Scholarship System for Study Abroad
Scholarships are provided by the Japanese government, foreign governments, and private organizations.
There are scholarships to apply to the university and scholarships to apply to each organization by the students themselves. Please check the application guidelines carefully before applying.
*The scholarships listed here are usually only offered to Japanese nationals or students permanently residing in Japan. Please check the application guidelines for each scholarship in advance. (For example, scholarships from JASSO and the TOBITATE Young Ambassador Program require applicants to be Japanese nationals or permanent residents.
*This page covers major scholarships for studying abroad only. For inquiries regarding other scholarships, including scholarships for studying at APU, please contact the Student Office.
1. Scholarship from Independent Administrative Institution Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Student Exchange Support Program (under exchange agreements)
Only programs adopted by JASSO are eligible for support. Successful applicants of this scolarship can receive monthly benefit-type (no repayment) scholarships according to the program length.
AY2022 4th Recruitment
|On-Campus Application Period||From Wednesday, May 18 to 16:30 Wednesday, June 1, 2022|
・Overseas Student Exchange Program [2022 Fall Departure]
|Application quirements||Please refer to the on-campus recruiting guidelines, the application form①, the application form②, the application form③, and the application form④.|
*For details, please refer to the on-campus application guidelines.
*You need to sign in to your APU Microsoft Office account to submit.
*If you apply more than once, only the most recent data will be used.
*Programs eligible for this application will not be offered the opportunity to apply for this scholarship in the future. Please remember to apply if you plan to apply for this scholarship. (For programs that run more than once a year, applications for this scholarship will be offered for each departure.)
[Past Application Information]
<AY2022 3rd Recruitment> *Application is closed
On-Campus Application Period： Wednesday, March 9 to 16:30 Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2022 Double Degree Program (St. Edward’s University, NEOMA Business School)
<AY2022 2nd Recruitment> *Application is closed
On-Campus Application Period：Friday, February 4, 2022 to 16:30 Friday, February 18, 2022
Applicable Program：Spring 2022 Oversea Exchange Program (programs commencing on or after April 1, 2022)
Scholarships from Foreign Governments, etc.
Information on scholarships provided by foreign governments in cooperation with JASSO is posted on this webpage. Look over the webpage, and if the application needs to go through the university, be sure to bring your application documents to the Academic Office and consult with one of the Officers in Charge of Scholarships at least 10 days before the application deadline.
The university is not responsible for things like providing recruitment notifications or facilitating bulk applications, so be sure to confirm the information regarding recruitment and to carry out any necessary procedures on your own.
2. Scholarships from Public & Private Organizations
Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program: TOBITATE Young Ambassador Program
<AY2021 14th Term Recruitment> *Application is closed
|On-campus Application Period||From Monday December 21, 2020 to 16:30 Wednesday, February 3, 2021|
|Study Abroad Period||From 28 days up to 1 year|
|Application Requirements||Please refer to the TOBITATE Young Ambassador Program recruiting guidelines, the on-campus recruiting guidelines, and the application form.|
- NOTE:For the “Regional Development Course”, the recruitment period and the nature of support depends on the region.
- NOTE:For details, see the TOBITATE! Study Abroad Initiative website
Gyomu Super Japan Dream Foundation: Study Abroad Scholarship Recruiting
Applications must go through the university. Please check the application guidelines on the Gyomu Super Japan Dream Foundation website and submit your application to the box in the Academic Office or send them by mail by the on campus application deadline.
On-Campus Application Deadline:
- ・14:00 Monday, July 25, 2022 * For programs commencing between December 2022 and April 2023.
(Applications for the programs commencing between April 2022 and November 2022 are no longer being accepted.)
To scholarship coordinator, Academic Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, 874-8577
Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation: 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship Recruitment
Applications must go through the university. Please bring your application documents to the Academic Office scholarship coordinator by the on-campus application deadline. For further details, please refer to the recruitment guidelines and application form.
On-campus Application Deadline: 16:30 Monday, December 20, 2021
Watanabe Trust Fund at the University of Iceland : Study Abroad Scholarship Recruitment
The university is not responsible for facilitating bulk applications, please look over the associated webpage and recruitment information in order to carry out any necessary procedures on your own by the application deadline.
- ・Application Form
- ・Application Deadline: 23:59 (Iceland time), Saturday, January 15, 2022
Keidanren Scholarship Recruiting
The university is not responsible for facilitating bulk applications, please look over the recruitment guidelines in order to carry out any necessary procedures on your own by the application deadline.
- ・Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
- ・Application Form: http://idc.disc.co.jp/keidanren/scholarship/
THE KAZANKAI FOUNDATION：Study Abroad Scholarship Recruitment
The university is not responsible for facilitating bulk applications, please look over the associated website and the recruitment information (available in Japanese only) in order to carry out any necessary procedures on your own by the application deadline.
- ・Recruitment information and application form
- ・Application deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
For Inquiries Contact
MAEDA(Mr.) or OTSUKA (Ms.), Officers in Charge of Scholarships