Honjo International Scholarship Foundation 2024 Scholarship For International Students


Introduction to Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Scholarships for International Students

The Honjo International Scholarship Foundation offers Scholarships for Graduate Students from Countries other than Japan to study for the 2024 academic year for doctorate (PhD), and Master’s degree programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Inorder to be considered for the scholarship, the student must satisfy all of the requirement criteria below:

  • The student does not possess Japanese citizenship.
  • The student must be enrolled as of April 2024 or currently applying for the academic course starting from April 2024 at a graduate school in Japan. Those who are already enrolled and those who are not enrolled yet (including people who are currently employed with jobs at the time of applying for the program) are both eligible to apply for this scholarship if you are going to be enrolled in April 2024. Those who are going to enter graduate schools in Autumn 2024 should apply for the 2024 program which starts accepting applications from April 1 to April 30, 2024.
  • In principle, students enrolled in a professional graduate school are not applicable, however, those who can submit a research plan can apply for this scholarship program.
  • To be eligible, the student applying for the PhD program must start the PhD course by the age of 35. Students applying for the master’s program must start the master’s course by the age of 30.
  • The student must be able to assure the committee that he or she will be able to secure employment in their home country after graduating from graduate school. This does not require him or her to have employment guaranteed or to return to his or her home country immediately after graduating from the university, but he or she is expected to have a strong will to work in his or her home country in the future.
  • The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill and must be able to attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
  • The student must be able to carry on an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese.

Duration and Benefits of the Programme

The period of the scholarship is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree.
(1) ¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years
(2) ¥180,000 per month for 3 years
(3) ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years

Travel expenses for attending an international conference, etc. will be provided with a scholarship.

How to Apply

Prepare all the documents listed below:

  • Enter “web application system” fill up all the necessary information, and upload the required documents as PDF files.
    “Web application system”→ (This system is available from September 1)
  • When you complete the entry procedure, the application number is issued.
  • Successful student application numbers are announced on our website. So be advised to save the number you received, carefully.
  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

 Note that the deadline for applications is 31st October 2023. For more information, visit the official announcement page HERE and proceed to begin your application.

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