updated!

* The Application method for Todai Fellowship has been changed due to the change in the Application for Admission system from postal mailings to online. Please refer to the instructions in the updated guideline.

 

1. Eligibility
a. Those who are applying for admission to a doctoral course of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.
b. Those who hold a valid visa to stay in Japan as a “College Student” .
c. Those who are not applying and/or planning to apply for fellowships or scholarships provided by private organizations.
2. Stipend
JPY 200,000/month
(Fellowship recipients must not submit any application for tuition exemption.)
3. Period of Payment
Three years
4. Required forms for application
a. Application Form for Todai Fellowship
b. Recommendation letter from your former supervisor
(preferably from your master program supervisor)
c. Study Plan
d. List of past achievements

 

2. Scholarships you are required to apply directly to the foundation by yourself

1. Scholarships offered by private organizations

There are some scholarships that you can apply directly to before coming to Japan. Below are  scholarships that GSFS students have been awarded in the past.

The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation
http://ajischolarship.com/

The Honda Foundation
https://www.hondafoundation.jp/en/index.html

 

2. MEXT Scholarship with Embassy recommendation

Every year in March the Japanese Embassy or consulate overseas invites applications for The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarships. Contact and apply for a MEXT scholarship at the Japanese Embassy or consulate in the country of your citizenship. Those who pass the preliminary screening at the Japanese Embassy or  consulate will next need to apply directly to the Japanese universities in which they wish to enroll and obtain a letter of acceptance. If you are interested in pursuing your studies in the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, please refer to the site below in June.

https://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/prospective_en/degree_seeking_en/mext_scholarship_en

 

3. African Development Bank (AfDB)

The African Development Bank offers financial support to international students who are interested in pursuing their studies in Japan. Please refer to the African Development Bank site below for application guidelines.

https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/japan-africa-dream-scholarship-jads-program

 

3. Scholarship applicable by departments or program

Please check the URL below for scholarship programs that are applicable for the major you wish to enroll in.

https://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/prospective_en/degree_seeking_en#a2

Scholarships applicable Post-enrollment

The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences introduces scholarships that are available after enrollment.
Details are posted on the top page of the International Liaison Office, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences website once the application period starts.
Please check the contents of the scholarship program and the application guidelines carefully before applying.

1. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarship –  University Recommendation (SGU)(MEXT Scholarship – University Recommendation (SGU))

Privately financed international students who are enrolled in the universities selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for Top Global University Project are eligible to apply.

The University of Tokyo is a designated Top Global University Project university.

The application period for programs starting in April is in December of the prior year, and the application period for programs starting in October is in early May.

Students who are enrolled in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences are eligible to apply for the MEXT scholarship.

*Scholarship amount: 145,000 yen per month (As of April, 2020)

*Tuition Fee: Funded by the University

*Scholarship period:1 year (payment starting in April) or 6 months (payment starting in October)

  Please refer to the International Liaison Office Website when the application period is impending.

2. Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (JASSO Scholarship)

Applicable to students who are enrolled as regular students in the doctoral program or master’s course of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Research students are also applicable).

The application period is in April, the result will be known in late June, the payment period is for 1 year (backtrack from April to March of the following year), and the monthly payment is 48,000 yen.

Please check the details on the website of the International Liaison Office when the application period is impending.

3. The University of Tokyo offers financial support to international students

Students who are enrolled as regular students in the doctoral course or master’s courses at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences are eligible to apply.
The application period is around July, the result comes out in early August, the payment period is for 1 year (back track from April to March of the following year), and the monthly payment is 50,000 yen.

Please check details on the website of the International Liaison Office when the application period is impending.

4. Scholarships offered by private organizations
4-1 List of scholarships offered by private organizations

Every year, about 80 private scholarship foundations offer financial support to international students enrolled at the University of Tokyo.

Please check the following site for details.

https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/privateorg.html  

4-2 Application Guidelines and Terms & Conditions

About 60% of the approximately 80 private scholarship foundations accept applications through universities.

Not all of them will accept applications from students enrolled in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.

First, the university headquarters will decide which graduate school will accept the application, based on the conditions specified by each foundation.

If the Graduate School Of Frontier Sciences can also recommend students, the details of the scholarship program will be posted on the website of the International Liaison Office.

*How to apply:Some private scholarship organizations require students to apply to them directly, and others require the University to handle the applications depending on the scholarship programs.

Information on scholarships with both methods of applications are available on the website of the International Liaison Office.

Please check the site carefully before applying.

*Eligibility:Varies depending on the foundations. Some may have designation of the research fields.

*Scholarship amount:Varies depending on the foundations.

The University can not make recommendations to more than one scholarship foundation for one student.

It is not permissible to withdraw from the application once the University has made the recommendation to the foundation.

Please read and understand the below “Application terms and conditions” before proceeding with your application.

Application forms necessary for application can be downloaded from here.

Steps to apply  

*Application form for Private Foundations Scholarships (Jpn) download format 

*Application form for Private Foundations Scholarships (Eng) download format 

* Sample for how to complete application form for Private Foundations Scholarships


2. Scholarships applicable Post-enrollment

> 2020.7.1 Kamenori Foundation/ Deadline: July 21 (Tue) 2020 by 15:00
> 2020.6.29 Nakamura Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.6.26 The University of Tokyo Foundation for Supporting International Students/ July 6th (mon), 2020 by 11:00 am
> 2020.6.22 Google PhD Fellowship Program/ Closed
> 2020.6.22 KDDI Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.6.15 Toyama Cultural Foundation/ Deadline: July 31 (Fri) 2020
> 2020.6.4 【Re-Post】The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.5.25 Guidelines for MEXT Scholarship application Super Global University Project – ACY 2020 have been posted.
> 2020.4.17 Nitori International Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.4.16 The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.4.15 JASSO Honors Scholarship for privately financed international students/ Closed
> 2020.4.10 Ushio Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.4.8 The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.4.2 The Korean Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.3.27 Moritani Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.3.26 Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.3.25 Docomo International Student Scholarship/ Closed
> 2020.3.23 AEON 1% Club 2018 AEON Scholarship/ Closed
> 2020.3.23 Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation / Closed
> 2020.3.19 Kajima Scholarship/ Closed
> 2020.3.19 The Daiohs Memorial Foundation /Deadline: July 22 (Wed), 2020
> 2020.3.19 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.3.10 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Memorial Foundation/ Closed
> 2020.3.10 JEES・Mitsui Fudosan Scholarship/ Closed
> 2020.3.9 JEES Scholarship (Priority Countries)/ Closed
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