There are 2 types of scholarships, namely, (1) those that can be applied for before coming to Japan, and (2) those that can be applied for after coming to Japan and entering a school.
With that said, however, the number of scholarships that can be applied for after entering a school in Japan far outnumber the former.
There are also numerous organizations in Hiroshima Prefecture that offer scholarships to international students.
Of these, the Hiroshima International Center (a public interest incorporated foundation) international student scholarship is made possible through funds collected from the center, corporations, and individual residents of Hiroshima Prefecture, and scholarship funds are provided to 73 international students studying within the prefecture (current as of the 2018 academic year).
For the most part, such students apply for this scholarship through the schools that they are currently attending.
We recommend that you consult with the office staff responsible for international students at your school immediately upon entering your school.
|Organization||Payment period||Payment amount (monthly)||Qualifications for application, etc.|
|Hiroshima International Center (a public interest incorporated foundation)||1 year||30,000 yen|
|Hiroshima Support Center for International Students||1 time||1-time payment: 180,000 yen||International students coming from abroad or transferring in from outside of Hiroshima Prefecture|
|Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)||1 year||30,000 yen|
|Yahata Memorial Scholarship Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)
||1 year||Graduate students: 100,000 yen
Undergraduate students: 80,000 yen
|Kumahira Scholarship Cultural Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)||1 year||50,000 yen|
|Momiji Bank Scholarship Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)||1 year||50,000 yen||International students from ASEAN countries|
|Japan Student Services Organization (an independent administrative institution)||1 year||48,000 yen|
|Heiwa Nakajima Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)||1 year||100,000 yen|
|Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (a public interest incorporated foundation)||From 5 months to a maximum of 2 years||Graduate students: 140,000 yen
Undergraduate students: 100,000 yen
You can find more information on scholarships at the following websites.
(study abroad information website “JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT”)
(essential guide for international students considering study in Japan “STUDY IN JAPAN”)
Search for scholarships and tuition reduction and exemption programs independently administered by universities
(Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), an independent administrative institution)