A wide range of scholarship opportunities are available from the Japanese government, local governments, private foundations and local international associations. For more in-depth information on particular scholarships, criteria and application procedures, please visit the following sites.

Study in Japan Portal Site

Click on “For Prospective Students” --> ”Knowing Life in Japan” --> “Scholarships
Or jump to

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Scholarships for Study in Japan

Information on scholarships for applicants residing abroad is available in pdf format at

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

IDEC is one of the host institutions for the regular Master’s program of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP).

Student Support from Hiroshima University

Click on “International at HU” at

Hiroshima University Students Supports Momiji

Click on “International Students Support” --> “Scholarship Information”
Click on “Campus Life Information” --> “Financial Information”

Please note that, with various types of financial assistance on offer, including scholarships and tuition fee exemptions, competition is strong and opportunities are limited. Moreover, only a few types of scholarship cover all daily expenses, tuition fees and admission fees. It is possible to engage in part-time work, but you must gain approval for part-time work from both the university and the Immigration Bureau, and observe the permitted number of hours. Part-time work opportunities tend to be limited for those with insufficient Japanese language proficiency. Therefore, it is important not to rely solely on scholarships or part-time job opportunities. We urge you to plan your financial arrangements well in advance of enrollment. For further information, please refer to the “Admission Information for International Students”.