Keiko Hongo Japanese Scholarship

This scholarship supports students of Japanese at second year, third year, Honours and Graduate level. This scholarship can be used to supplement the cost of participating in a structured program in Japan or research fieldwork and other associated activities.

Applications open

2 May 2022

Last day for applications

13 Jun 2022
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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 $2,000

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 need to:

    • be a second or third year undergraduate student of Japanese; and,
    • plan to go to Japan on a structured Japanese language or studies program.


    • be enrolled to continue Japanese studies at Honours, Masters or PhD level.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic performance (as indicated by an average of above H2B or equivalent for their Japanese subjects), their research plan, and motivations for study.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including:

    • details of your Japanese language studies;
    • details of your proposed course;
    • a scholarship proposal;
    • University of Melbourne academic transcript; and,
    • academic transcripts of any study undertaken at any other tertiary institution(s).

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

What are the benefits?

Up to $2,000. Several awards may be offered from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.


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