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Akita University scholarships for international students

Akita University student support payment handout type (repayment not required)

Outline Support for students who have difficulty making ends meet due to their own low income or that of their parent(s) or guardian(s) as a result of COVID-19.
Eligibility Japanese students and international students
Application period As needed according to the application period of the university
Benefit amount 30,000 JPY
Section in charge Student Support and Career Division (International Affairs Division for international students)

Akita University scholarship fund (loan)

Outline Support for students who have difficulty paying for school materials, living expenses, entrance fees, and tuition fees.
Eligibility Japanese students and international students
Application period You can apply whenever you need to.
Benefit amount Up to 300,000 JPY for textbooks and living expenses, and the required amount for entrance and tuition fees.
Note The loaned amount must be returned before graduation.
Section in charge Student Support and Career Division

Scholarships for international students of the Faculty
of Engineering Science and the Graduate School of Engineering Science
(repayment not required)

Outline Support for students who are in financial need
Eligibility International students of the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Graduate School of Engineering Science
Application period January of the previous year
Benefit amount 20,000 JPY per month for one year
Number of students Approximately 5 students
Section in charge Office of Graduate School of Engineering Science

JASSO scholarships for international students

MEXT scholarships for international students (repayment not required)

Outline Program for students with outstanding academic and personal achievements, but who have difficulty completing their studies due to financial circumstances.
Eligibility Privately-financed international students
Application period Application in April, and results notified in June
Benefit amount 48,000 JPY per month for one year
Section in charge International Affairs Division

Study abroad support program for FY2021 (acceptance by agreement)
Akita University Program for Solving of the Regional Problem (repayment not required)

Outline Support for students in gaining knowledge to resolve regional issues through application of each student’s expertise.
Eligibility Exchange students from Canada, Israel, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Romania, Germany, Philippines and Mongolia
Application period April and October according to the application period for exchange students.
Benefit amount 80,000 JPY per month for one year
Number of students Up to 10 students
Section in charge International Affairs Division

External foundation scholarships for international students

Following a screening by Akita University, the university will recommend applicants to the foundation. After that, the foundation will conduct its own selection process to determine whether or not the student is to be accepted. Please download the application guidelines and other related documents for each scholarship from the “Application and notification forms download” link.

No. Name Number of people Application deadline
1 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation 12 students September 21, 2021
(Applications closed)
2 Heiwa Nakajima Foundation 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student October 7, 2021
(Applications closed)
3 TAISEI Scholarship for International Students 1 student November 2, 2021
(Applications closed)
4 Seiwa International Students Scholarship Foundation 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student December 7, 2020
(Applications closed)
5 Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation Private Scholarship (Spring Recruitment) Small number of students December 16, 2020
(Applications closed)
6 SGH Foundation 1 student each from the undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses Bring to the International Affairs Division
March 18, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
7 Docomo Scholarship 1 student May 7, 2021
(Applications closed)
8 The Korean Scholarship Foundation 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student April 21, 2021
(Applications closed)
9 JEES Scholarship (Study) 3 students May 12, 2021
(Applications closed)
10 JEES Scholarship (Priority Countries) No upper limit May 12, 2021
(Applications closed)
11 Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation Private Scholarship (Fall Recruitment) Approximately 2 or 3 students July 13, 2021
(Applications closed)
12 JGC-S Scholarship Foundation 1 student November 2, 2021
(Applications closed)

External foundation scholarships for international students

This is a scholarship where students can apply directly to the foundation without going through the university. Please check the application guidelines for eligibility, etc. and apply by yourself. Please download the application guidelines and other related documents for each scholarship from the “Application and notification forms download” link.

No. Name Number of people Application deadline Submit to
1 Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Undecided October 29, 2021
(Applications closed)
Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association
2 The Iwatani Naoji Foundation Approximately 15 students December 20, 2020
(Applications closed)
The Iwatani Naoji Foundation
3 Japan-China Friendship Award 1 to 3 students May 31, 2021
(Applications closed)
Japan-China Friendship Center
4 Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation Approximately 90 students April 22, 2021
(Applications closed)
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
5 More Jobs Better Lives Foundation Scholarship Approximately 2 or 3 students April 30, 2021
(Applications closed)
More Jobs Better Lives Foundation