JASSO “Student Exchange Support Program”

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarship for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under exchange agreements on a short-term basis. If the program is selected, we call for an application through home universities in March.

JASSO website: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/ryugaku/scholarship_j/ukeire.html

  • Duration: Maximum 12 months

  • Stipend: 80,000 yen/month 

  • Requirements/Eligibility: PDF:  Download  

HUMAP Student Exchange Promotion Program (Inbound) Scholarship

HUMAP (Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) offers scholarships for exchange students using the financial support from Hyogo Prefecture in order to promote student exchange between universities in the Hyogo region and universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Only students from HUMAP member universities are eligible. Check if your home university is a HUMAP member. Application process is informed to partner universities. 


  • Duration: 6 months to 12 months *1 semester-long students are not eligible. 

  • Stipend: 80,000 yen/month 

  • Requirements/Eligibility: PDF:  Download

Kobe University Fund

Kobe University offers the Kobe University Fund for exchange students who have achieved a superior academic record and have clear-cut objectives of studying at Kobe University. It was established in 2013 in order to conduct extensive educational and research exchange with partner universities supported by Kobe University alumni. No application is required. Selection is conducted based on each student’s application materials. Result will be informed to partner universities.

  • Duration: Maximum 5 months
  • Stipend: 50,000 yen/month 
  • Requirements/Eligibility: PDF:  Download