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Ito Foundation Scholarship

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The Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange awards scholarships in order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and other nations and to nurture people who can make a positive contribution to the world. The Foundation has awarded one or more scholarships per year to a qualified University of Michigan student through the Center for Japanese Studies. The scholarship allows the student to enroll in a master's program at an accredited university in Japan, or to pursue supervised independent research as an enrolled research student (kenkyusei) affiliated with a graduate program at a university or university consortia research institution in Japan. It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and to apply for admission or research affiliation to the appropriate graduate program at a university or research consortia in Japan. The scholarship period typically begins in the fall. It is renewable for a second year contingent on satisfactory progress.

Important Note: This scholarship may NOT be used to enroll in the 10-month program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) in Yokohama because IUC does not meet the criteria for Japanese university or university research consortium.


Contact the International Institute Fellowships Advisor for East Asia student awards at or 734-936-3966.