Other Related Programs (for JP Students)

This listing is provided as a resource for Nakatani RIES Japan Fellowship Alumni and other students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about other, related programs for Japanese science and engineering students in the U.S. Programs are listed by the month that applications are typically due, but students should refer to the program website for up to date information on program eligibility and application deadlines.

This resource list is provided as a courtesy to our alumni and other students and does not imply endorsement of these programs by the Nakatani Foundation and/or Rice University. If you know of other programs that you would like added to this page please email nakatani-ries@rice.edu.




The Internship Portal is part of a broader effort to support the call by the United States and Japanese governments for the private sector to encourage greater two-way student exchange. ACCJ member firms are seeking to incentivize study in the United States by Japanese students, and in Japan by U.S. students, by providing tangible assistance with entering international careers.

DAAD Tokyo

Learn more about study and research opportunities in Germany! Click the Japan flag in the upper right hand corner to change the website to Japanese.

Australian Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to internationals to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Application are open to Japanese citizens and are due in late June.

Funai Overseas Scholarship

Let us take a closer look at the Funai overseas scholarship program. Today there are far fewer Japanese students pursuing Ph. D. degrees at world-class overseas universities than there are Chinese, Korean, and Indian students, and the Funai overseas scholarship program was set up specifically to encourage greater numbers of Japanese students to study abroad and earn a Ph.


日米教育委員会 フルブライト・ジャパン


JASC 日米学生会議 Japan-America Student Conference

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science | Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad | Apply by Early May

To foster highly capable researchers with wide international perspectives, this fellowship gives excellent young Japanese researchers an opportunity to carry out long-term research at an overseas university or research institution.

支援事業について – 海外留学・派遣の支援に関する事業:公益財団法人 業務スーパージャパンドリーム財団

公益財団法人 中谷医工計測技術振興財団

See other Nakatani Foundation Programs on their website. 公益財団法人中谷医工計測技術振興財団は電子計測技術の発展を推進し、産業基盤の確立を図ることにより、我が国の経済社会の発展および国民生活の向上に質することを目的に昭和59年4月に設立されました。

Nippon Foundation | Worldwide Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (OIST): Research Internship

Download: OIST Research Internship Program Information Flyer

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (OIST): PhD Program

Students follow an individually tailored academic program providing a strong foundation in their chosen discipline with many interdisciplinary opportunities. An outstanding research environment for thesis research gives students the best possible opportunity to realize their full potential in research. To download our PhD Program brochure, click here.

Schwarzman Scholars 
Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

Tobitate Study Abroad Initiative – トビタテ!留学JAPAN


TOMODACHI Initiative: News

View News about all current programs.

TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program

TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University for Female Japanese Students

The TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University for Female Students is a five-week research internship program for 10 female undergraduates from Japan who are majoring in science & engineering (S&E). Held from February – March at Rice University in Houston, TX, the program will enable students to gain real world experience with S&E research, provide an introduction to U.S.

U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural & Educational Interchange (CULCON)

The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) is a binational advisory panel that serves to elevate and strengthen the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S.-Japan relationship, and to strengthen connections between U.S. and Japan leadership in those fields. It works to ensure that the best of new ideas for cultural, educational and intellectual activity and exchange are implemented as operational programs.

U.S.-Japan Council Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad in the U.S. – Apply by Feb. 15

The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund/Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan.

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