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Features of the GCL course

Financial Aid for Course Students

Issue of subsidies

Course students on and after the second year will be subsidized.

  • Master’s degree program from 2nd year:120,000 JPY per month
  • Doctoral program (Ph.D.) from 1st year: 200,000 JPY per month, 180,000 JPY per month or 150,000 JPY per month

(Please note that the amounts will be renewed every year.)

Course Students will receive the subsidy until completion of their Ph.D. and for a maximum period of four years.

【Remarks 】

1.  Any student who falls under one of the following criteria is not eligible to receive the subsidy. (It is possible to decline this subsidy after being selected to receive other scholarships.)

  • JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin) and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (Gaikokujin Tokubetsu Kenkyuin)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) Scholarship for International Students
  • Foreign Government sponsored students
  • Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
  • Research Fellow (DC) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
  • Scholarships for International Students by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
  • Scholarship for International Students recipients, University of Tokyo (The University of Tokyo Fellowships), e.g. Ph. D. Research aid, etc.

2.   As the students who receive this subsidy are obliged to focus exclusively on this program, in principle, it is not possible for the students to engage in any part-time job.


Program Instructors

We have 89 program instructors with diverse backgrounds (from industry, government, the public sector and academia). Through various lectures and workshops, course students can be mentored by these experts in addition to their advising professors. (For details, please see here at .


Proper guidance to GCL Course Students

Course students receive proper guidance from the supervisors, instructors, mentors, etc. to tackle the issues.