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$7,000 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$7,000 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.