International students who have returned to their countries after having studied in Japan and who are currently active in education, academic research or public administration, are invited to a Japanese university to conduct joint research with relevant academics through the Japan Student Services Organization.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2021

Eligible Candidates: Returnees from Japan with nationalities of developing countries and regions

To Be Taken At (Country): Japan

About the Award: The Japan Student Services Organization provides the Follow-up Research Fellowship for former international students in Japan to researchers who have previously come to study in Japan from a developing country, region, etc. These fellowships are available to conduct short-term research of 60-90 consecutive days.

The aim of the fellowships is to give an opportunity to researchers to conduct short-term research with academic advisors at universities (except junior colleges) in Japan.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) is an independent administrative institution established under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and  Technology.

Type: Fellowship, Research


  • Under 45 years old.
  • At least one year after returning from Japan.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Round-trip Air fare and
  • Daily allowance (¥11,000/day) for the recipient and
  • Remuneration for cooperation (up to ¥50,000) for the research advisor

Duration of Program: 60-90 consecutive days

How to Apply: 

  • Applications must be received by November 30th, 2021. The deadline is just for JASSO. The deadline at your host university might be different. Please confirm the deadline for your host university.
  • Submit both 5 printed copies of application forms(1 copy of Form1 original) and the digital file data. Please let you confirm “For University Use: Cautions When Submitting Files” by all means when you make it.
  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Program Webpage for Details


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