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Nikkei Scholarship

Nikkei Scholarship "Dream Come True Project"


The Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship 'Dream Come True Project'" is a scholarship program which grants opportunities to young Japanese descendants abroad who have a concrete plan or dream to contribute to enhanced understanding between their residing countries and Japan and/or promoting the evolution of their residing countries or communities to realize their plans and dreams.

Granted with subsidies by the Nippon Foundation, our association is engaged in activities including recruiting, screening, preparing for acceptance, and the provision of scholarship money, etc. regarding students on the scholarship.

The details of our activities follow:

1.Points of recruitment in fiscal 2018    ※The successful applicants list of 2018 is here

2.Q&A on applications

3.What is expected of the recipients of the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship

4.Fields of expertise for scholars

5.Social action program by the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship recipients

6.Lives of the scholarship recipients

7.For inquiries: Click here

【What is expected of the recipients of the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship】

This scholarship program is mainly being implemented for younger Nikkei residents in the Central and South America regions. Our expectations of the scholarship recipients are as follows:

  1. Human resources who will contribute to enhanced understanding and promotion of mutual exchanges.
  2. Human resources who will help promote the evolution of their residing countries and communities.
  3. Human resources who will be able to play central roles in the next-generation Nikkei society.

To accomplish the above-mentioned purpose, we select individuals with a firm and clear goal of acquiring expertise through studies in Japan and who will thereby play active roles in their respective countries of residence in future.

Fields of expertise for scholars

The students on the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship have studied in wide-ranging venues within Japan, such as graduate schools, colleges, junior colleges, professional schools, medical institutes, private-sector corporations and so on.

The fields of expertise include the following:

Nursing Science
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment
Physical Treatment
Business Economics
Public Administration
International Relations
Agricultural Science
Aquatic Food Science


Japanese Drums
Costume Design
Space Design

 Former/current educational institutions of Nikkei scholarship recipients are HERE

Social activities by recipients of the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship

Recipients of the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship are brushing up their respective expertise and simultaneously addressing social activities based on their own awareness of problems and on a voluntary basis.

The ultimate goal of their activities is to achieve "Nikkei societies that contribute to the evolution of their countries and regions" and "closely united Nikkei societies transcending the boundaries between nations and generations," and each scholarship recipient is taking all steps, from planning to implementing the activity under his/her awareness of problems including :

  1. Issues related to the education of younger Nikkei residents of Japan
  2. Supporting the lives of younger Nikkei residents of Japan
  3. Exchanges with Japanese societies
  4. Exchanges with local Nikkei societies

They are implementing various activities within the possible scope and have achieved results in the form of visits to schools and participation in special events, acting as voluntary interpreters, etc.

Exchange with students of Nippakugakuen (Japan-Brazil School), Oizumi-machi, Gunma Prefecture

A scene of a scholars training program

Demonstration of Japanese drumming by scholars

The Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholars Association


Nikkei Scholars' Blog


Nikkei Scholarship facebook page