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Financial Aid for Studying Abroad

Major financial aid programs for Osaka University students to study abroad are outlined below.

Information about financial aid provided by the government and other organizations will be posted on the bulletin boards of schools and graduate schools. Students wishing to study abroad are encouraged to frequently check such information.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

1. Student Exchange Aid -- aid for sending OU students to universities with agreement with OU

Note: Applications for study abroad beginning in the 2017-18 academic year are no longer being accepted. 

Intended for:

Students enrolled full-time in a university or graduate school (excluding international students) who plan to join an exchange study program for 3 - 12 months.

Quota:

as per quota specified by the Japan Student Services Organization.

Amount of support:

60,000 yen, 70,000 yen, 80,000 yen, or 100,000 yen per month (varies depending on school)

Enrollment must commence:

Period 1: Enrollment abroad must commence between January and March 2018.

Period 2: Enrollment abroad must commence between April 2018 and March 2019

Applications accepted from:

For study abroad beginning in the 2018-19 academic year: December 2017 (planned)

Application deadline:

Period 1: Late July of the year preceding one's hoped for enrollment abroad

Period 2: Late January of the year of one's hoped for enrollment abroad.

Application materials:

 

Application materials will be uploaded in December 2017.


2. Student Exchange Aid -- aid for sending OU students abroad

 Note: Applications for study abroad beginning in the 2017-18 academic year are no longer being accepted.

Intended for:

Students enrolled in school or 1st semester of doctor's course of a graduate school, and who will study overseas for approximately 3 ~ 12 months

Quota:

a "moderate" number of students

Amount of support:

monthly amount of 50,000 yen per student

Enrollment must commence:

Period 1: enrollment abroad must commence between January and March  2018.
Period 2: enrollment abroad must commence between April 2018 and March 2019.

Applications accepted from:

For study abroad beginning in the 2018-19 academic year: December 2017 (planned)

Application deadlines:

Period 1: Late July of the year preceding one's hoped for enrollment abroad
Period 2: Late January of the year of one's hoped for enrollment abroad

Application materials:

Application materials will be uploaded in December 2017.


3. Osaka University aid for overseas travel -- Accident Insurance Premium program

The Accident Premium Program for Overseas Travel provided by Osaka University is being discontinued.

4.  Public and private Study Abroad Support System --  Tobitate [Fly away]! Study Abroad Program

Note: Applications for Class 9 will be accepted from early December.

Intended for:

Grad and undergrad students enrolled full-time who intend to study abroad for 28 days but no more than 2 years

Quota: 500 (nationwide for Class 9)

Amount of support:

• ¥120,000 ~ ¥160,000 (for those whose financial requirements are met -- varies by country/region one intends to study in)

•¥60,000 (for those whose financial requirements are not met -- flat amount)
• Allowance for prior and follow-up workshops, for travel expenses, and part of a round-trip fare (Asia: ¥150,000, Other areas: ¥250,000)
• Tuition fees -- study abroad within a year -- up to ¥300,000/year, study abroad over a year -- up to ¥600,000/year

Enrollment must commence:

Class 9: Enrollment abroad must commence between August 11, 2018 and March 31, 2019 (The starting date is different from the one described in the official application guideline.)

Applications period:

Class 9: Applications must be received by the deadline decided by your school/graduate school.

 

 

Application materials:

Application Guidelines
Forms for verifying applicant's financial situation (for undergraduate students)
Forms for verifying applicant's financial situation (for graduate students)
Applicant's Financial Situation (for undergraduate students)
Applicant's Financial Situation (for graduate students)
Forms regarding income (only when applicable)

Application Guidelines (University National Course)
Application Guidelines (University Open Course)
About the Regional Human Resources Course
Application Checklist
Example of completed forms
Tobitate! Study Abroad Program 


 

5. Financial Aid for Study Abroad provided by Osaka University Future Funds Globalization Support Project 
 

Note: Applications for the 2017-18 program are being accepted.

Intended for:

Students enrolled in doctor's course of graduate school and who will study overseas for approximately 2-10 months (see guidelines for details)

For screening, priority will be given to those who will stay overseas for 3 months or longer.

Quota

Periods 1 &2: Approximately 10 students per period for each (depending on the budget)

Period 3: Moderate numbers

Amount of support:

Round trip travel expenses:

100,000 yen (within Asia)/200,000 yen (regions outside of Asia)

Scholarships:

Monthly amounts of 100,000/80,000/70,000/60,000 depending on the study abroad destination

Enrollment must commence:

Period 1: enrollment abroad must commence between April 2017 and October 2017

Period 2: enrollment abroad must commence between October 2017 and March 2018

Period 3: enrollment abroad must commence between January 2018 and March 2018

Applications accepted from:

Period 1: February 2017

Period 2: June 2017

Period 3: September 2017

Application deadline:

Period 1: Late February 2017

Period 2: Early July 2017

Period 3: Early October 2017

Application materials:

 


6. Aid for Student Exchange Programs -- aid for sending OU students abroad on a long-term program

Note: Applications for the 2018-19 program are no longer being accepted.

Intended for:

Students who meet all the following requirements.

