November 1, 2012

Aoyama Gakuin University Scholarships/Financial Support for International Students

Aoyama Gakuin University Scholarships/Financial Support

Course(s) Offered: Any discipline
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Aoyama Gakuin University
Country to Study in: Japan

Scholarship Description
Aoyama Gakuin University is an educational and research institution based on the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin, which is to serve God and persons, based on the christian faith, contributing to society as the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World.

Having a study experience in Tokyo, which is at the center of Japan's political, commercial, and cultural life, will be invaluable for students' future careers. Many international students choose AGU because of its great tradition and location.

Aoyama Gakuin University has various scholarship programs to support international students. Listed below are the scholarships awarded:
  1. Aoyama Gakuin University International Students Scholarship for undergraduates
  2. Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School Scholarship
  3. Aoyama Gakuin International Exchange Scholarship
  4. Aoyama Gakuin Scholarship
*NOTE that the information on this page, including the amount of stipends, is subject to change by the university.

Eligibility
Eligibility for the scholarships include:
  1. Aoyama Gakuin University International Students Scholarship for undergraduates
    Given to privately-funded international students at Aoyama Gakuin University of non-Japanese nationality, who are considered to be outstanding in terms of academic performance and character.
  2. Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School Scholarship
    Given to graduate school students at Aoyama Gakuin University, who are considered to be outstanding in terms of academic performance and character.
  3. Aoyama Gakuin International Exchange Scholarship
    Given to privately-funded international students holding a "College Student" visa, who are considered to be outstanding in terms of academic performance and character.
  4. Aoyama Gakuin Scholarship
    Established as a scholarship system with individual sponsors, IVYCS, Shimizu Corporation etc. These scholarships are given to students with excellent academic performance and character who have difficulty continuing their studies due to financial reasons.
Eligible groups
All international students admitted into the university and who meet the 'Eligibility' above can apply

Participating Institutions
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo; Japan.
Please also see our International Partner Institutions.

Field(s) of Study
All fields of study offered at the university.
Please note that most lectures are held in Japanese, so a high level of Japanese language proficiency is required to take part in our degree program.

Number of awards
Are as follows:
  • Aoyama Gakuin University International Students Scholarship for undergraduates - 8
  • Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School Scholarship - 3
  • Aoyama Gakuin International Exchange Scholarship - 43
  • Aoyama Gakuin Scholarship - 2
Scholarship Benefits
Stipends are as follows:
  • Aoyama Gakuin University International Students Scholarship for undergraduates - 300,000 yen/ year
  • Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School Scholarship - 300,000 yen/ year
  • Aoyama Gakuin International Exchange Scholarship - 100,000 yen/ year
  • Aoyama Gakuin Scholarship - 150,000 - 350,000 yen/ year
Aside the scholarship stipends to support international students, there are many reasons for choosing Aoyama Gakuin University: a reputation for the quality of its teaching; a rewarding academic environment; an extensive alumni network, just to name a few.

Also, other scholarship programs are offered to students of the university by external organizations, private foundations and companies. The followings are examples of scholarships which were given to Aoyama Gakuin University students in 2010:
  1. JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
  2. Itochu Scholarship
  3. Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship
  4. Moriya Foundation Scholarship
  5. Korai Kinen Ryugakusei Shogakukin
  6. Hasegawa International Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
  7. Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship
  8. Takazawa Sanjiro International Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
  9. Takenaka Foundation Scholarship
Other previous privately funded scholarships received by international students include:
  1. Akimoto Tatsunoko International Scholarship Foundation
  2. Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation
  3. AIPPI
  4. Nakamatsu Memorial Scholarship
  5. Kyoritsu International Foundation (Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship)
  6. Ishimori Memorial North American Friendship Scholarship Fund
  7. Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship
  8. Kora Kinen Ryugakusei Shogakukin
  9. Japanese Government Scholarship
  10. Sagawa Scholarship Foundation
  11. Sato International Scholarship Foundation
  12. CWAJ Graduate Women Scholarship for NonJapanese to Study in Japan
  13. The Korean Scholarship Foundation
  14. Korea Educational Meeting Scholarship
  15. Tsuzuki International Scholarship Program
  16. Japan Student Services Organization(scholarship loan)
  17. Hasegawa International Scholarship Foundation
  18. Heiwa Nakajima Foundation
  19. Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
  20. Moriya Scholarship Foundation
  21. Osamitsu Yamada Scholarship Foundation
  22. Yamaha Motor Foundation for Sports(YMFS)
  23. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship Program
  24. Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
Method of Application
To apply to the scholarship,you need to be admitted for your course of choice and then demonstrate outstanding academic performance and character, or as listed above. Please see Overview of Entrance Examinations for International Students.

Contact
Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Aoyama Campus
    4-4-25 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8366, Japan
  • Sagamihara Campus
    5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara-shi,Kanagawa 252-5258, Japan
Scholarship Application Deadline: Varies
Scholarship Open to International Applicants: Yes

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