Undergraduate Division

Financial Aid and Assistance

Financial aid

Need-based scholarships

Students from overseas who hold student visas for Japan but whose financial situations might prevent them from enrolling or continuing their studies can apply for a 50% reduction in their tuition costs. This reduction in fees can be applied to a maximum of four years of study, but renewal is not automatic; the student’s financial need will be reassessed each semester. Some restrictions apply; contact Office of Admissions (info-ctr@obirin.ac.jp) to find out whether you are eligible.

Application process

Applications for tuition reduction can be made at the same time as applications for admission.

Number of recipients

The tuition reduction is limited to a small number of students.

Merit-based scholarships

Second-, third-, and fourth-year students who have achieved excellent grades can apply for merit-based scholarships. Each year 18 outstanding students will be awarded 100,000 yen each. However, students who are receiving more than 100,000 yen in other financial aid from J. F. Oberlin University are not eligible for these scholarships.

Application process

Currently-enrolled second-, third-, and fourth-year students can apply.

Number of recipients

Eighteen scholarships will be awarded per year.

Financial Assistance

Students applying to Reconnaissance Japan are eligible for scholarship support from several sources:

  1. JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) may awards several scholarships to Reconnaissance Japan participants. To be eligible, you must be coming to J. F. Oberlin on an authorized exchange program. For details, please consult the Study Abroad coordinator at your university.
  2. There are also a number of scholarships and fellowships for which you can apply separately. More information, including a comprehensive list of granting organizations, is available online at the official web site of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese: http://www.aatj.org/.