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8) Scholarship for applicants from developing countries
(September Entry only)

1. Objective

This scholarship reduces the financial burden on international students who excel academically to enhance their studies at Doshisha University.

2. Eligible applicants

  • Applicants who wish to be admitted to The Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA), Doshisha University as full-time degree-seeking students, who excel academically and who fulfill all of the following conditions are eligible to apply for this scholarship:
  • In the first instance, this scholarship will only be available to applicants who wish to enroll in the Fall Semester 2023
  • Applicants must be a privately funded student.
  • Applicants who hold, or will hold, a "Student" Visa.
  • Applicants must reside in, and be nationals of, one of the countries classified by the OECD/DAC as "Least Developed Countries" or "Low Income Countries which are not LDCs" (please see the list of eligible countries below).

Eligible countries
[Least Developed Countries]
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia

[Low Income Countries which are not LDCs]
D. P. R. Korea, Syrian Arab Republic

Countries are subject to change by by the OECD/DAC.

3. Application fee waiver

Applicants who fulfill the above conditions will be exempted from the application fee upon their request. When applying for the scholarship, please enclose the request form for the application fee waiver with your application. If you apply for the application fee waiver, you are not required to pay the application fee. Please note that you will not be reimbursed under any circumstances once the payment of application fee has been made.

4. Scholarship amount

  • 85,000 yen per month
  • Full waiver for all Doshisha tuition and university fees

5. Number of recipients

Two students maximum

6. Duration of the scholarship

Two years
Renewable for up to the standard number of years required for graduation.
In principle, any leave of absence is included in the duration of scholarship. However, this does not apply to military leave.

7. Notification Date

The notification of this scholarship will be enclosed with the letter of acceptance.

8. Application forms

The application forms are available here.

Application for this Scholarship must be made at the same time as the application for the Entrance examination.Please do not forget to enclose the original of "Request Form for an Application Fee Waiver, 2023 Doshisha University" with your application.
For further details, please also refer to the webpage (https://ois.doshisha.ac.jp/en/scholarships/countries.html).