The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)'s Reservation Program for Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

 Japan Student Services Organization (hereafter "JASSO") offers Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students who attend a university or other institution of higher education in Japan. In conjunction with this scholarship, JASSO sponsors a reservation program that sets aside scholarships for privately financed international students who enroll in a graduate school in Japan directly from overseas (i.e. applicants do not have to visit Japan before enrollment).

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship (graduate level) is paid in the monthly amount determined for that traditional Japanese school year (April-March). The amount is subject to change each year. For reference, the monthly stipend for the 2015-2016 school year is JPY48,000.

Duration of Scholarship

After a scholarship has been reserved for an applicant, it is awarded for a certain period that is based on the time that the applicant enrolls in a Japanese graduate school. For students enrolling in a degree program at YNU in October 2015, duration of scholarship is six months, from October 2015 to March 2016.

Application Procedure

All applications must be processed through YNU. Direct applications from students will not be accepted.

Detailed Application Process

The schedule is subject to change each year. For reference, the 2013-2014 schedule for students starting their studies between August 1 and November 30 is shown below.
  Mid July Request for recommendation of students (JASSO→YNU )
  Mid August Deadline for the recommendation (YNU →JASSO)
  Early September Notice of screening results on students on the reservation list (JASSO→YNU→Students )
  Early October Enrollment of the students on the reservation list  
  Late October Notice of final screening results  

To receive Honors Scholarships students must meet all conditions set forth by JASSO including good academic performance, meeting the average remittance from a financial supporter or supporters, the maximum monthly amount of other scholarships, the maximum income earned by a spouse residing in Japan, etc. which will be announced on JASSO’s website.

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