Keiko Hongo Japanese Scholarship

This scholarship supports students planning to go to Japan on a structured Japanese language or studies program.

Applications open

13 Mar 2023

Applications closed

24 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Jessica Ji
    "The scholarship provided me the funds to participate in extracurricular activities during my year-long exchange at Keio University. I was able to take a week-long trip to the south of Japan in the prefecture of Kyushu, a weekend trip to Kyoto and Nara and a weekend trip to Nikko, in the north of Tokyo. I was also able to experience different cultures within Japan and try the types of food found in different prefectures. I’m very grateful for the experiences that I’ve had thanks to the Keiko Hongo Japanese scholarship."
    - Jessica Ji
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

      • be a second or third-year undergraduate student of Japanese; or,
      • be enrolled to continue Japanese studies at Honours, Masters or PhD level;
      • be planning to go to Japan on a structured Japanese language or studies program.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • academic performance, specifically in Japanese subjects;
    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their intended study;
    • the quality and feasibility of the submitted study plan; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must submit an online application form including:

    • details of your Japanese language studies;
    • details of your proposed travel overseas;
    • a 300-500 word proposal describing how you would use this scholarship, how it would positively impact your academic work and outlining how overseas travel is relevant to your graduate research;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current statement of results; and,
    • any other information which may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

What are the benefits?

Up to $5,000. Several awards may be offered from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days of receiving the award offer letter;
  • submit the relevant travel documents; and,
  • submit a final report.


The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.