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Scholarships Offered by Private Organizations

There are approximately 80 private organizations offering scholarships throughout the year. Please check the application methods below.

1. Application Methods

There are 2 methods of application for the scholarships for privately financed international UTokyo students.

(1) University Recommendation
The university recommends the candidates selected through internal screening processes to the variousfoundations.

(2) Direct Application
Students can apply directly to the foundations by themselves.

2. How to Apply

(1) University Recommendation
The students should apply through the administrative office of their Faculty/Graduate School. In some Faculty/Graduate Schools, the applicants are required to register in advance within a prescribed period. Therefore, please contact your administrative office and check whether or not you need to register.

(2) Direct Application
Students are required to apply to the foundations themselves. Please also check “Notes Regarding Application for Scholarships” (Japanese only) which gives general notes on items which you have to keep in mind when you apply for the scholarship. Applicants should also understand that the acceptance rate by private organizations is not high: In 2012, the University recommended 122 candidates in total and only 66 of them were accepted as recipients.

3. Information on Scholarships

You can check the latest information on scholarships from the following list. Please check this list regularly.


Latest list of scholarships for which you can apply (PDF)


You need to check the detailed requirements for each scholarship: Some scholarships test the applicants’ Japanese language skills by requiring an essay or an interview and some foundations prohibit the scholars to receive any other scholarships. You can check the detailed requirements from the following list.

Mitsubishi UFJ Foundation
Inner Trip Foundation
The Moritani Scholarship Foundation
M.Maeda Memorial Trust
Nakamura Foundation
Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation
Yamaha Motor Company International Amity Scholarship Foundation
The Korean Scholarship Foundation
Jissen Women's Educational Institute Alumnae Group
Baroque Murai Hiroyuki Foundation
Nitori International Scholarship Foundation
The Ushio Foundation
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
More Jobs Better Lives Foundation
Sojitz Foundation
Odakyu Foundation "Ando Kinen Syogakukin"
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation
JEES・Docomo International Student Scholarship
The Daiohs Memorial Foundation
Mizuho International Foundation
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Memorial Foundation
Furuno Scholarship
Tobemaki Scholarship Foundation
Tohkoh Jushi International Student Scholarship
The Asahi Glass Foundation
Kajima Ikueikai
Nojima Foundation
Yasuda Scholarship Foundation
Fuji Seal Packaging Foundation
AEON Scholarship
SGH Foundation
Tokio Marine Kagami Memorial Foundation
finduddannelse.dk Sustainability Scholarship

4. Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to the Office of International Students of your Faculty/Graduate School. You can check their contact information from “International Offices by Faculty and Graduate School.”

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