Higher education in Japan:

Japan with its over 700 universities offers a great range of  study-opportunities. Several of these universities are among the best in Asia and the world. Thanks to the ongoing internationalization, many of the top universities offer a full range of courses in English.

Study In Japan

The Study In Japan website is a great starting point to learn more on scholarships and study opportunities in Japan, provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).


Japan Student Services Organization

JASSO is an independent administrative institution established under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho). JASSO comprehensively administers scholarship loan programs, support programs for international students, and student support programs.


Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Research Students)

MEXT offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students or who wish to study Japanese under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. For full information and application please click here (Japan section).

Exchange Grants for Young Scientists

The program will fund research stays of PhD students for a duration of 3 to 6 months and is open to all scientific fields including social sciences and humanities.
The main purpose of the exchange program is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and to enable the mobility of young researchers such as PhD students.
Further information can be found here: https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/global/funding-opportunities/swiss-bilateral-programmes/japan.html

Funding Opportunities


Report on funding opportunities, listing all major providers of fellowships available for Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. and further studies at Japanese leading universities and research institutes.