Scholarships at the Nissan Institute

Nissan Institute Scholarships

The Nissan Institute offers two partial scholarships for the MSc/MPhil in Japanese Studies.  One is for Home/EU students and is worth £10K and the other is for overseas students and is worth £20k.  If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships you should make it clear in your personal statement.

Scott Family Scholarship

The Nissan Institute offers the Scott Family Scholarship for a student who studies for a one-year (MSc) or two-year (MPhil) degree in Modern Japanese Studies and is worth £9,000.  The candidates’ college in Oxford will be St Antony’s and special consideration will be given to a student with a disability.

MPhil Scholarship in the Social Sciences - St. Cross College, Oxford

St Cross College invites applications for two MPhil Scholarships from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2017-2018 for an MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application in order to be eligible to apply for these Scholarships.

Scholarship funding available at New College, Oxford

Aso Group Scholarship for students with Japanese as a first language; preference for students from Fukuoka Prefecture. Research degrees in any subject (possibly with initial support for a Masters degree).

Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK.

The Stockwin Scholarship in Japanese Studies

The Stockwin Scholarship in Japanese Studies is available to students who wish to carry on to the 2nd year of the MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies.

The Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentships

Sasakawa studentships (each worth £10,000) are available for postgraduate students in Japanese studies from October 2014. The studentships are open to students of any nationality, but applications from UK nationals are particularly encouraged.

ESRC Studentships

ESRC studentships in Japanese Studies are available on the Area Studies Pathway, see the ESRC website for eligibility rules.

Funding sources available for graduate students in Japanese studies:

Chevening Scholarships for full information about eligibility and selection criteria please read the guidance for applicants. This guidance contains precise rules and regulations about the application process for 2016/17.

The China Oxford Scholarship Fund (COSF) was established in 1992 to provide scholarships for students from China who have been accepted for postgraduate studies at Oxford and who will return and contribute to the future development of China after their studies.

Clarendon Fund Scholarships are now open to all graduate applicants regardless of nationality.

Dulverton Scholarships  The Dulverton Trust is an independent charitable grant-making organisation established by Deed in 1949 by the 1st Lord Dulverton. These awards, funded by the Dulverton Trust, are offered to students from Central/Eastern Europe who otherwise would not be able to afford to come to Oxford.  There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline ( 22 January 2016). Selection is expected to take place in May 2016. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process. 

Fulbright Scholarships  The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange.

Hill Foundation Scholarships provide scholarships for outstanding young citizens of the Russian Federation or first generation Israelis of Russian descent.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Graduate Scholarships at the University of Oxford  Three full scholarships are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Hong Kong and who are applying to a full-time master’s or full-time DPhil course at Oxford.  Please note that DPhil courses with four years of fee liability are not eligible (to check the fee liability for your course, see the Fee liability page).

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Since 1998, the Trust has been awarding annual scholarships at the city's tertiary institutions to students who combine outstanding academic performance with a strong commitment to serving the community. In a major strategic step forward in nurturing Hong Kong’s most promising people, the Trust will be offering graduate scholarships at the University of Oxford starting from the 2016-17 cohort.

The Oxford Kobe scholarships were established in 1994 to enable academically gifted Japanese graduate students to study at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Kobe scholarships are funded by an endowment managed by the University of Oxford. It was created by a benefaction given by St Catherine's College and offered with the approval of the Kobe Institute and the Japan Foundation.  One award is normally tenable at St Catherine's College and the award holder will be expected to transfer to St Catherine's if the award is accepted.

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students from diverse countries around the world to study at Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen on the basis of outstanding intellect, character, capacity for leadership, and commitment to service.

The Santander Scholarship   There are 12 Santander Graduate Awards are available to support candidates applying for a full-time one-year Masters degree.  In addition to the Santander Graduate Awards, Santander also funds academic travel grants, which are open to Oxford graduate students.

The Scatcherd Scholarships  eligibility criteria for these scholarships are currently under review. More information will be provided upon conclusion of this review, so please check again at a later date.

Swire Centenary & Cathay Pacific and Swire/Cathay Pacific Scholarships offer 4 scholarships which are available through St. Antony’s College.

Fees and Funding

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