Graduate School of Law/Faculty of Law, Kobe University



Various Private Scholarships

Various scholarships are available to privately financed students (excluding Foreign Government Scholarship Students). Selection for awards is based on academic record, character, and other factors. Information is posted on the notice board of the International Student Division and each faculty. Please visit Kobe University website to obtain information on scholarships.

These scholarships do not usually apply to exchange students, however other financial aids are on offer that do apply also to exchange students, of which students will be kept informed by the studentsʼ affairs services in due time

Please note that you can only apply for one scholarship at a time.

Japanese Government Scholarship ("Monbukagakusho" Scholarship)

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:
Notification: Notices posted in all faculties
Application time: October (Subject to change)
Qualifications: Self-financed students with excellent academic records.
(excluding students granted other scholarships, including by foreign governments.)
UnderGraduate Program: Students under 26 years old (Medical majors: under 28), who are proceeding to their last academic year.
* The government may not call for applications depending on the year.
Graduate Program: 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:
UnderGraduate Program   ¥120,000* (AY 2012)
Graduate Program Research students ¥146,000* (AY 2012)
Non-degree students
Master’s course ¥147,000* (AY 2012)
Doctoral course ¥148,000* (AY 2012)

* Subject to change. AY: academic year

Extension of Japanese Government Scholarship

If a current recipient of 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.

Notification: Notices posted in all faculties
Application time: October (note: April for those who wish to go on to a more advanced degree that October.)
Qualifications: 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 doctoral student).
* Selection is highly competitive, so not all applications will be successful.

Link to Kobe University's page.