Admissions

Scholarships

All notices of scholarship and tuition reduction applications offered by the International Center will be posted in the International Center, the Office of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and on privately financed international student course on manaba. Application documents can be downloaded from the privately financed international student course on manaba. Some scholarships are distributed at the offices. Please note that if you fail to submit within the university deadline, for any reason, the application will not be accepted.
In addition, please note that following students will lose their eligibility for scholarships or tuition reduction of the applicable year: those who are absent from the guidance for international students, those who have not submitted necessary documents, those who have submitted incomplete documents, those who are taking a leave of absence or suspended from university, or have extended the period of their study.

1. Chuo University Scholarships and Tuition Reduction for international students

Chuo University provides various scholarships and tuition reduction for international students. In 2022, following scholarships are scheduled, but the details are subject to change. For further details, please check the application notices or the website.

Scholarship Name Details
Benefit Scholarship for undergraduate incoming students Eligibility 1st year undergraduate students who enrolled with the entrance examination for international students
Requirements Those who do not receive other scholarships over 50,000 yen a month (cannot be paid together with Honors Scholarship)
Those with “Student” status of residence
If the financial supporter lives in Japan, the annual income of the supporter must be less than five million yen.
Payment amount Equivalent to 30% of tuition and laboratory fees
Payment period

one year

Application period Late September 2022
Benefit Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students Eligibility 2nd year or above undergraduate and graduate students
Requirements Those who do not receive other scholarships of same amount or more (cannot be paid together with Honors Scholarship)
Those with “Student” status of residence
If the financial supporter lives in Japan, the annual income of the supporter must be less than five million yen.
Undergraduate students: those who obtained credits of selection criteria / GPA 2.50 or above in the previous year
Graduate students: should take the written examination for scholarship selection.
Payment amount Equivalent to 50% of tuition and laboratory fees
Payment period one year
Application period Late September 2022
Tuition reduction Eligibility Undergraduate and graduate students
Requirements Those who do not receive other scholarships over 80,000 yen a month
Those with “Student” status of residence
If the financial supporter lives in Japan, the annual income of the supporter must be less than five million yen.
Undergraduate students: those who obtained credits of selection criteria / GPA 2.00 or above in the previous year
Graduate students: should take the written examination for scholarship selection
Reduction amount Equivalent to 30% of tuition and registration fees
Reduction period one year
Application period May 2022

2. External scholarships

There are two types of external scholarships: those that do not require university recommendation and those that require university recommendation.

Scholarships that do not require university recommendation

For external scholarships that do not require university recommendation, please check privately financed international student course on manaba and if you meet the requirements, you can apply directly. Those who meet the requirements of each scholarship institution or organization can apply.

Scholarships that require university recommendation

For external scholarships that require university recommendation, please check privately financed international student course on manaba and submit the necessary documents. The International Center will fairly conduct the university selection to recommend to the scholarship institutions or organizations based on the submitted documents. For the selection results, the scholarship numbers will be posted on privately financed international student course on manaba. The International Center will not inform individually. Each of you needs to check the results.
When you apply for the external institutions through the university selection, once the institution officially receives your application, you cannot cancel later.

3. University selection criteria

Selection criteria

Those who meet the selection criteria by the scholarship institutions or organizations are eligible, and the selection is made by checking whether scholarship applicants meet the purpose and eligibility of the scholarships offered by each institution or organization based on overall information, such as the academic ability, personal evaluation, and financial need of the applicants.

However, those who were absent from the international student guidance held by the International Center, those who have not submitted necessary documents, or those who have submitted incomplete documents are considered ineligible for the university selection. Graduate students are required to take the written examination for scholarship selection.

We cannot recommend one student at the same time for multiple scholarships that are not allowed to receive together. When you apply for the external institutions through the university selection, once the institution officially receives your application, you cannot cancel later.

Academic ability

Eligibility Requirements
1st year undergraduate students Those with high scores of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese)
If all eligible students for selection took the same examination, such as the Chuo University entrance examination for international students (Japanese / English) or the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (subjects other than Japanese), it may be added to the selection requirements.
In addition, for the scholarship applications available from the second semester, the grade of the first semester may be added to the selection requirements.
2nd year undergraduate students or above Those obtained credits of selection criteria, with high scores of GPA in the previous year
For 3rd and 4th year students, total GPA may be added to the selection requirements.
Graduate students Those with high scores of the written examination for scholarship selection by the International Center
Those with high scores of the grading scale in all previous years

Personality and financial criteria

International student information card (Information Card) and necessary documents will be referred. If you submit any false documents, you will be excluded from the selection.
If necessary, an interview will be held.

