Scholarships available for Japanese Studies students

Nissan Institute Scholarships

The Nissan Institute offers partial scholarships for up to three students on the MSc/MPhil in Japanese Studies.  If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships you should make it clear in your personal statement at the time of application.

Stockwin Scholarship in Japanese Studies for 2nd Year MPhil Students

Application Deadline: 10th March, 2023.

This scholarship was made possible thanks to a generous donation made by Professor J. A. A. Stockwin on the occasion of his award of the Japan Foundation Prize in 2010.

It is to be used to pay the college fee [for 2021-2022 the fee was around £3,500.00] at St. Antony’s College of a student when he or she embarks on the second year of the MPhil in Japanese Studies.


The Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentships

Application Deadline: 1st March, 2023

The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford invites applications for up to three Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships in Japanese Studies, with the generous support by the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

The Faculty can nominate the candidate for the MSc/MPhil/DPhil studentship of £10,000. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of three years, beginning in September of the 2023/24 academic year.  Please note that you will be required to reapply for the studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent three year commitment to any one PhD candidate from year one.

MPhil Scholarship in the Social Sciences - St. Cross College, Oxford

Application Deadline: January 2023.

St Cross College offers two MPhil Scholarships for students studying at the University of Oxford for an MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy. The Scholarships each have the value of £5,000 per annum and are each tenable for two years coterminous with fee liability (but only one year for the one-year MPhil in Law course).

Scholarship funding available at New College, Oxford

Various scholarships available for postgraduate students at New College. This includes the Aso Group Scholarship for a student with Japanese as a first language (preference for a student from Fukuoka Prefecture). 

Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK.

ESRC Studentships

ESRC studentships in Japanese Studies are available on the Area Studies Pathway, see the ESRC website for eligibility rules.

Fees and Funding

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