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Doctoral Fellowships for International Students at Tohoku University, Japan

Doctoral Fellowships for International Students at Tohoku University, Japan

Excellent PhD students with a strong desire to pursue studies/research in interdisciplinary, international, or academic/industry collaborative areas are invited by Tohoku University to apply for its Doctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2022-2023.

The Tohoku University Advanced Graduate School offers this doctoral fellowship to all Japanese nationals and foreign national students. The grant is valued at JPY 180,000 monthly and will award the selected candidates an additional annual research grant worth JPY 340,000. The applicants must apply for a doctoral study programme at the Advanced Graduate School at Tohoku to be considered.

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Informally referred to as Tonpei, the Tohoku University, or Tohokudai is a Japanese national university located in Sendai, Miyagi, in the T?Hoku Region, Japan. It is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research. Tohoku University is ranked 275th in Best Global Universities.

Why choose to study at Tohoku University? Tohoku University has firmly adhered to its “Open Door” policy since its foundation in 1907 as Japan’s third National University. Tohoku University has maintained its “Research First” policy. It has consistently promoted world-class research through active participation in international educational networks and inviting leading academics from around the globe.

Application Deadline: The deadline for priority quota and excluding priority quota is 30th September 2022 and 31st October 2022, respectively.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Tohoku University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Doctoral
  • Award: JPY 180,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Japan.


  • Eligible Countries: Japanese and foreign national students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for a PhD programme at the Tohoku University Advanced Graduate School.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have a high motivation/curiosity regarding research activities in their specialized fields.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants are required to first apply for admission in their desired study programme. The applicants interested in applying for the fellowship must submit the supporting documents below to their graduate school.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter from your academic advisor
  • Any other documents requested by your graduate school
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must meet the academic criteria of the PhD programme they wish to join at Tohoku.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • CEFR


The selected winners will be provided a stipend (to cover living expenses) of JPY 180,000/month and a research grant worth JPY 340,000/year by Tohoku University.

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