The Department of East Asian Studies will award each year one or two scholarships for graduate work. These are most likely to be awarded to students taking the East Asian studies option in the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies or to students taking the thesis-only option in the MPhil, although PhD candidates may also apply. The maximum value of the scholarship will normally be the sum of the University Fee (Home/EU level) and the College fee, which together in 2012-13 amounted to £5600 (approx).
Applications for these scholarships should be made at the same time as application for admission by sending a copy of your application, together with a request that you be considered for a graduate scholarship in Japanese studies, to:
The Graduate Programmes Administrator,
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, CB3 9DA,
The very final deadline date for all postgraduate applications will be 29th March 2013 for those applicants who do not wish to be considered for funding, however, please check the Graduate Handbook and the Admissions webpage for precise deadline details on the various funding awards available for 2012/13 as these will be earlier than 29th March 2013.
Graduate students in Japanese Studies may receive up to £500 per annum to cover travel expenses for research or conferences during each of their three years as a graduate student. After completing nine terms of residence in Cambridge (including time spent abroad on fieldwork) they are no longer eligible even if they have not completed their thesis. They must apply in advance and provide full financial details of costs and of any grants received from their colleges or other bodies. The travel must be related to Japanese Studies and to their dissertation research. For longer stays in Japan the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee offers more substantial grants.