The Japan Student Services Organization or JASSO offers scholarships for qualified international students who are accepted by a Japanese university, graduate school, junior college, college of technology (3rd grade or upper or professional training college hereinafter referred to as “Japanese school”) under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis from 8 days to one year between Japanese school and their home higher educational institution outside Japan (hereinafter referred to as “home school”).

JASSO Student Exchange Support Program, Japan

Course level: Exchange of undergraduate, graduate, junior college, college of technology, and special training school students

Fields of study: Any program being offered in the Japanese school

Scholarship period: The exchange program can range from 8 days to one year.

Institution and country: Any university, college, college of technology, or special training school in Japan

Sponsor: Japan Student Services Organization or JASSO

Number of awards: 5,000 students

Scholarship inclusions: The scholarship grants a stipend of 80,000 JPY per month.

Eligibility criteria for the JASSO Student Exchange Support Program:

Application deadline and instructions:

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted only from the Japanese school. Upon screening the application documents submitted by Japanese school, JASSO will decide the programs to support and notify the school of the results.

The selection method of scholarship recipients is different from each school and each program. For further information and inquiry, students are advised to ask each home school.

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JASSO Student Exchange Support Program, Japan