June 30th, 2020


 Tokyo, Japan.

(Fully Funded)


Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Program

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) offers a research fellowship between 3 to 6 months for international students in Tokyo.

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The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization whose Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by corporations and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes. Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Natural science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine

Required Languages

English or Japanese.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 to 6 months.

It will start between April 2021 and March 2022.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents:

  • Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
  • Applicants must hold a P.H.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
  • Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences).
  • Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.

Note: Applicants are free to select host institutions ( universities, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities in private sector) in which to carry out their research. However, applicants are reminded that they are obliged to obtain acceptance from such host institutions prior to submitting their applicants. MIF is not in a position to give advice or recommendation to an applicant for a host institutions in Japan.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Allowance for research and stay: Expenses for tuition, research materials,& living (¥220,000 per month).
  • Travel Accidents & Sickness Insurance.
  • Air transportation.
  • Start-up Fund upon arrival: ¥120,000 – costs to start a new research stay in Japan.

How to Apply

All of the following documents should be in A4 size and be submitted all together in one package by postal mail. All documents must be type-written. Hand-written documents are not basically accepted unless adequate reason is recognized by MIF. Documents must be written in English only.

First Step:  You should download the application form PDF or Word, & print it.

The form consists of two pages, Applicant’s photograph (taken within the past three months).

Second Step: You should prepare the following documents:

  • The Research Project: It includes the detailed information on the purpose, methodology, the content of the research, and the road map of the project.
  • A reprint of the most significant publication by the applicant: Only one publication. If not available in English, please attach a summary in English.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV):It includes the complete list of publications.
  • A letter of recommendation by the applicant’s employer, printed out on the home institution’s letterhead.
  • Certified copies for all the academic certificates ( for PhD, MA/Ms/MD, BA/BS) issued by the relevant institutions:If not available in English, please attach a summary in English.
  • A letter of invitation signed by the professor at the host institution, printed out on the host institution’s letterhead.

Third Step: Send All documents (one package by postal mail) to the following mailing address:
The Matsumae International Foundation
4-14-46, Kamiogi, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, 167-0043 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3301-7600

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This Scholarship Published by:
” Omima Alaa El Din / Egypt “

Reviewed by” Akram Salah /  Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team