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1.Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students (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. Recipients of the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology or MEXT) Scholarship are not allowed to receive any other scholarships/grants during the term of their MEXT scholarship. Therefore, please note that the recipients of MEXT scholarship are not eligible to apply for the scholarships/grants listed below.

Eligible Applicants

  1. Those who have passed the entrance examination for international students and hold a "Student" resident status.
  2. Those who have passed the entrance examination for international students, and hold a certain status of residence such as "Permanent Resident", "Long-Term Resident" and "Dependent" .
  3. Those who are enrolled in Doshisha University, regardless of type of entrance examination and who hold a "Student" resident status (*applicants’ eligibility will be preliminarily screened).
  4. Those who enrolled in the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Global MBA Course or the International Science and Technology Course in or after the Academic Year 2014, 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.

Amount of Scholarship/Number of Recipients

【Graduate Students】
Equivalent to full amount of tuition --> approximately 20 to 30% of international students
Equivalent to 50% of tuition --> approximately 30 to 40% of international students
Equivalent to 30% of tuition --> approximately 40% of international students
*The number of recipients varies according to each Graduate School.
*The reduction rate is determined by considering such factors as entrance examination results and research plans.

【Undergraduate Students】
Equivalent to full amount of tuition --> approximately 10% of international students
Equivalent to 50% of tuition --> approximately 20% of international students
Equivalent to 20% of tuition --> approximately 60% of international students
*A full tuition will be charged to approximately 10% of international students.
*The reduction rate is determined by entrance examination results.

Renewal

additional application is not necessary
TimeConditions (For Students enrolled in and after the Academic Year 2017)
Graduate Students
(students of doctoral program/Integrated Master's and 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 continue to receive the same rate of tuition reduction as they received until the end of the second year.
Undergraduate StudentsAt the end of the second year of study*To be decided 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.
* For those who enrolled between the Academic Year 2011 and 2016, it will be determined by the deans of the graduate schools.

Notes

  • As a rule, recipients are not able to receive other scholarships for tuition at the same time.
  • 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.
  • Not applicable to the recipients of scholarships such as "Doshisha University Graduate School Scholarships for Young Doctoral Students/Researchers", "Doshisha University Graduate School of Brain Science Special Scholarships" who are not being allowed by the university to receive other scholarships at the same time.
  • 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.