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The Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grants aims to help deserving Filipino students who require financial assistance to pursue higher education in the field of sciences. This gives a full scholarship in a master’s course at specified graduate schools in designated universities in Japan namely University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ochanomizu University, Waseda University and Kagawa Nutrition University.


Aspiring applicants to the Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Must be a Filipino Citizen
  2. Must have graduated or be expected to graduate with an excellent academic record (with over 15 years of education completed or expected to be completed) and must receive the recommendation of his/her University President or Academic Advisor or be otherwise qualified to enrol in the university
  3. Must be under the age of 35 years old on April 1, 2023.
  4. Must file an application and attend selection procedures in the Philippines
  5. Must be in good physical and mental health
  6. Must have excellence in personality, in academic (within top 5% of the class or with GPA of 3.7 or higher) and have a strong motivation for learning.
  7. Must not be receiving other scholarships
  8. Must show financial need to pursue higher education.
  9. Must have a strong sense of nationalism, leadership and motivation
  10. Upon conferment of the scholarship, the applicant must be able to:
    • Obtain approval of acceptance as either a Postgraduate International Research Student (hereinafter “ Research Student”) or a Graduate School Student (Master’s course) (hereinafter “Master’s Course Student) from the University and be registered as a Research Student or a Master’s Course Student for April 2024 or October 2024
    • Must acquire adequate Japanese language proficiency that is required in order to research and study in master’s course, when enrolling as a Master’s course student
    • Must pass the Medical and Psychological Exam
    • Must be able to obtain Passport and Student’s Visa to Japan


  1. ¥ 150,000 monthly allowance for a maximum of 1 year as a research student at a graduate school
  2. ¥ 180,000 monthly allowance for a maximum of 2 years as a master’s course student at graduate school
  3. Full coverage of examination, admission and tuition fees
  4. Full coverage of Medical exam, Psychological Exam and Japanese language training before going to Japan
  5. Airfare to Japan from Philippines


  1. If the recipient enrols as a research student, scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 3 years (1 year as a research student and maximum 2 years as a master’s course student). The scholarship will be suspended if the recipient fails to pass the entrance exam for a master’s course within a year after arriving in Japan.
  2. For Waseda University, in principle, scholarships will be provided for 2 years studying as a Master’s Course Student.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED: One (1) student from each of the six (6) countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Russia

APPLICATION DETAILS OF THE UNIVERSITIES: See Appendix 1_Application Details For Graduate Schools



  1. 1st Screening- Application Documents Screening: March 6, 2023
  2. 2nd Screening- Online Panel Interview: April 10, 2023 (Interview will be done in English)
  3. Notification of results: June 2023

China-AUN Scholarship 2023/2024

The AUN Secretariat is pleased to inform you that China-AUN Scholarship 2023/2024 is now open for application. The Chinese Government Scholarship-AUN Programme (China-AUN Scholarship) is a full scholarship established by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for the ASEAN University Network (AUN) to support students, teachers, and scholars from ASEAN nations to study in China and to enhance the academic exchange and mutual understanding between China and ASEAN countries. There are 30 scholarships offered annually and the scholarship only supports graduates (Master’s and Doctoral programmes).

NOTE: After completing the online application procedure at CGS Information Management System (http://www.campuschina.org), please submit all softcopy documents through the online registration link by 12 February 2023.

Online Registration Link: https://forms.gle/4Y6yBi7roAPTrsr79

For more details, please click here.

Contact: aun.chinascholarship@gmail.com CC:aun.suchanaadd@gmail.com

IMUN Vietnam 2023