Graduate funding now available for Japanese Studies PhD and MPhil at University of Cambridge


The Iain Drayton Studentship for Japanese Studies (tenable only at Trinity Hall College)

This studentship is to support a student undertaking the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies). The studentship is open to Home, EU and overseas applicants and will offer full or partial funding depending on the fee status of the successful candidate.

For more information go to:


  • Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship
  • Quick Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship

Applicants should apply to take a PhD in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) at the University, via the University’s online application process Candidates wishing to be considered for the scholarship will submit to the Japanese Studies section a one-page application explaining how their research embodies the University’s Japan and the World Initiative.

The deadline for submission of applications to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Funding is available for applicants beginning the PhD or MPhil course in Michaelmas Term, academic year 2020/21 (i.e, commencing Autumn 2020). Applicants are expected to apply to other sources of funding besides those offered by the Japanese Studies Group at Cambridge. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline and to make preliminary enquires via email with potential supervisors. A list of supervisors in Japanese studies in the department can be found at: The scholarships are tenable at any college within the University.

The scholarship will cover the annual University composition (tuition) fee and an annual stipend for the living costs of the individual scholarship recipient. Funding will cover the duration of formal study for the PhD, including a generous research stipend. PhD students in Japanese Studies are also eligible to apply for the Aoi Scholarship, more information about which can be found on the faculty website here:

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