Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Japan GRIPS Scholarships for International Students


GRIPS will provide scholarships to international students wishing to pursue postgraduate program for the academic year 2012-2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Full scholarships are available for exceptionally qualified candidates who have been accepted for study at GRIPS. These scholarships are provided by the Japanese Government (MEXT), international organizations and GRIPS. You may apply for one of them when you file for application for admission.

What the scholarship covers

1. A monthly stipend is intended to cover living expenses such as food, clothing, and other daily necessaries, as well as insurance, and other miscellaneous related to your study at GRIPS. This stipend is fixed and cannot be increased to cover family members. The amount of your stipend may change slightly due to the economic situation in Japan.

2. Application, admission and tuition fees

3. Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your home country and Japan.

* Please note that allowances and rules are different from each scholarship. Also, allowances are subject to change every year.

Scholarships and Degree Programs

Please see our scholarship sponsors in the chart below. The scholarship is provided on condition that the applicant is admitted to a certain degree program at GRIPS. Admissions requirements can be found by clicking each program title.

ScholarshipsMaster's ProgramsDoctoral ProgramsMonthly Stipend (yen)
Apply Directly to GRIPSGRIPSMax.170,000yen
(All students who apply for PA, PPP and SISP. )
Japanese Government (MEXT)
155,000yen (Master's)
156,000yen (Doctoral)
Embassy of Japan (MEXT)155,000yen (Master's)
156,000yen (Doctoral)
*Please contact us after the primary screening at Embassy of Japan in your country.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)154,000yen
World Bank (WB)170,000yen
World Customs Organization (WCO)155,000yen
Apply Through Scholarship Sponsors
International Monetary Fund (IMF)157,000yen
Building Research Institute (BRI) Public Works Research Institute (PWRI)Please obtain an application form at JICA Office or Embassy of Japan in your country.
PWRIPlease obtain an application form fromICHARM
Government of Indonesia175,000yen (Indonesian only)
Japan FoundationPlease obtain an application form at Japan Foundation Office or Embassy of Japan in your country.

Application Deadline

The applicants are requested to submit a complete set of documents by the application deadline which may vary depending on the program. A reference chart on application deadlines is shown below.

Master's degree programs

Applied programFinancial AidApplication deadline
Young Leaders ProgramJapanese Government (MEXT) Scholarshipscontact Embassy of Japan
One-year Master's Program of Public Policy (MP1)Japanese Government (MEXT) ScholarshipsDecember 2, 2011
Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)
Applicants supported with any other scholarship and self-financedMay 14, 2012
Two-year Master's Program of Public Policy (MP2)Asian Development bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)January 13, 2012
Applicants supported with any other scholarship and self-financedMay 14, 2012
Public Finance ProgramJoint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)February 23, 2012
Japan - World Customs Organization (Japan - WCO) Human Resource Development Programme Scholarships
Macroeconomic Policy Program (one year and two years)Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for AsiaDecember 10, 2011
Applicants supported with any other scholarship and self-financedMay 14, 2012
Disaster Management Policy ProgramBuilding Research Institute (Earthquake Disaster Mitigation)contact the JICA office or theEmbassy of Japan
Building Research Institute (Tsunami Disaster Mitigation)
Public Works Research Institute (Water-related Disaster Management)
Applicants supported with any other scholarships and self-financed (Water-related Disaster Management)To be announced
Economics, Planning and Public Policy ProgramIndonesian GovernmentFebruary 24, 2012
Ph.D. Program (5-Year Doctoral Program)
ProgramFieldFinancial AidApplication Deadline
Policy Analysis ProgramEconomicsJapanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
GRIPS Fellowship
December 2, 2011
Innovation Policy
Ph.D./ Doctoral Programs (3-Year Doctoral Programs) *for master's degree holders only
ProgramFieldFinancial AidApplication Deadline
Public Policy ProgramGeneralJapanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship


GRIPS Fellowship
December 2, 2011
Mathematical Analysis
Development Policy
Cultural Policy
Science and Technology Policy
Security and International Studies ProgramSecurity and International Studies
Disaster Management ProgramDisaster ManagementICHARM Research AssistantshipTo be announced

Admissions Office

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-6439-6046
Fax: +81-(0)3-6439-6050

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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