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Matsumae International Fellowship Program

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Candidates pursuing higher education in Japan will have a great opportunity as the Matsumae International Foundation has announced a fellowship program for non-Japanese candidates. It is a fully funded Fellowship Opportunity for candidates with PhD degrees from their home institution. Before applying for the Fellowship Program, candidates must be accepted by the host institution where they will be used. Matusmae International Foundation is offering a fully funded Fellowship Program which includes monthly allowances, Travel Funds, Air transportation, Insurance, and Study tours. It is a 6 month fellowship program and all benefits will be awarded during these six months.

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Candidates must remember that The fellowship will be granted only within the period specified in the grant letter, which cannot be extended or shortened. Only the individual specified in the grant letter is eligible for the grant. The MIF will not be involved in any way with the immigration procedures, airline tickets, or accommodation expenses, for the family, companions, etc of the selected applicant.

12 number of Fellows will be selected for the Matsumae Fellowship Program for six months. Applicants can choose a host institution in Japan (universities, national research institutions, or equivalent facilities in the private sector) to conduct their research. Please be sure to obtain acceptance from the host institution before applying.The MIF is not able to give advice or recommendations to applicants regarding host institutions in Japan. Junior Fellowship in Sweden


HostMatsumae International Foundation
ProgramMIF Research Fellowship Program
CoverageFully Funded
Fields of Study PhD
Eligible countriesMultiple
GenderNot Specified
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Fellowship Benefits:

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

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates need to meet the following criteria for the MIF Fellowship Program:

  • Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all the following requirements are eligible to submit application documents.
  • Applicants who empathize with the core values of the MIF.
  • Applicants must obtain acceptance from a host institution in Japan before applying.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctoral degree).
  • Applicants must be at the age of 45 years old or younger at the time of application. (The birth year must be in/after 1979.)
  • Applicants must have sufficient English or Japanese language ability.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (other than short-term stays such as for sightseeing or conferences)
  • Applicants must have an occupation in their home countries, return there upon completing their fellowship tenure, and contribute to the development of their own country

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Research Fields:

MIF Fellowships will be done in the following fields:

  • natural science
  • engineering
  • medicine given priority

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Fellowship Period:

The Fellowship duration will be of six months between April 2025 to March 2026. Candidates must indicate the commencing and ending month in their Application Form.

Number of Recipients:

A total of 15 Fellows will be selected for the MIF fellowship Program. Get the opportunity to study in Italy

Require Documents:

The following documents are required for the MIF Fellowship Program: Melbourne Scholarship in Australia

  • Application Form
  • Reason for Application
  • Research Plan
  • CV
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Soft copies of Academies Certificates
  • Invitation Letter


The last date to apply for the Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program is 30th June 2024. McCall MacBain Scholarships in Canada

Application Process:

Applicants must submit their application documents to the MIF via Email.

  • Email:
  • Application Period: April 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)
  • Applications will not be accepted for any reason before or after the application period.

Matsumae International Foundation Official Website

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