Exchange Scholarship Between Italian Institute of Culture and Keio University (for Italian Scholars / Students) 2016-2017

1. Number of recipients

The scholarship is to be awarded to one person.

2. Eligibility of applicants

Citizenship: Italian
Academic status: Junior faculty member or graduate student

3. Fields of study available at Keio University

Humanities, social & natural sciences, and the Japanese language (for details, visit our website)

4. Period of scholarship

September 2016 - July 2017

5. Conditions of candidacy

Priority should be given to a healthy candidate who has considerable proficiency in the Japanese language, as nearly all courses of instruction at Keio University are conducted in Japanese. The candidate should also have explicit plans to pursue research in a specialized field under the guidance of, or in liaison with, an appropriate Keio faculty member. Should Keio find no faculty available in the candidate's proposed area of study, the candidacy may be rejected. The final selection will be made by the International Center in consultation with the Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo.

6. The scholarship includes

  • A monthly grant of 100,000 yen to cover partial living expenses during the specified period.
  • An arrival allowance of 100,000 yen.
  • Exemption from tuition and other academic fees as a non degree-student at Keio University.

7. Housing

Upon request, the International Center will assist the exchange researcher/student in finding reasonable accommodation, most likely at one of the rooms/apartments that Keio subsidizes, for international students/scholars. The payment of the rent will be the exchange researcher's/student's responsibility.

8. Required documents

8-1.  Admission to Keio University


9. Deadline

All application must be sent to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo by the deadline set by the institute. Application materials submitted directly to Keio will NOT be accepted.

For further information on the scholarship program / nomination of the candidates, please direct your correspondence to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo.