Scholarship Program Structure

The scholarship program of the Asahi Glass Foundation began as a project of the Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation (AGSF) established in 1957. Since then, the AGSF provided scholarships to superior Japanese students who are in need of economic assistance. In addition, the international students in Japan became eligible in 1990 and, in 2012, its target was expanded to the high school students who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Asahi Glass Foundation received the program on March 1, 2018 due to the merger with the AGSF.

Program Structure

Application Method

Entries are accepted only through recommendation from the designated graduate schools in May every year. Direct application from the student is not accepted. For details on application acceptance, please contact the scholarship department of each graduate school.

Application Guidelines

Scholarship Program for Japanese Students

Eligible PersonsStudents in the master's and doctoral course in designated graduate schools in Japan (excluding professional degree, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, six-year pharmacy)
Employment of Scholarship StudentsMaster's Students : 15 persons per year
Doctoral Students : 15 persons per year
Scholarship PaymentMaster's Students : 75,000 yen per month (From April 2020)
Doctoral Students : 100,000 yen per month
Period of ScholarshipThe regular period of graduate school enrollment. The maximum period for those in master's course is 2 years and 3 years for those in master's course
SelectionSelection by documents
Designated Graduate Schools for RecommendationHokkaido University, Tohoku University, Chiba University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hitotsubashi University, Keio University, Seikei University, Tokyo University of Science, Rikkyo University, Waseda University, Yokohama National University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Osaka University, Kobe University, Kyushu University, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Application Guidelines2021年採用 日本人奨学生募集要項

Scholarship Program for International Students in Japan

Eligible PersonsInternational students from Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Indonesia, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea who are enrolled in the master's and doctoral courses in designated graduate schools in Japan (excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, six-year pharmacy).
Employment of Scholarship Students14 students (approximately 3 students from each country) per year
Scholarship Payment100,000 yen per month
Period of ScholarshipThe regular period of graduate school enrollment. The maximum period for those in master's course is 2 years and 3 years for those in master's course.
SelectionSelection by documents and interview
Designated Graduate Schools for RecommendationHokkaido University, Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hitotsubashi University, Keio University, Sophia University, Chuo University, Tokai University, Nihon University, Hosei University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Waseda University, Yokohama National University, International University of Japan, Kanazawa University, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka University, Kobe University, Hiroshima University, Kyushu University, Kagoshima University
Application Guideline (Japanese version only)2021年採用 外国人留学生奨学生募集要項

Scholarship Program for High School Student affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

New recruitment is over

Eligible PersonsHigh school students in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures who were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Employment of Scholarship StudentsWe are not currently recruiting
Scholarship Payment200,000 yen per year during high school enrollment, 300,000 yen per year during university enrollment
Period of ScholarshipThe regular period of high school enrollment. In case of going to universities, scholarship continues during the term of enrollment.

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