Financial Support Programs for international students

If you wish to apply for the following programs, follow the instructions in the application guidelines to apply within the designated period.

Tuition waiver program for privately financed international students

This program will award privately financed international students who have excellent academic records a full, half, or 30% waiver of their tuition fees (full or half waiver for doctoral programs) after they pass the application screening.

Scholarships for privately financed international students

To qualify for ‘University-recommended Scholarships,’ make sure to complete your basic data registration. You must obtain the application form for registration and submit during the designated periods of each semesters.

Tuition waiver program for privately financed international students(entering in or after April 2020)

Outline of the program

This is a tuition reduction and exemption program for privately financed international students
who will enroll/enrolled in Yokohama National University in April 2020 or later, to promote acceptance
of international students with excellent academic records and to provide scholarship support after enrollment.

  • YNU privately financed regular students with the "Student" status of residence are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Screening is based on academic performance. High-ranked applicants will be entitled to a 100%, 50%, or 30% exemption from tuition fees according to their academic results. Likewise, those entering doctoral programs will be entitled to a 100% or 50% exemption from tuition fees.
  • Those who wish to receive the waiver must submit the application form to the relevant college or graduate school when applying for admission. They will receive notification of the outcome along with the announcement of entrance examination results.
  • The tuition waiver period is for two consecutive semesters after admission to YNU. Following that, students must apply each academic year. The University will review applicants’ qualifications, as well as percentages of exemption from tuition fees, based on their academic performance.

Exemption period

Successful applicants will be exempted from paying tuition fees for two consecutive semesters after admission to YNU. (It will not be extended if they take a leave of absence.) For the third and subsequent semesters at YNU, students should apply for the tuition waiver program each academic year. Applicant’s qualifications and percentages of exemption from tuition fees will be reviewed based on academic performance at YNU. (Those who failed to qualify for the program at the time of admission to YNU may be able to receive it for their third and subsequent semesters if their academic performance at YNU is high. Students can also apply for the program if they had to be officially absent from YNU for a year or more due to sickness, military service, etc.)

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility 1 and 2. Refer to the application guidelines for more details.

  1. For new students, those who apply for the entrance examinations designated by YNU *1 as a privately financed international student in a regular undergraduate or graduate program. For current students, those who are enrolled in a regular undergraduate or graduate course at YNU as a privately financed international student and whose period of enrollment is within the standard term of study.
  2. Those who have or expect to obtain "Student" status of residence as defined by Japanese law ("Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act").

Remarks/Notes

  • *1: Only the entrance examinations of “Yokohama Global Education Program (YGEP) N1 Standard Admission” and “YOKOHAMA Creative City Studies (YCCS)” for undergraduate college applicants, and entrance examinations designated separately each graduate school for graduate school applicants are acknowledged as “entrance examinations designated by YNU”.
  • To be officially accepted as recipients of the program, those selected as prospective recipients must complete the predetermined admission procedures by the due date required by each undergraduate college or graduate school and submit necessary documents to the Global Promote Division by the due date. For details, please refer to the application guidelines. If they fail to complete the above procedures, they will be deemed to have forfeited their place in the tuition waiver program and their tuition fees will not be waived even if they enter YNU.
  • International students sponsored or dispatched by their governments, as well as privately financed international students aided by JICA, World Bank, foreign governments, and other institutions for their tuition fees, are not eligible for the YNUTuition Waiver Program and are not allowed to apply for it. If a student falls under any of the above-mentioned categories, the student must report it to the relevant college or graduate school. Those whose status of residence is “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese Nationals”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long-term Resident” are not eligible for this program, but for the Yokohama National University Financial Support Program like Japanese students.
  • Those who wish to apply to receive the tuition waiver program for their second and subsequent years must submit the designated documents by the due date. For details, please refer to the application procedure for current students.
                             
Newly enrolled/Current studentCourseScreening method Percentage of exemption
Newly enrolled student Undergraduate
Master's course
Entrance examination results
*Apply to who ranked in the top 50%
Full, half, or 30%
according to their entrance examination results
Doctoral courseEntrance examination resultsFull (who ranked in the top 50% ) or half
Current student in the 2nd year or higher Undergraduate
Master's course
Academic records
*Apply to applicants who earned at least the standard number of credits
*Apply to those who ranked in the top 50%
Full, half, or 30%
according to their academic records
Doctoral courseAcademic performance, including the publication of peer-reviewed papers and the receipt of awards, academic records, etc.Full or half according to their academic performance

Application procedure for newly enrolled students

Applicants must submit the Application Form/ Expense Plan Form to the relevant undergraduate college or graduate school when applying for admission.

Application procedure for current students

Please read the application guidelines below carefully and apply through the online application form.

Deadline for ApplicationApplication GuidelinesScreening results:
Announcement date
Screening results:
Announcement method
17:00 on Monday, October 3, 2022 Application guidelines (English) Wednesday, December 21, 2022 (tentative) Student Information System
(log in to the system with your ID and password)

Application guidelines were updated on November 10 due to errors on page 11 (list of standard number of credits).

Students who are expected to obtain their “Student” status of residence or are in the process of renewing it are required to follow the application procedure by October 3, 2022. After they have obtained or renewed their “Student” status of residence, they are required to resubmit the Copy of Residence Card via YNU Residence Card Submission Form by November 30, 2022. If this document is not resubmitted by the deadline, their tuition waiver applications will be rejected, and their data will not be registered for university-recommended scholarships. Please consult individually if you cannot come to Japan and obtain the residence card by the deadline for entry restrictions and other unavoidable circumstances.

Tuition waiver and Defermentfor privately financed international students (entered before March 2020)

Application guidelines are available on the Student Support Division’s website here.

Scholarships for privately financed international students

There are two types of scholarships for privately financed international students. One is ‘University-recommended Scholarships’, and another is ‘Scholarships which you apply directly’.
It is possible to apply for both of these two types at the same time. You may also apply for more than one university-recommended scholarship at the same time, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
However, if you are recommended by the university once, you cannot apply for another scholarship that needs the university recommendation, until you get the result of the current application.

University-recommended Scholarships

To qualify for ‘University-recommended Scholarships,’ make sure to complete your basic data registration first. You need to apply for the basic data registration for every academic year.
When submitting your registration application in the spring semester, you can register your data for both the spring and fall semesters at the same time. Applicants must read the application guidelines carefully and apply within the application period.
If you applied for both semesters (spring and fall) in the spring semester, you do not need to apply in the fall again.
However, note that you need to apply in the fall semester if your student ID number will be changed from October due to proceeding to a higher level of education, etc.
After an internal screening, only successful candidates will be notified of the result by email with the direction to complete your application.

       
Application deadlineApplication guidelines
17:00 on Monday, October 3, 2022Application guidelines (English)

After completing the data registration for university-recommended scholarships,
please check this page for information on each scholarship offer and apply for your preferred scholarships.
*The scholarships you are eligible to apply for differ depending on when you complete the data registration
for the university-recommended scholarships. Please check the “Eligibility” section of each scholarship outline
to see if you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Scholarships which you apply directly

As for information on ‘Scholarships which you apply directly,’ please take a look at the website of the Global Promote Division. When you find any scholarships you wish to apply for, please manage your application by yourself.