Win Matsumae International Fully Funded Fellowship 2025 in Japan

Matsumae International Fully Funded Fellowship 2025

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The Matsumae International Fellowship 2025 in Japan (Fully Funded) is an opportunity for International Students. This scholarship supports Fellowship level programs in Medicine, Engineering, and Natural Sciences taught at various universities in Japan. The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2024.

Degree Level:

The Matsumae International Fellowship 2025 in Japan (Fully Funded) is open for Fellowship level programs at Japan Universities.

Fellowship Period:

The fellowship period spans six months, running from April 2025 to March 2026. Applicants must specify the commencing and ending months in their Application Form (#1). For example, from September 2025 to February 2026.

Number of Fellowship Recipients:

Approximately 15 recipients will be selected for the fellowship.

Host Institution in Japan:

Applicants have the liberty to choose a host institution in Japan, which could be universities, national research institutions, or equivalent facilities in the private sector, for conducting their research. It’s essential to secure acceptance from the chosen host institution prior to application. Please note that the Matsumae International Fellowship does not provide advice or recommendations regarding host institutions in Japan.

Available Subjects:

The following subjects are available for study under this scholarship program:

  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences


  1. Monthly Allowance:
    • A monthly allowance of JPY 220,000 is provided to cover expenses for research activities (including materials) and living expenses in Japan.
  2. Arrival Fund:
    • JPY 120,000 is provided to cover part of the initial costs of living in Japan.
  3. Round-trip Air Transportation:
    • Round-trip economy class airfare is provided between the nearest international airport from a grantee’s domicile and Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Insurance:
    • Overseas travel insurance with medical treatment and death benefits is provided.
  5. Study Tour:
    • The Matsumae International Fellowship (MIF) invites fellowship recipients to participate in a study tour during their fellowship to deepen their knowledge of Japan.

Eligible Nationalities:

  • International Students of all nationalities can apply for this fellowship. (Except Japanese)

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Alignment with MIF Values:
    • A strong understanding and appreciation for the core values of the MIF is essential.
  2. Host Institution Sponsorship:
    • You must have secured a letter of acceptance from a qualified academic institution in Japan willing to host you during your program tenure.
  3. Doctoral Degree:
    • Possession of a Ph.D. (Doctoral degree) is mandatory.
  4. Age Requirement:
    • Applicants must be 45 years old or younger at the application deadline. (Born in or after 1979)
  5. Language Proficiency:
    • Strong English or Japanese language skills are required for successful participation in the program.
  6. Limited Prior Experience in Japan:
    • This program prioritizes applicants with limited experience in Japan (excluding short visits for tourism or conferences).
  7. Current Employment:
    • You must be currently employed in your home country at the time of application.

Application Procedure:

Submission Method:

  • Applicants are required to submit their application documents to the MIF via email.

Email Address:

Application Period:

  • April 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)
    • Applications submitted outside the specified period will not be accepted under any circumstances.


  • Submit the following documents as separate PDFs via email to [email protected]. All documents must be in English.
  1. Application Form:
    • Download from the MIF website. Attach a recent ID photo.
  2. Statement of Purpose:
    • Explain your motivation for applying (500 words).
  3. Research Plan:
    • Detail research content, objectives, and roadmap, with input from your Japanese host.
  4. CV and Publication List:
    • Include relevant publications highlighted in yellow.
  5. Recommendation Letter:
    • From your current employer, confirming academic ability and study leave availability.
  6. Academic Certificates:
    • Soft copies of Ph.D., Master’s, and Bachelor’s certificates (English translations if necessary).
  7. Invitation Letter:
    • From your Japanese host, confirming agreement to the fellowship period, research project, and support.
  8. Note to Host Professors/Scholars in Japan:
    • Provide a letter with full name, institutional affiliation, and contact details in both English and Japanese.

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