2016 Honjo International Foundation Scholarships for Foreign Students to study in Japan.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2015

The 2016 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Scholarships for Foreign Students to study in Japan is open to foreign students who will attend a graduate school at a Japanese university.

Number of Scholarships Available : 15 to 20 students
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
(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 registered to attend or applying for a graduate school starting from April 1, 2016.
  • To be eligible, students enrolled in a PhD Program must have been born after March 31,1980.
  • Those enrolled in a Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1985
  • 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 a graduate school.
  • 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 an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese

How to Apply:

  • Please visit the website below and fill a form, and get your application number. Awarded candidates’ application numbers are announced on the website on January 31, 2016 so be advised to save the number you got. http://www.hisf.or.jp/english/index.html
  • Write down the application number on the application form and send the documents listed below to the Administration Office by post mail. To be sent by E-mail is not acceptable.
(1) Scholarship application form; make sure to attach your photo to the form as instructed.
(2) Your resume
(3) Personal information form ※ Download the above forms (1)~
(3) provided on the website. Fill them in Japanese by typed or hand-written.
(4) Academic transcript: Please provide the transcript
Please send your application package to:
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
1-14-9, Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063
Tel: +81-3-3468-2214
Fax: +81-3-3468-2606
Send inquiries to: [email protected]
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