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Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students (Grant)

The Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students was established in Academic Year 2009 with the aim of helping talented young researchers. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in a doctoral program (first to third year students) or consistent five-year doctoral program (first to fifth year students) within the standard years for degree ,who satisfy all eligibility criteria and submit the prescribed applications forms, with the exception of students exempted from paying tuition fees (such as government-sponsored international students or Waseda University research associates). Each graduate school will select the recipients for the scholarship as listed in the table below.

For more details, please make sure to check the application guideline distributed at each graduate school during the application period indicated in the table below.

Regarding the date of recruitment and the way of announcement, those depend on the judgement of each graduate school. So please inquire directly to your belonging graduate school office.

Outline of System for “Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students (Grant)” (AY 2021)

Eligibility

  1. Students who have been enrolled at the university from AY 2009 or later (excluding readmitted students)
  2. Regular students who remain registered in a doctoral program (or consistent five-year doctoral program) within the standard years for degree
  3. Applicants who are under 30 years of age as of April 1st in the academic year in which they receive the scholarship
  • Students exempted from paying tuition fees, such as government-sponsored international students or Waseda University research associates, are not eligible to apply.
  • September enrollees who took leave of absence during the Fall Semester of the previous academic year are eligible to apply in the May-June application period. April enrollees who took leave of absence during the Spring Semester of the current academic year are eligible to apply in the October-November application period.
  • The same student is only eligible to receive scholarships for a total of three times (Consistent five-year doctoral program :a total of five times) during his or her enrollment at the university.
  • This scholarship is granted only for a period of one year. Eligible students who wish to receive the scholarship from the following academic year onwards must apply every academic year. Scholarship grant amounts and eligibility criteria may change.
Graduate School Scholarship grant
(annual)
Number of scholarships Eligible Recipients Application Period
Graduate School of
Political Science
Graduate School of
Economics
200,000 to
400,000 yen
40 to
70
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School
of Law
Up to
400,000 yen
Approx
29
All qualifying applicants
* Scholarship registration is required.
May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Letters, Arts and
Sciences
250,000 to
400,000 yen
106 to
169
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Commerce
200,000 to
400,000 yen
10 to
20
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Fundamental Science
and Engineering
Graduate School of
Creative Science
and Engineering
Graduate School of
Advanced Science
and Engineering
Graduate School of
Information, Production and Systems
Graduate School of
Environment and
Energy Engineering
500,000 yen 262 All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Education
250,000 to
400,000 yen
Approx
40
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Education (Content
studies of Mathematics)
400,000 to
600,000 yen
Graduate School of
Human Sciences
450,000 to
600,000 yen
30 to
40
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Social Sciences
200,000 to
400,000 yen
10 to
15
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Sport Sciences
400,000 to
600,000 yen
Approx
34 to
50
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Asia-Pacific Studies
Approx
600,000 yen
Approx
14
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April) October to November (for students joining in September)
Graduate School of
Japanese Applied
Linguistics
400,000 to
600,000 yen
4 to 6 All qualifying applicants October to November (for students joining in April or September)
Graduate School of
International Culture
and Communication
Studies
200,000 to
400,000 yen
20 to
35
All qualifying applicants May to June (for students joining in April)
October to November (for students joining in September)
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