Japanese Government (MEXT) Full Scholarship for Students from ASEAN countries:  October 2024 Admission

The Discovery Program for Global Learners (GDP) has been selected as one of the target programs for the Japanese Government Full Scholarship for Student Priority Placement by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

This scholarship covers the following:

  • one-time admission fee
  • tuition fees
  • monthly living allowance (117,000 yen per month) 
  • airfare to and from Japan (only at the beginning and the end of the 4-year undergraduate program)

** This 4-year full scholarship is dependent on excellent academic standing. Scholarship recipients’ academic standing is re-evaluated each year to confirm continued eligibility. **

GDP will select and nominate four outstanding candidates from ASEAN countries who are successfully accepted through international admissions for October 2024. The eligible applicants will be notified after the announcement of application results.

Read more on eligibility and the selection process here.


Discovery Scholarship

Four top successful applicants at the time of the admission will be eligible to receive full tuition scholarship for the first academic full-year. Starting from the 2nd year, students’ grades will be used to determine eligibility.
(※This system of Discovery Scholarship will be put into effect starting with those students who are admitted to Discovery Program in 2019.)


Other scholarships

JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) also offers scholarships for international students who are residing outside of Japan at the time of international admission to a Japanese university. The university applies for this scholarship on behalf of enrolling students. Successful applicants receive a monthly stipend of 48,000 JPY for the first six months after arrival. Most applications for eligible international students in 2019 and 2020 were successful.

There are other scholarships (other than the Discovery Program and Okayama University) that international students studying in Japan can apply for before/after acceptance to the Discovery Program. Some of the Discovery students are granted full-scholarship that offer full-tuition and stipends. We highly encourage Discovery applicants to look for scholarship opportunities on their own.

More information about scholarships, including tuition/admission fee exemption, that undergraduate students can apply for is available here.

Scholarship information will be also posted on bulletin boards at the following locations on campus as well as the Moodle on-line bulletin board (accessible only for current Discovery students). Please go check them frequently.


Locations of bulletin board

Notices in English: Global Study Lounge and General Education Building C, 1st Floor (near staircase)