Scholarship Program

Graduate Scholarship Page

Scholarship for Doctoral Program

 The purpose of this scholarship program is to promote industrial education and contribute to raising the level of industrial technology in Japan, as part of the programs stipulated in Article 4, Paragraph 1, Item (3) of the Foundation's Articles of Incorporation.

Overview of Applications for AY 2023

 This scholarship is open to students recommended by each of the following seven universities: Tohoku University School of Engineering, Nihon University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology Graduate School of Engineering, Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, and Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering. Please note that the Foundation does not accept applications directly.

  1. Qualifications and conditions for scholarship students designated by the Foundation
    • Students who will be enrolled in the first year of a doctoral program in science and engineering in April or October 2023, or who have been admitted to such a program.
    • Those who are willing to devote themselves to research toward a degree and have a high likelihood of completing the degree after receiving the scholarship for three consecutive years.
    • Not receiving financial support or remuneration from other institutions or organizations. However, small amounts of financial support (generally less than 600,000 yen per year) from local governments or universities are excluded.
  2. Number of scholarship students from each university

    The number of students for AY 2023 shall be four from each university.

  3. Recommendation by the universities for the scholarship students
    • Each university will submit its own recommendation criteria to the Foundation.
    • Each university will determine which scholarship students to recommend and issue a letter of recommendation with its official seal to the scholarship student.
    • Each university will submit to the Foundation a list of scholarship students to be recommended.
       Deadline for submitting a list of recommended scholarship students:
        (Spring recruiters) June 30
        (Fall recruiters) November 30
  4. Application procedures by the scholarship students
    • Recommended scholarship students from each university are required to access the Foundation's electronic application system and complete the application process within the application period.
       Application period:
        (Spring recruiters) July 1 - July 20
        (Fall recruiters) December 1 - December 20
    • Electronic application system

      ①My Page registration.

      ②Select the relevant application type (Scholarship for the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School for Academic Year 2023 (spring or fall recruiters)).

      ③Upload application documents in PDF format after entering basic information.

    • Application documents

      a.(Form 1) Letter of Recommendation(Prepared by the university, official seal of the recommender, contact information of academic advisor, and reasons for the recommendation)
      b.(Form 2) Curriculum Vitae(Prepared by the applicant)
      c.(Form 3) Research Plan(Prepared by the applicant, seal of supervisor required)
      *The application documents must be prepared by downloading the Foundation's designated forms from the website.

  5. Decision by the Foundation to accept the scholarship students
     (Spring recruiters) To be decided at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Foundation to be held in late July.
     (Fall recruiters) To be decided at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Foundation to be held in late December.
     *The Foundation will notify the scholarship students and recommenders of the decision.
  6. Procedures to receive the scholarship

    Scholarship students who have been notified of their acceptance will be required to access the electronic application system as soon as possible to complete the procedures for receiving their scholarship.

     ①Submission of Scholarship Receipt Confirmation Form
      (Form 4) Scholarship Receipt Confirmation FormDownload, fill, and upload in PDF format.
     ②Register the account to which the scholarship funds will be transferred
      *The account must be in your name.

  7. Payment of scholarships

    The annual amount of 1,500,000 yen will be paid in four installments for three years. However, in the first year, the scholarship will be paid in three installments.

    Payment schedule for spring recruiters
    (First year)
    Payment Date End of August End of November End of January
    Payment Amount 750,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen
    Target Months April, May, June, July, August, September October, November, December January, February, March
    (Second year and thereafter)
    Payment Date End of June End of August End of November End of January
    Payment Amount 375,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen
    Target Months April, May, June July, August, September October, November, December January, February, March
    Payment schedule for fall recruiters
    (First year)
    Payment Date End of January End of March End of June
    Payment Amount 750,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen
    Target Months October, November, December, January, February, March April, May, June July, August, September
    (Second year and thereafter)
    Payment Date End of November End of January End of March End of June
    Payment Amount 375,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen 375,000 yen
    Target Months October, November, December January, February, March April, May, June July, August, September
  8. Mandatory reporting of results by scholarship students
    • Submit an Annual Report of Results (A4, one-page maximum) to the Foundation within one month after completion of the first and second year.
    • Submit a Final Report of Results (A4, 4 pages or less) within 3 months of completing the third year.
      *Upload the report of results as a Word file to the electronic application system.
    • Status report on degree completion.
    • Final reports of degree recipients will be published in the annual report issued by the Foundation.
    • Degree recipients may be asked to present their research results at the Amano Forum held each fall.
  9. Mandatory reporting of changes by scholarship students
    • In the event of a leave of absence, withdrawal, or any other changes, the student must report the change to the Foundation in writing without delay.
    • In the event the applicant receives financial support or remuneration from other institutions or organizations that disqualifies the eligibility for the scholarship, the applicant must report the change to the Foundation in writing without delay.
      *Download the Report of Change (Form 5) from the Foundation's website and report directly to the Foundation by e-mail. If you fail to report the change, you may be asked to return the scholarship.
  10. Requests to recommenders (Universities)
    • Assistance for international students in the application and other procedures
    • Review of results report by an academic supervisor
    • Report any changes to the scholarship students
  11. Contact for inquiries

    Amano Institute of Technology
    Director Senta AMANO
    Email:s-amano@zai-amano.or.jp
    Phone:(053) 523-1171

Regarding the Achievements of the Scholarship Students

a. Annual Report of Results
 Format File:
  Annual Report of Results (Japanese)
  Annual Report of Results (English)

b. Final Report of Results
 Format File:
  Final Report of Results (Japanese)
  Final Report of Results (Japanese template)
  Final Report of Results (English)
  Final Report of Results (English template)

* Annual Report of Results (a) must be submitted within one month after completion of the first and second year, and Final Report of Results (b) must be submitted within 3 months of completing the third year to the Foundation.

*The final report will be published in the annual report issued by the Foundation each year.

* The Foundation may request a presentation of research results at conferences, etc. hosted by the Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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