Application Guidelines

Steps to Applying for a JSPS RONPAKU (PhD dissertation) Fellowship

Step 1

Eligible researchers wishing to receive a RONPAKU fellowship must contact a prospective Japanese advisor and discuss applying for the program with him/her.

Step 2

After obtaining the prospective Japanese advisor's consent, RONPAKU candidates must fill out a Form 2.

Step 3

RONPAKU candidates are to have their home institution prepare a Form 3(Letter of Recommendation). After completing their Form 2, candidates are to submit the application package (Forms 2 and 3) to their prospective Japanese advisor.

Step 4

Japanese advisors are to submit a Form 1 via their university to JSPS together with the package of documents received from the RONPAKU candidate.

Applications submitted directly by candidates to JSPS will not be accepted.

How to Apply