Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarship
Princeton Deadline: October 1, 2016
Fields of Study: Open
Description: The Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange awards scholarships to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other nations and to nurture people who can make a positive contribution to the world. The Foundation offers a scholarship to Princeton students who intend to undertake either a master's degree from a Japanese university or a special academic project in Japan as a research student under the supervision of a professor. Applicants indicate a preferred and alternate Japanese university where they propose to study or pursue their research project. If a project is being proposed, a likely supervisor should also be designated. It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and to apply for admission or research affiliation to the appropriate university or research consortia in Japan. The scholarship period typically begins in the fall. It is renewable for a second year contingent on satisfactory progress.
More information on this fellowship can be found in the Ito Foundation Scholarship Application Guidelines 2017 (.pdf).
- U.S. national intending to enter a university or an equivalent organization in Japan in any field as a regular or research student on the graduate level; the field of research is not limited;
- Basic conversational Japanese ability is desired but not required;
- Graduating senior or already in graduate school; and
- Financial need.
Criteria for Selection:
- Excellent academic record and character
- Applicants must agree to attend the orientation session upon arrival in Japan.
Application Procedure: Applicants must be nominated by Princeton University. The completed application consists of the following documents, to be submitted to the Office of International Programs, 36 University Place, Suite 350, by the campus deadline:
- Application form from the Ito Foundation (.pdf),
- Two ID photos (5 cm x 4.5 cm),
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
- Official letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic adviser at Princeton,
- Detailed summary of the proposed study or research, and
- Letter of admission to a Japanese university, if applicable.
The applications of endorsed applicants will be forwarded to the Ito Foundation in Tokyo.