There are various types of scholarships available for international students who study in Japan.
However, it is highly recommended that you have enough in your budget to pay for your education fees (admission fee and tuition) and other living costs.
A few top successful applicants at the time of the admission will become eligible to receive full tuition scholarship for the first academic full-year. Starting with the 2nd year, students’ grades will be used to select these top students.
(※This system of Discovery Scholarship will be put into effect starting with those student who are admitted to Discovery Program in 2019.)
Application Guide for 2020
Even if you cannot receive Discovery Scholarship at the time of admission, you can still apply for tuition scholarship (a.k.a. tuition exemption) after you are accepted to the Discovery Program.
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 the enrolling students. Successful applicants receive a monthly stipend at 48,000 JPY for the first six months after arrival. All applications for eligible international students in 2018 were successful.
There are other scholarships (outside of the Discovery Program and Okayama University) for international students studying in Japan you can apply for before/after your 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 as well.
The 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: Discovery Lounge and General Education Building C, 1st Floor (near staircase)