University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1142
Survey Title Survey on Scholarship Programs Implemented in Japan, 2013
Depositor Independent Administrative Institution Japan Student Services Organization
(Former Name:Japan Student Services Organization)
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The purpose of the survey was to clarify the current state of scholarship systems operated by schools, local public organizations, private organizations, and individuals, with the aim of contributing to the future development of scholarship systems in Japan.

The main survey items are as follows:
(1)Basic character of respondent
(2)Basic information
(3)Regarding the scholarship system
(4)Target scope (application conditions) / Selection criteria
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Universities (including graduate schools, henceforth referred to collectively as universities), junior colleges, colleges of technology, senior high schools (including senior high school courses in six-year secondary schools and senior high-school departments of special needs schools. Hereinafter, the same shall apply), special training colleges, and miscellaneous schools, local public organizations, and organizations operating scholarship systems.
Note, however, that the following groups are outside of the scope of this survey: (1) Japan Student Services Association, (2) Newspaper Scholarship Association, and other groups of a similar kind.
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size [Survey target categories (number of respondent groups, response rate)]
Universities/junior colleges/ colleges of technology(1,122,93.3%,of which 817 organizations operated scholarship systems)
Senior high schools/ specialized training colleges/miscellaneous schools(7,757,77.5%,of which 1,386 organizations operated scholarship systems)
Prefectures(37,78.7%,of which 37 organizations operated scholarship systems)
Municipalities(1,424,81.8%,of which 1,004 organizations operated scholarship systems)
Scholarship organizations (856,48.0%,of which 633 organizations operated scholarship systems)
Date of Collection 2013-04-01 ~ 2014-03-31
Time Period 2013 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Inquiries were made into the scholarship systems operated by organizations under the following three categories.
1) Systems for reduction and exemption of tuition fees, 2) Systems exclusively for international students, 3) Systems for Japanese students to study overseas

Inquiries were made to universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology, senior high schools, specialized training schools, and miscellaneous schools regarding the scholarship systems they operated. Information about some specialized training schools and miscellaneous schools was gained from the relevant prefectures.

(2)Local public organizations
Inquiries were made into scholarship systems operating in prefectures and municipalities.

(3)Scholarship organizations
1) Inquiries were made into the names and addresses of scholarship organizations (charitable organizations, for-profit organizations, individuals, other) that make requests for recommendations or carry out registration notifications regarding scholarships for universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology, senior high schools, specialized training colleges, and miscellaneous schools.
2) Based on the information (such as name and address) regarding scholarship organizations gained from 1) above, as well as information gleaned from past surveys, inquiries were made to scholarship organizations regarding the scholarship systems in operation.
Investigator Japan Student Services Organization
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1142
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [ Questionnaire for Educational Institutions ]
[ Questionnaire for Municipalities and Scholarship Organizations ]
Major Survey Items (1)Basic character of respondent
・Organization type

(2)Basic information
・Whether there was a scholarship system (within the school)
・Whether requests for recommendations or registration notifications regarding scholarships were made

(3)Regarding the scholarship system
・Existence of repayment exemption system
・Existence of occupation designation
・Existence of employer designation
・Existence of reservation system
・Existence of system whereby the recipient must receive the scholarship in person
・Existence of duplicate targets
・Possibility of receiving multiple scholarships
・Possibility of international students receiving scholarships

(4)Target scope (application conditions)/selection criteria
・Target scope (application conditions): designated faculty or department/year/major, designated school (campus) location, designated student residence/hometown, designated student academic performance/qualification/ability, etc., designated family finances/income, etc., designation regarding disasters, etc.
・Selection criteria

・Number of people per target group
・Amount of money per target group
Date of Release
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Higher and further education
Social welfare systems/structures
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2017-12-04
Notes for Users Regarding the number of cases in the data set: 8,664 scholarship systems (cases) operated by the 3,877 organizations that responded that they operate scholarship systems.