Scholarship / Financial support

Several forms of financial support and employment are provided to students of the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. Details below.

FBS Fellowship

The FBS Fellowship will start from AY2023 (1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024). The FBS Fellowship is a grant-type scholarship offering support near-equivalent to tuition fees. Students in Core Research laboratories who advance to the 3rd year or students transferring into a Core Research laboratory for their 3rd year can apply for this fellowship. It will be available for students who applied for, but did not receive, a tuition fee exemption.

This Fellowship scholarship will be offered in addition to wages earned as an FBS Research Assistant, allowing students to receive top-level financial support.

Scholarships for international students

You can find more information regarding scholarships for international students at JASSO (Japan Student Service Organization).

Program for Leading Graduate Schools

This program is intended to become a driving force behind drastic reform in applicable areas of graduate school education at leading educational centers. The Program for Leading Graduate Schools aims to promote the efforts of graduate schools to create and develop world-class interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary degree programs to develop graduates capable of serving as international leaders in the academic, corporate, and government sectors.

At Osaka University, there are 5 Programs for Leading Graduate Schools. Students of FBS can apply to the Humanware Innovation Program or Cross-Boundary Innovation (CBI) program.

WISE Program (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education)

This program supports the university’s efforts to develop individuals with doctorate degrees who will lead their respective sectors and form outstanding hubs for continuously facilitating the development of human resources, interpersonal exchange, and joint research.

Funding opportunities supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is a public research funding agency that carries out diverse programs, including funding for scientific research, fostering young researchers, promoting international scientific exchange, and supporting the reform and globalization of universities. There are also international fellowships for research in Japan.