Friday 03 June 2011

British Council in Japan
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarshipsin partnership with British Council in Japan

In response to the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the north east of Japan, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, in partnership with the British Council in Japan, has launched a £250,000 scholarship fund to support Japanese students in the Tohoku region.

The aim of this initiative is to support post-secondary level students from any part of Tohoku , in particular those areas most affected by the recent events (Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate prefectures)  seeking to study for a period at an educational institution in the United Kingdom. Applications will also be considered from students from the Tohoku region who are currently studying in the UK but who require financial support to continue their studies. Moreover, we welcome applications from those students from Tohoku who seek to contribute to the recovery and regeneration of the region.

Scholarship applications may be submitted for the following types of courses, beginning in 2011, 2012 or 2013:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses (including foundation programmes) in all subject areas
  • PhD and post-doctoral research programmes
  • Vocational courses at universities and colleges of further education
  • English language courses (e.g. pre-sessional courses, English language summer schools)

The amount of funding available will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Sufficient funding will be awarded to cover fees, living expenses and travel expenses for an applicant’s intended course, in line with its level and duration. Therefore, applicants are required to explain their vision for the future and financial plans as part of the application process. Priority will be given to students who can demonstrate seriousness of purpose and financial need. Successful applicants must secure a place on a course of study at a UK institution in order to take up funding.

Application forms can be downloaded from the British Council (Japan)'s website, and should include a personal statement outlining the purpose of study and long-term goals. Completed application forms should be sent to:

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships section
British Council
1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825

The application deadline is the 31st of August 2011. The selection panel will meet in September 2011 to assess applications and applicants will be informed of the results immediately thereafter.

About Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Great Britain and Japan. It does this by awarding grants and scholarships in all fields of activity; by supporting educational exchanges and other bilateral initiatives between British and Japanese academics and students; and by organising a year-round events’ programme at Daiwa Foundation Japan House in London to increase understanding of Japan in the UK. The Foundation is represented in Japan by its Tokyo office. Further information about the Foundation and its activities is available at

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