Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students
Before enrollment: Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) reservation program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship
Please go to the following websites and complete the procedures yourself.
Note: Please submit your Reservation Notification to the Student Affairs Division immediately after enrollment.
Note: Only students using the Pre-Arrival Admission System can apply through this system. The Pre-Arrival Admission System is a program through which international students can apply directly for admission from overseas, with candidates being selected and their admission approved without them ever having to come to Japan before enrollment. At Osaka Metropolitan University, this is only applicable to the graduate school reservation system. Prospective applicants should contact the Student Affairs Division via their supervisor.
After enrolment: Scholarships offered by private foundations
Some of these scholarships are given by university recommendation, and others by direct application.
University recommendations are submitted by the university in accordance with the guidelines of the organization concerned. Among prospective applicants, Osaka Metropolitan University recommends candidates who meet the application conditions for application in order of priority based on the university’s selection criteria.
Direct applications can be made by individuals directly without going through the university.
Notifications from scholarship foundations to the university are published on the OMU UNIPA portal, which is updated as required, and individual students are asked to check this for themselves. (The OMU UNIPA portal can be viewed after enrollment.)
List of Private Scholarship Foundations Accepting University Recommendations
|Ichikawa International Scholarship Foundation|
|Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation|
|Okahata Seifu Scholarship Foundation|
|Okumura Scholarship Foundation|
|Kato Asao International Scholarship Foundation|
|Shoshi Kawashima Memorial Scholarship Foundation|
|Kyoritsu International Foundation|
|Sakai Oizumi Rotary Club|
|Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation (apply via the university)|
|Daiyukyo Foundation of International Exchange, Assistance & Research|
|Takizaki Memorial Asian Student Scholarship|
|Korean Scholarship Foundation|
|Ninety-Nine Asian Student Scholarship Foundation|
|Nishimura International Scholarship Foundation|
|JGC-S Scholarship Foundation|
|Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association|
|Fujii International Scholarship Foundation|
|Fuji Seal Foundation|
|Heiwa Nakajima Foundation|
|Yasuda Scholarship Foundation|
|Yamamoto Takeo Memorial Scholarship|
|Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation|
|Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES)||Iuchi Myanmar Student Scholarship|
|Docomo International Student Scholarship|
|Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship|
|Fukuwaraku Company International Scholarship|
|JEES Softbank AI Scholarship|
|JEES Toyota Tsusho International Student Scholarship|
|JEES Scholarship (Study Support)|
|JEES Scholarship (Priority Countries)|
|JEES Scholarship for the Promotion of Japanese Language Learning (JLPT)|
|JEES Scholarship for the Promotion of Japanese Language Learning (JLTCT)|
After enrollment: Osaka Metropolitan University Research Project Scholarship
Research scholarships are provided as part of our university’s unique system, in order to encourage students to pursue a doctoral degree and to advance and revitalize the university’s research activities.
1. Eligibility for application Those who meet the following requirements are eligible for application. (Except for students who are taking a leave of absence.)
(1) Doctoral students affiliated with Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka Prefecture University or
Osaka City University
(2) Students within the standard years of study (excluding periods of leave of absence).
Those who fall under the Long-term Study Program and are still within the term limit of study allowed
by the Program.
(3) The Graduate School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Rehabilitation Science have eligibility
requirements and additional documentation as determined by the Graduate School.
*The following persons are ineligible to apply
(1) Students who have exceeded the standard term of study(excluding periods of leave of absence)
(2) Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship students
(3) Students who are exempted from paying tuition fees by inter-university agreements
2. Start of application period
(1) Spring entrance and current students: Early May
(2) Fall entrance students and students who took a leave of absence in the first semester: Middle of October
3. Application procedure
Announcements regarding application requirements and results will be posted at OMU UNIPA.
Please check the bulletin board regularly.
*Please note that application information will not be sent via e-mail.
Tuition reduction / exemptionuition
The Osaka Metropolitan University offers the following tuition reduction/exemption to privately funded international students who are known to be studious but have difficulty in paying their tuition due to financial constraints.
- Eligibility (general; please see post-admission notice for details)
・Resident status is “Student”
・Has not exceeded the length of their study program
・Research students and non-degree students are excluded
- Tuition reduction / exemption amount
・Full, two-thirds, or one-third of tuition.
・The tuition reduction/exemption amount will be determined by reviewing the student’s socioeconomic status and grades.
・Upon review, tuition reduction/exemption may not be offered.
- Application procedure, etc.
・Information will be posted on the student portal site (OMU UNIPA) around April each year (or October for second-semester admittees). Please check after admission.
Please check below for more information on tuition reduction / exemption for privately funded international students for the academic year 2023.