720,000 JPY Kawaguchi Shizu Master’s Scholarship University – Tokyo 2022

Written by K Fisher on January 6, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Phone Number: +81-3-5841-2515

The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877, the university is the first Imperial University and currently selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government.

The University of Tokyo or UTokyo was created as far back as 1877. However, the university does have roots that date back as far as 1684. The University of Tokyo is considered a top research institution of Japan. It receives the largest amount of national grants for research institutions, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, receiving 40% more than the University with 2nd largest grants and 90% more than the University with 3rd largest grants. This massive financial investment from the Japanese government directly affects Todai’s research outcomes.

The Kawaguchi Shizu Memorial Scholarship (The Asian Foundation for International Scholarship Interchange) Scholarship is offered by The Asian Foundation for International Scholarship Interchange.

The Asian Foundation for International Scholarship Interchange Kyoto iUP Scholarship was established with the gifts from the Asian Foundation for International Scholarship Interchange to provide financial assistance for Kyoto iUP students. The foundation was created in 1990 based on the incredibly devoted donation from Ms. Shizu Kawaguchi. This foundation aims to help Asian countries to bridge a friendly gap with Japan involving field studies and universities.

Since 2008, the foundation has been administering original Japanese proficiency tests “TOPJ” to provide Japanese language learners with more chances to measure their skills and spread their academic and career opportunities in Japan.


Research institutes that are part of the University of Tokyo – Major’s (Field studies):

  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Earthquake Research Institute
  • Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia
  • Institute of Social Science
  • Institute of Industrial Science
  • Historiography Institute
  • Institute of Molecular and Cellular Bio-sciences
  • Institute for Cosmic Ray Research
  • Institute for Solid State Physics
  • Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Why students are so revered here is because most of the graduates from Todai have the 12th best employment rate in 400 major companies in Japan.
Luckily there is an incredible international students handbook available online for arriving foreign students. This handbook covers Housing, Financial Aid, Procedures for Entering and Residing in Japan, Graduation, Study & Research, Daily Life, Counseling and Social Interaction, and more.


  • Students must be around the age of 34 years old or younger at the time of application. Students must contact the admissions office if their birthday falls more towards the beginning of the year to see if their soon to be turning 35 years old will interfere.
  • Only applicants that have good academic performance and need financial assistance.
  • Privately financed international students from Asian countries who are studying at, or allowed to be enrolled in a graduate school in Japan as a regular college student.
  • These applicants must be able to have student visa status before arriving.
  • All applicants who will be looked at will need to have a Japanese language proficiency certificate.
  • Both male and females may apply.
  • Only students from other international Asian countries can apply such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Turkey, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Nepal, and more.
  • This scholarship is for undergraduates, master’s, graduates, and doctoral. Although more information would be needed for these study levels.
  • For doctoral – Japanese language proficiency would need to be at the highest academic and excellent level possible when applying.



All applicants will be required to present this items when applying:

  • Transcript of graduate school and of undergraduate school
  • Recommendation letter
  • Detailed research plan outlined
  • Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency
  • Certificate of Enrollment at the University of Tokyo
  • Student Visa for Japan
  • Necessary papers to receive a student visa to Japan
  • If a student does not have an email stating their enrollment at the university then they must contact admissions to receive a letter.


How to Apply

The only way to apply is via online. Applicants must email the following documents in PDF to ILO, and submit the originals at the ILO office.

The application is in Japanese and it is best noted that students would need to fill in their answers in Japanese. Since all applicants need to have an excellent language proficiency in Japanese, it only makes sense to fill out the application in Japanese.

Applying online with all of the necessary information needed, plus a student visa to study in Japan may need to be scanned. Where the passport photo copies can be sent in along with the scholarship application.


Reward – Extra Benefits

Students who apply for the Master’s scholarship will receive a total of 720,000 JPY or $6,212.73 USD per year. This amount will last through the duration of April 2022 to March 2023.

Students who apply for the Doctoral scholarship will receive a total of 840,000 JPY or $7,247.97 USD per year. This is the total amount for the whole year during the duration of April 2022 to March 2023.

The amount is for excess expenses like textbook fees, equipment fees, or even excess living expenses that need to be paid off. Depending on what a student needs, this amount can go towards those things.
Up to eleven individuals can receive this incredible scholarship award.


Official deadline for this scholarship application is February 1, 2022. It should be noted that students can not apply to another scholarship if they are awarded this one. If deadlines do change, the university will send out an email to promptly tell their applicants who have signed up or registered online.


Open Submission Window

The complete open submission window is from April 2022 to March 2023, making each February 1 the deadline. This leaves a good year for each student to gather all of the information they will need to present with their application once submitted.

Letters of recommendations can take a bit of time to make sure that the format is correct and that an individual who is not related to the student to write up the recommendation.

Students may need to provide an extra essay about “why the want to study at the “University of Tokyo.”



This is an annual scholarship that has not announced any determinate of the dates mentioned.

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