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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)


Student Exchange Aid -- aid for sending OU students abroad

 Note: Applications for programs starting between January and March 2019 are no longer being accepted. (For interuniversity exchange)

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:

Enrollment abroad must commence between January and March 2019.

Applications accepted from:

Application deadlines:

Mid August 2018

Confirm with the Educational Affairs Division of your school.

Application materials:

Application materials will be uploaded in December 2017.


Sumitomo Chemical Global Leader Development Scholarship (Globalization Project by the Osaka University Foundation for the Future)

 Note: Applications for study abroad beginning in the 2019-20 academic year are now being accepted.

In order to prevent any loss of opportunity to study abroad for those individuals whose parents/guardians (primary provider of school expenses) were affected by any disaster designated by the Disaster Relief Act, including the 2018 Osaka earthquake, heavy rains in July 2018, and the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake, there will also be "Special Funding for Disaster Relief Support" to support students in traveling abroad and preparations for studying overseas.

(Applicants may also submit applications for just the scholarship.)

Intended for:

1) Scholarship

Students enrolled full-time in Osaka University who intend to study abroad (excluding students on leave, government-sponsored international students, and JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellows) and who meet the following requirements

1. Those who want to work in Japanese companies (manufacturing is desirable)

2. Those who fall under (I) or (II) below:

(I) Entrepreneur Human Resources

(II) Innovative Human Resources

2) Special Disaster Relief Support Funds

Those individuals who fall under (I), (II), or (III) below and whose family budget has seen a sudden change due to the death or loss of work of a primary provider of school expenses, and/or total or partial loss of housing due to flooding or other disaster and have difficulty studying abroad may be eligible to receive Special Funding for Disaster Relief Support in addition to the scholarship detailed in (1).

(I) Households in regions subject to the Disaster Relief Act due to damages by the 2018 Osaka earthquake, heavy rains in July 2018, and the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

(II) Households suffering similar damage in the vicinity of areas subject to the Disaster Relief Act

(III) Households whose primary provider works in areas subject to the Disaster Relief Act or their neighboring areas and their place(s) of work suffered similar damage

Quota: 4 ~ 5 individuals
Amount of support:

The following amount of money will be provided. (For details of study abroad destination, see the 2018 Application Guidelines.)

(1) Scholarships

Area A:

Period of study abroad is less than 6 months -- 700,000 yen
Period of study abroad is 6 months or longer -- 1 million yen

Area B:

Period of study abroad is less than 6 months -- 500,000 yen

Period of study abroad is 6 months or longer -- 700,000 yen

(2) Special Funding for Disaster Relief Support -- 300,000 yen

Enrollment must commence:

Enrollment abroad must commence between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Applications accepted from:

As application deadlines vary between schools, we ask that you please confirm the application deadline with the Student Affairs (Study Abroad) Staff in your school/graduate school.

Application materials:

2019 Application Guidelines
Application Form
Interview schedule

Interviews will be held on February 19, 2019.


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

Note: Applications for Period 3 of the 2018-19 program are no longer being accepted.

Intended for:

Students enrolled full-time in graduate school and who will study overseas for approximately 3-10 months (see guidelines for details)

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

Quota

Period 3: Several students (depending on budget situation)

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 3: enrollment abroad must commence between December 2018 and March 2019

Applications accepted from:

Period 3: September 1, 2018

Application deadline:

Period 3: Mid October, 2018

Application materials:

  • Application materials (for Period 3, 2018-19)
  • Application form Excel mini icon
  • Interview schedule (for Period 3) Excel mini icon

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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