The Watanabe Trust Fund was founded at the University of Iceland in 2008 with the generous endowment gift of $3 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe.
The objective of the Watanabe Fund is to strengthen the academic ties between Iceland and Japan. The Watanabe Fund supports students and staff of the University of Iceland to study and work in Japan, and the same applies to Japanese students and researchers who can apply for grants for a stay at the University of Iceland.
This scholarship fund was also created to build goodwill between Iceland and Japan, which is why students can have their choice of attending higher education in either country.
The University of Iceland is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the country’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. The University of Iceland offers over 400 programs spanning multiple academic areas.
The University has a strong reputation in the international scientific community and is well-known for its positive societal impact.
- Applicants will need to provide supporting documentation involving cv/resume, confirmation of university acceptance, photo I.D., passport, and letters of recommendation are required.
- Applicants may be asked to provide additional documents.
- International students are only allowed to apply.
- Academic scholars or teachers can apply for this scholarship/grant as well.
- Undergraduate and graduates are welcome to apply.
- An option to travel and have subsistence grants for postdocs and academic staff for a research period in Japan or at the University of Iceland.
- Japanese students will be recommended to study in Iceland and Icelandic students will be recommended to study in Japan.
- Applicants can be studying any academic field to apply.
There are scholarships available for a study abroad period for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Iceland or at a Japanese university, and on the other hand, travel and subsistence grants for postdocs and academic staff for a research period in Japan or at the University of Iceland. Students and academic staff from all disciplines can apply for a grant.
Applicants have a variety of choices and must know what they intend to do for their higher education.
How to Apply
The application is available on the university website, where applicants need to fill out the blank spots on the form. Each applicant needs to fill out the appropriate and correct information before submitting the application.
Students will need to fill out their prior education, and this must be correct information.
Applicants will need to provide information on household/family income.
Follow the necessary rules available on the university website.
Individuals can receive a varied amount depending on annual family income, up to $10,000 USD or more will be honored to the individuals chosen for this scholarship/grant.
Some individuals may receive less reward depending on financial dependence or lack thereof.
The deadline date is January 15, 2022. This is the only official deadline date offered, however, contact admissions if uncertain about the correct open submission timeline.
This is an annual scholarship/grant program that has a deadline window for every January.