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Scholarships

Doshisha University provides an extensive range of scholarship programs to graduate students, including the "Doshisha University Doctoral-Program Young Researcher Scholarship" (awarded to up to the maximum 18 students in the Graduate School of Global Studies (GSGS) that provides an amount equivalent to full university fees for three years to doctoral students aged 33 or younger at the time of admission, virtually making doctoral programs free of charge, as well as the university's own tuition reduction system. In addition, students are eligible to apply for scholarhips offered by the Japan Student Services Organization and private and local public organizations through the university's comprehensive financial support system.

For more information about scholarships offered to International Students available at the Office of International Students .
Scholarship Information for domestic students are available at Scholarships (Japanese only).

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship

Information for students applying for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Program (Postgraduate level research students), please see Japanese Government Scholarship Program on the Prospective International Students website .

Teaching Assistant (TA) / Research Assistant (RA)

We have the teaching assistant (TA) and research assistant (RA) system which enables graduate students to engage in paid assistant work in education and resarch. Working as a TA or an RA gives graduate students opportunities to gain teaching and research experience as well as financial resources to support their research activities.

Fieldwork

GSGS encourages students to conduct actual on-site survey and research in the area of their interest, and offers travel subsidies for fieldwork and other off-campus activities up to 100,000yen. The subsidies help facilitate their research activitis, not only fieldwork but also conference presentation and Internship.

Grant for Conference Presentation, Fieldwork and Internship

*Graduate Student Scholarship for Overseas Research was abolished as of March 31, 2017.

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