Doctoral Program

Grants by Ritsumeikan

These are scholarships offered by Ritsumeikan University Graduate Schools. Each scholarship/grant may have other requirements besides the ones described on this website. Some scholarships/grants do not allow the recipients to receive other scholarships/grants during its qualification period.
Please be sure to contact us or read through the Application Guidelines before you apply.

From AY2023, the “Research Grant for Doctoral Students” was newly established after consolidating several systems. Please check here.


There are various kinds of scholarships sponsored by organizations outside of the university, such as goverment organizations and private foundations. Some scholarships/grants require the applicants to apply through Ritsumeikan University, others require to apply by themselves. In the latter case, please contact the relevant organization or foundation.
There are many privately funded or government supported scholarships/grants available for the international students.