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University of Tokyo Scholarships, Japan

Scholarship Summary

The University of Tokyo is Offering Fully-funded Scholarship to international students. The purpose of the scholarship is twofold: to financially support Self-financed overseas students (oversea student without foreign student scholarship or any government funding) whose academic performance is outstanding and to increase the number of students from abroad.

The University of Tokyo also referred to as Todai or UTokyo is a public research university in Bunkyo, Tokyo and is the most prestigious university in Japan.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship of 150,000 yen per month will be awarded.

Number of Scholarships: A few (Enrolling in April or September).

Scholarship can be taken in Japan


Who are eligible to apply?

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

All self-financed overseas students with outstanding performance who pass the entrance examination for the Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Science to enroll in April or September 2018. Priority goes to UTRIP (University of Tokyo Research Internship Program) participants. Applicants who are already in Japan are not eligible to apply. As a rule, anyone receiving or expecting to receive any other scholarship awards are excluded.

  • As a rule applicants of scholarships from private foundations (including provisional applicants) are not eligible.
  • Applicants for the JASSO’s Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students will not be excluded. However, if accepted for this scholarship, it is expected that the Honors Scholarship from JASSO will be declined.
  • Applicants for the University of Tokyo Foundation for Supporting International Students (including provisional applicants) will not be excluded. However, if accepted for this scholarship, it is expected that the scholarship from the University of Tokyo Foundation will be declined.

Nationality: International students including Malawians are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

University Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


Application Procedure

Applicants should submit the application documents (Section 8) to the International Liaison Office at the Graduate School of Science by post at the time of their Graduate School application for admission into the Master’s Program.

Application Documents

  • Graduate School of Science Scholarship for International Students 2018 Application Form????????1 original copy
  • One letter of recommendation for the Graduate School of Science Scholarship application from a faculty member of your college or university ???????1 original copy

Application Deadline: Deadline is: October 1 – 31, 2017—For students resuming April semester and April 1 – May 1, 2018—For those entering in September semester

The application must arrive no later than the last day of each application period without fail.

Go to the Official Scholarship Website for more information.


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