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Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation MLitt/ PhD Studentships for Studies Relating to Japan

Value of award

£10,000 per year, contributing towards your MLitt/PhD tuition fees and living costs.

Number of awards

Up to 3.

Start date and duration

October 2020 for 1 year.

Application closing date

5 March 2020. However, note, you MUST hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on your chosen degree programme BEFORE you can be nominated.


Launched by the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in 2014, the Sasakawa studentships at Newcastle University form part of a six year programme designed to support the study of Japan in the UK at postgraduate level.

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 where the research focus is related to Japan, starting October 2020.

We particularly encourage students with an interest in contemporary Japanese literature, gender and/or popular culture to apply, but welcome applications from candidates with an interest in any area related to Japan.


Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen, Dr Shiro Yoshioka, or another member of Newcastle University staff with the expertise to supervise your project.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered:

For the MLitt scholarship, if you are a non-UK nationals you will only be eligible if:

How to apply

Contact Dr Shiro Yoshioka to discuss your research proposal. Eligible candidates will be asked to submit a CV and research proposal.


For further information please contact Dr Shiro Yoshioka.

Eligible Courses