JASSO Scholarships for International Student Exchange Program in Japan

Started by sparrow, Mar 14, 2011, 08:08 PM


[attachimg=1] Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO) scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year.


•   Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (up to 12 months)
•   Relocation allowance: ¥80,000(upon arrival only )


The applicant must satisfy following conditions:
•   MUST hold nationality of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan.
•   DOES NOT hold nationality of Japan.


Japanese universities submit their yearly student exchange plans to JASSO.  According to the yearly plan, JASSO will allocate the quota of scholarships to each Japanese university. Within this quota, Japanese universities will recommend their exchange students to JASSO.  The student will be notified of the screening results through the Japanese host university.

•   Recommendations will not be accepted from universities without any quota of scholarships.
•   All applications must be processed through Japanese universities.  Direct applications from overseas universities or students will not be accepted.
•   Application deadlines for students will differ at each university.  The applicant must contact the university to confirm the application schedule and the necessary documents.



1. Distribution of application guidelines (JASSO→Japanese Universities (Host U), Mid December)
2. Submission of yearly plan (Japanese Universities (Host U)→JASSO, Mid January)
3. Notice of scholarship quota (JASSO→Japanese Universities (Host U), Mid February)
4. Recruitment of students on the basis of scholarship quota (Japanese Universities (Host U)→Universities Abroad (Home U))
5. Recruitment of students (Universities Abroad (Home U)→Students)
6. Application (Students→Universities Abroad (Home U))
7. Recommendation of students (Universities Abroad (Home U)→Japanese Universities (Host U))
8. Recommendation of students by each of the following deadlines (Japanese Universities (Host U)→JASSO)
•   Early March
•   Late May
•   Late September

9. Notice of screening results (JASSO→Japanese Universities (Host U))
•   Late March
•   Mid June
•   Mid October

10. Notice of screening results (Japanese Universities (Host U)→Universities Abroad (Home U))
11. Notice of screening results (Universities Abroad (Home U)→Students)

Notes: Students are placed in three groups depending on when the study programs at the Japanese host universities begin.

Different deadlines are set for each group as follows.
1.   The 1st Period: for students starting their studies between April 1 and July 31.
2.   The 2nd Period: for students starting their studies between August 1 and November 30.
3.   The 3rd Period: for students starting their studies between December 1 and March 15.

Source: Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)-JASSO.