Sasakawa Studentship

Academic year 2024
Amount £15,000



In order to be nominated by UCL you must:

  • be either a current student at another university and will attend UCL in 2024/25 as a Master's or PhD student;

  • OR be a current student at UCL and either registered on a two-year Master's and entering year 2 in 2024/25 or currently registered on an MPhil/PhD programme and not entering your writing-up year in 2024/25, AND;

  • hold 2:1 above or overseas equivalent in your undergraduate degree;

  • be intending to study/research any aspect of Japanese studies but particularly politics, economics, and international relations, arts and science;

  • If you are a PhD student, you must be intending to write your thesis on Japan or if you are enrolled on a Master's programme where the primary focus is on Japan, your major coursework and modules are on Japan and you are planning to write your final Master's thesis on Japan.

  • You are not already in receipt of a full scholarship from another source.

Value, benefits, and duration

  • UCL can nominate up to three students for these studentships, which are worth £15,000 and are for one year's duration.

  • Award holders are welcome to reapply for this studentship (subject to availability and competition) in subsequent years.

Key information

Value: £15,000 (for one year, awardees can reapply in subsequent years)
Available to: Prospective and current students
Selection criteria: Academic merit 
Eligible fee status: UK and Overseas
Eligible programmes: All postgraduate
Additional eligibility criteria: 2:1 above (or equivalent) at undergraduate, study of Japan
Deadline: 5pm GMT Tuesday 19th March 2024


Application will close on 19 March 2024


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