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Academic Merit Scholarship / Academic Merit Certificate

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Academic Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from each college every semester to encourage students who achieved particularly exceptional academic performance during a given semester.


To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria.

  • 1. Students will be grouped according to college and semester. The student(s) with the highest GPA for the semester will be awarded this scholarship.
  • 2. Students who have registered for 18 credits or more for the semester being evaluated (dose not include T, R, or E grades).
  • 3. Students who have received letter grades (A+, A, B, C, P) for at least threequarters of their registered credits for the semester being evaluated.
Award Up to 100,000 yen
Application Period

No application required.

* Recipients will be selected from the students who have an academic record for the semester being evaluated.

Refer to the Academic Office homepage for information on how to calculate semester GPA.

If more than one student has the top GPA in a group
All eligible students will be selected, and the award amount of 100,000 yen will be divided equally, rounding down to the nearest whole number. However, if the tie is between students with a perfect 4.0 GPA, each student will be awarded 50,000 yen.

Eligible Semesters

  • Screening will be conducted at the end of each semester from a student's second semester through their sixth semester. Semesters 1, 7, and 8 are not considered for this award.*
  • *The first semester is considered an introductory study period and as a result is not in taken into consideration.
  • *At eight credits each, the standard number of credits for the seventh and eighth semesters are too low and as a result are not considered.

Academic Merit Certificate

This certificate is awarded to the students who ranked second and third in both colleges during a given semester to encourage students who achieved exceptional academic performance.


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