Matsumae International Foundation Scholarships in Japan for International Students 2023

  • Fully Funded
  • Japan Universities Matsumae International Foundation
  • Research
  • All Subjects
  • International Students, Domestic Students
  • Japan

Scholarship Description:

The following financial supports are provided to successful applicants.

Fellowships are provided to the successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances, this fellowship is transferable.

Degree Level:

Matsumae International Foundation Scholarships in Japan for International Students 2023 is available to undertake Research level programs at Japan Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  1. A monthly allowance of JPY 220,000 is provided to cover expenses for research activities (including materials) and living expenses in Japan.
  2. JPY 120,000 is provided to cover part of the initial costs of living in Japan.
  3. Round-trip economy class airfare is provided between the nearest international airport from a grantee’s domicile and Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Overseas travel insurance with medical treatment and death benefits is provided. 
  5. The MIF invites fellowship recipients to participate in a study tour during their fellowship to deepen their understanding of Japan.

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all the following requirements are eligible to submit application documents.
● Applicants must obtain an invitation (acceptance) letter from a host institution in Japan prior to application.
● Applicants must hold Ph.D. (Doctoral degree).
● Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time of application.
● Applicants must have sufficient the English or Japanese languages ability.
● Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (other than short-term stays such as for sightseeing or conferences)
● Applicants must have an occupation in their home countries, return there upon completing their fellowship tenure, and should contribute to development of their own country.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit their application documents to the MIF via e-mail.
● Email: [email protected]
● Application Period: April 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)
Applications will not be accepted for any reason before or after the application period.

Applications are evaluated by the MIF Screening Committee on the basis of academic value and degree of perfection of the research projects.
● The results will be announced on the MIF website in December 2022.
● The MIF will send a grant letter to successful applicants.
● It is the policy of the MIF to neither disclose the content of discussions by the Screening Committee nor accept inquiries about individual applications.
● The MIF will not comment on the reasons for the decisions made by the Screening Committee.

Application Documents:

The following documents must be submitted as PDFs to the MIF via email.

All documents must be typed in English.
Inadequate documents will not be accepted.
The following will be automatically rejected without notice.

  • Emails over 10 MB in size.
  • Emails with attachments with file extensions other than “pdf.”
  • Emails with attachments in any compressed format such as “zip” or “rar.” 
  • Emails include any program files or downloadable links.
Application Form
Please download the application form from the link below.
An ID photograph taken within the past three months must be attached.
Please make sure that the form is filled out precisely.
  [Application Form(PDF)] [Application Form(Word)]
Applications using anything but the prescribed form that has been signed and dated will not be accepted.

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