UNOFFICIAL guidelines for JSPS DC fellowship application in English

(by Koichi Hamaguchi. Last updated: 2021 May.)

As for the JSPS DC fellowship, there is currently no English version of the Application Guidelines or Application Forms. This is extremely inconvenient for international students who don't speak Japanese.

Here, I present some information in English. Note that the information here is NOT an official one by JSPS.
See also the following web pages. (Check if the formats are the latest ones.)

I think JSPS should officially prepare English versions of the Application Guidelines and the Application Forms for the JSPS DC fellowship. Hopefully, in the near future, this unofficial page will become unnecessary.

(Note: The information on this page is for JSPS DC fellowship (for doctor students); for JSPS PD fellowship (postdoc), there are official web pages in English. See, e.g., this and this pages.)


1. Overview and Eligibility

First of all, check the overview of the JSPS DC fellowship and the eligibility on this page. (Note that some of the information there may not be updated. )

This Q&A page by JSPS may also be helpful.

2. Preparation

3. Applicaiton documents

There are three parts: (1) The applicant's information, (2) the application file (the main part), and (3) the evaluation document (to be submitted by your supervisor).

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions on this page, please contact Koichi Hamaguchi.