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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

For applicants
For current students

Japanese Studies at Cambridge University is proud to be able to offer a wide range of full and partial funding to outstanding applicants. For more information on our generous sponsors please see our Japan and the World Sponsors.

 

*To be eligible for Japanese Studies scholarships applicants will have to demonstrate that they are also applying to all other suitable scholarships both external and internal to the university.



Faculty Funding

Source Course Eligibility Value Deadline Contact
Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship PhD in Japanese Studies Starting studies from October 2019.
Preference given to research which places Japan in the context of the world.
University tuition fees and living costs. Not available in 2021-22.

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships PhD / MPhil in Japanese Studies Awarded based on merit. 1-3 years ranging from full to partial scholarship. 3 December 2020

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Scholarships PhD / MPhil in Japanese Studies Preference for UK or EU students. £10,000 granted for one year, can be repeated for maximum 3 years. 3 December 2020

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

The Quick Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship PhD in Japanese Studies Applicants may be of any nationality. University tuition fees and living costs. Not available 2021 - 22

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

Kaho Cambridge Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies PhD in Japanese Studies Applicants may be of any nationality. University tuition fees and living costs. 3 December 2020

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

Hiroyuki Nakagawa Cambridge Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies PhD in Japanese Studies Applicants may be of any nationality. University tuition fees and living costs. Available 2022 - 23

Prof Barak Kushner bk284@cam.ac.uk

Application form

External funding + Small grants

Source Course Eligibility Value Deadline Contact
Aoi Global Research Award PhD Japanese Studies Current students only. Must have passed first year progress exams. 500,000 yen October 2020

Dr Laura Moretti

lm571@cam.ac.uk

For more information on the Aoi Global Research Award 

BAJS Conference Attendance Support for Postgraduate Students.  PhD Japanese Studies Must be member of BAJS Varies 15 April, 15 October in any given year BAJS Website
Daiwa Foundation PhD and MPhil Japanese Studies British citizens with a degree in Japanese Studies Fees and living costs. January 2021 https://dajf.org.uk/
Japan Foundation PhD Japanese Studies *For research in Japan our PhD students have been successful in applying to the Japan Foundation

Discount economy round-trip airfare to Japan.


Stipend and other allowances

  Japan Foundation Website

Trinity Hall - Iain Drayton Studentship for Japanese Studies

MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) The studentship is open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants Fees and maintenance Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 Trinity Hall Website


 


For PhD students currently enrolled on the Japanese Studies Course the Japanese Studies Group is happy to be able to offer a research allowance of £3000 over the course of 4 years to be used for the purchase of books and attending conferences pertinent to their area of study. Claims must be submitted using the expenses claim form. Send completed forms to Freddie Semple (Japanese Studies Administrative Assistant) fs468@cam.ac.uk

Submitting an expenses claim

  1. Fill in the expenses claim form linked above. If you are unsure whether your claim can be covered by the research allowance please check with your supervisor. If it is your first expenses claim please include your student number somewhere in your correspondence (this is only necessary the first time).
  2. Attach supporting receipts. 
    • For claims in currencies other than GBP please do not convert the currency. However, if you have evidence of the actual cost to you in GBP (i.e, the relevant line of a bank statement etc.) then please feel free to include this and make the claim in GBP.
    • For receipts in any language other than English a translation of the basic information must be included (date, items claimed for, total amount in local currency)
    • For claims including a large number of receipts please also attach a spreadsheet listing: date, items claimed for, total amount
  3. Provide proof of your bank details for transfer via BACS (this should only be necessary for the first claim). The central finance team ask for one of the following:

    • a download/screen-print/photo/pdf of the bank statement

    • an old paying in slip (copy/photo)

    • a photo of a debit card but long card number MUST be covered fully

      The ‘evidence’ must show the account holder’s name, account number and sort code. It is desirable to cover all other information – transactions and balance (this is known as a redacted statement).