Foreign Student Support Systems

Support for Foreign Students

Sanko Gakuen has established support systems that allow foreign students to study with peace of mind at each of its campuses.

As the support systems available differ depending on the individual school and region, for more details check the application guidelines and school brochures, or contact a specific school to make direct inquiries.

Exemptions of up to 500,000 yen in tuition fees per year
Sanko Gakuen's Unique Foreign Student Tuition Fee Exemption Enrollment Scholarship

When students take the Foreign Student Tuition Fee Exemption Enrolment Scholarship Exam, students deemed eligible for enrolment in a scholarship program can have some of their tuition fees waived based on their rank. This can amount to up to 500,000 yen per year. Tuition fees can also be broken down into two or four installments.

Foreign Student Tuition Fee Exemption Enrollment Scholarship Program Ranks and Exemption Amounts

  1. SS Scholarship 500,000 yen exemption
  2. S Scholarship 300,000 yen exemption
  3. A Scholarship 200,000 yen exemption
  4. B Scholarship 100,000 yen exemption
  5. C Scholarship 50,000 yen exemption
Quota Around 10% of the total applicant quota (including all scholarships)
Application Eligibility
  • Persons who are at least 18 years of age (as of March 31, 2015)
  • Persons who have completed at least 12 years of formal schooling in Japan or overseas, or who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to have completed an equivalent amount of schooling.
  • Persons able to point to personal accomplishments in sports, interests, volunteer activities, studies, working experience or other areas.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Persons who have passed level N2 or higher of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test administered by the Association of International Education of Japan.
  • Persons who have achieved a score of at least 200 points on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Japanese Language).
  • Persons who have achieved a score of at least 400 points on the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test.
  • Persons who have enrolled at an educational institution that teaches Japanese language to foreigners (Japanese Language Institution) and is designated in a public notice by the Minister of Justice for at least six months with an attendance rate of at least 80%.
Documents to be Submitted
  1. Application for Admission (application designated by the school)
  2. Japanese language school graduation certificate (certificate of prospective graduation), certificate of attendance

    * Only for applicants who have attended a Japanese language school.

  3. Copy of passport.
  4. Copy of Alien Registration Card or Residence Card
  5. Materials demonstrating the ability to cover living expenses.

    Remittance certificate, bank passbook in the name of the applicant (from a Japanese financial institution), certificate of scholarship benefits.

    One of the above

    * If an applicant is unable to demonstrate their ability to pay living expenses, a certificate from a payer who pledges to pay the expenses of the applicant, proof of the balance in the payer's bank account and a copy of their family register must be submitted.

Screening Process
  • Document screening
  • Interview test
  • Written test (in Japanese)

* If an applicant seeking regular admission has passed N2 or higher of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, scored at least 200 points on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students or scored at least 400 on the BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test, they can be exempted from the written test by submitting a certificate of the test results.

  • Enrollment Procedures

    Successful applicants should pay the tuition fees by the deadline indicated. Once payment has been confirmed, the student will be issued a [Certificate of Enrollment].

  • Changes to Student Visas

    Please gather the [Certificate of Enrollment] and other necessary documents and complete the procedures for status of residence change yourself at the Immigration Bureau.

  • Guarantors

    Guarantors are limited to residents of Japan.

Foreign Student Special Scholarship Programs

The following scholarship programs are available.

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)


Contents of Scholarship: 48,000 yen / month

Payment Period: One year (April to March the following year) (reapplication possible)

Application Period: Late March to Early May (differs depending on school)

No. of Grantees: Number determined by JASSO

Payment Requirements

  1. Recommendation from attending school
  2. Must be a holder of "College Student" residence status, and must not be a student under the Public Scholarship Program for Foreign Students or a student dispatched by a foreign government
  3. Must have a grade point average of at least 2.3 for the academic year prior to receiving benefits and be expected to maintain that level for the duration benefits are received
  4. Monthly allowance from family should not exceed 90,000 yen per month on average
  5. If supported by a financial supporter living in Japan, the annual income of the financial supporter should be less than 5,000,000 yen
  6. Must be able to cooperate with investigations into the state of progress JASSO conducts through the school or other institution they attend
How to Apply Applications procedures are undertaken through the attending school (Figures 1, 2). After creating the application documents, the applicant submits them to the attending school (Figure 3), and receives a recommendation from the school to JASSO (Figure 4).
Notification of Results After the screening process (Figure 5), students are notified of acceptance or non-acceptance results through their attending school (Figure 6).

(1) Requesting school recommendation, (2) Inviting applicants, (3) Application, (4) Recommendation, (5) Result notification, (6) Notification to applicants

Kyoritsu International Foundation /
Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship Programs

Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship: 100,000 yen per month (paid for two years)

Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship: 60,000 yen per month (paid for one year)

Application Eligibility

Privately financed foreign student with citizenship from an Asian country

* Citizenship must be from one of the following 21 countries and 2 regions (Asian countries as designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, East Timor, Brunei, Maldives

How to Apply

Applications are made through the attending school (school recommendation)

* Personal applications from foreign students are not accepted.

Application Period November to January the following year
Decision on Acceptance

Applicants are notified of the acceptance or non-acceptance results through their attending school.

Only those accepted are published on the Kyoritsu International Foundation website.

* The class of scholarship cannot be selected.

Student Dormitory

International Student Dormitory Program

The Kyoritsu International Foundation offers accommodation at student buildings operated by Kyoritsu Maintenance at a special price to foreign students.

  • Living together with the head of a dormitoryStudent safety management, cooperation with school
  • Meals prepared by the head of a dormitoryStudent healthcare, dealing with sickness
  • Japanese Students and Foreign Students Living TogetherInternational exchange between students and experiencing other cultures
  • Student DormitoryProvides a good study environment