Scholarships Merit-based
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

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Application deadline


Tohoku University can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student. Tohoku awards merit-based scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition fee waiver

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Tohoku University (hereinafter referred to as “TU”) offers scholarships to qualified international students who are accepted under a student exchange agreement between TU and its partner institutions outside Japan (hereinafter referred to as the “home institutions”).

Applicable programmes


This scholarship is funded by the Japan Student Services Association (hereinafter referred to as “JASSO”)..


Applicants must fulfill all qualifications listed below.

  • ) Applicants must be enrolled as regular graduate students in a home institution that has a university or department-level student exchange agreement with TU, and will continue as candidates for degrees at their home institution after studying at TU.*1
  • ) Applicants must be majoring in some field of natural science.
  • ) Applicants must be approved to enroll in one of the following departments at TU as Special Research Students or Short-term Visiting Trainees.*2

Graduate School of Science / Graduate School of Medicine / Graduate School of Dentistry /

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Graduate School of Engineering /

Graduate School of Agricultural Science / Graduate School of Information Sciences /

Graduate School of Life Sciences / Graduate School of Environmental Studies /

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

  • ) The applicants’ study period at TU must be more than or equal to 10 days and should not exceed 12 months.*3
  • ) Applicants must fulfill all qualifications listed in the “JASSO Scholarship Eligibility Conditions”.

Scholarship requirements






225 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Submit all application materials required to a prospective academic advisor at TU. Direct applications from applicants to the Student Exchange Division at TU will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted, even if the applicant has already come to Japan.

The application deadline depends on the TU department in which the applicants will enroll. Consult with a prospective academic advisor at TU for details.


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