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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.

Outline of System for “Scholarship for Young Doctoral Students (Grant)” (AY 2019)

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 October to November (for students joining in April or 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 Global Information and Telecommunication Studies
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 4 to 8 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 300,000 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)
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