1. Students who meet requirements specified by JASSO

2. Students enrolled in school and graduate school at Osaka University or those who have a degree at Osaka University at the time of application

3. Students who have two full-time advising teachers from Osaka University for evaluation of their education or research during the period of study abroad

Quota: TBD (100 students for 2017-2018)

Amount of support:

Monthly amount: 89,000 yen ~ 148,000 yen (varies by area).

Tuition fees: up to 10,000 US dollars (depending on circumstances, additional support may be given up to 2.5 million yen, which may vary depending on 2018~19 budget).

Financial support commences:

Students who initiate education or research for obtaining a degree from the overseas university between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 -- from the month of enrollment

Students who have already been involved in education or research abroad in order to obtain a degree and will continue to do such -- from the month of new school year between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018

Application deadline:

Late October 2017 (Confirm with the Educational Affairs Division of your school.)

How to apply:

 


7. Aid for Student Overseas Training Programs JASSO Type 2 Financial Aid for students who study abroad (loans with interest)

Note: Applications for the 2017-18 program are being accepted.

Eligibility:

Students enrolling in the undergraduate school or graduate school and who will study overseas for 3 months or more. For details, please go to the JASSO website.

Amount of support:

Undergraduate students: choose from monthly amount of 30,000 yen, 50,000 yen, 80,000 yen, 100,000 yen, or 120,000 yen.

Graduate students: choose from monthly amount of 50,000 yen, 80,000 yen, 100,000 yen, 130,000 yen, or 150,000 yen.

Increased financial loan for study abroad:

Choose from amount of 100,000 yen, 200,000 yen, 300,000 yen, 400,000 yen, or 500,000 yen as a lump-sum payment

Enrollment commences:

Period 1: Enrollment abroad commences between April 2017 and July 2017.

Period 2: Enrollment abroad commences between August 2017 and November 2017.

Period 3: Enrollment abroad commences between December 2017 and March 2018.

Application period:

Period 1: Early January 2017

Period 2: Early May 2017

Period 3: Early September 2017 (Confirm with JASSO)

How to apply:

Please contact the Educational Affairs Section of your school. Japan Student Service Organization website

 

8. Aid for Student Overseas Training Programs JASSO Type 2, Financial Aid for students who study abroad (loan with interest)

Note: Applications for the 2017-18 program are being accepted.

Eligibility:

Students who will study abroad to earn degrees after graduating or completing regular courses at Osaka University. For details, please go to the JASSO website.

Amount of support:

choose from monthly amount of 50,000 yen, 80,000 yen, 100,000 yen, 130,000 yen, or 150,000 yen.

Increased financial loan for study abroad

choose from amount of 100,000 yen, 200,000 yen, 300,000 yen, 400,000 yen, or 500,000 yen as a lump-sum payment

Enrollment commences:

2017-2018
Period 1: Enrollment abroad commences between April 2017 and March 2018
Period 2: Enrollment abroad commences between April 2017 and May 2017
Period 3: Enrollment abroad commences between June 2017 and March 2018
Period 4: Enrollment abroad commences between August 2017 and March 2018
Period 5: Enrollment abroad commences between December 2017 and March 2018

Application period:
2017-2018
Period 1: Early October 2016
Period 2: Early January 2017
Period 3: Early February 2017
Period 4: Early May 2017
Period 5: Early September 2017
Please contact the Educational Affairs Section of your school.

How to apply:

Please contact the Educational Affairs Section of your school.

Japan Student Service Organization website


Financial aid from other organizations

Ishibashi Foundation, Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy Executive Committee, Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarship, Gyomu Super Japan Dream Foundation, Keidanren Ishizaka Memorial Foundation, Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation, Takenaka Ikueikai, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, Hanwa Ikueikai, Fukui Asia Jinzai Kikin, Hotta Ikuei Zaidan, Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, KDDI Foundation, TOMODACHI Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship Program
Financial aid providers are subject to change.
For more information about financial aid from the above organizations, see the KOAN bulletin board.

Financial aid that you can directly apply

Iizuka Takeshi Scholarship Foundation, ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarships for Foreign Students, Inpex Scholarship Foundation, Okura Kyojokai, Osaka University Engineering Society, Obayashi Foundation, governments outside Japan (U.S.A., Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, India, Indonesia, UK, Egypt, Australia, Austria, Oman, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, Greece, Kuwait, Columbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Brunei Darussalam, Belgium, Poland, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongol, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia), Kansai Research Foundation for Technology Promotion, Keidanren Ishizaka Memorial Foundation, Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship, Interchange Association  Japan, Rotary International, Sogo Kenkyu Shoreikai, Daishin Scholarship, Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship, TEPCO Memorial Foundation,The Funai Foundation, British Council, Heiwa Nakajima Foundation, Hirasawa Kazushige Scholarship, Honjo International Scholarship Foundation, The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation, Matsumoto-Doi Ailin Foundation, Marubun Research Promotion Foundation, Murata Overseas Scholarship Foundation, Yamaha Music Foundation, Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, The 21-seiki Bunka Gakujutsu Zaidan, CWAJ, Kiyo Sakaguchi Shogakukin, KDDI Foundation, NEC C&C Foundation, and more
Financial aid providers are subject to change.
For more information about financial aid from the above organizations, see the KOAN bulletin board.

For information about financial aid from governments outside Japan, go to the JASSO webpage noted below.

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For more information, contact:

International Student Affairs Division
Department of International Affairs
Email: outbound [at] ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address)

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