Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme

This funding opportunity has expired.

Key facts

Application deadline 23 February 2018
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 years
Level of study Postgraduate taught; Postgraduate research
Award type Partial scholarship/bursary
Number of studentships Up to three

The School of Modern Languages is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

The expertise of our staff is particularly suited to students wishing to pursue topics of contemporary culture, disasters, modern history, transportation, and translation.

The School can nominate candidates for a PhD (or for an MA in Translation Studies with a focus on Japanese) for a studentship of £10,000. This studentship is for one year only beginning in September of the 2018/19 academic year.

PhD programmes in an area related to Japan and which fits with one of the five research themes of the School of Modern Languages (‘Borders & Bodies’, ‘Capitalism, Crisis & Ideology’, ‘Development, Disaster & Conflict’, ‘Picturing Others’, or ‘Translation, Adaptation and Performance’) will be considered.

Applications for students wishing to do the MA in Translation Studies with a focus on Japanese will also be considered.


Postgraduate admissions

Funding details

Tuition fee support Other
Maintenance stipend This studentship consists of £10,000 total and is very generously funded by The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Eligibility criteria

Residency This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.
Academic criteria

Must hold a 2.1 degree at least, preferably in Japanese Studies. The candidate must be able to use Japanese for conducting research.


Postgraduate admissions

In the “Research Proposal and Funding” section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please select “No, I am not self-funding my research” when asked whether you are self-funding your research.

Please add “Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme" when asked "Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for."

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


Postgraduate admissions

Tuition fee discount of £3,400 for eligible Welsh and EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible taught courses

Eligible research programmes