In the years 2012 and 2013, around 48％ of Hokkaido University’s international students were receiving some form of scholarship regardless of whether they secured this funding prior to enrollment or after they started studying. Several competitive scholarships of differing amounts are available for students wishing to study at Hokkaido University. Please see the sections below for the scholarships you can apply for prior to leaving your home country. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), or “Monbukagakusho”, offers scholarships you can apply for before arriving in Japan. There are a couple ways to secure a MEXT scholarship. Please see the information below:
- Receive a recommendation from the Japanese Embassy or Consular Office in your country. To receive a recommendation, you need to pass a primary screening process conducted by the embassy in cooperation with 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. Graduate-level students (research students) are eligible to receive a university recommendation to apply for this scholarship. An application can be made through your prospective advisor. Undergraduate Students are not eligible to apply. Click here for more information