People who live in Japan can attend for free without paying the monthly fee through the Koto Gakko Shugaku Shien-kin Seido aid system (高等学校等就学支援金制度).
However, people who fall under one of the following items will not be able to receive assistance
* For private schools, there are cases where it is possible to receive aid depending on the parents’ income.
See the pamphlet by clicking here (easy Japanese).
* There are foreign schools that can receive aid. See the list click here.
Ask the high school you are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in.
With the help to attend high school “Koto Kyouiku no Shugaku Shien Seido” (高等教育の就学支援新制度), it is possible to receive full or partial scholarships for tuition and entrance fees to universities and technical schools that meet the stipulated conditions (click here to see the link).
People who are eligible
* In the case of foreigners, it will be necessary to fit into one of the following items:
Examples of aid values
For family members exempted from type 1 residential tax.
In case of people who attend universities and live with their parents, ¥ 66,700 for public and ¥ 75,800 for private
* The amount is defined according to the family’s income
To find out if you qualify, click here to open the flyer (Japanese only)
Click here to open the flyer (only in Japanese)
Nihon Gakusei Shien Kikko Shougakukin Soundan Center (日本学生支援機構 奨学金相談センター)
TEL: 0570-666-301 (in Japanese only)
Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm (except Saturdays and Sundays, holidays and New Year)
Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology homepage (Monbu Kagaku-sho)
Japan Student Services Organization homepage (JASSO)