Financial Aid

TCU Scholarships

TCU offers the following scholarships / financial aid to a small number of students selected from among eligible applicants.

Scholarship for Children of Church Ministers* (One time only)
Amount 100,000 YEN
Eligibility Children of church ministers.
How to apply Submit the following at the time of application for admission.
1) Scholarship for Children of Church Ministers application form/Commitment Letter
2) A verification document such as a church bulletin that states your parent is a church minister

 

Scholarship for Alumni Family Members* (One time only)
Amount 100,000 YEN
Eligibility Family members of alumni of Tokyo Christian University or one of its predecessor schools.
How to apply Submit the Scholarship for Alumni Family Members Application Form/Commitment Letter at the time of application for admission.

 

Scholarship for Students from Countries Qualifying for Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Amount To be determined based on the applicant’s financial need and available resources.
Eligibility Those with a nationality of the recipient countries of Official Development Assistance (ODA) who are exceptionally able and demonstrate financial need.
How to apply Submit the Scholarship for Students from Countries Qualifying for Official Development Assistance (ODA) Application Form/Commitment Letter at the time of application for admission.

 

Noah Scholarship
Amount 300,000 YEN
Eligibility Those with non-Japanese nationality who value the educational purpose of Tokyo Christian University, excel in academics and character, and are in need of financial aid.
How to apply Submit the Noah Scholarship Application Form/Commitment Letter at the time of application for admission.

 

Scholarship for Ph.D. Students
Amount Based on the financial needs of the awardees (from partial to full funding). May include financial support for airfare to TCU, tuition, boarding fees, and minimum necessities for student life.
Duration Up to three years (the standard period required to obtain a degree); reconsidered every year.
How to apply Submit “Application Form (Form 8)” with required documents for admission.

 

Important Notes

  • Regarding financial need and aid. If the student’s family does not have sufficient resources to pay tuition, fees, room, and board, the university expects students to take advantage of loans, external scholarships, support from congregations, and other benefactors. Nevertheless, if a student demonstrates financial need, he or she may qualify for some level of financial aid. All students who have serious financial need, therefore, are encouraged to apply for financial aid.
  • Regarding married students. Although married persons are welcome to study at TCU, TCU does not provide any financial assistance for family members. And it is difficult for spouses without adequate Japanese to find jobs to cover their expenses and those of any children. Therefore, only unmarried students without any obligation to support other people (parents, brothers, sisters, etc.) will find it practical to attend TCU while receiving financial aid.
  • Regarding notification of financial aid. In most cases, notification of the result of the scholarship / financial aid application will be made after the admissions decision. Scholarship awards are made on a year-to-year basis. Applicants may apply for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible.

External Scholarships

Students may be eligible for one or more scholarships offered by organizations outside of TCU. Students are encouraged to search for external scholarships in their home countries as well as in Japan. TCU will also work to introduce students to scholarship opportunities and, when possible, apply for additional financial aid on their behalf.

The scholarship listed below is awarded within Japan to a limited number of college students every year.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship

JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

Eligibility: Candidates must be regular students and meet the requirements set by JASSO.
Award: 48,000 YEN a month (for six months or one year)
How to apply: TCU will apply on behalf of eligible students.
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