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Study in Japan: University of Tokyo Masters and PhD Scholarship Details

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

About the 2017/2018 University of Tokyo Masters and PhD Scholarship 

Applications are currently being taken for the 2017/2018 University of Tokyo Masters and PhD Scholarship and all interested international students are hereby informed.

2017 University of Tokyo Scholarships for International Students in Japan

The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai, is a research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. The university has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign.

The University of Tokyo provides international students with scholarships that cover school expense exemptions, scholarships, emergency loans, and student discounts. This year, scholarships will be provided to students willing to undertake courses at the Graduate School of Science for 2017/2018 academic session.

The purpose of this scholarship is twofold: to financially support Self-Supported International Students whose academic performance is outstanding and to increase the number of students from abroad.

Application Deadline

1st April – 1st May, 2017  For those entering in September

The application must arrive no later than the last day of each application period without fail.

Eligible Countries


Host Country


Field of Study

Courses in the Graduate School of Science

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Self-Supported Students with excellent grades who pass the entrance examination for the Master’s Program at the Graduate School of Science and who newly come to Japan as a student will qualify and enter the program in either April or September 2017.

Priority goes to UTRIP(University of Tokyo Research Internship Program)participants. Recipients of other scholarships starting from April or September 2017 are not eligible. There is a possibility that an applicant might be required to withdraw from this scholarship if the applicant is deemed to be the recipient of another scholarship.

Among the applicants who submitted Application documents, the Selection Committee will select and nominate candidate(s) to the Dean. The recipient will be decided by the Dean based on the nomination from the Selection Committee.

The notification will be sent to the applicant by e-mail in one month after the acceptance letter for the Master’s Program is sent out.

Scholarship Value

150,000 yen monthly stipend. The stipend will be paid into the bank account quarterly after getting the confirmation of enrollment.

Scholarship Duration

From April/September, 2017 to March/August, 2022

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the application documents (see below) to the International Liaison Office at the Graduate School of Science by post at the time of their Graduate School application for admission into the Master’s Program.

Application Documents:

  • Graduate School of Science Scholarship for International Students 2017 Application Form: 1 original copy (see link below)
  • One letter of recommendation for the Graduate School of Science Scholarship application from a faculty member of your college or university

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