Financial Aid

Financial Aid

By Meiji University (Financial Aid determined before admission)

■ Meiji University International Students Incentive Scholarship Program (for 2018 Admission)
Meiji University International Student Incentive Scholarship Program is a scholarship to provide opportunity to study at Meiji University for young, competent students with financial difficulty from target countries/regions. Students honored with this scholarship are expected to take part in strengthening the relationship between Japan and their home country.
■ Meiji University Special Grant for Privately Financed International Students
This program is designed to support promising students from overseas who can contribute to the advancement and globalization of Meiji University's education and research, and to nurture people who will be able to succeed in the international arena. Recipient students will be subsidized for either 100% or 50% of their tuition fees. This grant is offered at selected entrance exams and successful students will be nominated by Undergraduate or Graduate School. No application is required.

By Meiji University (Financial Aid determined after admission)

■ Meiji University Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students (Type 1)

This scholarship is for privately financed international students enrolled in a regular course to obtain a degree of Meiji University. It is to support international students with high academic motivation, and considered to be in need of financial support for education.  The application period is around April of each year, and the selection is done in fall semester.

Monthly stipend Eligibility Number of Nominees Selection
 50,000 JPY/ month
Up to 6 months
Students with excellent personality,
outstanding academic results and have
difficulties in continuing studies for
financial reasons.

・Undergraduates: 2nd year or above
・Graduates: Any year

 160 total
(tentative) 
Fall semester
(Application: Spring semester )
For more information and Application Guidline is here. 
■ Meiji University Parents’ Association Union Scholarship for International Students
This scholarship is for International Students with outstanding academic results from Meiji University Parents' Association Union. International education center will name the students. (NOT open application system.)

Stipend  Eligibility  Number of Nominees   Selection
 200,000JPY ・Students with outstanding academic results
・Undergraduate, Freshman
 10
(One person from each department)
 Spring semester
 
■ Honors Scholarship for International Students from TOKYO SURUGADAI LIONS CLUB
This scholarship is for excellent international students from TOKYO SURUGADAI LIONS CLUB to support their study. International education center will name the students. (NOT open application system.)

 Stipend   Eligibility Number of Nominees   Selection 
 100,000 JPY ・Students with outstanding academic results
・Undergraduate, Graduation school
  5  Fall semester

■ Meiji University Emergency Scholarship for International Students
 Available to enrolled students if the person primarily responsible for their financial support experiences a drastic change in financial circumstances and has trouble providing sufficient financial support to said student due loss of a job, a major reduction in pay, bankruptcy of their employer or other such circumstances (excluding retirement at standard retirement age) brought about by conditions at their employer or illness/injury or if the person primarily responsible for their financial support passes away or missing. (Students can appliy within one year after occurrence.)


Stipend Eligibility Number of Nominess  Selection 
 200,000 JPY ・students if the person primarily responsible for their financial support experiences a drastic change in financial circumstances and has trouble providing sufficient financial support

・Graduate students
 -  Any time 

■ Tuition Assistance (Reduction) Program for Privately Financed International Students

Meiji University offered the Tuition Assistance (Reduction) Program for Privately Financed International Students who have difficulties in continuing studies for financial reasons. Application period is every April. (Fall admission students and re-enrollment students are every October )

    The assistance rate referred in the chart  is "maximum rate". The actual rate may be lower. 

Grade

GPA

Maximum assistance rate

Newly admitted Undergraduate/ Graduate students

, Transfer students

N/A

30

M2 or above /

 D2 or above (Graduate)

3.0 or above

(1.7 or above only for students

 of the GS of Professional Accountancy)

30

Second-year student or above  

(Undergraduate)

3.0 or above

40

2.5 or above, less than 3.0

35

2.0 or above, less than 2.5

25

Less than 2.0

None

*The assistance rate may be less than above because of a limited budget of the assistance.

Fore more information and Application Guidline is here.

By the Japanese Government (MEXT) / JASSO

■ MEXT Scholarship program (Embassy Recommendation)
■ Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

(48,000 yen per month for undergraduates / graduates students in the 2015 academic year)

   The deadline is in April of each year. The scholarship also has reservation program.
   For more information, visit the JASSO website. http://www.jasso.go.jp/

Scholarship offered by the foundations

There are approximately 50 types of scholarships offered by the foundations every year. The application method, duration stipend amount are different depending of each scholarship.

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