Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Predoctoral, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Sumitomo Fellowship Program, established by the Center as part of a grant from the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, provides support to recent Columbia University PhDs and PhD candidates specializing in some aspect of U.S.-Japan economic and business relations. Fellowship recipients typically spend a period in residence at the Center engaging in their own research and participating in the Center's programs. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

"Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” - Full Tuition Coverage for Study in Japan

The application for the academic year of 2022-2023 is now closed. Our regular application period begins in January. For more information, please contact JP Perez at [email protected].

What is the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship?

Each year, the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation awards a scholarship for one full year of tuition and additional expenses to one Columbia student who wishes to study at a university or college in Japan. The student is chosen based on the recommendation of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School.

Who is eligible?

  • All matriculated Columbia University graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Nationality: All, except residents of Japan who have received education in Japan.

Additional requirements from the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation are listed on the application materials.

Other FAQ:

  • Do I need to be majoring in Economics or Business?
    No, any major is fine. Past applicants reflect a wide range of studies (e.g., psychology, East Asian studies,business, political science).
  • What Programs are Accepted?
    All undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program at universities in Japan, as well as non-matriculated programs and exchange programs are accepted. However, if the tuition/fees are not directly paid towards the Japanese University/program, the Foundation will not cover tuition in its scholarship.

  • I am not fluent in Japanese, but still interested. Can I apply?
    Yes, you can. There are many English language programs in Japan, some of which can be found in the following link sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)

  • How do I apply?
    Please contact JP Perez, Program Manager at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, at [email protected] to receive scholarship application materials. Please note that the successful applicant will need to apply directly to the Japanese university of his/her choice for admission.