KUT PhD Scholarships in Engineering for International Students

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The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established by Kochi University of Technology (KUT) in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable international students.

Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected foreign doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA).

Through this program, KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world

Host Institution(s):

Kochi University of Technology Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Field of study:

PhD in Engineering

Number of Awards:

20 students per year

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value:

  • Receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant.
  • Exemption from 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen (per year) tuition fee.
  • Receive 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (given only to applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)


  • To have or to be expected to acquire a master’s degree before enrollment.
  • To have intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work as a research assistant under the one of research projects listed here

    To have an excellent academic record

    To have a high English proficiency

    To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment

    To have other than Japanese nationality

    Application Deadline: For April and October semesters is 30 September of the previous year and for October semester is 31 March of the same year.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; KUT PhD Scholarships in Engineering for International Students Website

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