THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship 2020-21

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


The studentships are worth £10,000 and are for 1 year only

Specified use

Living allowance (studentship paid directly to the student)

Tenable period

The studentships are for 1 year only.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

We will have a number of these studentships available, awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding provider

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Japanese Studies

Academic requirements

Please refer to the application guidance here:

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility 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.

Application procedure

Please contact Dr Erica Baffelli to request a studentship application form on A completed studentship form, including a CV and research proposal, should then be submitted directly to Dr Baffelli.

Additional documentation

Required documentation is as follows:                                                                       

1. Studentship Application form                                                                                                                 

2. Research proposal                                                                                                                                           

3. CV                                                        

Selection criteria

Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria: academic track-record, and the quality of the research proposal.

Selection body

Japanese studies studentship committee.

Closing date

07 Feb 2020

Applicants must submit the online application for a place on your chosen doctoral programme in the School by 13 January 2020 at the latest. All supporting documentation, including references, must be submitted by that date. Please submit the completed Sasakawa Funding Application Form by 5pm GMT, Friday 7 February 2020 , at the latest. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

End of June 2020

Contact details for enquiries