2019 Academic Division Scholarship Application Guideline

The Ezoe Memorial Foundation aims to provide learning opportunities in international schools for talented youth who wish to become globally active in academics.

Amount awarded : Up to 10,000,000JPY/year
Award period : April 2019 ~ March 2021
*Those who pass a yearly renewal process will receive financial aid during their time in a college/university abroad.

・Amount of financial aid will be determined taking into consideration tuition and living expenses
  (maximum 200,000 yen / monthly fee) and scholarships to be received from universities and others.
・Recipients may receive scholarships and other financial aid from other programs in combination with this scholarship.
・However, according to the amount of the university and other financial aid,
 we will adjust so that the total amount of financial aid does not exceed the required tuition and living expenses.
・Financial aid will be given until March of the year (starting from April) in which the recipient turns 27 or graduation month, regardless of above award period.
・Financial aid will be paused if recipient takes a leave of absence from their institution, and will end on the month of graduation regardless of above award period.
・Recipients are not required to repay for the award, and there are no conditions regarding what the recipient does after graduation, nor where the recipient will decide to work.


Eligibility for scholarship will be granted to those who meet all of the below criteria

(1)Is born after April 1st, 1994 (2)Is enrolled or will be enrolled in a college/university outside of Japan on the list of eligible schools below.
However, scholarship will only be awarded to those enrolled in regular programs.
(3)Is strongly determined to become “globally active” and “solve social issues” in the future (4)Is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program related to the Sciences (Life Sciences/Medicine, Physics, Natural Sciences, Neurobiology, Engineering/Technology, etc.)

※Those who are already enrolled are still eligible to apply.
※There are no conditions regarding nationality or place of residence.

Eligible Schools

Schools that meet any of the three criteria within the below world university rankings are accepted for scholarship eligibility.
(1)Top 30 in overall rankings
(2)Top 30 in relevant subject (recipient must be enrolled or plan to enroll in subject)
(3)Number 1 in a country

【World university rankings must come from most recent rankings from either of below sources】
QS World University Rankings
Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Number of Recipients

Approximately 10 people

Application Period

(1)September 3rd, 2018 ~ October 9th, 2018: Web application is open on foundation website. (2)November, 2018: Selection interviews A 40-minute interview will be conducted either online or at an announced venue in Tokyo.

Application Requirements

The application process and interviews will be held in Japanese.

Please refer to the Japanese foundation website for more details.


The Ezoe Memorial Fund