Money Matters

Center for International Education and Cooperation        April 2, 2013

Financial Assistance

KGU provides various financial assistance programs to help students from foreign countries study in Japan. Major among them are as follows:

KGU Tuition Reduction for Privately-Funded International Students

Under this program, KGU offers a 30 percent reduction of the tuition for privately-funded international students studying at a regular (degree-seeking) undergraduate/graduate course and hold a student visa (ryugaku visa).

* The reduction does not apply to those who have attended KGU beyond the minimum years required to complete a course of study.
* The amount of tuition reduction for the 2014 academic year and beyond has not been decided.

Scholarships for International Students

The following three types of KGU scholarships are available for students from foreign countries.

(1) KGU Scholarship for International Students (for undergraduates)

Eligible applicants: Those who hold a student visa (ryugaku visa) and are recognized as a non-Japanese student by the applicable school
Amount awarded: An amount equivalent to 20 percent of the tuition fee
Scholarship recipients: In principle, all 1st-year international students will receive this scholarship. From the second year onward, up to half of all international students will receive this scholarship.

(2) KGU Graduate School Scholarship for International Students (for postgraduates)

■ Scholarship based on pre-enrollment selection
Eligible applicants: Those who hold a student visa (ryugaku visa) and are recognized as a non-Japanese student by the applicable graduate school
Amount awarded: An amount equivalent to 50 percent of the tuition fee
Scholarship recipients: Up to 40 percent of successful applicants will receive this scholarship.

* The screening for this scholarship is based on the entrance examination results etc. Those selected to obtain this scholarship can receive notification of the scholarship award before they enroll at KGU. With the awarding of the scholarship already determined in advance of enrollment, prospective scholarship awardees can enroll at KGU without any financial concerns.

■ Scholarship based on post-enrollment selection
Eligible applicants: Those who hold a student visa (ryugaku visa) and are recognized as a non-Japanese student by the applicable graduate school
Amount awarded: An amount equivalent to 35 percent of the tuition fee
Scholarship recipients: This scholarship will be awarded to up to 60 percent of all international students, excluding those who receive the scholarship whose recipients are selected before enrollment.

(3) School of Policy Studies Scholarship for International Students

Eligible applicants: Those who study at the School of Policy Studies (SPS), hold a student visa (ryugaku visa) and are recognized as a non-Japanese student by the School.
Amount awarded: A yearly amount of 100,000 yen
Scholarship recipients: In principle, this scholarship will be awarded to all applicable international students of the School of Policy Studies.

Actual Amount of Payments Made by Enrollees