Fully Funded Honjo International Scholarship Foundation 2023

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Scholarship Overview

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation offers fully funded scholarships for international students for session 2023-2024. This scholarship is offered for masters and PhD. Honjo Scholarship provides monthly allowance, accommodation charges and Travel expenses for attending an international conference.

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to bright students who are struggling to study under different conditions in developing nations as well as to those Japanese students studying abroad, to help them learn advanced technologies and improve their good intentions will serve as a bridge connecting Japan with the rest of the world in culture and mutual friendships.

Scholarship Benefits

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Scholarships provide the recipient with the following benefits:
  • ¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years.
  • ¥180,000 per month for 3 years.
  • ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years.
  • Travel expenses for attending an international conference, etc.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Language: English and Japanese
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries. The student who does not possess Japanese citizenship
  • In principle, the student enrolling in a professional graduate school is not eligible for apply. However, student who can submit a research plan is eligible to apply.
  • To be eligible, the student applying for PhD program must have been born after August 31, 1984. Student applying for master’s program must have been born after August 31, 1989.
  • The student should have a strong will to serve in his / her home country after graduation. This doesn’t mean to have employment guaranteed already or to return his / her home country immediately after graduating the university.
  • The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, and must attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
  • The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese. (no exception)
  • For more information, download the Guidelines from Here.


How to Apply?

Please follow the following important steps to avail Foreign Students Scholarship:

(1) Enter “web application system”. Fill out the application form and upload the following required documents.


  • Academic transcript:
    i) from undergraduate course of the university where you graduated AND ii) any other courses that you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you transferred into the university, the transcript from the previous school is needed. All the applicants must provide at least i) the academic transcript from undergraduate course Photocopies are acceptable.
  • A scholarship application form, a resume and a personal information form(1 set of 3 pages); make sure to attach your photo to the application form. Download the above forms provided on the website. Fill them in Japanese by typed or hand-written.
  • Research plan: In Japanese, describe focusing around following four points; i) an outline of your research; ii) projected schedule between now and graduation; iii) plans and goals for the future; iv) research you have conducted in the past (if any). 2~4 pages are preferable. Either typed or hand-written is available.
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