Hokkaido University Scholarships In Japan 2023-2024

Great news for global students aspiring to study in Japan on scholarship! The Hokkaido University of Japan has announced its international scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. The MEXT Scholarships 2023 program is open to students pursuing undergraduate, master’s, research, and Ph.D. studies in Japan. This article will provide an overview of Hokkaido University Scholarships, academic programs, benefits, eligibility criteria, and application deadline.

Hokkaido University is an old, famous, and highly-ranked research-oriented university in Japan, located in a beautiful city called Hokkaido. It offers various degree programs such as Bachelor’s, Masters, Research Course, and Ph.D. Studies, and has many local and international students who study in Japan. Students can get a fully funded scholarship by the Japanese Government to study at Hokkaido University, which is a great opportunity for students from all over the world. Every year, Hokkaido University offers international scholarships to students from Japan and the rest of the world, including MEXT Scholarships for undergraduates, masters, research studies, and Ph.D. degree programs.

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Host Country: Japan

Host University: Hokkaido University

Financial Assistance: Fully Funded

Degree Level: Undergraduate, Masters, Research & Ph.D. Degree Programs.


  1.     Undergraduate Studies: 4-5 Years
  2.     Masters Studies: 2-3 Years
  3.     Ph.D. Studies: 3-4 Years

Scholarship Value/ Inclusions for Hokkaido University Scholarships:

Applications for the MEXT Scholarships 2023/2024 at Hokkaido University in Japan are open to students from around the world.

  • MEXT Scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees.
  • Monthly research regional allowance provided.
  • The monthly stipend varies each year based on the Japan Government Scholarships Budget:
    • Undergraduate students: ¥117,000/month (*¥120,000/month from Nov. to Mar.)
    • Research students: ¥143,000/month (*¥146,000/month from Nov. to Mar.)
    • Master’s students: ¥144,000/month (*¥147,000/month from Nov. to Mar.)
    • Doctorate students: ¥145,000/month (*¥148,000/month from Nov. to Mar.)
  • Round trip airfare tickets provided:
    • Airfare to Japan after selection
    • Airfare to home country after degree
  • Other support was provided after assessing the applicant’s needs.

Academic Field of Study:

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

  1. Integrated Science Program (ISP)
  2. Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP)

Graduate Degree Programs:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Chemical Sciences and Engineering
  3. Engineering
  4. Environmental Science
  5. Infectious Diseases – Veterinary Medicine
  6. Life Science

Eligibility Criteria for Hokkaido University Scholarships:

  • Have a GPA of 2.0/3.0 in the most recent two years of study in their home country.
  • Maintain good academic results in Japan throughout the scholarship program.
  • Meet the language requirements.

How to Apply:

There are multiple application methods available for the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship at Hokkaido University. Applicants can select the option that best suits their needs.

  1. Embassy Recommendation:

To apply to Hokkaido University, you must first contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your home country and obtain a recommendation from them. Embassy recommendation is necessary for the application.

Once the applicant’s documents have passed the screening process, they should contact the Division of International Student Affairs of their chosen graduate school to obtain an acceptance letter.

To find a supervisor, you can visit the following link:

  1. https://researchers.general.hokudai.ac.jp/search/index.html?lang=en&template=template1
  2. https://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/index.jsp?&lang=en&locale=en

Additionally, you can find information on the MOFA JAPAN website about the embassies and consulates of different countries here

2. University Recommendation:

To apply for a scholarship at Hokkaido University, an applicant can directly apply to the university and request a recommendation. The university will then screen the applicants and select potential recipients for the Japanese Government Scholarship. This provides students with an opportunity to study in Japan and receive financial assistance through scholarships.


Applicants should inquire about the application deadlines from their respective home country embassies since the deadlines may vary among different countries.