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Scholarships & Bursaries

Tsuneichi Fujii Scholarship (IMAS)

The late Mr Tsuneichi Fujii was a successful Japanese businessman who had a long association through major business dealings with Tasmania. In 1985 the Tsuneichi Fujii Fellowship was established in Tasmania to develop cultural, business and educational exchanges between Tasmania and Japan.

From this concept, the Tsuneichi Fujii Scholarship was established at the University of Tasmania to support study exchanges for Tasmanian and Japanese postgraduate students across a range of disciplines to develop stronger links between our cultures.

The University of Tasmania has strong connections with Hokkaido University in Sapporo through the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). The scholarship will provide an opportunity for an Australia-based postgraduate student to travel to Japan to undertake a short period of study or research at Hokkaido University, or a Japanese postgraduate student to travel to Tasmania to undertake a short period of study or research at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), as part of their research program. The direction of exchange rotates every year. Please check the "Eligibility" section below for more details about the current award round. A brief English language course at UTAS’ Sandy Bay campus is available for a Japanese recepient as part of the exchange arrangement.



Available to a postgraduate (MSc or PhD) student who is enrolled at the University of Tasmania, and is supervised by IMAS staff, and who would benefit (from both an academic and cultural perspective) from spending a period of time undertaking part of their research program at Hokkaido University. The student will need to have the support of their supervisor to undertake the research and be expected to spend at least two months in Japan in the first half of 2023. The student will also need to engage with a host affiliated with the Graduate School of Environmental Science (GSES) at Hokkaido University in Japan, and present a brief research plan. Please find a complete list of hosts affiliated with the GSES at Hokkaido University in Japan below.




Minimum of 2 months in Japan

Closing Date

31 December 2022


Apply online befor ethe closing date. Applicants will need to provide details of their project, proposed workplan with a Japanese host, itinerary, and budget, supporting statements from a Japanese host and primary supervisor. Applicants should also include a statement on academic goals and major achievements in academic career, a CV, and how the scholarship would benefit the research.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.