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For Students enrolled in and after the Academic Year 2017

Doshisha University offers a variety of scholarships to enable international students to concentrate on their studies free from financial concerns.

1. Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students

(The Admission fee, the Facilities fee, the Laboratory fee, and the Academic association fee are not included.)

<Graduate Students>
Amount of Scholarship/Number of Recipients:
Equivalent to full amount of tuition/ approximately from 20 to 30% of international students
  • Equivalent to 50% of tuition/ approximately from 30 to 40% of international students
  • Equivalent to 30% of tuition/ approximately 40% of international students
[Notes]
*The number of recipients varies according to the Graduate School.
*The reduction rate is determined by considering such factors as entrance examination results and research plans.
<Undergraduate Students>
Amount of Scholarship/Number of Recipients:
  • Equivalent to full amount of tuition/ approximately 10% of international studentsts
  • Equivalent to 50% of tuition/approximately 20% of international students
  • Equivalent to 20% of tuition/approximately 60% of international students
[Notes]
*A full tuition will be charged to approximately 10% of international students.
*The reduction rate is determined by entrance examination results.

[Common Conditions]
Eligible Applicants
(1)
Those who have passed the entrance examination for international students and hold a “College Student” visa.
(2)
Those who have passed the entrance examination for international students, and hold a certain visa such as “Permanent Resident”, “Long-Term Resident”, and "Dependent" visa.
(3)
Those who are enrolled in Doshisha University, regardless of type of entrance examination and who hold a “College Student” visa.(*applicants’eligibility will be preliminarily screened.)
(4)
Those who enroll in the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Global MBA Course or the International Science and Technology Course in and after the Academic Year 2017, and are qualified as recipients.(*applicants' eligibility will be preliminarily screened.)
Duration of Scholarship
Two years after admission (renewable for up to the standard number of years required for graduation in students who meet certain standards of academic performance). In being renewed, the reduction rate may be changed depending on academic performance.
Renewal (additional application is not necessary)
 TimeConditions
Graduate Students
(students of doctoral program/combined doctoral program, or students admitted into the Doshisha Law School with no basic understanding of law at the undergraduate level at their entrance)
At the end of the second year of study
*The scholarship might be withdrawn if beneficiaries are determined to be inappropriate as recipients by the president.
*Otherwise, recipients shall receive the same tuition reduction rates as they received upon admission.
Undergraduate Students*To be made based on academic performance by the end of the second year. *International students whose GPA is 1.50 or less or who have earned half the maximum number of credits allowed or less are not eligible to renew their scholarships.
The duration of the scholarship is up to the standard number of years required for graduation. (However, time taken off for military leave is excluded.)

[Notes]
1)
As a rule, recipients are not able to receive other scholarships for tuition at the same time.
2)
As a rule, the period of leave of absence is included in the duration of scholarship. However, this shall not apply to a military leave.
3)
Not applicable to the recipients of any scholarship not being allowed by Doshisha University
to receive redundantly such as "Doshisha University Graduate School Scholarships
for Young Doctoral Students/Researchers" or "Doshisha University Graduate School of
Brain Science Special Scholarships".
4)
In case the recipients do not meet the academic requirements for renewal because they have studied at Waseda University or a university overseas under our university-level student exchange program, the renewal conditions shall be specified separately.

2. Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries

Application for this scholarship must be made at the same time as the application for the Entrance examination for international students.
Eligible Applicants
Applicants must fulfill the following two conditions:

(1)
Those who will obtain “Student” Visa by the “Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act” after being admitted to Doshisha University.
(2)
Those who reside in one of the countries classified as “Least Developed Countries” or “Other Low Income Countries” in the list of ODA Recipients published by OECD/DAC and hold the nationality of one of those countries. The applicants who have multiple nationalities are eligible if all nationalities are specified in the list of ODA Recipients published by OECD/DAC.
Method of Selection
Recipients are determined in accordance with the standards specified by Doshisha University.
Duration of Scholarship
For two years after admission (The duration of scholarship may be renewed for up to 4 years).
In principle, the period of leave of absence is included in the duration of scholarship. However this shall not apply to military leave.

Amount of Scholarship:
(1) 85,000 yen per month.
(2)
The admission fee, tuition, fee for Educational Support, Lab/Practical fees, and other fee are included.
Number of Recipients
2 students per year (One from each semester’s entry)
Renewal
Recipients whose overall GPA is 2.0 or above and have earned at least 50 % of credits required for graduation at the end of the second year are eligible to renew their scholarship up to the standard number of years required for graduation. For recipients whose overall GPA is less than 2.0 or who have not earned 50 % of credits required for graduation, the Doshisha University Reduced Tuition scholarship for Self-Funded International Students is applied by the faculty.
Other
(1)
During the Period of Studying Abroad
The period of studying abroad as a Doshisha student is included in the duration of scholarship up to the standard number of years required for graduation.
(2)
Joint supply with Outside Scholarship
Recipients who are willing to apply for scholarship requiring university recommendation can submit “Doshisha University Privately Financed International Student Scholarships Applicant Registration Form”, however, will not be recommended to scholarships which include support to the admission fee, tuition, fee for Educational Support, Lab/Practical fees.
(3)
During the Period of Leave of Absence
The scholarship is not supplied to recipients who are on leave of absence. The Leave of Absence Fee must be paid by the recipients.
(4)
Suspension of Supply
The scholarship will be suspended if recipients who misbehave or neglect any duties as recipients. The period of suspension is included in the duration of scholarship.

For questions, please contact the Office of International Students.
Admissions (incl. Third-year Transfer Applicants)

3. For All Students Regardless of the Academic Year

Outside Scholarships
Self-funded students who are willing to apply for scholarship requiring university recommendation must submit “Doshisha University Privately Financed International Student Scholarships Applicant Registration form”, hereinafter called “Registration Form”, to the office of international students at the beginning of the new academic year. (The form is available on the Office of International Students both in Imadegawa and Kyotanabe campus.)
1. Application for scholarships requiring university recommendation: Notes for regular undergraduate and graduate students
Based on conditions determined by scholarship founders, Doshisha University selects some students as nominee for the scholarships and consults them if they are willing to apply for the scholarship. If the university and the students agree to apply, necessary documents are sent to a scholarship founder through the university.

As information on “Registration Form” is important to make a decision on the selection of students as nominee for scholarships, please specifically write the reason and learning plans for application.
2. Scholarship application for Special Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Virtually all scholarships requiring university recommendation are for Regular Students only, so there is no need for Special Students to submit the Registration Form. When the Office of International Students receives information on scholarships for which Special Students may apply, details will be announced via message boards and the university website.
3. Scholarships for individual application by students
Whenever a call for application for a scholarship is received by the Office of International
Students, information will be posted on message boards and the website. Specific inquiries and
applications should be directed to the organization operating the scholarship in question.

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