Those students who are participating in the Asian Studies Program independently (i.e., non-exchange) are eligible for a Merit Scholarship from Kansai Gaidai in the form of a US$6,000 tuition rebate at the conclusion of his/her first semester of residence provided the following two conditions are met:
The student must have maintained no less than a 3.0 overall Grade Point Average* at his/her home institution during the two semesters (three quarters or its equivalent), prior to the academic session in which application for admission is made to Kansai Gaidai.
The student must also maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA during the first semester at Kansai Gaidai.
*Based on a 4.0 point grading scales and full-time student status. Students from institutions which use different grading scales must have maintained a minimum grade average of 80%.
Regardless of his/her academic performance prior to participation in the Asian Studies Program, those independent students who intend to stay at Kansai Gaidai for one academic year are entitled to receive a Merit Scholarship in the form of a US$6,000 tuition rebate at the conclusion of the second semester at Kansai Gaidai provided the following two conditions are met:
The student must have completed the first semester at Kansai Gaidai with no less than a 3.0 GPA.
The student must also maintain a 3.0 GPA during his/her second semester at Kansai Gaidai.