Scholarships and Student Funding

Funding for Japanese Studies

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures will offer a studentship for applicants who are pursuing a Masters or PhD programme in Japanese studies in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The purpose of the programme is to build upon The Nippon Foundation (TNF) funded Sasakawa Lectureship Programme that was administered by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation between 2008 and 2013 and provided for 13 full-time lectureships in Japanese studies at 12 UK universities.


The award is worth £10,000 and tenable for one academic year.


The studentships are intended for applicants pursuing a Masters or PhD programme.  Candidates intending to study/research any aspect of Japanese studies will be considered although we particularly welcome applications in Politics, Economics and International Relations.   To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must have applied to their chosen programme of study by the 1st of March 2020.  

Apply for your programme of study


Applicants to the Masters or PhD programme in Japanese Studies will be automatically considered for this scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and the potential to excel at the chosen programme of study, which will be based on the information provided in your application to the degree programme. 


For further information including how to apply for the programme (deadline date 01 March 2020), please contact Literatures, Languages and Cultures