A Safety Net for Privately Financed International Students

The International Student Support Fund

The International Student Support Fund seeks to further international student exchanges at the University of Tokyo by means such as providing financial support to international students, coordinating interactions with the local community and members of UTokyo faculty and staff, and by helping students deal with unforeseen circumstances. Its activities include the following:


Scholarship Program

・A monthly stipend of JPY 50,000 for one year (15 students) or six months (10 students)

Consolation Allowance Program

・Payment of a consolation allowance (up to JPY 100,000) in the event of an accident or illness requiring hospitalization.

Lump-Sum Loan Program

・Provision of a lump-sum loan (up to JPY 200,000) to students experiencing difficulties meeting living expenses as the result of an accident, disaster, or a similar event.

Volunteer Activity Support Program

Message from the Executive Vice President

The International Student Support Fund was initiated primarily through donations from UTokyo faculty and staff, and its circle of support has gradually expanded to include alumni and other sponsors outside the UTokyo community.

The uses of the fund, as described above, truly offer a safety net for UTokyo’s international students, with one-of-a-kind programs such as the provision of lump-sum loans and consolation allowances.

However, declining revenue from donations in recent years has meant that we have been forced to dip into our endowment funds to provide scholarships. If this trend continues, we will soon have little choice but to consider measures such as the suspension of our scholarship program.

Attracting outstanding international students is an important challenge for the University, and we ask for your continued support and cooperation in expanding our donor base to revitalize this fund, which plays a role in developing the foundation of our international program.




 icon-outside01-blue01.png  The University of Tokyo International Student Support Fund Website

 icon-outside01-blue01.png  Feature article in the UTokyo campus newsletter


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Project Leader


Executive Vice President

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