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Japan Study Support Scholarships 2023 For International Students


Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria.

Has been accepted to enroll in a Japanese university undergraduate or graduate degree program starting spring (April/ May) of 2023 or autumn (September - November) of 2023, and enrollment has been confirmed. (Students participating in Japanese language programs and short-term programs are not eligible)

Has a registered MY PAGE with JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT (hereinafter JPSS), a website of information for international students that is jointly run by the Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation.

Has received a message from the aforesaid university via the "JPSS Scout function" prior to acceptance.

Is able to interview in either Japanese or English.

Has a Japanese bank account (in the applicant's name) in which scholarship money can be paid. Internet banks will not be accepted.

Is not a Japanese citizen.


  • 500,000 yen financial support paid to ONE successful applicant after he/she has enrolled into their specified Japanese university.

  • 100,000 yen financial support paid to TWO successful applicants after he/she has enrolled in their specified Japanese university.


  1. (a) Application form (basic information)

  2. (b) Short essay (Up to 350 English words or 800 Japanese characters on your ‘Motivation to Study in Japan & Future Goals’. Applicants are strongly encouraged to write up to the word limit.)

  3. (c) Self Introduction Video (no more than 30 seconds in length)


  • Spring Period (for applicants enrolling in April – May 2023): April 1, 2023 and 5pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2023 (JST)

  • Fall Period (for applicants enrolling in September – November 2023): August 1, 2023 and 5pm on Monday, October 31, 2023 (JST)

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