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Honjo International Scholarships for Graduate Students in Japan, 2023/2024

Applications are invited for Honjo International Scholarships available for foreign students who will attend or have already attended a graduate school at a Japanese university. Few funding programs will be awarded.

These awards are available to all nationalities and research field students to pursue a graduate program (Master’s and PhD) for the academic session 2023/2024. The scholarship will be provided every month throughout the minimum period required to acquire the degree.

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Honjo International Scholarship Foundation has been established to provides to bright holders who are struggling to study under different conditions in developing nations.

Application Deadline:

  • Spring Scholarship: September 1– October 31, 2023
  • Fall Scholarship: April 1 – April 30, 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Master’s and PhD
  • Award: JPY 180,000
  • Number of Awards:  Spring Scholarship: Ten and Fall Scholarship: a few
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Japan.


  • The student who does not possess Japanese citizenship
  • The student must be enrolled as of April 2024 or currently applying for the academic course
  • starting from April 2024 at a graduate school in Japan. Those who are already enrolled and
  • those who are not enrolled yet (including people who are currently employed with jobs at the
  • time of applying for the program) are both eligible to apply for this scholarship if you are going
  • to be enrolled in April 2024. Those who are going to enter graduate schools in Autumn 2024
  • should apply for the 2024 program which starts accepting applications from April 1 to April 30,
  • 2024 (scheduled).
  • In principle, the student enrolling in a professional graduate school is not eligible to apply. However, the student who can submit a research plan is eligible to apply.
  • The enrolment duration until graduation must be longer than 12 months.
  • To be eligible, the student applying for the PhD program must start the PhD course by the age
  • of 35. The student applying for the master’s program must start the master course by the age of
  • 30 (No exception).
  • The student must have a strong will to serve in their home country as a future career plan.
  • The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill and must
  • 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 (No exception).

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How to Apply

  • How to apply: Applicants can submit an online application with the “online application system” and upload the required documents.
  • Supporting Documents: Academic transcript (In Japanese or English), Research Plan, recommendation letter from the supervisor, Documents that prove admission, such as an admission letter, a letter of acceptance, etc.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have a previous degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


The period of the award is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree.

  • ¥210,000 per month for 1 ~ 2 years degree
  • ¥190,000 per month for 3 years degree
  • ¥160,000 per month for 4 ~ 5 years of degree

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