Special Scholarship Program (SSP); PhD Program; KUT 10524 views2 applications

Special Scholarship Program (SSP) is only for doctoral candidates and is project-based. To complete the scholarship program and attain a PhD degree, publication of 2 or more high level reviewed papers is required within 3 years. The program is available in the Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. Medium of study is English

Enrollment Time: April & October

Duration of Scholarship: 1 (One) year. The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of 3 years.


  • The successful student must work 50 hours/month for a specific research project at the university.
  • The student must report their study and research achievements to the dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at the end of each semester.
  • The submitted report will be assessed by the dean.

Scholarship Value:

  • Exemption from entrance examination fee, enrollment fee and yearly tuition fee
  • living expenses, 150,000 yen/month
  • 150,000 yen for travel and initial living costs.


  • Applicant must have or about to receive master’s degree before the KUT enrollment date.
  • Applicant must be 35 years or below at the time of enrollment.
  • Applicant must have an excellent academic record and strong bachelors and master’s degrees from reputable universities.
  • Applicant must have the intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work in one of the designated research projects.
  • Applicant must have excellent English proficiency


Tentative Admission Schedule:

October 2021 Enrollment (The Second Deadline): March 17, 2021

April 2021 Enrollment (The First Deadline): March 17, 2021

April 2021 Enrollment (The Second Deadline): September 15, 2021

Quick Overview————-
Organization Kochi University of Technology (KUT)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Japan
Subject areas Engineering, Life Sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry
Fellowship amount Tuition-fee waiver
Eligibility Open for International applicants
Deadline March, September yearly

All inquiries and application documents must be addressed to:

International Relations Division

Kochi University of Technology

Tosayamada, Kami City

Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN

Tel: +81-887-53-1130

Fax: +81-887-57-2000

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