There are two types of scholarships available for international students. One is provided by the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, hereafter referred to as MEXT) and the other type comes from private foundations. The recipient of a MEXT Scholarship is referred to as a MEXT Scholarship Student, while all other international students are referred to as privately-funded students regardless of their scholarship recipient status.
Privately-funded scholarships are divided into those that are guaranteed prior to enrollment at Tokyo Tech and those that can be applied for after enrollment.
The latter are divided into two types: one requires a university's recommendation, and the other requires no recommendation. You can apply directly for the one that does not require a university recommendation.
For the scholarship WITH a university recommendation, applicants must submit the “Application for the Privately-funded Scholarships” form to the Institute in advance. Applications are accepted twice a year: March and September for current students and April and October for new students.
For the scholarship WITHOUT a university recommendation, anyone who meets the application requirements can apply. Information is posted on the bulletin board in the Student Support Division at the Ookayama Campus and in the Student Division at the Suzukakedai Campus. It is also posted on the website for current students.
Please check the bulletin boards and the website regularly for further details and updates.