2021 Recruit Scholarship
Academic Division Application Guideline

Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation aims to provide learning opportunities in international schools for talented youthwho are likely to achieve outstandingly on a global scale in academics.

Amount awarded : Up to 10,000,000JPY/year
Award period : April 2021 ~ March 2023

·Those who pass a yearly renewal process will receive financial aid during their time in a college/university abroad.
·Financial aid will be given until March of the year (starting from April) in which the recipient turns 27 regardless of the  above award period.
·Amount of financial aid will be determined to take 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 paused if the recipient takes a leave of absence from their institution, and will end on the month of graduation regardless of the 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 the scholarship will be granted to those who meet all of the below criteria

(1)Is born after April 1st, 1996 (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. (5)Those who are not enrolled in the eligible schools and wish to enter or transfer to English-speaking university or graduate school must meet the following criteria.
·TOEFL- iBT score of over  100 or IELTS score of over 7.0

※Those who are already enrolled are still eligible to apply.
※There are no conditions regarding nationality or place of residence. But the application process and interviews will be held in Japanese.
※Those who will apply to the non-eligible schools by “Early decision” can not apply for our scholarship.

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 8 people

Application Period

(1)August 24, 2020 ~ October 4, 2020: Web application is open on foundation website. (2)November, 2020: Selection interviews A 30-minute interview will be conducted online.

Application Requirements

The application process and interviews will be held in Japanese.

Please refer to the Japanese foundation website for more details.


Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation Office