The Sakuko Matsui Australia Japan Friendship Scholarship is valued at about $8000 and seeks to support an undergraduate or postgraduate research Japanese studies student.
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The Sakuko Matsui Australia Japan Friendship Scholarship has a maximum value of $8000. Note that the exact value of the scholarship will be specified in the offer letter to the successful recipient.
Requirements for Sakuko Matsui Australia Japan Friendship Scholarship
- Domestic students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate research degree in Japanese studies within the School of Languages and Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are qualified to apply for Sakuko Matsui Australia Japan Friendship Scholarship.
- Japanese studies include, without limit, all studies related to Japanese modern and premodern culture, history, language, society, and literature.
- International students from Japan who are enrolled to study at the University of Sydney and reside or are planning to live at the Women’s College are qualified to apply.
In order of precedence, the student types below will be given higher importance to receive the Sakuko Matsui Australia Japan Friendship Scholarship:
- Domestic postgraduate research students who hope to travel to Japan as part of their research studies.
- Domestic undergraduate or postgraduate research students, who can display financial need.
- Domestic postgraduate research students who live at the Women’s College, and who plan to travel to Japan as part of their research studies.
- International applicants who are from Japan and who live at, or who plan to live at the Women’s College.