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Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship

Want to study in Japan for free in research fields then this opportunity is for you as Applications are open for The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Fellowship 2024-2025. It is a prestigious and highly sought-after program that provides exceptional opportunities for scholars and researchers worldwide. Over the years, this fellowship has played a vital role in nurturing academic excellence, facilitating cross-cultural understanding, and advancing knowledge across various disciplines. Applicants must get Acceptance Letter from any Government or Private Research Institution in Japan then He/ She can apply for the fellowship

Most important aspect of the application is securing a letter of acceptance or recommendation from a Japanese host institution. This letter should confirm the institution’s willingness to support the applicant during their fellowship, including providing research facilities and guidance. It is advisable to establish contact with potential host institutions well in advance to discuss research interests and explore possible collaborations. After completing the fellowship applicants must return to their country and use the knowledge and experience obtained during the fellowship for the development of their nation.

Established in 1979 by Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae, the MIF Fellowship aims to promote international research collaboration and foster cultural exchange. The Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship is a highly prestigious and impactful program that empowers scholars and researchers from diverse backgrounds to engage in impactful research collaboration. By providing financial support, accommodations, and insurance coverage, MIF enables fellows to focus on their research and forge invaluable connections with their host institutions and fellow researchers.

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OrganizerMatsumae International Foundation (MIF)
Financial CoveragePartial funded
Eligible NationalitiesAll Countries
Available programsBachelor, Master
DeadlineMay 31, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must not be Japanese
  • Applicants must have obtained acceptance letter from any institution in Japan.
  • Must have done PhD.
  • Applicants maximum age limit must be 49.
  • Must have English or Japanese language proficiency.
  • Applicant must not have stayed in Japan currently or in past.
  • Applicant must return to their native country after the fellowship and contribute to the development.

Scholarship Benefits

  •  Monthly Stipend of JPY 220,000 will be given to cover living and research expenses. 
  • A arrival fund of worth JPY 120,000 will be given to cover cost of initial settlement.
  • Economy class return air ticket will be given.
  • Medical insurance
  • Study tours will be arranged by MIF for students.

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Scholarship Duration

Duration of the fellowship is Six months between April 2025 to March 2026.


Late date to apply for Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship is 30th June 2024.

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Required Documents

Following documents are required to apply,

  • Application form
  • Research Plan
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) and List of Publications
  • A Recommendation Letter
  • Soft copies of Academic Certificates/Diplomas for Ph.D., Master’s, and Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Invitation Letter from Japanese Institution.

How To Apply

  • Visit the official link of the fellowship
  • Get acceptance letter from any Government or Private research institution.
  • Attach all the required documents and email them to application@mif-japan.org in pdf format only.
  • MIF Screening Committee will evaluate the applications.
  • MIF will announce the results in November at its website.

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