The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies offers a comprehensive financial support, including campus WU Honors Scholarships such as the Okuma Memorial Scholarship, the Ono Azusa Memorial Scholarship, Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and our own GSAPS Scholarships.
In addition, there are various kinds of scholarships sponsored by organizations outside of the university such as the WU Honors Scholarships by the Japan Student Services Organization (awarded to Japanese students), scholarships by private foundations and the Tuition Reduction Scheme (covering 50%of the tuition; awarded to privately – financed international students). Listed below are scholarships granted to students at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, in AY2018.
In principle application for scholarships is made after matriculation. However, application for some scholarships can be made prior to matriculation. (Please refer to the section ‘Scholarship Admissions‘.)
Graduate school recipients of ‘Category 1’ loans by the Japan Student Services Organization, whom JASSO recognizes as having achieved particularly outstanding results during their studies may be exempted from repaying half or the entire loan after the borrowing period expires. In AY 2018, about 30% of the recipients of ‘Category 1’award have been granted full or partial exemption.
* An international student with a [Permanent Resident], [Long Term Resident], [Spouse or Child of Japanese citizen] or [Spouse or Child Permanent Resident] status will be required to register for scholarship as a Japanese student.
For the details, please contact Scholarship division (TEL: 03-3203-9701) directly.
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|Types of Awards||Name of Awards||Value||Number of Recipients|
|Scholarship Prior to Matriculation||Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Future Leader’s Program||Full Tuition coverage,|
approx. ¥140,000 / month,
a settlement fund (with cap)
|Reserved Scholarship for Successful International Examinees||¥500,000-¥1,000,000 / year||3|
|MEXT and other governments||We have many students. Should you be interested please kindly contact your home government Office or MEXT Office.|
|Waseda University Scholarships||Waseda University Partial Tuition-Waiver Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (some offered at admission)||50% Reduction of yearly tuition||12|
|Azusa Ono Memorial Scholarship||¥400,000 / year||4|
|Waseda University Emergency Scholarship||¥400,000 / year||1|
|External Scholarship||Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation||100,000 / month||1|
|Watanuki International Scholarship Foundation||¥150,000 / month||1|
|Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation||¥140,000 / month||2|
|Foreign Student Scholarship (Shinjuku-ku)||¥20,000 / month||1|
|Tonen International Scholarship Foundation||¥140,000 / month||2|
|Sojitz Foundation||¥100,000 / month||1|
|IEON 1% Club Foundation||Full Tuition coverage,¥100,000 / month||1|
|ASSURAN International Scholarship Foundation||¥100,000 / month||1|
|Takayama Internation Education Foundation||¥150,000 / month||1|
|Honors scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (some offered to admittees from overseas )||¥48,000 / month||55|
- Under some scholarship regulations, the recipients might be able to receive more than one scholarship.
- Please note that these scholarships are not necessarily available every year and the conditions and courses are subject to change.