Scholarship deadline: 7 February 2020 

Doctoral Application deadline: 13 January 2020


 Manchester, UK.

(Partially Funded)


Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship 2020-21

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is pleased to announce the Fifth Year of the Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme, designed to support the development of Japanese Studies in the UK. Launched and administered by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and fully funded by The Nippon Foundation.

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The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Japanese Language, Culture or History.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 year.

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This award is available to existing postgraduate students.
  • Current students who have already accepted an offer of a full scholarship for September 2020 entry are ineligible to apply.
  • Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria: academic track-record, and the quality of the research proposal.
  • Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
  • This funding is available to students undertaking study in:Japanese Studies, Full-time and Postgraduate research.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The studentships are worth £10,000 and are for 1 year only. as a Living allowance (studentship paid directly to the student).

How to Apply

Doctoral Porgramme Application:

First StepBefore you apply, you must identify a potential supervisor for your PhD research, and contact them.

Second Step: Complete the application form and upload the following documents.

  • Two academic references.
  • Photocopies of degree certificates if the degree has already been awarded and official transcripts of previous and current study.
  • Research proposal.
  • A copy of your passport (if you will need a visa to study here).
  • Evidence of English language ability
    an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component;
    a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test or 100 internet-based test;
    a  Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component;
    an overall Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III grade of Merit, with Merit in the writing component.

Third StepIf selected you will be called for an interview.

Sasakawa Studentship Application:

First StepPlease contact Dr Erica Baffelli to request a studentship application form on

Second Step: The following documents should be submitted directly to Dr. Bafelli.

Required documentation is as follows:

1. Studentship Application form

2. Research proposal

3. CV

Note: For detailed academic requirements here.

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