Kyoto University is the oldest and highly ranked university in Japan.
It is also ranked internationally and nationally for its great reputation.
The university is the preference for many students.
Each year almost 80,000 students apply for the university out of which only 22,000 students get admission. The university provides many opportunities for the international students to get in. There are specific international seats in the university for international students. Whereas there are many scholarships offered for the international students as well.
Let us see some of the scholarships offered by the university for international students.
- Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered by the Education Ministry of Japan for the international students to study in Kyoto. Different criteria are set for the scholarship. The scholarship forms are available in different Japanese embassies. Even the embassy recommendation is mandatory in some cases. A set of legal documents, along with some tests, is needed for availing the scholarships. The scholarships exempt all the university expanses including admission and tuition. Hostel accommodation is also provided to the students. Whereas one-way ticket is also given. A fixed stipend of 117,000 yen is given to the undergraduate students annually. 144,000 to the master’s students and 145,000 yen to the PhD students annually.
- Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program:
This program is for the international students to study in Kyoto. Each year, 5000 scholarships are given to the Asian students. A series of the test along with the final interview is held. The selection criteria are very competitive and tough. The scholarship is given to the master’s students only. Almost 25,000 US dollars are given to the students for the university and accommodation expenses.
The application form is available on the official web page as well as the Japanese embassies. The form should be filled honestly. All the fields must be filled along with required documents and recent photographs. After the fulfilment, the form must be sent 2 days before the deadline to the concerned address.
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