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Honjo International Scholarship, Japan 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Oct-2016
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Award¥150000 to ¥200000 per month
Eligibility12th passed
Scholarship provider contact details

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Tokyo 151-0063
Phone: +81-3-3468-2214
Fax: +81-3-3468-2606

What is Honjo International Scholarship, Japan 2017?

Honjo International Scholarship, Japan 2017 is open to foreign students who will attend a graduate school at a Japanese university. The payment of the scholarship money will be issued starting from April, 2017. The period of the scholarship is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree. An extension will not be given on the pre-determined scholarship period nor would the student be allowed to change his or her courses after the scholarship period has commenced. Those whose enrollment period is shorter than one year are not eligible to apply

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

(To be considered for the scholarship, the student must satisfy ALL of the requirement criteria below.)

  1. The student does not possess Japanese citizenship.
  2. The student must be registered to attend or applying for a graduate school starting from April 1, 2016.
  3. To be eligible, students enrolled in a PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1981. Those enrolled in a Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1986.
  4. The student must be able to assure the committee that he or she will be able to secure employment in their home country after graduating from a graduate school. This does not require him or her to have employment guaranteed or to return his or her home country immediately after graduating the university, but he or she is expected to have strong will of working in his or her home country in the future.
  5. The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, and must be able to attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
  6. The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese. (no exception)

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by post only.

Terms and Conditions

Selection Process

  1. Applications are accepted between September 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016.
  2. First selection: The first selection will be conducted with documents submitted by applicants. The results of the first selection will be announced by January 31, 2017 as the awarded candidates’ application numbers will be put on our website.
  3. Second selection: Interviews will be conducted between February 1 and 15, 2017, in Tokyo. Its detailed schedule will be communicated at a later date directly to those who passed the first step of the selection process. They will conduct the interview via Skype in case if you will be outside of Japan.
  4. Scholarship awarded: Mid-March, 2017. 



  1. Your application package will not be returned to you.
  2. Send application package with A4-sized envelope.
  3. Make sure you enclose ALL the necessary documents listed above and send them ALL TOGETHER as your application package will not be eligible if it was found to be incomplete. No exception will be made.
  4. Do not use staplers to file your documents.
  5. Your personal information provided by you for the purpose of applying for the scholarship will not be used for any other purposes than for the scholarship selection process except for the following cases.
  • During the scholarship selection process, individuals on the selection committee may obtain/view your application package.
  • In order to verify the application contents or to avoid awarding multiple scholarships to an individual, we provide necessary applicants’ information to the universities and other foundations also offering scholarships.

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