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Sasakawa Studentships in Japanese Studies

Closing Date: 17 March 2017

Launched by the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in 2014, the Sasakawa studentships at Newcastle University form part of a five year programme designed to support the study of Japan in the UK at postgraduate level. The value of each studentship (MA or PhD) is £10,000.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to pursue an MLitt (Masters by Research) or a PhD in Japanese studies (or another field were the research focus is related to Japan), starting October 2017. We particularly encourage students with an interest in contemporary Japanese literature, gender and/or popular culture to apply, but still welcome applications from candidates with an interest in any area of Japanese studies.

Candidates of any nationality are eligible to apply for the studentships. Non-UK nationals applying for a Master studentship are eligible only if they are settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident for at least three years immediately preceding the start of their Masters course. This does not apply to PhD studentship candidates.

How to apply

To be considered for nomination, you must:

  1. Register your interest and discuss your research proposal with Dr Gitte Hansen

  2. Apply online for a place on either our PhD or MLitt programmes via the central portal for Postgraduate Admissions. You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place before you can be nominated. The deadline for applying on the central portal is 5pm on 17 March 2017.

For more detailed information about the award scheme, please refer to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation website:

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published on: 26 October 2016