- JAIST Scholarship (Benefit-type)
- Doctoral Research Fellow (DRF)
- Ph.D Qualifyng Examination Scholarship
- Employmente-type Financial Aid (Salary for assignment)
III. Student Loans
In order to provide financially secure graduate school life to students, JAIST offers students benefit type scholarships.
|Type of Scholarship||Type of Examination||Numbers of Recipients||Total Benefit||Benefit Period|
|Master's Program||Doctoral Program|
|SD Program||SD Program Selection||All Successful Applicants||30,000
yen / month
yen / month
|Entrance Fee and Tuition Fee|
|M Program||General Selection, Admission by Recommendation Based on Agreement, Special Selection on Recommendation||Top 10% of all second year students in the master's program||Tuition Fee||-||1 year|
|Top 25% of all second year students in the master's program||Half of Tuition Fee||-||1 year|
JAIST Scholarship (M Program) is also applicable to master's students of Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences, except for Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences Scholars.
Past Data ⇒ Click here * available only in Japanese.
The Doctoral Research Fellowship program aims to provide outstanding and highly motivated students who pass the Entrance Examination for the Doctoral Program or the Internal Entrance Examination for Doctoral Program financial aid.
The Doctoral Research Fellows receive payments equivalent to entrance fee (only for newly-enrolled students) and tuition fee, and moreover benefits by engaging in research activities.
In addition to the DRF application, the applicants must apply for the Entrance Examination for the Doctoral Program or the Internal Entrance Examination for the Doctoral Program.
Past Data ⇒ Click here *available only in Japanese
Admission Schedule ⇒ Click here
Admission Guide ⇒ Click here
Internal Entrance Examination for Doctoral Program ⇒ Click here
(JAIST master's program only)
The DRF is scheduled to end in FY2021.
In addition, we are considerring to start a new Employment-type Financial students (salary for assignment) for doctoral students (excluding Students in the program for working Professionals in Tokyo) in FY2022.
Ph.D Qualifying Examination Scholarship is for 5D program students who pass the Ph.D qualifying examination and continue their study in the doctoral courses. 30,000 yen is awarded per month.
JAIST offers employment-type financial aid to students in order to cultivate their abilities to conduct research and to offer on-the-job training as well as financial independence.
|Type of Employment||Assignment||Eligibility|
|To engage in educational assistant works of experiments, practical works and seminars under supervisor’s instruction||Doctoral Program Students
Master’s Program Students
|To engage in research assistant works of experiments and practical works under supervisor’s instruction||Doctoral Program Students|
|To work on the arranged tasks and to engage in assistant works for their supervisor||Master’s Program Students|
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers this fellowship for the cultivation of creative researchers who are capable of forging future academic research in Japan by providing research opportunities which to excellent young researchers can devote themselves. JSPS adopts researchers meeting the following conditions as JSPS fellows to provide this research fellowship: graduate students who are currently enrolled in doctoral programs, postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated excellent research abilities and express their desire to pursue their research at universities or other research institutions, and researchers who have enrolled in doctoral programs demonstrating excellent ability and motivation to become leading researchers in Japan.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Website
The purpose of this loan is to support students of JAIST who have fallen into a short-tern economic difficulty, due to illness, natural calamity and other reasons, and are not able to maintain the standards of academic performance and living. JAIST lends this interest-free loan to support the necessary costs of study and living.
For the details ⇒ Click here
The following scholarships are available for International Students.
Stipendiary scholarships for JAIST students
- Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF) (For Eligibility Requirements ⇒ Click here)
Japanese Government (MEXT:Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
Students are accepted as "research students", and allowed the scholarship as follows:
|•Tuition: Exemption of examination, entrance and tuition fees
(If the grantee moves on to higher education as a nonregular student or fails the entrance examinations, he/she will pay for entrance examinations.)
|•Transportation: A round trip air ticket (1 round trip only)|
|Research student||Monthly 143,000 yen (2 years maximum)|
|Master's Program||Monthly 144,000 yen (The standard course term)|
|Doctoral Program||Monthly 145,000 yen (The standard course term)|
There are two types of selection processes for this scholarship.
- Embassy Recommendation
Japanese embassies select and recommend a student for the scholarship. All detailed inquiries should be addressed to the relevant Japanese government office in your country.
- University Recommendation
Generally eligible students for this type of scholarship should be currently enrolled in institutions that are in partnership with JAIST under an agreement on academic exchanges, or in institutions that have research cooperation or faculty exchanges with JAIST. JAIST recommends a student to Monbukagakusho for a scholarship on condition that the institution where a student is currently enrolled recommends him/her and JAIST has consented to accept the student.
Application Deadline: Mid January
Selection: April – June
* Application Deadline and selection period listed above are standard dates and may be subject to change according to the schedule of Monbukagakusho.
(Special Slot) Application Guide for Examination for International Priority Graduate Programs for MEXT Scholarship Students
(General Slot) Application Guide for MEXT Oct 2021.pdf
Based on the MoU with the CSC (China Scholarship Council), JAIST accepts candidates from China who wish to enroll in Master's or Doctoral program. Successful candidates (up to 20) will be provided with international air ticket (round trip, China-Japan), visa application fee and financial support for living expenses in Japan from the Chinese Government. Entrance fee and tuition fee at JAIST will also be exempted. Please refer to the website below for the application guide and other details.
Government Scholarship of Student's Own Country
Many countries send students to study abroad on government scholarships. Please refer to the competent authorities of your own country.
Scholarships from Local Governments or Private Foundations
It is possible for students to apply for some of these scholarships before arriving in Japan.
For detailed information, visit the website of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
While most scholarships from local governments or private foundations require students to obtain recommendation from JAIST and submit an application form via JAIST, there are some scholarships that students can apply for themselves.
Recently international students have been increasing and it is becoming very difficult to win scholarships after entering Japanese institutes. Therefore, it is very important to secure enough financial funds to pursue your studies.