Hokkaido University President’s Fellowship in Japan

Country: Japan;

Deadline: 13.01.2017

Web-Site: oia.hokudai.ac.jp


Several competitive scholarships with varied amounts are available for students wishing to study at Hokkaido University. Below are a selection of scholarships that you can apply for prior to leaving your home country. Whether securing prior to enrollment or after starting studying here at Hokkaido University, in the years 2012-2013, around 48% of Hokkaido University’s International Students were receiving some form of scholarship.

The Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, or “Monbukagakusho”) offers scholarships you can apply for before arriving in Japan. Here are  methods to secure a ‘Monbukagakusho Scholarship’.


    • Receive a recommendation to MEXT from the Japanese Embassy or Consular Office in your country. To receive a recommendation, you need to pass a primary screening conducted by the local embassy with cooperation from your country’s government. For more details, inquire at your local Japanese Embassy or Consular Office.
    • Students coming to Hokkaido University can also apply through our University. Application is made through your prospective advisor. University recommendation is only available to Graduate Level Research students. Undergraduate Students are ineligible to apply.


Hokkaido University President’s Fellowship

Hokkaido University is seeking applicants for Hokkaido University President’s Fellowship, for prospective international students seeking master’s, professional, or doctoral degrees that plan to enroll in October 2017. Applicants must possess an excellent academic record as well as a strong interest in Hokkaido University and Japanese culture.


Hokkaido University Special Grant Program for Self-Supported International Students 

This Program is for prospective international students seeking Doctoral degrees. Applicants are eligible to apply to become Research Assistants and have their tuition fees waived. To obtain this special grant, applicants must have excellent academic records and be able to prove how their research can contribute internationally in their chosen field.