4. Recommendation criteria for Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Honors Scholarship for privately financed international students

  1. We will select the number of students for recommendations specified by MEXT for each faculty and graduate school.
  2. For those who meet the recommendation criteria by MEXT, we will decide the nominees and the priorities for recommendation according to the university scholarship selection criteria.
  3. After acceptance, if you fail to confirm the enrollment for two months, you are considered to have declined and we will recommend another student.
  4. We cannot recommend those who are recommended to other scholarship for Honors Scholarship at the same time. Please be careful when you apply.

5. Recommendation criteria for Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Japanese Government Scholarship for international students (domestic selection)

For those who meet the MEXT recommendation criteria, regardless of the university selection criteria, based on the application documents for the university selection and the interview, we will select the nominees and decide the prioritis for recommendation with screening comprehensively the academic ability, personality, and financial circumstances. When deciding the nominees, we will give consideration to the imbalance of a particular country or field of study.

6. Five points for scholarship application

  1. Attend the international student guidance, take the written examination if you are graduate student, and submit all necessary documents.
  2. Understand the scholarship application schedule and the university recommendation system.
  3. Check the bulletin boards of the International Center and the Office of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the “privately financed international student course” on manaba, and the website.
  4. Read the notification of scholarship application and prepare necessary documents for application without incompletion.
  5. Be careful to observe the submission deadline for application documents.

7. Q&A

Q1. I want to know the previous results of scholarship acceptance.

Please refer to 8. Due to the limitation of the number to be accepted, the applicant may not be selected, though financial matters and grades meet the selection criteria. Even if the applicant was accepted in the previous year, it does not mean to be accepted this year.

Q2. Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

Yes, but if you are recommended to one of the scholarships after the university selection, the application to the other scholarships will be rejected. In addition, during the nomination after the university selection, you cannot apply for other scholarships required the university selection.

Q3. Can I receive multiple scholarships at a time?

Some are available and some are not. The requirements are different for each scholarship. Please check all scholarships application guidelines when you apply.

Q4. I heard from a senior international student that if I apply for a certain scholarship, I can definitely receive it. Is it true?

No. All scholarships have the limitation of the number to be recommended and accepted. There are no such scholarships that all applicants can definitely receive. Please check privately financed international student course on manaba rather than getting information between international students.

Q5. After the submission deadline, I found the document was incomplete. Can I submit additional document?

No. If you miss the university submission deadline or if the documents are incomplete, for any reason, additional documents will not be accepted.

Q6. Can I submit my friend’s application documents together with mine?

No. It is not accepted. The student who wants to receive the scholarship must apply with presenting the student ID card and the international student registration card.

Q7. I was absent from the guidance. Can I apply for scholarships?

No, you can’t

Q8. The allowance from my home country is decreased and I'm in difficulty for my study abroad life. Will you recommend me?

We cannot recommend you just because your allowance from your home country was decreased. Scholarships are not an “Aid” to help your life, but an “Education” to encourage your study. We will select and recommend based on your achievements.

Q9. What is the university interview? Do I need to prepare something?

Scholarships that require an interview are mainly MEXT scholarships (Japanese government scholarships for international students). We will confirm the applicants meet the personality criteria as a scholarship recipient as well as the described information on the application documents. Please have an interview with fully understanding your financial circumstances and the contents of your study.

Q10. I’m not satisfied with the selection results. Please tell me the reason.

We select comprehensively based on the university selection criteria, therefore, we cannot specify the selection results, such as acceptance criteria.

Q11. I passed the university selection and will be recommended. Does it mean I can receive the scholarship?

No. If you are recommended resulting from the Chuo University selection, you will have an opportunity to apply for external organization’s scholarships. However, as a result of the selection of the organization, you may fail.

8. List of scholarships (in Japanese only) (announced from February 2021 to January 2022)

List of scholarships (announced from Feb 2021 to Jan 2022) here (267KB)

9. List of notices of scholarship application (in Japanese only)

10. General information for STUDY IN JAPAN

JASSO STUDY IN JAPAN -Basic Guide-