Japan and the World Inernships

The Japanese Studies Subject Group is delighted to announce a range of internships will be available to Japanese Studies undergraduate students as of the academic year 2018/19. Internships are available with Japanese companies across a wide variety of sectors, ranging from household names to the some of Japan’s most exciting start-up businesses.

Undergraduate Japanese Studies students in any year group may apply, however preference will be given to those students going on their year abroad. The deadline for applications is Sunday 25th February 2018.

For more information on the internship opportunities available to Japanese Studies Students at Cambridge please follow the link below to the Faculty website:



Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships

To mark the launch of the new Japanese Studies MPhil programme, the Japanese Studies subject group is delighted to announce the provision of a new set of Japan and the World graduate scholarships. The awards are intended for promising, qualified students applying for the master’s programme (both the Advanced Studies MPhil and the Research MPhil) and are open to UK, European and international students. Funding is intended to cover fees and potentially also maintenance and living costs, and will be awarded based on merit.

As Professor Mickey Adolphson noted in his inaugural professorial lecture on October 21, 2016, “I am delighted to be able to share with you that beginning next year, we will be offering several scholarships for deserving master students. We have named them “Japan and the World” scholarships and they are of course meant to not just give young and talented scholars an opportunity to further their education under the guidance of some of the best mentors in Japanese Studies, but also to enrich our own intellectual environment.”

Awards will be made for students applying for the programme commencing October 2017. Interested applicants should indicate their wish to be considered for the award in their application and must ensure that their application has been submitted in time for the January 4, 2017 deadline.

Talented graduate students who have already completed MPhil, MA, or equivalent programs may be interested in applying to our world-class PhD in Japanese Studies program, for which there are also a number of funding opportunities.