Prospective Students

Scholarships which can be applied for before enrollment

Japanese citizens cannot apply for these scholarships. Japanese citizens should refer to the following website for relevant information: Home > Current Students > Tuition and Scholarships

Scholarships for International Graduate Program (A)

    Scholarships for International Graduate Program (C)

          • MEXT Scholarship -SGU-
          • "Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students" from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
            • Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) *For master's programs only

              ADB-JSP Scholarship

              ADB-JSP at a glancePDF

              Updated: January 27, 2020

              The application period for IGP-C (overseas application) commencing in September 30, 2020, for which ADB-JSP applicants should apply, has been announced.

              Application Period: Jan 22, 2020 - April 16, 2020

                Scholarship Benefits and Overview

                ADB provides scholarships for Master's Program students for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by Tokyo Tech. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years. It is strongly recommended to check the eligibility conditions of this scholarship

                The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY 147,000 per month, a book allowance of JPY 100,000 per year, a thesis allowance of JPY 50,000 per year, travel expenses, medical insurance and others. ADB-JSP scholarship recipients are not required to pay admission and tuition fees. Scholarship items and amounts are subject to change without notice.

                Applicants should include the scholarship documents in the same envelope with their IGP (C) application for admission.

                Please read this page carefully. IGP(C) Overseas and Domestic Application Guide Applicants should send the required documents to the Admission Division during the designated application period.

                Any documents which are sent to the ADB-JSP coordinator or the inquiry e-mail account are NOT reviewed.

                Caution Applicants from graduated member countries, i.e., Hong Kong, China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Taipei,China are no longer eligible for ADB-JSP. Please check the ADB's website.

                5 steps of the application process for the master’s program at Tokyo Tech under the ADB–JSP

                  • Step 1. Check the eligibility for the scholarship

                  This is naturally a very important step! For example, only a national of an ADB borrowing member country is eligible for the scholarship. Another important condition is that a candidate needs to have “at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.”

                  • Step 2. Academic Supervisor

                  To be considered for admittance to Tokyo Tech as well as for the ADB–JSP, applicants for the ADB–JSP must first find an academic supervisor. Applicants are required to communicate directly with their intended academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech to obtain the consent of the desired faculty member to serve in this capacity. Applicants need to directly contact the intended academic supervisor via email, and provide a self-introductory statement and a letter of intent for the period of study at Tokyo Tech. Applications will not be accepted without the consent of a Tokyo Tech faculty member.

                  For further information on our faculty members, such as email addresses and contact information, please refer to the Tokyo Tech Star Search. Tokyo Tech Star Search (Researchers’ Database) Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.

                  • Step 3-1. Application documents for IGP(C) and ADB-JSP

                  If you are eligible for the scholarship and obtain the consent of an academic supervisor, then you can apply for the International Graduate Program (C).

                  International Graduate Program (C) Overseas and Domestic Application Guide

                  ADB-JSP application documents are available from the ADB's website.

                  Applicants are required to check the “scholarship column” on the IGP(C) application form (Check List on the attached form), and prepare the ADB–JSP Information Sheet, Income Certificate, and a one-page research proposal in addition to the required IGP(C) application documents.

                  The completed application documents must reach the Admissions Division no later than the deadline by registered mail, courier, or a similar service.

                  Admission Division, Student Service Department,


                  W8-103, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, JAPAN

                  Tokyo Tech’s admissions selection committee will review the application for the scholarship.

                  <Important> Original documents written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Translations should be certified by a public institution. Income certificates are requires for those who are living together with applicants and those who are working at the time of application.

                  • Step 3-2. ADB-JSP Application documents via Email

                  In addition to mail the application documents to the Admission Division above, applicants are also required to send the electrical file of the ADB-JSP Information sheet in the form of MS-Word AND income certificates in the form of PDF as attachments to:

                  Attn: Admission Division, Student Service Department



                  • Step 4. Selection Process

                  The admission decision will be made based on the application, academic transcripts, related documents, and screening and interview processes (including an Internet-based interview). Notification of admission results will be sent to all applicants in mid-July.

                  Important note: Tokyo Tech does not longer accept the scholarship awardees for April intake.

                  • Step 5. Notificaiton of the Scholatship

                  The selection result of the scholarship needs to be approved by the ADB, after notification of the admission result. Thus, notification of the scholarship award could be delayed. Regardless of the department you choose, the most important aspect is whether your proposed research field and goals are consistent with the mission and goals of the ADB–JSP program (i.e., the contribution to “development”).

                  [Submission and Inquiries for Admission]

                  Admission Division, Student Service Department


                  W8-103, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, JAPAN

                  Tel: +81-3-5734-3024

                  Fax: +81-3-5734-3676


                  【Inquiries for ADB-JSP】

                  International Student Exchange Division

                  Tokyo Institute of Technology