Ritsumeikan University KENKYU-SHOREI Scholarship (Prize Fellowship for the Doctoral Degree Students)

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the research activities in the eligible programs by supporting the tuition of graduate students who have achieved excellence in their field of research. There are three types of scholarships (KENKYU-SHOREI S,A,B).

 Applicable Eligibility is set as follows:

  • Students enrolled in a doctoral program (1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students).
  • Students enrolled in Year 3rd,4th or 5th in the Integrated Doctoral Program.
  • Students enrolled in 4-year doctoral program (1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year students).

 *Here, currently enrolled refers to students with a status of either enrolled or study abroad.

*  Study abroad means study abroad programs offered by Ritsumeikan (i.e. DMDP, Exchange programs).


 Scholarship Type
Requirements
Number of Recipients
/Scholarship Amount
 KENKYU-SHOREI  S
Selected by Ritsumeikan University

Students falling under any of below 1 or 2 will be awarded KENKYU-SHOREI S.

  1. Students who have been accepted as JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC1/DC2 and are enrolled in the Doctoral Program of Ritsumeikan University as of May 1st in the applicable academic year.
    *If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

  2. Students who passed the 1st stage screening and were invited for the 2nd screening (interview) in the previous year of the applicable academic year, and are enrolled in Doctoral Program of Ritsumeikan University as of May 1st in the applicable academic year.

     <Scholarship Amount>
    100% reduction in tuition

    *Details will be notified to recipients directly

     KENKYU-SHOREI  A

     KENKYU-SHOREI  B

    Accept applications

    *For details on application, please be sure to confirm the Application Guidelines.

     

    Students falling under the requirement below will be eligible to apply for KENKYU-SHOREI A/B.

     

    Students who are currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program 1st year or more, and have achieved excellence in the field of research or can be expected to achieve excellence as compared to the Educational/Research Goals set by each graduate school.

     

    *Applications for A and B will be accepted together. “A” for outstanding students and “B” for students corresponding to A.

     

    *The Educational/Research Goals set by each graduate school shall be regarded as ones stipulated in each graduate school regulations. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for details.

     

    *Recipients of other scholarships may not qualify to receive more than one scholarship. Those who fall under this category should confirm the eligibility in advance.

     <Number of Recipients>
    Scholarship A
    5% of the total number of Doctoral students enrolled in each graduate school as of May 1st 2020.

    Scholarship B
    15% of the total number of Doctoral students enrolled in each graduate school as of May 1st 2020.

    <Scholarship Amount>
    Scholarship A:
    Amount equivalent to full tuition fees

    Scholarship B:
    Amount equivalent to half of tuition fees


    Application Procedures

    KENKYU-SHOREI S

    Recipients will receive notification from Ritsumeikan University. Please take necessary procedures accordingly.

    *A notice will be informed through manaba+R.

    *Procedures for disbursement will be completed within the first semester.

    *Scholarship will be paid twice a year.

    KENKYU-SHOREI A/B

    Applicants are required to submit the designated application form.

    For details, please refer to the Application Guidelines.

    AY2020 Application period

       Spring: Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5, 2020
    ** Fall: Friday, October 30 - Friday, November 6, 2020

     **Not all of graduate schools accept in the fall semester.

     **Graduate schools which offer the application in the Fall Semester in AY2020:

    Graduate School of International Relations, Graduate School of Policy Science, Graduate School of Technology Management , and Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences

    *Spring application are mainly for students who entered the university in April, and Fall application are mainly for students who entered the university in September.

    Application method
    Login manaba+R and submit the documents from "大学院キャリアパス推進室(Graduate Student Career Path Support Center)".
    [How to submit Application Documents/Documents necessary for procedures(PDF)]


    Application Guidelines / Documents to be submitted

    KENKYU-SHOREI Scholarship [Prize Fellowship for Doctoral Degree Students] A/B Application Guidelines 


    KENKYU-SHOREI Scholarship [Prize Fellowship for Doctoral Degree Students A/B]Application Form(Word/.doc) 
    KENKYU-SHOREI Scholarship [Prize Fellowship for Doctoral Degree Students A/B]Application Form(Word/.docx)  
    ※Both are the same Application Forms(Versions of Word are just different).
    ※The number of page may show differently according to the version of Word. Please use the Application Form which shows total 5 pages on your PC.

    KENKYU-SHOREI Scholarship Application Documents Check List
    ※Replaced on October 26 (Those who have already created based on the instruction(Points to be careful) on the website by October 25 DON’T need to create it again)


    <Documents required by each graduate school>

    [Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering_Guideline(PDF)](Japanese only)
    [Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering_Form(Word)](Japanese only)

    [Graduate School of Life Sciences_Points to be Careful When Creating the Research Acheivements Form(PDF)]
    ※Replaced on May 22 (Those who have already created based on the instruction(Points to be careful) on the website by May 21 DON’T need to create it again)


    To apply for this scholarship, registration on Ri-SEARCH is necessary.

    Applicants must make the application form by Ri-SEARCH.

    You can check the way to make the forms through the below manuals.



    Inquiry

     Office of Graduate Studies
     (Kinugasa Campus)               
     SHITOKUKAN  
     4th Floor            
     Tel. (075)465-8195     
    g-schol2@st.ritsumei.ac.jp