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Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship

What is it?

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation have announced the ninth year of their Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme, which is designed to support Japanese Studies in the UK. The programme provides up to 30 postgraduate studentships annually, each worth £10,000. The University of Warwick can nominate up to three applicants for these studentships.

What's it worth?

Each scholarship is worth £10,000 and are for one year's duration.


  • Applicants must be undertaking a Masters course or PhD research (current PhD students are eligible to apply).
  • Masters applicants should have received a first class or high upper second class undergraduate degree.
  • PhD applicants should have received similar achievements at undergraduate level AND a good merit or distinction at masters level.
  • It is essential that applicants' studies are focused on Japanese studies. For Masters applicants there is an expectation that the major coursework/modules will be on Japan AND the final masters thesis will be on Japan. For PhD applicants it is expected that the thesis will be focused on Japan.
  • The studentships are open to any nationality, however given the spirit of the programme applications are encouraged from UK nationals. There is an expectation that applicants who are non-UK nationals will be settled in the UK or ordinarily resident in the UK.

How to Apply

Applicants who are interested in this opportunity are asked to complete a short APPLICATION FORM.

Applications are now open with a deadline of 23:59 GMT on Thursday 25 August 2022.

The Scholarship Review Panel will assess both academic achievement and the supporting statement when making decisions.