Japanese Government Scholarship
Receive a recommendation to MEXT from the Japanese Embassy or Consular Office in your country. To receive a recommendation, you need to pass a primary screening conducted by the local embassy with cooperation from your country’s government. For more details, inquire at your local Japanese Embassy or Consular Office. Submit all documents between March and May.
Students coming to Hokkaido University can also apply through our University. Application is made through your prospective advisor. University recommendation is only available to Graduate Level Research students. Undergraduate Students are ineligible to apply. Submit all documents to the graduate school through the supervisor willing to accept you around December(Commencement:October).
The Japanese Government selects self-supported students who are already enrolled in a university in Japan. Application period is October – November of the previous year of your entrance (Commencement:April)
Hokkaido University (pre-enrolment application)
Hokkaido University, the Special Grant Program for Self-Supported International Students is for prospective international students seeking Doctoral degrees. Applicants are eligible to apply to become Research Assistants and have their tuition fees waived. To obtain this special grant, applicants must have excellent academic records and be able to prove how their research can contribute internationally in their chosen field.
Although highly competitive, there are a variety of scholarships that students can apply for after arriving in Japan.