2021 ‘Foundation for Education Scholarships’ for International Students at Soka University, Japan

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Bachelor
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSPTE AcademicCambridge qualification
  • Fields of study All
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
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Opportunity Description

About the scholarship

Applications for Foundation for Education Scholarships, Soka University are now open. Soka University runs a scholarship system for international students enrolled in the various schools of the university in order to minimize their financial burden and help them achieve their academic goals. The university is now inviting applications from international students for its 2020/21 intake.


Application Period: September 15 – October 15, 2020 (all documents must arrive by the deadline).

Notification of Results: December 7, 2020

Country: Japan

Host University: Soka University

Scholarship Type: Tuition award

Scholarship Level: Undergraduate

Fields of Study: Various fields offered

Duration: 4 years

Open to: International Students

Scholarship benefits

This scholarship covers full tuition fees ranging between JPY 30,000 to JPY 50,000 per month (the tuition amount varies depending on the applicants’ GPA for the selected program).

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is offered to students who meet the following requirements.

 Candidacy requirements:

  • International students who are enrolled in the Undergraduate Program of Soka University. And, candidates who exhibit outstanding academic performance and good character, and who are undergoing difficulty to continue enrollment because of financial difficulty;

Academic requirements:

  • Candidates who have completed or are scheduled to complete a 12-year school education outside of Japan;
  • An individual who has completed or is scheduled to complete the relevant high school courses stipulated in the School Education Act of Japan;
  • Among those who have studied overseas and the curriculum is less than 12 years or eligible to attend a university in their respective countries can apply;
  • Students graduating from international schools in Japan may also be eligible to apply.
    All applicants must have a GPA ranging from 2.2 to 3.5 or above to be enrolled in SU programs.
  • Applicants should provide certificates of language proficiency in any of the internationally recognized tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, and ACT, SAT, etc. (these requirements differ depending upon the specific course).
  • The scholarships are in the form of a grant, not a loan needing repayment.

Selection procedure

Selection is made through document screening. Within the screening process, applicants who meet the admissions criteria based on a comprehensive evaluation process will be granted admission.

How to apply?

The application for Soka University Scholarships for international students takes place after the students’ enrolment in the university programs. Therefore, for the incoming international students, the procedures are explained after enrollment at the scholarship orientation and the final application is submitted online.

Application Link

Required documents

Required documents for applying differ by department. So, carefully read the “List of Required Documents” in the table before applying. Furthermore, the university only accepts documents in Japanese or English. If the documents are in any other language, attach a translation.

For more details about the scholarship (including available courses and faculties, tuition fee amount, available admission capacity, and specific language requirements) visit Soka University Foundation for Education Scholarships.

Should you seek further inquiries, contact the university through:

International Affairs Office, Admissions Section
Soka University

Tel: 042-691-8200
Fax: 042-691-9456
Mail: [email protected]

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