1. Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship
1) Undergraduate students
The duration of this scholarship is 5 years including Japanese language training period. After graduation, some students may advance to graduate school obtaining a graduate student scholarship. Contact the local Japanese embassy for more information.
2) Graduate school students
- Master’s program
- Doctoral program
Those who have graduated from a university with a 4-year college degree or higher qualifications in countries other than Japan may apply for this scholarship. The duration of the scholarship is 1.5 years (extendable) including Japanese language training period.
Those who have been accepted in a doctoral program may apply for this scholarship. The duration of the scholarship is 1.5 years (extendable).
Application for the above scholarships is accepted through the embassy of Japan or through KIT. When applying through KIT, contact the professor with whom you expect to study.
3) Privately financed international students at KIT
Targeted under this category are privately-financed fulltime international students currently enrolled at KIT. Qualified are third-year undergraduates expected to advance to fourth-year, fourth-year students expected to advance to a master’s program, or master’s or doctoral students expected to remain in the program for one year or longer. All must keep the regular student status.
For application, submit the following documents: official application form (available at the International Center), a written pledge, a health certificate, a diploma, a student registration (enrollment) certificate, an academic transcript, photographs, and a copy of the Alien Registration Certificate. The application period is December through January, and the scholarship starts in the following April.
|Research/Graduate||Under 35||152,000 per month||1.5 years (Extension Possible)|
|Undergraduate||125,000 per month||5 years|
When applying for (3) above, you are advised to write to the professor you expect to study with or to the International Section of the Research Cooperation Division at the following
Kitami Institute of Technology
165 Koencho, Kitami 090-8507
2. Scholarships of overseas governments
The Japanese government encourages Japanese universities to accept international students funded by the governments of their home countries. Currently students from Malaysia and Saudi Arabia are admitted under this system.
3. Other Scholarships
Other scholarships that are regularly granted to the international students at KIT includes:
- Honors Scholarships for privately-financed international students by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
- Scholarships for short-term exchange students (JASSO)
- Scholarships by local governments
- Scholarships by private foundations
- Scholarships by Kitami Institute of Technology
JASSO provides scholarships for privately financed international students with excellent academic records who needs financial support. Application for this scholarship will be accepted through KIT.
|Research & Graduate||65,000 yen||1 year|
|Undergraduate||48,000 yen||1 year|
Students from the universities that have exchange programs with KIT can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship includes monthly stipend (80,000 yen per month). Application has to be made at the students’ university in their home countries.
Scholarship by Hokkaido government and Kitami City
|Government||Allowance||Duration||Number of grantees|
|Hokkaido||22,500 yen per month||1 year||2Graduate|
|Kitami||200,000 yen per year||1 year||15|
by private foundations
1) Scholarship by Rotary International
|Undergraduate (Junior & Senior only)||100,000 yen per month|
|Graduate||140,000 yen per month|
2) Scholarship by Nakajima Foundation
|Undergraduate (Junior & Senior)||100,000 yen per month|
|Graduate||120,000 yen per month|
There are numerous other scholarships offered by private foundations in Japan. For information, visit http://www.jasso.go.jp (Japan Student Services Organization).
This scholarship is for the international students who have already enrolled at Kitami Institute of Technology and do not receive financial support of more than 50,000 yen per month from other organizations. The amount varies depending on the financial situation of the students. Students who wish to apply for this scholarship have to fill in the application form and submit it along with a recommendation letter of their supervisor to the chair of their department.
|Research, Undergraduate & Graduate (Master's)||Up to 120,000 yen per year|
|Graduate (Doctoral)||Up to 30,000 yen per month|
Farewell and welcom party
Tour for international students