Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship

Term: Academic Year

Funding for one-year of undergraduate or graduate study at a Japanese university

This scholarship is currently on hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.

Each year, the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation awards a full scholarship (tuition and expenses) to one Columbia student who wishes to study at a university or college in Japan. The applicant shall aim to enroll in either an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program at a university or college in Japan. All majors are eligible to apply, and past applicants reflect a wide range of studies (e.g., psychology, East Asian studies, business, political science). Japanese language fluency is neither a requirement for application, nor selection (noting, there are many English language programs in Japan, some of which are sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)


All matriculated Columbia University graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger;
  • Lack an adequate financial base to support their intended study in Japan;
  • Residents of Japan, who have received education in Japan, are ineligible for this opportunity;
  • All undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program at universities in Japan, as well as non-matriculated programs and exchange programs are accepted. However, if the tuition/fees are not directly paid towards the Japanese University/program, the Foundation will not cover tuition in its scholarship;

  • The successful applicant will need to apply directly to the Japanese university of his/her choice for admission;

  • Additional requirements may be listed on the application materials.

Please contact JP Perez, Program Manager at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at for more information and to receive scholarship application materials.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 28, 2020