We have enhanced the financial support system so that students may concentrate on their studies.

(1)Exemption from Tuition

When a student has difficulty paying tuition for economic reasons, the student recognized for outstanding academic achievements may be exempted from paying full tuition or one-half tuition following the prescribed screening by SOKENDAI.

(2)Research Fellowships for Young Scientists from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

This research fellowship offers third-year students and higher the opportunity to concentrate on their research. A research subsidy (living expenses) will be paid after successfully passing the prescribed screening. At the same time, the student must meet the qualification requirements for eligibility to receive a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) grant. These grants will be provided after a screening each year.

(3)Monbukagakusho(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, MEXT)Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

The MEXT Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students is provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). This scholarship is intended for exceptional privately funded international students, and is an open competition.

(4)The Research Assistant system at NIFS

Excellent students who are in the third-year or higher at NIFS can participate in research projects. This Research Assistant system promotes research effectively and develops the abilities of young researchers. When a student is appointed as a Research Assistant, a research scholarship will be provided.

(5)Other scholarships, research grants, and travel expenses

Students may apply for scholarships, grants for research, and other funding in addition to those described above. Among these sources of funding, there also are those that are advertised publicly for open competition and those intended only for students enrolled in the fusion science program. Also, NIFS and SOKENDAI will pay travel expenses for a student to attend an academic conference.