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Kochi University Doctoral Scholarship (fully funded)

Kochi University Scholarship in USA (fully funded)

Country: Japan
City: Kami City
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The Kochi University of Technology (KUT) established the Special Scholarship Program (SSP) in 2003 in order to support the development of advanced research at the university through the contribution of highly capable doctoral students. Through the 3-year curriculum, KUT provides a comprehensive education in the multidisciplinary environment. Every year, KUT enrolls approximately 15 selected doctoral students to work in specific research projects in Japan. Each student pursues a doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting his/her host professor in his/her research projects and receiving a monthly payment in return for his/her contribution to the projects.

Fully Funded Kochi University Doctoral Scholarship

Kochi Univerity of Technology will provide the successful doctoral candidates with the fully funded scholarship which covers the tuition fee as well as provide living expenses. Moreover, the candidates will receive:

  1. Exemption from 30,000 yen entrance examination fee, 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen/year tuition fee
  2. To support living expenses, 150,000 yen/month is payable as salary for research project work. However, the candidates will require to pay some amount of taxes from this salary.
  3. 150,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (Only to international applicants who are living outside Japan).

Who is eligible for the Kochi University Doctoral Scholarship?

The Kochi University of Technology accepts the candidates for the fully funded Doctoral Scholarship if they meet all the eligibility requirements which include:

  • Candidates should have permission from the leader of the applicant’s preferred SSP project to apply for that project
  • Further, the candidates should hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the master’s degree offered at KUT. As well as the candidates are eligible if they may acquire such a degree before the KUT enrollment date
  • Likewise, the candidates should be of age 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
  • Moreover, the candidates should demonstrate excellent academic record and strong bachelor’s and master’s degrees from reputable universities
  • Have the intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work in the research project
  • Also, candidates will require to have high English proficiency

How to apply for the Doctoral Scholarship at the Kochi University of Technology?

Before submitting a formal application, candidates intending to apply must send a completed Pre-Application Request to the leader of his/her preferred SSP project.  The leader will assess the application form. Only individuals who have obtained the permission of the leader of their preferred project are eligible to formally apply to the SSP program.

Candidates may apply for the Doctoral Scholarship after obtaining the permission of the project leader. Moreover, the candidates will require to complete the application and provide the required documents to the Kochi University of Technology by post. Further, the documents must reach KUT by the deadline.


The Kochi University of Technology will accept the application form for the Doctoral Scholarship until 13 September 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are invalid.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline13 September,2019
CityKami City
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerKochi University of Technology
Contact the organizer[email protected] or +81-887-53-1130



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