Many types of scholarships are available for international students who wish to study at Hokkaido University:
1. Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships
Applications should be made before matriculation, either through a Japanese embassy or consulate (embassy recommendation), or through the host university in Japan (university recommendation). Most MEXT Scholarship students at Hokkaido University earned their scholarships through embassy recommendations.
2. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarships
Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students
3. Local governments / Local International Associations Scholarships
4. Private Foundation Scholarships
5. Foreign government scholarships