For an up-to-date and in-depth resouce on studying in Japan please visit Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide.
Links to scholarship resources
There are many scholarships available to study in Japan, including the government sponsored Monbukagakusho program. Check with your school or university, or follow these links for other scholarship programs. These links are provided for your convenience.
Japanistry hosts a database of many Japanese Language schools in Japan that allows users to search Japanese language schools sorting by area, the types of courses offered, the accommodations available, and country of origin of the student population. In addition to the database, the site has many other features including simple Japanese lessons, an event calendar, and a visitor’s guide for Tokyo.
Japan Student Services Organization
JASSO is engaged in a wide variety of services, including provision of information and consultation on study in Japan, promotion of short-term student exchanges, follow-up services for former international students in Japan, and assistance in other international educational exchanges. This site has an extensive directory of scholarship programs.
"The Japan Home Page is the place for students (college, high school and all others) seeking study abroad, language abroad, intern abroad, and volunteer abroad opportunities. Find Japan study abroad programs!" Impressive database of available scholarships.
Japan Study Support
The Foreign Students' Advisory Center of The Asian Students Cultural Association, a non-profit organization established in 1957, provides scholarship and other information for international students wishing to study in Japan." Scholarship database.
Youth for Understanding
"Youth For Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected international exchange organizations. Today, YFU USA administers the Youth For Understanding programs in the United States." YFU offers high school students the opportunity to study abroad. Their site lists several scholarship programs to assist with the program fees.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Short and long term hosted research opportunities in Japan for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.