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Study in Japan: JSPS RONPAKU Scholarships for International Students 2022

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The JSPS RONPAKU Program is open for applications. This scholarship opportunity is designed to provide tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa or other specified countries who wish to obtain their degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.

Application Deadline: 15th August 2022

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value of Scholarships:

  • Total funding provided to Japanese host university
    Maximum of 3.6 million yen (Up to 1.2 million yen per fiscal year)
  • The following expenses can be covered by the above funding:
    Travel expenses (RONPAKU fellow’s visits to Japan, advisor’s visit to fellow’s country), goods/materials, other dissertation related expenses
  • Payment procedure
    JSPS will enter into a contract with the Japanese host institution commissioning it to carry out the RONPAKU program’s operation.

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 9

Duration of Scholarship: Maximum of 3 years starting from 1 April 2023


  • Applicants must wish to obtain a PhD degree from a Japanese university through the submission of a dissertation
  • Applicants must have already achieved substantial research results and is likely through dissertation research under the program to successfully obtain a PhD degree, and who is nominated by a home advisor and the president of his/her affiliated university/research institution
  • Applicants must be International students
  • Applicants must be employed full time at a university or research institution in his/her home country or will be appointed to such a position by 1 April 2023
  • Applicants must be 45 years of age or younger as of 1 April 2023

How to Apply: Click here to begin application

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