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Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Funding for UK Students – 2021/2022


Application for the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Funding for UK Students – 2021/2022. Entry is now open at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in UK.



Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Tuition: The Foundation meets all tuition and examination fees throughout the program.
Maintenance grant: Daiwa Scholars receive a maintenance grant for the duration of the Scholarship which is to cover accommodation and living costs for a single person. While on the programme, Scholars may not undertake remunerated work.
Travel: The Foundation meets the cost of economy-class travel to and from Japan at the beginning and end of the program.
Accommodation: For their first weeks in Japan, Daiwa Scholars are accommodated in a hotel in central Tokyo. During this period, they will look for rented apartments in which they will live for the remainder of the program.
Medical insurance: All Daiwa Scholars contribute to the compulsory Japanese Government Health Scheme from their maintenance grant. In addition, the Foundation provides Scholars with standard private medical insurance while they are in Japan on the programme.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan. It carries out its activities through grant giving, a comprehensive events programme, the Daiwa Scholarships and the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.


The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Applicants from the UK can apply for these endowments.
  • British citizens
  • aged between 21 and 35 years of age by the time of departure.
  • Candidates should be:
  • graduates or due to graduate by the time of departure
  • equipped with a strong degree in any subject* or with a strong record of achievement in their field
  • in possession of clear career objectives and a commitment to furthering UK-Japan links.
  • Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies or the Foundation’s grant schemes.


  • Applicants are also requested to send three confidential references (that must be signed and sealed by the referees) to the Foundation by the deadline. The Foundation cannot obtain references on applicants’ behalf. They are an essential part of the application process. If you are a student or a recent graduate, then your references should come from your academic tutors. If you graduated some years ago or have relevant professional experience, then it is advisable to obtain a reference from your supervisor or line manager in addition to at least one academic reference. Your referees should not include relatives or purely personal friends. The references are a vital part of the application and should come from people who know you and your work in an official capacity.

Application Form

  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 3, 2020  will be considered.

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