Sunday, August 9, 2020

Kochi University of Technology – KUT Special Scholarship Program (SSP) 2021, Japan (Fully Funded)

Fully funded scholarships are available for all students commencing Doctoral degree (3 years) in 2019 at Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kochi University of Technology – Japan.

The scholarships will cover your entrance examination fee, tuition fee, enrollment fee, monthly living expenses, travel expenses and initial living costs. The scholarships are for 1 year and can be extended up to 3 years subject to satisfactory progress. The program will be conducted in English. Applicants are expected to have high English proficiency.

Scholarships available at the Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.


* Special Scholarship Program (SSP) is only for doctoral candidates and project-based. (Project list is here)
* Before submitting a formal application, anyone intending to apply must send a completed Pre-Application Request to the leader of his/her preferred SSP project. (Use KUT official Pre-application Request form.) Only individuals who have obtained the permission of the leader of their preferred project are eligible to formally apply to the SSP program.
* To complete the scholarship program and acquire a doctoral degree, publication of 2 or more high level reviewed papers is required by at least two months before the completion of 3 years program.
* We do not have any brochures for SSP. You can find all necessary information and download application form from this web site.

  • Exemption from 30,000 yen entrance examination fee, 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen/year tuition fee
  • To support living expenses, 150,000 yen/month is paid as salary for research project work.
    *You must pay some amount of taxes from this salary.
  • 150,000 yen is provided for travel and initial living costs. (given only to international applicants who are living outside Japan, and who have, or have the intention to acquire, "Student" status of Japanese residence at the time of entry into Japan)
  • See the details here.

  • To have permission from the leader of the applicant's preferred SSP project to apply for that project
  • To hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the master's degree offered at KUT after 18 years of education, or to be scheduled to acquire such a degree before the KUT enrollment date
  • To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
  • To have an excellent academic record and strong bachelor's and master's degrees from reputable universities
  • To have the intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work in the research project
  • To have high English proficiency

How to Apply:
  • Choose one research project from the SSP Research Project List
  • Send a completed Pre-Application Request to the leader of your preferred project by e-mail and obtain the leader's permission to apply for that SSP project. Only one pre-application request should be sent to the leader of a project during a given enrollment period. The project leader's email address is provided in the project's description. Please note that a project leader may not contact you in the case where your pre-application request is rejected.
  • When you obtain the permission of the project leader, complete all required documents and submit them to KUT by post. The documents must reach KUT by the deadline.
  • * Considering that it may take a considerable time to arrange all application documents for the formal application, the applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.
  • List of Required SSP Application Documents

18 September 2020