The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one-week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for two months during the summer.

For the 2019 Programme, 18 fellowship places are available for UK nationals.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a UK national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. A link to application guidelines and form are available on the JSPS London website here:

Also, reports written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows about their experiences of this programme can be found on the JSPS London website at the following link:

For any Enquiries please e-mail:

Please note the deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on 15th January 2019. The Fellowship is to take place during the fixed period 11th June 2019 to 21st August 2019.