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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 2019 scholarship will provide an opportunity for 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. It is expected that the recipient will spend between two and six months at UTAS. A brief English language course at UTAS’ Sandy Bay campus is available as part of the exchange arrangement. A schedule of language courses is available at:



Available to a Japanese student who is enrolled in the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University and who would benefit (from both an academic and cultural perspective) from spending a period of time undertaking part of their research program at IMAS at the University of Tasmania. 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 Tasmania in mid to late 2019.


$6,000. Fees for a 5-10 week English language course will be waived.


Minimum of 2 months in Tasmania

Closing Date

30 June 2019


Apply online. Applicants will need to provide details of their project (no more than 300 words) and potential supervisors both at IMAS and UH (if no named supervisors as yet, any prior contact with UH should be detailed). Applicants should also include a statement on anticipated use of the scholarship to assist their research program and how the scholarship would benefit their career. Also required is a CV and the names of two referees to support the application.


Application status

Closed. Not awarded.