Funding: Graduate Student Grants at Kyushu University

money [150-2]Please see below for a scholarship opportunity for 3 months to 12 months study at either the graduate or undergraduate level at Kyushu University.

a partial summary of the information on the webpage:

1) Eligibility:

Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a non-Japanese university that is recognized as a leading university in that country and has been producing graduates playing an active part as leaders within every sector of society.

Term of Study: 3 to 12 months
※Both your period of enrollment at Kyushu University and the length of stay in Japan must be for more than 16 days of the month concerned in order to receive a monthly stipend.

2) Number of Students:

Less than 8 people within the budget for each of two terms.

●Classification of Grants

Grants are as follows in principle.

1) Travel expenses

Travel expenses up to 100,000 yen, will be covered (actual costs). However, this depends on the budget of Kyushu University. The details are as follows:

  1. a) Round-trip economy air ticket via the most direct route between Fukuoka and the location of the recipient’s university. Air tickets and transportation fees in the recipient’s home country will not apply unless receipts and other proof of purchase are made.
  2. b) Incidental Expenses Only expenses incurred through visas, travel taxes, and airport taxes will be borne by Kyushu University. In the event that receipts and proof of payment are not submitted, these expenses will not be covered.

2) Amount of Scholarships

80,000 yen per month for undergraduate students
100,000 yen per month for graduate students


This scholarship could be used for credit at the home institution while studying as a kenkyūsei at Kyushu University.

Our graduate program at Kyushu University, the International MA Program (IMAP) in Japanese Humanities, accepts students for an MA with all courses taught in English (and the option of taking courses taught in Japanese for credit). Qualified students may also apply to study as kenkyūsei (research students) for shorter periods.

Before requesting our support for this scholarship, students should familiarize themselves with the special features of our MA program by reviewing  the brochure and application information found here:


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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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