Atsumi International Foundation is recruiting Atsumi Scholars for international students and Japanese students enrolled in the Ph.D. programs at graduate schools in the Kanto region of Japan.

Qualifications for application (must satisfy all the following qualifications)

(1) Those who are enrolled in the Ph.D. course of a Japanese graduate school and are expected to obtain a doctoral degree within the scholarship year. This includes those who are enrolled in a Japanese graduate school as a researcher or in a similar capacity because they have exceeded their regular enrollment period, or because they must obtain a doctoral degree from an overseas graduate school.
(2) Those who have both a graduate school (laboratory) and a place of residence in the Kanto region (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma).
(3) Those who are fluent in Japanese (application documents and interviews are in Japanese only). It is desirable for Japanese students to have a high level of foreign language ability, but this is not a prerequisite.
(4) Those who are interested in international mutual understanding and goodwill and are willing to actively participate in the exchange activities of the Atsumi Foundation.

Details of the scholarship

The Atsumi Scholarship is 250,000 yen per month and will be provided to 16 people (of which up to 5 are from one country/region). The scholarship will be provided for one year and will not be extended or renewed.

Application method

The application guidelines can be downloaded from the Foundation's website after July 1st every year. If you would like a printed version, please request it from the International Student Scholarship Section of each graduate school or the Secretariat of the Atsumi Foundation. Application documents should be (postal) mailed to the Atsumi Foundation Secretariat every year from September 1st to 30th. Please cooperate with an early application so as to prevent the deadline rush.

Please see the application guidelines (only in Japanese) for details.

For inquiries, please contact the Atsumi Foundation Secretariat([email protected]).