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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.

Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarship
St.Timothy's Church Scholarship
Hayashi Rheology Memorial Foundation
Nitori International Scholarship Foundation
Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange
JEES・Jinnai International Student Scholarship
TAISEI Scholarships for International Students
JT Global Scholarship
JEES・Aoki International Scholarships
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
JEES・T.Banaji Indian Students Scholarship
JEES・JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation Indonesian Students Scholarship
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Memorial Foundation
CWAJ Graduate Scholarship For Non-Japanese Women To Study In Japan (NJG)
More Jobs Better Lives Foundation
Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Hongo 2580 area)
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Komaba 2750 area)
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation (Kashiwa 2790 area)
Teijin Scholarship Foundation (Doctor's Course)
Nomura Foundation
The Foundation for Dietary Scientific Research
Think Global Education Trust Scholarship
Takaku Foundation
Tokyu Foundation
Tomiyama Cultural Foundation
Dr. Lin Tsung-I University of Tokyo Scholarships at DR. LIN TSUNG-I FOUNDATION
Takase Scholarship Foundation
KDDI Foundation
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation
The Uehara Memorial Foundation
Assuran International Scholarship Foudantion
Lotte Foundation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Foundation for International Cooperation
JGC-S Scholarship Foundation
Nakamura Foundation
M.Maeda Memorial Trust
The Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation
Kajima Ikueikai

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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