Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Arts & Science Scholarships
There are several miscellaneous in-course scholarships for which undergraduate students may be eligible. Except for the following six scholarships, students should be advised that applications are not necessary. Students will be awarded based on their eligibility under each scholarship’s criteria.

Ting Fang Chung Scholarship
Reverend Doctor James Scarth Gale Scholarship
Ross H. Macdonald Scholarship
Okamatsu Japanese Book Award
Chirzuru Suzuki Memorial Scholarship in Japanese Literature and Japanese Studies
Andrew Tsang Memorial Scholarship in Sino-Canadian Studies

Additional information on scholarships is available on the Faculty of Arts & Science website at: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/scholarships-by-department/undergraduate-scholarships-east-asian-studies/

Deadline of Arts & Science scholarships: April 1 of each year. Applicants must submit an envelope, labelled with your name and the name of the scholarship to which you are applying, containing all of the components of the applications to the Department. See the above links for details for each scholarship.

External Scholarships

The Association of Asian Studies (AAS) – The Association of Asian Studies is a non-profit professional association that aims to provide support to all individuals who pursue a study in Asian-related fields. There are a variety of grants and prizes provided through the association. Students who are interested in becoming one of the members of AAS can check out their page at http://www.asian-studies.org/grants/main.htm#NEAC-KOREAN

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program – This is an exchange program for students who are interested in study in subject areas related to China in a participating Chinese institution. The scholarship is available for a period of 4 to 12 months. For more information, visit Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program at http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/ccsep-peucc.aspx?lang=eng

Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia-Pacific Studies – This scholarship is given to students in both undergraduate and graduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students who are applying for this scholarship should be pursuing research related to the Asia-Pacific region. The grant will be in amounts up to $2500. Please read the website here (http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/scholarships/march17/dr-david-chu-scholarships-in-asia-pacific-studies) for more information about eligibility and deadline.

International Cultural Exchange Program of the Japan Foundation – Individuals or organizations that are involved in an international exchange under one of the three major programs of Japan Foundation will be given grant or scholarship in support of their research and study. The three programs are outlined below:

  • Art and Cultural Exchange
  • Japanese-Language Education Overseas
  • Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange

More information can be visited at http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/index.html

Japan’s Ministry of Education scholarship – Students who wish to study in Japan might also consider the scholarship under the Japanese Government. There are seven types of scholarship available for students across various educational levels. Students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following criteria below:

  • Recommended by a Japanese embassy or consulate general (Embassy Recommendation).
  • Recommended by the Japanese university which will accept you (University Recommendation).
  • Selected by the Japanese university in which you are currently enrolled if you are a privately-financed student already studying in Japan (Domestic Selection).For undergraduate study, the scholarship stipend is around ¥117,000~120,000/month and roundtrip air tickets are also provided.

For undergraduate study, the scholarship stipend is around ¥117,000~120,000/month and roundtrip air tickets are also provided. Specific examinations might be required to take for the Embassy recommendation. To check out more information on which scholarship applies to you and practise the past examinations, visit the website at http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html

Korean-Canada Scholarship Foundation – This scholarship is given to students who are in their 2nd or higher year of post-secondary studies related to Korea. The goal of this scholarship is to award and support students who make contribution on promoting the Korean-Canadian community. Evaluation will be based on applicants’ academic performance, extra-curriculum activities and future aspiration. An online application is available at http://www.kcsf.ca/

Scholarship from the Government of Japan – Every year, the Government of Japan offers three types of scholarships for Canadian students who wish to study and conduct research in Japan.

  1. Japanese Study Student
  2. Research Student
  3. Undergraduate Student

The scholarship covers full tuition, monthly allowance as well as round-trip flight between Canada and Japan.

Only Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.

For more information about the application process, visit the website of the Government of Japan at http://www.montreal.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/scholarship.htm#japanesestudies

Shinki-Kai  Scholarship – The SHINKI-KAI Scholarship Fund was established to assist talented students who can contribute to improve the Japan – Canada relationship through friendship and understanding. The scholarship is open to all Canadian and International students in any field of study who meet the eligibility criteria. Deadline: October 26, 2012.  Read moreApplication form.