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Graduate School of Science Scholarships at University of Tokyo, Japan

Here is a great scholarship opportunity for International students to study in Japan. Applications are invited for Graduate School of Science Scholarship for International Students at the University of Tokyo in Japan. Scholarships are available to pursue master degree programme.

The purpose of this scholarship is twofold: to financially support Self-financed Overseas Students whose academic performance is outstanding and to increase the number of students from abroad.

The University of Tokyo abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, often cited as the most prestigious university in Japan. Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the University of Tokyo 1st in Asia and 20th in the world in 2012.

Study Program

 Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.

Fields of study: Scholarships are awarded to the graduate school of science.

Scholarship Benefits: Scholarship of 150,000 yen per month will be awarded.

Number of Scholarships: A few (Enrolling in April or September).

Scholarship Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

All self-financed overseas students with outstanding performance who pass the entrance examination for the Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Science to enroll in April or September 2018. Priority goes to UTRIP (University of Tokyo Research Internship Program) participants. Applicants who are already in Japan are not eligible to apply. As a rule, anyone receiving or expecting to receive any other scholarship awards are excluded.


  • As a rule applicants of scholarships from private foundations (including provisional applicants) are not eligible.
  • Applicants for the JASSO’s Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students will not be excluded. However, if accepted for this scholarship, it is expected that the Honors Scholarship from JASSO will be declined.
  • Applicants for the University of Tokyo Foundation for Supporting International Students (including provisional applicants) will not be excluded. However, if accepted for this scholarship, it is expected that the scholarship from the University of Tokyo Foundation will be declined.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

 How to Apply for this scholarship
 Applicants should submit the application documents (Section 8) to the International Liaison Office at the Graduate School of Science by post at the time of their Graduate School application for admission into the Master’s Program.

Application Documents


  1. Graduate School of Science Scholarship for International Students 2018 Application Form1 original copy
  2. One letter of recommendation for the Graduate School of Science Scholarship application from a faculty member of your college or university  1 original copy.

Deadline: Deadline is:

October 1 – 31, 2017—For those entering in April

April 1 – May 1, 2018—For those entering in September *

The application must arrive no later than the last day of each application period without fail.

For more information on this scholarship, check out the : Official Website 

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