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Financial Aid

By Meiji University (Financial Aid determined before admission)

■ Meiji University International Students Incentive Scholarship Program (for 2022 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.

For 2022 Admission program, the target countries/regions is as follows;
The countries that are the members of ASEAN, and are listed on “The DAC List of ODA Recipients”
 
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam

■ 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 50% or 100% of their tuition fees. This grant is offered to undergraduate students who entered via the International Student Exam (TypeⅡ) or English Track Exam from Abroad. 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

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
 200,000 JPY ・Students with outstanding academic results
・Undergraduate, Freshman
 10
(One person from each department)
 Spring 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 

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

 Meiji University offeres the Tuition Assistance (Reduction) Program for Privately Financed International Students who have difficulties in continuing studies for financial reasons. The application period is scheduled in mid-April. (The application period for newly admitted or returning students in fall semester is scheduled in October. However, the students admitted in fall semester are also required to apply in April from the following academic year.)
 The assistance rate is as follows.
Grade Decision criteria of Assistance rate Assistance rate
Newly admitted Undergraduate/Graduate Students - 40%
Newly admitted Professional Graduate School Students - 30%
M2 or above/D2 or above  Top 80% grades of each graduate school 30%
2nd year or above Professional Graduate School Students Top 80% grades of each graduate school 15%
2nd year or above Undergraduate Students Top 10% grades of each school 50%
Top 40% grades of each school 30%
Top 80% grades of each school 15%
*Due to the budget limit, you might not be able to get the Tuition Assistance (Reduction) Program, even if you are meeting the criteria.

*Please check here for more information and Application Guideline.

By the Japanese Government (MEXT) / JASSO

■ Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

(48,000 yen per month, up to 12 months )

   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.