About the GPLLI grant

GPLLI students receive a monthly grant of 80,000 or 180,000 yen, but please take particular note as follows.

  1. If you receive GPLLI grant, you may no longer receive other financial aid such as scholarships.
    Students falling under the following categories may not receive the GPLLI grant at the same time.
    (i) Students sponsored by the national government
    • Students who have already been accepted as JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Fellows (DC).
    • Students already receiving scholarship loans from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
    • Foreign students already receiving either the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or the JASSO Honors Scholarship.
    (ii) Foreign students who are sponsored by their own government.
    (iii) Students already receiving scholarship from the University of Tokyo.

In addition, those receiving the GPLLI grant will not be eligible for the grant for the Promotion of Doctorate Researchers by the University of Tokyo.

  1. The GPLLI grant counts as employment income, and is thus subject to taxation.
  2. To be eligible for the GPLLI grant, you must participate fully and thus, in principle, you are not allowed to engage on a part time employment.
  3. To be eligible for GPLLI grant, you must participate in the course for a full year. If you fail to perform on your specialized field in your department or on multidisciplinary program in the GPLLI course, GPLLI grant may be terminated. If you plan to study at other institutions for a long period, please provide detailed information on the name of the institution and the study period.
  4. You need to apply for a JSPS Research Fellowship DC every year in order for you to receive the GPLLI grant. Please submit a copy of the JSPS application to the GPLLI office.
  5. The names of all grantees of the GPLLI program are to be made public.

GPLLI course students who do not receive the monthly grant

  • When a GPLLI student is accepted as a JSPS Research Fellow DC, the student is strongly recommended to remain in the GPLLI course through his/her Doctoral years, while not receiving the GPLLI grant.
  • For a student in the second year of the Master's program in 2011, if the student was already accepted as a JSPS Research Fellow DC, he/she may apply for the GPLLI course. Such a student, when he/she passes the selection and becomes a course student, will be counted outside of the limitation of yearly student enrollments.
  • Students who do not wish to receive the grant, due to some reasons including other fellowships and dependent exemption concerns, may also apply for the GPLLI course. These students, when they pass the selection and become course students, will be counted outside of the limitation of yearly student enrollments.