Study in Kobe

Scholarships

  • Updated on March 30, 2017

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Various Private Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to privately financed students (excluding Foreign Government Scholarship Students). Selection for awards is based on academic record, character, and other factors. Information is posted on the notice board of the Center for International Education and each faculty. Please visit Kobe University website  to obtain information onscholarships.

Japanese Government ("Monbukagakusho" ) Scholarship (For those already in Japan)

Applications for Japanese Government Scholarships can be made through Japanese embassies and consulates abroad or on the basis of a recommendation by a Japanese university.

Privately-financed students in Japan can also apply in the following way:
※The government may not call for applications depending on the year.

Notification
Notices posted in all faculties
Application time
Around October to November
Qualifications
Self-financed students with excellent academic records. (excluding students granted other scholarships, including by foreign governments.)

  • Undergraduate students

Students under 26 years old (Medical majors: under 28), who are proceeding to their last academic year.

  • Graduate students

Students under 35 years old, currently on a master's or doctor's course, or those proceeding to these courses in April of the following academic year.

Scholarship Amount (AY 2015)

Undergraduate students
¥120,000*
Graduate students Research students
Non-degree students
Master’s course
Doctoral course
¥146,000*
¥146,000*
¥147,000*
¥148,000*

* Subject to change. AY: academic year

Extension of Japanese Government Scholarship

If a current recipient of Japanese Government Scholarship is willing to go on to higher education, his/her status may be extended under specific conditions and through proper extension procedures.
Notification
Notices posted in all faculties
Application time
October (note: April for those who wish to go on to a more advanced degree that October.)
Qualifications
Japanese Government Scholarship students with excellent academic records who hope to study in a higher level program.
Please note that application conditions vary depending on which program applicants want to go on (research student → master’s/doctoral student, master’s→doctoral student, undergraduate →master’s student, medical undergraduate→doctoral student).

* Selection is highly competitive, so not all applications will be successful.