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Tuition Reimbursement Program / Student Support
University of Tsukuba Student Scholarship - Tsukuba Scholarship

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Based on the past track record in global cooperation, the University of Tsukuba has been aiming to foster human resources who can cooperate with people around the world in the field of education and research. It has been trying to promote internationalization by accepting foreign students and sending students abroad, as part of the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization ("Global 30") by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
On the other hand, an increasing number of students are facing difficulties to go on to university, affected by the worldwide economic depression.
On this account, "Tsukuba Scholarship", the scholarship system of the University of Tsukuba, has been established in 2009 to support foreign students and students of our university financially. Since 2012, financial aid for the students in the English Course (the 3rd-year students) and the International Undergraduate Education Program for Medical Scientists have also been started with the support of the University of Tsukuba Fund, "TSUKUBA FUTURESHIP".

1. Scholarship for International Students

Scholarship for International Students

1) Purpose: It is expected the number of privately financed foreign students will increase as a consequence of the "Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization" (G30 Program). We aim to support them financially after they enter the university.

2) Eligibility: Foreign students of excellent caliber enrolled in the University of Tsukuba, with excellent academic performance and not receiving any other scholarship (excluding students on a leave of absence)

3) Scholarship Amount: Undergraduate Students 60,000 yen/month; Graduate Students 80,000 yen/month

4) Duration of Scholarship: Until the end of the academic year of acceptance (for a maximum of 12 months)

5) Application Procedure: Submit the prescribed application form of the university-recommended scholarships directed for privately financed foreign students, in late-June to early-July. (Non-direct application)

6) Inquiries:
International Student Center, 2F of the University Hall
(Ryugakusei Shien)
Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
TEL: +81.29.853.6086

Support for International Students Enrolled in Undergraduate English Course Programs (Admission year only)

1) Purpose: To provide financial support to the foreign students who are enrolled in the Undergraduate English Course Program under the "Global 30" Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization.

2) Application Qualification: Newly enrolled foreign students in the Undergraduate English Course Programs, with excellent caliber and entrance results, and not receiving any other scholarship at the time of selection (excluding currently enrolled international students).

3) Scholarship Amount: Based on the entrance results, performance etc., either one of the following amount will be awarded.

Class 1: Total sum 900,000 yen (100,000 yen as monthly scholarship and 100,000 yen as travel expense)
Class 2: Total sum 580,000 yen (60,000 yen as monthly scholarship and 100,000 yen as travel expense)

* Apart from the above scholarship, admission fee and tuition for the applicable academic year will not be charged for all successful candidates.

4) Duration of Scholarship: From the month of admission to the end of that academic year (for a maximum of 8 months)

5) Application Procedure: An application form for the scholarship is supposed to reach the applicants for the English Course, from the University of Tsukuba. Students seeking to receive the scholarship are required to submit the prescribed application form during the application period, in accordance with the application guide for the Undergraduate-Education Program (English Program).

6) Inquiries:
International Student Center, 2F of the University Hall
(Ryugakusei Shien)
Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
TEL: +81.29.853.6086

Support for International Students in Undergraduate English Course Programs (Next year of admission year, and the 3rd year)

1) Purpose: To support the foreign students who are in the Undergraduate English Course Program under the "Global 30" Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization.

2) Application Qualification: Foreign students enrolled in the Undergraduate English Course Program (at the next and the 3rd year of their entrance year) with excellent academic performance, economically distressed, receiving no scholarship at the time of selection, and having recommendation of one's School Provost.

3) Scholarship Amount: 60,000 yen / month
In addition, Tuition Fee will be exempted for the students who are in the next year of their entrance year, and for those who are accepted to receive the Tsukuba Scholarship for the English Course Program. Also, the students in the 3rd year from their entrance year, who have excellent academic performance, economically distressed, receiving no scholarship at the time of selection, and having recommendation of one's School Provost can be exempted for their tuition fee.
(submission of the application form will be needed)

4) Duration of Scholarship: Until the end of the academic year you are accepted (for a maximum of 12 months)

5) Application Procedure: To submit the prescribed application form during the application period in accordance with Scholarships for Self-Supporting International Students Application Guide.

