The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) is an organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. As a leading organization in the provision of student services, JASSO comprehensively administers scholarship and loan programs, support programs for international students, and student life support programs. It aims to foster creative individuals who can become the leaders of the next generation of society, while promoting international understanding and exchange.
JASSO provides scholarship grants and loans to highly motivated students who have difficulty in pursuing their studies for financial reasons. In addition, the scholarship program is being enhanced to meet the diverse needs of students, application procedures are being improved, and information on scholarships is being better provided and collected appropriately.
It provides scholarships to overseas students, implements international exchange programs, improves admission procedures by administering the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, etc., and collects and disseminates information on studying abroad.
JASSO collects, analyzes, and provides information concerning many aspects of student support services to contribute to various activities for student support at universities. It also helps universities provide better student support services through various training programs, etc.
- World Class Science and Technology: You can learn about cutting-edge science, technology and medicine, etc.
- Fascinating Culture: Cultural heritages such as Mt. Fuji and Japanese cuisine and “Omotenashi” hospitality.
- Conducive Living Environment: Conducive living environment and safe and secure infrastructure
- Diverse International Students: International students from more than 170 countries and regions across the world
- You must be under 35 years of age and a college graduate (includes prospective graduates). Or you must have completed 16 years of schooling.
- You must be under 35 years of age and a graduate of a college or teacher training college. You must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in a primary, secondary or teacher training college in your country. (Please note that college and university teachers currently in active service are not considered for this scholarship).
- You must be at least 17 and under 25 years of age and have completed 12 years of school education or have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school (includes prospective graduates).
- You must be from 18 to 30 years old. You must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan at the time when they come to Japan and must be enrolled in the home institution at the time when they return to their home countries.
- You must be at least 17 and under 25 years of age and have completed school education comparable to a high school (a minimum of 11 years beginning in primary school) education (includes prospective graduates).
- You must be at least 17 and under 25 years of age and have completed 12 years of schooling or have completed school education comparable to a Japanese high school (includes prospective graduates).
- Embassy recommendation
In this type of scholarship, scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).
As the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.
- Research student, Undergraduate student, College of technology student, and Specialized training college student
Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in next April is made between April and May. The initial screening (documentary examination, written test and interview) is made at the embassy between June and July. The embassy then recommends the selected candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by late August.
Teacher training and Japanese studies student
Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in next September-October is made between December of the previous year and the following February. Screening is conducted between February and March. Selected candidates are recommended to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the beginning of April.
- University recommendation
- Research students and Japanese studies students who will be studying in Japan as an exchange student based on inter-university student exchange agreements can be screened through the national, public or private Japanese university involved as a candidate for a Japanese Government Scholarship. The university directly recommends the selected candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
- Research students recommended by a university for study in Japan as government-sponsored scholarship recipients basically arrive in Japan in September-October.
- 【Caution】About Application Procedures for Japanese Government((Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Schoarships (MEXT site)
Application fee is not charged. So please be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposits have no relation with the Japanese Government.Apply nowOfficial link