Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are available to privately financed students (excluding foreign government scholarship students). The decision to award a scholarship to an applicant is based on their academic record, character, and other factors.

Information regarding scholarships is available on the Kobe University Global Education Management System (GEMs). The information will not be posted at the Student Section of the Academic Affairs Department or on the Kobe University website.
You will be asked to upload the application form on GEMs, not apply via email. If you apply for a scholarship, you can check the internal selection results on GEMs. It will also be sent to your student ID email address.

If you are a current International student, please check GEMs.

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Prospective international students should refer to the information about scholarships below and apply by e-mail.

For details regarding how to search and apply for scholarships on GEMs, please click here.

However, if you are a prospective international student of Kobe University and wish to apply for a scholarship, please refer to the information on this website and submit your application form by e-mail.


No.ScholarshipsApplication GuidelinesApplication Period

You can check scholarships that require Japanese language ability from here.

Closed List

009_Horita Scholarship [Application Guideline]
020_ Ichikawa International Scholarship [Application Guideline]

Japanese Government ("Monbukagakusho" ) Scholarship (For those already in Japan)

*The Japanese government has announced that they will not accept applications at the moment.

Applications for Japanese Government Scholarships can be made through Japanese embassies and consulates abroad or on the basis of a recommendation by a Japanese university.

Privately-financed students in Japan can also apply in the following way:


Notices posted in all faculties

Application time

Around October to November


Self-financed students with excellent academic records. (excluding students granted other scholarships, including by foreign governments.)

Undergraduate students

Students under 26 years old (Medical majors: under 28), who are proceeding to their last academic year.

Graduate students

Students under 35 years old, currently on a master's or doctor's course, or those proceeding to these courses in April of the following academic year.

Scholarship Amount (AY 2015)

Undergraduate students ¥120,000*
Graduate studentsResearch students
Non-degree students
Master’s course
Doctoral course

* Subject to change. AY: academic year

Japanese Government Scholarship extensions

If a current recipient of a Japanese Government Scholarship is willing to go on to higher education, his/her status may be extended under specific conditions and through proper extension procedures.


Notices posted in all faculties

Application time

December (note: April for those who wish to go on to a more advanced degree that October.)


Japanese Government Scholarship students with excellent academic records who hope to study in a higher level program.

Please note that application conditions vary depending on which program applicants want to go on (research student  ??>  master’s/doctoral student, master’s  ??>  doctoral student, undergraduate  ??>  master’s student, medical undergraduate)