CSC-YNU Joint Scholarship Program for Co-supervised Doctoral Study Students at Yokohama National University, Japan

The Yokohama National University with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship invites doctoral students from China who desire to participate in Co-supervised Doctoral Study Students Scholarships. The scholarship program is organized for the academic year 2023-2024.

The CSC-YNU Joint Scholarship Program is designed to support Chinese students who want to undertake a PhD program in Japan. Selected students will receive a tuition fee waiver available to begin at Yokohama National University.

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CSC-YNU Joint Scholarship Program for Co-supervised Doctoral Study Students in Japan

Great opportunity for Chinese students to study in Japan.


Yokohama National University is a national university founded in Yokohama that focuses on producing and transmitting world-class research in subjects fundamental to peace and human welfare and issues faced by the community and industry. YNU was established with a special fund from the Government of Japan, administered by the World Bank, for training government officials from developing countries with engineering backgrounds.

Why study at Yokohama National University? YNU shows an English program with various fields and classes for international students without requiring Japanese language proficiency. It is a prestigious school in the great cultural city of Yokohama. It has a great campus and affordable living costs and is suitable for pursuing academic research. YNU provides a focused environment for study and great support from the institution.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Yokohama National University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Tuition Fee
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • The award can be taken in Japan


  • Eligible Countries: China
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The students can apply for a doctoral study program at Yokohama National University.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Being enrolled as a doctoral student at any of the universities with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on student exchange with YNU under which students can attend YNU without paying additional tuition, or at any of the universities that were designated as the “Project 211” institutions.
  • Having demonstrated excellent academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.30 (out of 3.00) or above in a master’s program.
  • Being proficient in Japanese or English language and meeting one of the following conditions:
  • Intending to receive research advice from the academic advisor of YNU between 6 and 24 months of admission to YNU as a special research doctoral student.
  • Having asked the academic advisor of their choice about research details, length of the research period, acceptance conditions, and the like, and having obtained permission to apply and the Conditional Acceptance Form before submitting their application.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students must submit their applications for the position via the online application portal. Eligible applicants will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Application Form and copy of passport
  • Field of Study and Research Plan [Research Proposal]
  • Academic transcripts for all academic years of university attended
  • Academic Performance Entry Sheet
  • Certificate of graduation or completion or degree certificate of the university attended
  • The document that certifies that the applicant is ranked top 10% or 30% in the department of the graduate school attended
  • Official Recommendation letter from a high-ranking person (such as Dean or Director) at the current graduate school attended
  • Abstract of the thesis
  • Documents that demonstrate the linguistic ability of the applicant, which meets one of the conditions
  • Admission Requirements: The candidates must meet the admission requirements of the PhD program they wish to join at Yokohama National University.
  • Language Requirement: Being proficient in Japanese or English language and meeting one of the following conditions:
  • Having passed N2 or N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) or obtained an English language proficiency test score equivalent to CEFR level B2 or higher.
  • Having been awarded a master’s degree from an institution where the medium of instruction was in Japanese or English.
  • Judged by YNU, proficiency in either Japanese or English is equivalent to that stated in (1).


The winning candidates selected by Yokohama National University will receive a tuition fee waiver for PhD.

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