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Doshisha University Scholarships

The Doshisha University admission process this year has been announced! Doshisha University is one of the few universities in Japan which does not require you to go through assessment tests for admission, as it evaluates your school records.

Doshisha University is located in Kyoto and offers a wide range of courses for international students. The University has undertaken efforts to establish English programs, and English language courses are offered to non-Japanese students. This school accepts foreign students from high schools as well.

Doshisha University has established a good relationship with many high schools in the United States, and there are joint programs in which study abroad trips are taken, as well as sports events and activities which encourage the exchange of cultures.

Admissions in Doshisha

The University also strives to offer higher-level education by accepting only students who have a high school graduation certificate (Shitsugakko), and students who have completed university education are not allowed to apply. To master a diverse range of information, applicants must demonstrate knowledge in at least 3 literary languages for Japanese courses.

Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and have outstanding academic records will be considered for graduate studies (which lead to the Master’s degree).

The university is also accepting applications for in-house graduate school training programs. Through this process, you may obtain a Master’s degree at Doshisha University or through another university.

To be eligible as a teacher, you must hold a bachelor’s degree with consideration given to technical subjects, as well as experience. There are no age limits for teachers and it is not necessary to be familiar with the English language. There are more female than male teachers at Doshisha University.

Doshisha University is expected to offer an opportunity to foreign students who wish to study abroad or engage in the Japanese language.

The tuition fee for Doshisha University master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs is 3.2 million yen per year (USD 2930). The university has an entrance quota of 100 students per year.

The tuition fee for Doshisha University doctoral degree program is 7.8 million yen per year (USD 8460). The university has an entrance quota of 20 students per year.

Doshisha University Achievements

The University’s graduate school of business is in the top 100 Business Schools in the world, according to Bloomberg Business week’s 2009 rankings. Also, according to the 2010 rankings by The Economist, the school’s MBA program is ranked No. 58 worldwide and No. 18 regionally (Asia).

The University operates the Doshisha Textile Museum, which features more than 30,000 artifacts from the Doshisha School of Art and crafts. The Museum is next to the campus about 3 kilometers West of the center of Osaka City.

Scholarships in Doshisha University For International Students

Doshisha undergraduate scholarships for applicants from developing countries

The scholarship would support undergrads from developing countries to study at Doshisha University. in fields related to public health and the public good, for up to four years

Doshisha University currently offers internship opportunities for students from developing countries who teach English or translation. A scholarship could provide a lasting benefit, as well as additional support during the internship.

This is a limited scholarship that would serve only eligible applicants from specific countries, so this isn’t an opportunity everyone can take advantage of. But it’s an excellent option if you’re interested in studying in Japan and applying these new skills back home!

  • Doshisha university merit scholarships for self-funded international students

This Scholarship is aimed at self-funded international students who are interested in studying a course at Doshisha University.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be accepted into a first-year undergraduate course.
  • Study in Japan for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3,000 or higher (for students studying humanities/social science courses) or 2,800 or higher (for students studying natural sciences).
  • Doshisha University Doctoral program Young researcher scholarship

This Scholarship is open to graduate students from Taida, Waseda, and Kyoto City Universities who are interested in studying at Doshisha University in the spring of 2022.

The value of the scholarship is 10 million yen (approximately 100,000 USD) per individual. The funds will be used to cover tuition fees as well as the living expenses of incoming students.

  • Academic Excellence Scholarships

 These scholarships are awarded to students who have shown academic excellence in high school or post-secondary studies. Students who have tutored at their local schools organized fundraising events, or have done volunteer work will also be eligible.

Scholarships for undergraduate degree students are based on financial need; what they know; or what they can do.

Awards include international awards and awards for high school seniors, current undergraduates, and graduate students. The foundation believes that making a difference in education means investing in the people who will be responsible for educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Students must be enrolled full-time at a two- or the four-year U.S. accredited institution.

Documents Needed for International Students to Apply at Doshisha University

This list of documents needed to apply for scholarships;

The documents are listed below for international students who want to apply for an undergraduate or graduate scholarship at Doshisha University. If you are applying for a doctoral program, the documents differ based on your program, but the application and other required materials will still be in Japanese.

  • Application Form
  • Japanese Translation of personal information
  • Japanese Certification of Language Ability from a recognized institution
  • Graduation diploma (for graduate school applicants only)
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Resume and/or CV with main keywords including “ability”
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommendations should be by professors who have taught you)
  • Record of performance rating form
  • Certificate of Record of Performance Ratings for Graduate Applicants (keywords “performance ratings”, and “programs that promote the ability” should be placed in the statement)
  • Medical Examination Form
  • Copy of medical examination report sheet obtained from a Japanese hospital
  • Certificate (English translation) stating that you are physically and mentally fit to apply for a good university education
  • Score Requirement Form
  • Copy of your score on TOEFL, IELTS (if applicable), or equivalent English test; ・Certificate that English is not your second language (submission with English, Japanese and Chinese transliterations)

How to Apply for a Scholarship at Doshisha University

the application process includes;

  • applying for admission
  • submitting a scholarship application
  • taking entrance exams
  • submitting a personal essay and getting an in-person interview at the university

Applicants should be aware that there are different deadlines for each of these steps.

Why Study at Doshisha University

Some of the benefits of studying at Doshisha University are;

  • wide range of subjects
  • not just a degree but also a certificate
  • the business school is aimed at the international market which will broaden your horizons and make you more employable
  • they offer individualized, rigorous education in a supportive atmosphere that’s focused on your needs
  • you’ll gain practical skills in areas such as communication and negotiation for future success whether working as an employee or starting your own business
  • Doshisha offers help with visa application processes all over the world, which can be very useful to people going on overseas study trips to experience other cultures
  • Doshisha gives you the chance to study in a foreign country
  • Doshisha University has a sister-school relationship with schools in the United States, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea. This means that you’ll get the chance to study abroad even before graduation
  • It’s possible to take examinations such as JLPT and TOEFL for free before graduating from Doshisha
  • Doshisha is not just a school but also a community of international students that can provide you with different cultures and experiences beyond your school-life

Frequently Asked Questions

How likely is it to get a MEXT scholarship?

After a few weeks, around one month or so after the interview, they will notify you if you have passed the preliminary screening of the embassy. Now, you can relax a bit, because there are 99.99% chances that you will get the scholarship from here on.

What is Doshisha University famous for?

Doshisha is part of the Kansai Big Six Baseball League. The baseball team is known for their rivalry with Ritsumeikan University. Doshisha’s rugby team has a long history, and had won 4 championships in All-Japan University Rugby Championship from 1980 to 1984.

REFERENCES

  • https://gmba.doshisha.ac.jp/en/admissions_and_scholarships/scholarships-costs.html
  • https://www.postgraduatefunding.com/award-2775

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