International Fund Fellowship - Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
Hosei University

In 1980, Hosei University in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of its founding, established the Hosei International Fund (HIF) to advance international cooperation in academic research and scholarship. As one undertaking covered by this fund, academics may apply to the HIF Fellowship Program, also known as the Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program, as described below. 

Invitations are extended to young scholars from abroad who are, at the least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program to apply to the HIF Fellowship Program to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University under the direction of and/or in cooperation with Hosei faculty and researchers. It is expected that joint cooperation and coordination with Hosei faculty will contribute much to the development of the university's research capabilities.

Deadline: Jun. 1, 2021

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Areas of Interest

Research areas include those studies in the humanities, social or natural sciences, or engineering as deemed acceptable by Hosei.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must: ◆ be foreign national (includes stateless person, foreign national currently residing in Japan) ◆be presently enrolled in a doctoral degree program, hold a Doctorate, or its equivalent as recognized by the University ◆ have sufficient fluency in either Japanese or English ◆be no more than 39 years of age as of April 1, 2019 ◆ not have been a previous recipient of this fellowship

Amount Description

An HIF Fellow can receive ¥300,000 each month.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 1, 2021