Merit-based scholarships are available. In principle, all scholarships are offered when successful applicants are notified of their admission to the university. The selection of scholarship recipients is based on the screening process. There is no separate application.
(1) The University of Tokyo Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to students of exceptional merit. It is a four-year scholarship that covers the admission fee, tuition, and living expenses (JPY126,000 a month).
Up to ten students may be offered this scholarship.
(2) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Updated on November 22nd, 2023)
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship is a four-year scholarship that covers the admission fee, tuition, round-trip economy-class airline ticket between home country and Japan, and living expenses (JPY120,000 a month). Up to five international successful applicants may be offered the scholarship.
・ Scholarships (1) and (2), in principle, do not allow the recipient to receive any other types of scholarship.
・ Scholarships (1) and (2) will be reviewed every year and the renewal will be contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.
・ Scholarships (1) and (2) require, in principle, four consecutive years of study (contingent upon satisfactory academic performance).
(3) The University of Tokyo-JAGAM Supplementary Scholarship for Malaysian Nationals
The University of Tokyo-JAGAM Supplementary Scholarship for Malaysian Nationals is a supplementary scholarship for Malaysian students. The Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM) offers a one-way economy class airline ticket from Malaysia to Narita/Haneda International Airport and a return economy-class ticket upon graduation (certain rules apply) to up to three students recommended by the University of Tokyo. Details are available on JAGAM’s website at: http://www.jagam.org.my/ (External Link)
(4) The University of Tokyo-JUGAS Supplementary Scholarship for Singaporean Nationals
The University of Tokyo-JUGAS Supplementary Scholarship for Singaporean Nationals is a supplementary scholarship for Singaporean students. The Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS) offers a one-way economy class airline ticket from Singapore to Narita/Haneda International Airport and a return economy class ticket upon graduation (certain rules apply) to up to three students recommended by the University of Tokyo. Details are available on JUGAS’s website at: http://web.jugas.org.sg/ (External Link)
(5) Other Scholarships
Students may also be eligible for other sources of financial support. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), for example, offers scholarships for international students studying in Japan. Details can be found at JASSO’s website (External Link).
Unlike the scholarships (1)-(4), applicants may need to apply for the scholarship by themselves. Please check the details carefully.
(5.1.) Scholarship for Vietnamese Students Studying in Japan by Fast Retailing Foundation
The Scholarship for Vietnamese Students Studying in Japan by Fast Retailing Foundation is a scholarship that covers the enrollment fee, tuition fees, return airfare, living and housing expenses, along with overseas travel insurance (with fixed limits for each item). This scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 Vietnamese students who meet the requirements designated by the Fast Retailing Foundation, and who successfully pass both the Foundation's screening process and the entrance examination of one of the designated programs in Japan (PEAK is one of those designated programs). Those who would like to apply for this scholarship must register for the First Retailing Foundation from July 3, 2023 to August 4, 2023, 23:59, Japan Standard Time/JST. Please note that all the screening and monetary procedures related to this scholarship will be conducted by Fast Retailing Foundation. Details are available at:
Scholarship information may change without prior notice. Please check our website for the latest information. In case there are any additional scholarship opportunities, we will upload the latest information on the website.