Kyoto University Japan Scholarship Opportunities for 2023-2024 is open for International Students. The scholarship allows Masters, Undergraduate, Postgraduate level programme(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at Kyoto University. Application deadlines vary and open for interested students around the globe.
A wide variety of scholarship programs are available for international students wishing to study at Kyoto University. The selection processes are highly competitive, however, and in most cases applications are accepted only after matriculation.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Kyoto University/Partners
Scholarship Type: Full/Partially Funded Scholarships
Host Institution(s): Kyoto University, Japan
Scholarship Worth: Varies
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Nationality: International Students
Scholarships Accepting Applications Before Matriculation
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. Applications should be made before matriculation, either through a Japanese embassy or consulate (embassy recommendations), or through the host university in Japan (university recommendations).
MEXT Scholarship benefits (as of April 2019, subject to change depending on MEXT’s budget)
|Graduate students||Undergraduate students|
Japanese studies students
|Monthly stipend||Research (non-degree) students 143,000 yen|
Master’s and professional degree 144,000 yen
Doctoral 145,000 yen
|Those residing in certain regions may be eligible for an additional monthly payment of 2,000 or 3,000 yen|
|Fee exemptions||Examination, admission, and tuition fees are exempted|
|Travel expense coverage||One round-trip ticket is provided|
Foreign Government Scholarships
Some international students fund their studies with scholarships from their national governments. To learn about the application periods, benefits, and other details of such programs, please contact the relevant agency in your country.
Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan)
International students who have been accepted into a Japanese university under a student exchange agreement are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan, administered by JASSO. This scholarship consists of a monthly stipend of 80,000 yen, provided throughout the period of stay in Japan.
Applications should be made to Kyoto University through the student’s home institution, together with those for the exchange program itself.
Other Scholarships, Application and Eligibility
Please note that many of these scholarships expect applicants to have a certain level of Japanese language proficiency.
A list of programs that accepted applications through Kyoto University during the previous academic year is available via University-nominated scholarships.