The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. KCC Japan Education Exchange will award a graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.


Applicants must:

  • Have completed their Ph.D. qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy.
  • Demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.
  • There are no restrictions as to discipline of study. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science.
  • There are no restrictions as to the age of the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for award year, if selected.

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