1 May 2019.


London, UK.
(Partially Funded)


Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships from SOAS University of London.

The SAOS University of London offers partially funded scholarship for any full-time MPhil/PhD programme where the student will be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies.

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SOAS University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies) is a public research university in London, England. Founded in 1916, SOAS is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. it is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS has produced several heads of states, government ministers, diplomats, central bankers, Supreme Court judges, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and many other notable leaders around the world.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Japanese studies.

Required Languages

English, Japanese (Preferable). 

Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 year.

Scholarships are for one year only, but it is possible to reapply if an award recipient has demonstrated outstanding potential for research.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The programm should full-time MPhil/PhD where the student will be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies. Part-time programmes are not eligible.
  • Current PhD students at SOAS, or newly enrolling full-time MPhil students with an offer of admission are eligible.  Newly enrolling MPhil students may be given preference.
  • It is important that your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking.
  • Applicant must possess an MA degree from SOAS or an equivalent institution in a relevant subject.
  • Candidates must have an offer of admission by the scholarship deadline.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2019. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The scholarship offers £7000 in total.

Please note that postgraduates tuition fee in SOAS is ranging from £20.000 to £25.000 per year for the full-time student.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Apply for this scholarship via the online application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2019.

Make sure to prepare these documents before applying:

  • Transcripts.
  • An explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK.
  • Two references. (The Meiji Jingu reference form can be downloaded from the top right hand corner of this page from 23 January 2019).
  • CV.
  • A personal statement and a research proposal.

** For new applicants only: In addition to the online scholarship application, you must submit a complete online application for admission.

**It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 20 March 2019).

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