Prospective Students

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students (JASSO Scholarship)

1. Outline of the scholarship

Monthly stipend

The monthly stipend specified for the academic year for which the candidate is to receive the scholarship (The monthly stipend for 2022-2023 is JPY 48,000 for graduates as well as undergraduates. The amount may change from one academic year to another.)

Scholarship period

The scholarship is provided on a monthly basis.

Spring scholarships (enrollment in April)

12 months (From April in the year of selection to the following March)

Fall scholarships (enrollment in September/October)

6 months (From October in the year of selection to the following March)

Qualification criteria for the JASSO scholarship

  1. 1.The applicant must not be receiving a scholarship that cannot be combined with other scholarships.
  2. 2.The applicant must have “Student” status when entering Japan.
  3. 3.The allowance sent from applicant’s private funding source may not exceed, on average, 90,000 yen per month.
  4. 4.The annual income of applicant’s supporter residing in Japan (if you have one) may not exceed 5,000,000 yen.
  5. 5.Applicant’s Japanese or English ability must be over the following level.
    • Japanese JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)
      Level 1 or 2, EJU Over 200 in Japanese subjects
    • English Over B2 level in CEFR
      (For example, TOEFL iBT over72, IELTS over 5.5, TOEIC L&R over 785)

2. Application procedure

A. Pre-arrival reservation (For new students joining GSEP and IGP programs)

Overseas applicants who enroll at Tokyo Tech have the chance to apply for the "Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students by Pre-arrival Admission*1 " from the Japan Student Services Organization ("JASSO").

Eligibility for pre-arrival reservation

In addition to the “Qualification Criteria for the JASSO scholarship” mentioned above, applicants must be living overseas (not in Japan) when applying for GSEP or IGP.

*1 Definition of Pre-arrival Admission

Pre-arrival admission is a program through which international students can directly apply for admission from overseas. Selection is carried out and permission to be admitted is granted to candidates without requiring them to come to Japan even once before enrollment.
At Tokyo Tech, GSEP, IGP(A), and IGP(C) are certified by JASSO.

Application and Selection Schedule for Pre-arrival Reservation

GSEP

IGP(A)

IGP(C) Spring intake

IGP(C)
Fall intake

1

Select "JASSO scholarship" as intended scholarship upon GSEP or IGP online application.

Mid Aug. to Early Sep.

Mid Sep. to
Early Dec.

Mid Aug.to
Late Oct.

Mid Jan.to
Mid Apr.

2

The Student Support Division will contact applicants who are admitted to GSEP or IGP for reconfirmation.

During Jan. or Feb.

During July

During Jan. or Feb.

During July

3

The Student Support Division will announce selection results.

During Feb.

During August

During Feb.

During August

4

The Student Support Division will require submission of required documents.*2

Mid March to beginning of April

Mid Sep. to beginning of Oct.

Mid March to beginning of April

Mid Sep. to beginning of Oct.

5

Tokyo Tech submits application to JASSO.

Mid May

Mid Oct.

Mid May

Mid Oct.

6

Notification of acceptance will be sent to Tokyo Tech from JASSO.

Mid June

Mid Nov.

Mid June

Mid Nov.

*2 We will require applicants to submit documents such as photocopy of your Tokyo Tech student ID card, resident card and Japan Post Bank account book

B. EJU reservation (For new students who obtain reservation directly from JASSO)

This reservation is for examinees of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and the procedure for reservation is announced on the JASSO website.

Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students

If you have obtained EJU reservation, please submit a copy of the “Reservation Notice” and “Notice of Enrollment” issued by JASSO to the Student Support Division.

C. Post-enrollment application

Application may be possible even after you are admitted to Tokyo Tech. However, it will depend on the invitation by JASSO. (Recently we have not received many offers for students who have already enrolled.) If you wish to apply, please register for “Scholarship Opportunities Requiring a University Recommendation.” Registration is available after you obtain your student ID number at Tokyo Tech. Registration starts in September every year, and the registration details are valid until August of the following year.