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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 between April and December 2018 are no longer being accepted. Applications for the program starting January and March 2019 will be accepted from August 2018.

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:

Enrollment abroad must commence between April and December 2018.

Applications accepted from:


Application deadline:

Early February2018

Confirm with the Educational Affairs Division of your school.

Application materials:

Application materials


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

 Note: Applications for study abroad beginning between April and December 2018 are no longer being accepted. Applications for the program starting January and March 2019 will be accepted from August 2018.

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 April and December 2018.

Applications accepted from:

Application deadlines:

Early February 2018

Confirm with the Educational Affairs Division of your school.

Application materials:

Application materials will be uploaded in December 2017.


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

 Note: Applications for study abroad beginning in the 2018-19 academic year are no longer being accepted.

Intended for:


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 want to start their own business or can create innovation

Quota: Social Science student: 1 ~ 2
Natural Science student: 2 ~ 3
Amount of support:

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

Enrollment must commence:

Enrollment abroad must commence between April 1, 1018 and March 31, 2019.

Applications accepted from:

[Deadline Extended] Applications must be submitted directly to the International Student Affairs Division by February 7, 2018.

Application materials:

・[Deadline Extended]  2018 Application Guidelines
Application Form
Interview schedule

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

Note: Applications for Class 10 are now being accepted.

Intended for:

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

Quota: 400 (nationwide for Class 10)

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 10: Enrollment abroad must commence between April 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019

Applications period:

Class 10: Applications must be received by the deadline decided by your school/graduate school.

 

 

Application materials:

Application Guidelines can be found on KOAN and MyHandai.
Application Guidelines (MyHandai)
Tobitate! Study Abroad Program 


 

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

Note: Applications for the 2018-19 program are now 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

Periods 1: Approximately 16 students (depending on the budget)

Period 2: Approximately 4 students

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 2018 and March 2019

Period 2: enrollment abroad must commence between October 2018 and March 2019

Applications accepted from:

Period 1: February 1, 2018

Period 2: June 1, 2018

Application deadline:

Period 1: Late February 2018

Period 2: Early July 2018

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 2018-19 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 2018-19 program are now being accepted.

Eligibility:

Students who will study abroad in universities and/or graduate schools 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:

Undergraduate: 30,000 yen, 50,000 yen, 80,000 yen, 100,000 yen, or 120,000 yen

Graduate School: 50,000 yen, 80,000 yen, 100,000 yen, 130,000 yen, or 150,000 yen

Increased financial loan for entering university

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 2018 and March 2019
Period 2: Enrollment abroad commences between July 2018 and March 2019
Period 3: Enrollment abroad commences between December 2018 and March 2019

Application period:
2017-2018
Period 1: Early December 2017
Period 2: End of February 2018
Period 3: End of August 2018
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, Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarship, Gyomu Super Japan Dream Foundation, Keidanren Ishizaka Memorial Foundation, Ishizaka Foundation, Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation, Takenaka Ikueikai, Sayoko Scholarship, JGC-S Scholarship Foundation, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, Hanwa Ikueikai, Fukushima , 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.

Related links


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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