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Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarships for International Students in Japan – 2022/2023


Application for the Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarships for International Students in Japan – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Privately financed students from Asian countries that want to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree at UTokyo are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The students selected will be provided 60,000 JYP or 70,000 JYP per month towards a master’s or doctoral study at UTokyo from April 2022 to March 2023.

The University of Tokyo is a public research university that ranks 1st in the nation and aims to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit, possessing deep specialism and broad knowledge.

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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:

  • All students from Asian countries are eligible to apply.
  • Students can take up a master’s or doctoral study programme at UTokyo.
  • The applicants must be 34 years or older.
  • The applicants must have Japanese language proficiency.
  • The applicants must have good academic standing.
  • Students must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant subject.
  • The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests: ILETS – 6.5, TOEFL IBT – 78, PTE – 54, CAE – Grade C, CPE – Grade C, University of Michigan ECPE – Pass, and MELAB – 80%.
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Application must include:

  • Transcripts from graduate and undergraduate school
  • Recommendation letter
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Residence card
  • Residence plan
  • Postcard
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 1st February, 2022  will be considered.

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