Kochi University of Technology offers special scholarship program for international students to pursue doctoral degree within the
department of Engineering at Graduate School of Engineering. The scholarship is awarded for one year but the term will be
extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the SSP student status
for any of the reasons stated.
School(Institutions/Country): Kochi University of Technology
Level: Doctoral Degree
Field(s): Scholarships are awarded in the Department of Engineering at Graduate School of Engineering.
Deadline: September 16, 2016.
Funded By: Kochi University of Technology
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Special Scholarship Program is targeted for international students.
Award No: No more than 3 SSP students
‣ Scholarship Duration: Scholarship is offered for one year but the term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the SSP student status for any of the reasons stated below:
(1) In the case where a student’s report, submitted in accordance with term 5-(2), is assessed as being below the standard
for SSP students.
(2) In the case of behavior which is deemed inappropriate for an SSP student.
1) Exemption from 30,000 yen entrance fee, 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen/year tuition fee.
(2) To support living expenses, 150,000 yen/month is paid for research project work.
(3) 150,000 yen is provided for travel and initial living costs (given only to foreign students 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)
The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable students especially students from foreign countries.
Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected doctoral students for specific research projects.
The students pursue the doctoral course in English (excl. Japanese students) while at the same time assisting their host professor as a
research assistant (RA).
Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.
In order to be eligible for the Special Scholarship Program, you must meet the following requirements:
‣ The submitted documents will be carefully examined in the course of the first screening. Only applicants who are successful in that screening will then be examined in such forms as an interview, an English written exam, an academic achievement written exam in the specialized field required for the conduct of the selected research project, etc.
‣ Applicants will be notified about Primary Screening Result by End of November, 2016 and about Admission Decision by End of December, 2016.
(1) Choose one or two research project(s) from the SSP Research Project List
(2) Complete and submit all required documents by post
*Please refer to List for SSP Application Documents
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on September 16, 2016 .
‣ All required documents listed below must arrive at the International Relations Division by the deadline. The documents submitted will not be returned.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.