Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Brief description:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2020.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Japan

Fields of study:

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of major from two major fields: (1) Social Sciences and Humanities and (2) Natural Sciences.

Please refer to the official website for detailed list of eligible fields of study.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

Scholarship Benefits/Durations:

The scholarship includes tuition and other fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan. Please refer to the official website for full scholarship benefits.

 The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2020 to March 2025, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.


(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country

(2) Age: Applicants, in principle, must have been born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2003.

(3) Academic Background: Applicants must meet one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ① or ③ condition.

  1. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 are eligible. However, applicants wishing to enroll from the autumn term through direct placement must be expected to complete 12 years of schooling by August 2020.)
  2. Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 are eligible.)
  3. Other than the above 1 and 2 conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application.

(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.

(5) Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.

(7) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2020. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he/she must be able to arrive in Japan during the period specified by the accepting university within two weeks before and after the starting date of the university’s relevant academic term for that year.

(7) Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”

Please refer to the official website for complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit the required documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the required deadline. Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.  The deadline of the applications differ varies per country.

It is important to read to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2019/04/17/scholarships_2019_e.pdf

University of Kent LLM Scholarships 2019/2020 for Kenyan and Nigerian Students – UK

The Law School has established a major fund to support overseas students from Kenya, Thailand, or Nigeria who undertake a full-time, taught LLM at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent.

Application Deadlines:

31st July 2019 for September 2019 entry
18th November 2019 for January 2020 entry

Eligible Countries: Kenya and Nigeria
To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: This award provides a tuition fee discount of £2,500 to entrants who meet the eligibility conditions stated below. The University will assess eligibility for the award after an application for entry to the Kent LLM has been submitted. No further application for the award is required.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applicants must:

Hold a valid passport demonstrating nationality of Kenya, Thailand, or Nigeria OR have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree at a university in Kenya, Thailand or Nigeria (regardless of nationality)
Be classified by the University of Kent as an international student for tuition fee purposes
Be fully self-funding your studies
Have firmly accepted an offer of a place on the taught Kent LLM at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent for entry in September 2019 or in January 2020, and have met the academic conditions of entry/be  accepted for entry

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: £2,500 tuition waiver

How to Apply: The University will assess eligibility for the award after an application for entry to the Kent LLM has been submitted. No further application for the award is required.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Kent Law School

Important Notes:

This award can be held in conjunction with other awards and scholarships offered by the University of Kent, except where they are provided by Kent Law School (in which case the award which provides the greater monetary value overall will be given only). Please contact us for further information
Graduates of the University of Kent are eligible for the award if the meet the above stated conditions
Although the Kent LLM is a one year, full-time programme of study, where students are required to continue their studies into a second year, the award will only be provided for the first year of study
Successful recipients will be notified by email after their offer to study on the Kent LLM is firmly accepted.
Notification will take place in August, and September.

This content was originally published on After School Africa from https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/19503/kent-law-school-masters-scholarships/

Tuition And Accommodation Scholarships At The University Of The Arts London – UK 2019

Applications are invited for the Tuition And Accommodation Scholarship Program which is awarded to applicants who wants to pursue a degree program at University of the Arts London(UAL) UK.

The scholarship provides a £25,000 award to cover tuition fee charges and make a contribution towards living costs. Scholarship recipients will also be offered International Students House (ISH) accommodation for the duration of their study.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon,, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, SierraLeone, Solomon Islands, Somalia,South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan ,Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank  and Gaza, Yemen, Rep, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

To be taken at (country): University of the Arts London, UK

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must;

  •  Be an International student from the listed countriesfor tuition fee purposes; and
  • Have Applied to study a full-time taught Master’s course at UAL (Your course must offer either an M ARCH, MA, MFA, MRes or MSc qualification) starting in the academic year of 2019/20;
  • have an household income must be £35,000 or less (or the equivalent exchange value in a qualifying countries currency) at the point of scholarship application.

Application Process: Once you’ve submitted a fully completed application for a qualifying course we’ll send you an email with details about how (if you meet the eligibility criteria) you can apply for a UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship.

In your application you’ll be asked to evidence with documentation that you qualify for the overseas category for tuition fee purposes. For example you may be asked for a copy of your immigration documents, ID card or formal evidence of your address.

Please note that you need to submit your fully completed course application by 4pm BST on Friday 24 May 2019 in order to have time to send you a UAL International Postgraduate Scholarships online application form.

Your completed UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship application form and supporting evidence must be submitted by 4pm BST on Friday 31 May 2019.

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

Global Excellence Scholarships At University Of Exeter – UK 2019

Applications are invited for the Global Excellence Scholarships which will be provided to Interested applicants who are looking at acquiring a degree program at University of Exeter.

This scholarship program available for outstanding international fee-paying students going to enroll for first-year entry commencing study in September 2019.

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate

Value Of Scholarships: The University of Exeter will provide several awards more than £1.5 million (each worth £5000) that payable as a reduction in the 2019 first-year international tuition fee.


  • Applicants must be International students
  • Applicants must be fluent in English Language
  • Applicants must have excellent grades

Application Process: A separate application is not required. You will automatically consider for the award if you apply for an undergraduate course. You must submit your complete application to take admission by the closing date in one of the following College of Life & Environmental SciencesMedical School, and Business School.

