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.

Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship (for students who achieve a high score on the EJU)

Note: Please submit your Reservation Notification to the Student Affairs Division immediately after enrollment.

Reservation Program for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship (by pre-arrival admission)

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
Kobayashi 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
SGH 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.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Inquiries about scholarships for privately financed international students:
Student Affairs Division

Sugimoto Campus   
 Telephone: 06-6605-3608
Nakamozu Campus
 Telephone: 072-254-6243
 Common Email for both campuses:  gr-gks-intlstu[at] please replace [at] with @.