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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.

TAISEI Scholarships for International Students
AEON Scholarship
Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange
Takaku Foundation
Tokyo YWCA "Japanese Mothers for International Students" Movement
More Jobs Better Lives Foundation
Hayashi Rheology Memorial Foundation
Park Yong Koo Scholarship Foundation
Teijin Scholarship Foundation (Doctor's Course)
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Kashiwa 2790 area)
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Komaba 2750 area)
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Hongo 2580 area)
finduddannelse.dk Sustainability Scholarship
Book Scholarship/Jodo Shu Peace Association
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Nomura Foundation
Think Global Education Trust Scholarship
Tokyu Foundation
Nitori International Scholarship Foundation
Atsumi International Foundation
Takase Scholarship Foundation
Dr. Lin Tsung-I University of Tokyo Scholarships at DR. LIN TSUNG-I FOUNDATION
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation
The Kamenori Foundation (Emergency International Student Support Fund)
Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (YKK Leaders 21)
KDDI Foundation
JGC-S Scholarship Foundation
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation
Tomiyama Cultural Foundation
Think Global Education Trust Scholarship
Nakamura Foundation
Nitori International Scholarship Foundation
M.Maeda Memorial Trust
The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation
The Ushio Foundation
Kokudo Scholarship Foundation
The Korean Scholarship Foundation
The Moritani Scholarship Foundation
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation
JEES・Docomo International Student Scholarship
Kajima Ikueikai
Yasuda Scholarship Foundation

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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