Visit The Official Website For More Information

Federal government releases N9 billion to pay scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students

The federal government says it has released N9.5 billion for the payment of backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students at home and abroad up to December 2018.

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja.

NAN reports that the minister was represented by Asta Ndajiwo, director, Federal Scholarship Board.

He said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has already expended over N800 million in 2018 for the payment of scholarship stipends to students at home and abroad.

According to him, with the current release, the administration will be spending a total of N10 billion for payment of scholarship to students in the 2018 budget “and we are determined to do more’’.

He said: ”Let me use this opportunity to direct the scholarship board to immediately undertake all due processes required to clear the backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students both home and abroad.

”The federal government has already released the sum of N9, 752, 000, (000) for this purpose.

”In the third edition of our weekend press briefing, I informed you that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has already expended over N800 million in payment of scholarship stipend.”

Adamu said the board had inherited scholarship liabilities from the scheme operated by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

He said the liabilities should be thoroughly verified before payment, adding that the board must ascertain that the admissions of such scholars were still valid and that the scholars were still currently pursuing their programmes.

He said that the number of scholarship applicants had risen to 30,000 as against the usual 12,000 applicants for the four scholarship schemes.

The minister appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to call off their prolonged strikes in the interest of Nigeria, parents and students.

2019 Nigerian AGIP Oil Company Scholarships For Nigerians

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2019/2020 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme.

In pursuance of this, NAE Limited invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2019/2020 Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme. The award is in two categories: –

1. Overseas – For study in a reputable overseas university
2. Local – For study in a recognized Nigerian university

Application Deadline: 1st June 2019

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Postgraduate

To Be Taken At:  Nigerian & Overseas Tertiary Institutions

Value Of Scholarships: The NAE scholarship award applies to tuition, books, field trips, accommodation, living expenses and a return economy ticket for selected one-year course of study.

Eligible Field Of Study:

• Geosciences
• Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Civil, Subsea, Electrical/Electronics, Marine, Chemical)
• Petroleum Economics
• Law (Oil and Gas/Petroleum)

Eligibility: To qualify for 2019/2020 NAE Post Graduate Scholarship Award scheme, applicants MUST:

1. Possess a minimum of Second Class Upper division in any of the relevant disciplines from a recognized Nigerian university.
2. Have secured admission into a Nigerian or Overseas university for a one year Master’s Degree programme in any of the disciplines listed below.
3. Not be above 28 years of age by December 31st, 2019.
4. Have completed the one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Application Process:

1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clearly scanned copies of the following documents

  • Passport photograph (450 × 450 pixel) with white background not more than 3 months old 
  • Provisional admission letter for post graduate studies 2019/2020 session into any reputable university – Local/Overseas. This admission letter must be for the course stated on the candidate’s application. 
  • First Degree Certificate 
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate 
  • Valid ID card (Driver’s license, Voter’s card, National Identity card)
  • Valid International Passport Data Page for Overseas category only (Valid for travel at least one year from September 2019) 
  • Birth Certificate from Local government
  • Current Curriculum Vitae 
  • NAE Compliance Declaration Form

2. All candidates are required to fill and sign the NAE compliance declaration form. 
To download the NAE compliance declaration, click http://www.dragnetnigeria.com/files/compliance_form.pdf
3. Label the scanned documents accordingly, to avoid mix up during upload. 
4. Attach the right documents in the appropriate upload section. 

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Shell awards scholarships to 1,035 students, undergraduates in Rivers

No fewer than 1,035 secondary school students and undergraduates on Tuesday received scholarships to pursue their academic dreams in Nigeria and abroad.

Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director and Country Chairman of Shell Petroleum, presented the scholarship letters to the beneficiaries during a ceremony organised by the company in Port Harcourt.

Okunbor said the scholarships were awarded to mark the company’s 2018 Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture Education Day.

According to him, SPDC has for many decades invested heavily in the nation’s education sector as part of support to human resources and capital development of the country.

“In continuation of our efforts in education, SPDC-JV is offering 532 regular secondary students scholarships to continue their various academic pursuits.

“Also, 60 scholarships will be given to students in our Cradle-to-Career Secondary school programme while 430 will receive their undergraduates’ scholarships.

“In addition, 10 students will be given scholarships to study abroad in our International Postgraduate scholarship programme,” he said.

Okunbor said the company would also sponsor professional chairs in Geophysics at the Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering at the Rivers State University.

He added that professional chairs would be endowed in Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering and Eco-Marathan while sabbaticals and research internship programmes would also get support.

“These initiatives are all aimed at enhancing collaboration with the academia to produce industry-ready graduates.

“SPDC is passionate about education, and this informed why for many decades, the company had been supporting education in Nigeria through scholarships and social investment initiatives.

“Education is often referred to as the soul of society and bedrock to growth and human capital development of any nation. SPDC believes in this statement,” he said.

The managing director gave assurance that the company would continue to support the Nigerian government towards actualizing the UNESCO Education For All programme in the country.

Speaking, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, commended SPDC for the scholarships and urged other multinational companies and organisations to emulate SPDC.

Represented by Olagunju Latif, a senior official of the ministry, Adamu said the federal government was concerned with high tuition charged by some schools in the country.

“To this end, we commend the effort of Shell companies and its partners in complimenting the efforts of government in such critical areas that is of paramount importance to nation building,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the high point of the event was the presentation of cheques to respective awardees.