The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan.
Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.
No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary.
Candidates for the Daiwa Scholarships must be:
- British citizens
- aged between 21 and 35 years of age by the time of departure.
Candidates should be:
- graduates or due to graduate by the time of departure
- equipped with a strong degree in any subject* or with a strong record of achievement in their field
- in possession of clear career objectives and a commitment to furthering UK-Japan links.
*Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Foundation’s grant schemes.
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The Foundation meets all tuition and examination fees associated with the Scholarship.
Daiwa Scholars receive a maintenance grant for the duration of the Scholarship which is to cover accommodation and living costs for a single person. While on the programme, Scholars may not undertake remunerated work
The Foundation meets the cost of economy-class travel to and from Japan at the beginning and end of the Scholarship.
For their first weeks in Japan, Daiwa Scholars are accommodated in a hotel in central Tokyo. During this period, they will look for rented apartments in which they will live for the remainder of the Scholarship.
All Daiwa Scholars contribute to the compulsory Japanese Government Health Scheme from their maintenance. In addition, the Foundation provides standard medical insurance for Daiwa Scholars while they are in Japan on the programme.