Financial aid

Kumamoto University’s Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences were selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the “University Fellowship Establishment Project for the Creation of Science and Technology Innovation”. With that support, a new fellowship program “Health Life Science S-HIGO Professional Training Fellowship (S-HIGO Fellowship)” has been started which will support students in Doctoral (PhD) courses by creating an environment in which students can devote themselves to their research and by helping to secure a career path after graduation. This fellowship support program aims to motivate students to enter in doctoral courses and it will offer advanced courses to nurture human resources with advanced research abilities.


We would like to inform you of regarding application for the S-HIGO Fellowship Program 2021. For more details, please refer to the following application guidelines and attend to Orientation for Fellowship Program.



<Application Guidelines>

Application Guidelines for AY2021


<Application Forms>

  1. Application form for S-HIGO fellowship program [Word]
  2. Research plan [Word]
  3. Written statement of reasons for application [Word]



<Orientation for Fellowship Program>

Orientation programs for interested students will be organized in following time schedule and venues. It can also be attained through ZOOM and the recorded video will be later uploaded to University Moodle.

(1) Oe Campus ※Simultaneous session in ZOOM

【Date and Time】April 6 (Tue.) 16:30-17:00  (Only in Japanese)

【Venue】Pharmacy Campus, Lecture Room No. 1

(2) Honjo Campus ※Simultaneous session in ZOOM and recorded video to be uploaded in Moodle

【Date and Time】April 7 (Wed.) 16:30-17:00 (Only in Japanese)

17:00-17:30 (Only in English)

【Venue】Medical Campus Library Building 4th Floor Lecture Room No. 4


※The details of ZOOM Meeting and recorded video can be accessed through following link.