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Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are various types of scholarships for international students, AGU’s own scholarship system and extracurricular scholarships.
Academic Fees and Scholarships Division, Student Affairs and Welfare Department (Aoyama campus)/Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus) mainly handle scholarships at AGU, and the International Center searches for students for some of the scholarships. Application and qualification depend on the scholarships/year.

Every year, approximately 50% of undergraduate and 70% of graduate-international students receive some kind of scholarship, including AGU Industry-University Collaborative Global Scholarship.

Scholarships at AGU

The following is AGU’s own scholarship system.

AGU Industry-University Collaborative Global Scholarship for International Students

Eligibility for application Undergraduate/Graduate international students with the student visa
Scholarship Amount [Undergraduate/Graduate 1st year students and Doctorial Course students] 300,000yen for 1 year
[Undergraduate 2nd ~ 4th year students, Master’s Degree/Master’s Course students after 2nd year] 300,000yen/500,000yen for 1 year
Number of Applicants Unlimited
Number of Successful Applicants 268 students (AY 2021)
Application Period September ~ October
Payment Period 1 year
Target of the Scholarship For those who have excellent academic achievements and personal characteristics

Other scholarship programs

offered by external organizations

The followings are examples of scholarships which were given to Aoyama Gakuin University students in 2015. There are other scholarship opportunities offered by private foundations and companies.

The following scholarships are established by private educational institutions (scholarship foundations, etc.) with various purposes/aims.

Apply for Scholarships at the Academic Fees and Scholarships Division (Aoyama campus)/ Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus)

There are scholarships which you need to apply for at AGU or apply individually. Once organizations or the governments announce open application, they will be posted on the student portal menu under Student Life/Scholarship. Check the conditions for the scholarships carefully, on the premise that you attend events organized by the scholarship foundations, please apply by the application due date.
Refer to AGU’s website for past acceptance.

Extracurricular scholarships/recommendation (AGU will select students)

The following scholarships are established by private educational institutions (scholarship foundations, etc.) with various purposes/aims.

Apply for Scholarships at the Academic Fees and Scholarships Division (Aoyama campus)/ Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus)

There are scholarships which you need to apply for at AGU or apply individually. Once organizations or the governments announce open application, they will be posted on the student portal menu under Student Life/Scholarship. Check the conditions for the scholarships carefully, on the premise that you attend events organized by the scholarship foundations, please apply by the application due date.
Refer to AGU’s website for past acceptance.

*The achievement results depend on each year.

奨学金制度・経済援助(在学生向け)

Apply for Scholarships at the International Center (Aoyama campus)/ Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus)

Name of scholarship Stipend Recipients in 2021
Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship 100,000 yen/month
The Korean Scholarship Foundation 25,000 yen/month
Otsuka Toshimi Foundation Scholarship 1,000,000 yen/year
Bridge Asia Foundation 50,000 yen/month
JEES Scholarship 50,000 yen/month
Takazawa Sanjiro International Foundation Scholarship 80,000 yen/month
Moritani International Student Exchange Foundation Scholarship 100,000 yen/month
Hasegawa International Student Foundation Scholarship 80,000 yen/month
Kawashima Trading Memorial Scholarship Found 100,000 yen/month
INOAC International Education and Scholarship Foundation 40,000 yen/month
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation 100,000 yen/month
Yuasa International Student Scholarship 100,000 yen/month

Extracurricular scholarships/recommendation (AGU will select students)

The following scholarships are established by private educational institutions (scholarship foundations, etc.) with various purposes/aims.

Apply for Scholarships at the Academic Fees and Scholarships Division (Aoyama campus)/ Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus)

There are scholarships which you need to apply for at AGU or apply individually. Once organizations or the governments announce open application, they will be posted on the student portal menu under Student Life/Scholarship. Check the conditions for the scholarships carefully, on the premise that you attend events organized by the scholarship foundations, please apply by the application due date.
Refer to AGU’s website for past acceptance.

Apply for Scholarships at the International Center (Aoyama campus)/ Student Affairs and Welfare Division (Sagamihara campus)

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students

Eligibility for Application Undergraduate/Graduate students
Scholarship Amount Undergraduate: 48,000yen per month
Graduate: 48,000yen per month
Number of Successful Applicants 30 students (AY 2021)
Application Period April – May
Payment Period 1 year/6 months (if there are additional applications)
Purpose of the Scholarship This is a scholarship by JASSO, and the purpose is to support international students who are financing their tuition privately with excellent academic scores and character records and are facing financial difficulties.

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship-Research Students

Eligibility for Application ・Graduate students
・Those who have a nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.
・Under the age of 35
Scholarship Amount Graduate: 143,000 ~ 148,000yen per month for tuition, travel expenses
Number of Successful Applicants 2 students (AY 2021)
1 student (AY 2022)
Application Period August – September of the previous year for which you will be awarded
Payment Period During the minimum length of the regular course
Purpose of the Scholarship This is a scholarship by the Japanese government (Monbukagausho: MEXT). Selection is conducted by the local embassy and the MEXT.
Notes Not eligible to apply if you were granted other scholarships.

Notes for Internatinal Students

International students whose tuitions are paid for by national expenses/a foreign government/scholarship organizations cannot apply for the internal scholarships. Please confirm the conditions for application with each scholarships as it depends on which college/graduate school and year you belong to.
In principle, Aoyama Gakuin University will accept applications from privately financed international students after entering the university. However, it is difficult to receive scholarships immediately after enrollment, so it is required to secure the necessary expenses to study abroad by yourself.

Receiving tuition exemption due to taking a leave of absence for military service

With a purpose of supporting students to keep studying, AGU provides a system for international students with a student status of residence to receive tuition exemption during the period they need to take a leave of absence due to military service in their home country (1 time only during enrollment in AGU, maximum for 2 years).

If you wish to apply a leave of absence and tuition exemption due to military service, please consult with the International Center.