6) Inquiries:
International Student Center, 2F of the University Hall
(Ryugakusei Shien)
Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
TEL: +81.29.853.6086

2. Support for Overseas Studies of Japanese Students

Support for Japanese Exchange Students (Enrolled at Overseas Universities)

1) Purpose: In this rapidly globalizing society, it is getting more important to foster students who can contribute globally with international sense of values. We promote international exchanges by providing financial support for the university students who aim to study in the partner universities abroad.

2) Application Qualification: Students who will study abroad for at least a period of three months and at most up to one year, at an overseas university having an exchange agreement with our university. They must not be receiving support from any other scholarship (status during the period is limited to "study abroad").

3) Scholarship Amount: 80,000 yen/month

4) Duration of Scholarship: Period of study at the overseas university (maximum of 12 months)

5) Application Procedure: Applications are accepted twice a year (1: December-January, 2: March-April). Submit the prescribed application form during the application period.

6) Inquiries:
International Student Center, 2F of the University Hall
(Kaigai Ryugaku)
Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
TEL: +81.29.853.6067

Support for Short-Term Overseas Programs for Japanese Students

1) Purpose: Short-term overseas programs, such as for language training, are extremely important for future full-scale overseas study from a motivational point of view. We support students of our university so that they can actively participate in various short-term training programs held abroad during summer vacations and/or school breaks. This scholarship will be provided with the support of the University of Tsukuba Fund, "TSUKUBA FUTURESHIP".

2) Application Qualification: Undergraduate and graduate students who are approved to attend a short-term training program held in overseas universities in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba. Support is limited to programs that are specified for support under this scholarship.

3) Scholarship Amount: 100,000 yen (maximum) as support for participation fee. This is limited to one time per individual.

4) Application Procedure: Students approved to attend short-term training programs that are specified under this scholarship, must apply in the prescribed application form. (non-direct application)

5) Inquiries:
International Student Center, 2F of the University Hall
(Kaigai Ryugaku)
Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
TEL: +81.29.853.6067

3. Support for students in the International Undergraduate Education Program for Medical Scientists

1) Purpose: To provide financial aid for the students who are taking the "International Undergraduate Education Program for Medical Scientists" of the School of Medicine, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, and will go on to the graduate school right after graduating from the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences to be a fundamental researcher.

2) Application Qualification: Students in the "International Undergraduate Education Program for Medical Scientists"

3) Scholarship Amount: 50,000 yen / month (for a maximum of 12 months)

4) Application Procedure: Submit the prescribed application form during the application period

5) Inquiries:
Academic Service Office for the Medical Sciences Area
2F of the 4A Building
(Gakusei Shien)
Department of Student Affairs
TEL: +81.29.853.2916

4. Financial Support in Case of Emergency

1) Purpose: To support students who are in need of financial support due to loss of employment of their school fee guarantor, etc., resulting in deterioration of their study environment. We aim to improve the study environment of such students by actively providing them with financial support. It will be provided with the support of the University of Tsukuba Fund "TSUKUBA FUTURESHIP"

2) Application Qualification: Regular students of undergraduate and graduate school facing financial difficulties due to their guarantor's death or loss of job caused by unforeseen circumstances (annual income must satisfy conditions for half tuition exemption).

3) Scholarship Amount: 200,000 yen regardless of reason (limited to one time per individual.)

4) Application Procedure: Applications are accepted at all times of the year. Apply in the prescribed application form within six months from the incident.
For more information, please refer to this file pdf

5) Inquiries:
3F of the Student Plaza
(Keizai Shien Team)
Division of Student Welfare
Department of Student Affairs

TEL: +81.29.853.5959

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