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Scholarship Funds

Support from Kobe International University for self-funded international students
The University offers a tuition exemption in order to reduce the financial burden on self-funded international students. Additionally, a variety of scholarships are available.

Lowest possible tuition for the first year: ¥389,000

Lowest possible tuition from the second to the fourth year:¥0

First-year students
Annual tuition: ¥770,000 Student’s payment: ¥389,000
Kobe International University Scholarship for Self-funded International Students in the Faculty of Economics: ¥150,000
Tuition exemption (30%):¥231,000
Second- through fourth-year students
Annual tuition: ¥770,000 Tuition after receipt of scholarship and tuition exemption:

¥0 to ¥539,000

Tuition exemption

Name Eligibility
Kobe International University Tuition Exemption for Self-funded International Students in the Faculty of Economics Open to students with financial difficulty. Offers a 30% reduction in tuition during the student’s initial year; the exemption rate varies during subsequent years based on factors such as academic performance and attendance.

Scholarships for self-funded international students

Scholarship name Amount
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship for Foreign Students in Japan ¥100,000 (monthly)
Kobe Students Youth Center Rokko Scholarship ¥50,000 (monthly)
Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students ¥48,000 (monthly)
Hyogo Prefecture Scholarship for Self-funded International Students ¥30,000 (monthly)
Kobe International University Scholarship for Self-funded International Students in the Faculty of Economics ¥150,000 (per semester)
City of Kobe Scholarship for International Students (Kobe/Sugawara Scholarship) ¥80,000 (monthly)
Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship ¥100,000 (monthly)
Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship ¥60,000 (monthly)

*Year of application varies by scholarship.