Tokyo Tech Tsubame Scholarship for Doctoral Students

Tokyo Tech launched a new scholarship program for doctoral students in April 2019.

The Tsubame Scholarship for Doctoral Students aims to reduce the financial burden on academically outstanding students so that they may concentrate on pursuing their doctoral studies. The financial assistance is intended to prevent motivated students from missing out on the opportunity to study at the Institute.


Students who enrolled in a doctoral degree program in or after April 2018 are eligible to apply.

Doctoral students are not eligible if any of the following is true:

They receive financial aid from programs that do not permit funding from other sources (e.g., recipients of the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, MEXT Scholarship students, recipients of overseas government scholarships).
They receive income as working adults (e.g., regular employees of a company, individuals who own a business).
They have exceeded the standard duration of their doctoral studies.

Scholarship amount

Scholarships are provided over the standard duration of a doctoral program, which is three years.

Scholarship amount (annual)
1st year doctoral students
480,000 JPY (standard scholarship)
2nd and 3rd year doctoral students
480,000 JPY (standard scholarship)
or 635,400 JPY (special scholarship)1,2


Students who show outstanding academic performance will be granted a special scholarship. Approximately 20% of scholarship recipients in their second and third year will receive the special scholarship.
While this new scholarship system phases in, all doctoral students who enrolled in April 2018 and who become scholarship recipients in 2019 will receive the standard scholarship for AY 2019-20.

Call for applications in autumn 2019

* UPDATED 2019.07.16. about autumn/AY 2019-20 application.

Read the guidelines(below) carefully, and apply to Student Support Division.

・Tokyo Tech Tsubame Scholarship Application Guidelines

(English version)


(Japanese version)


Application for this round of recruitment is open to the following groups of students.

Students enrolled in a doctoral degree program between April 2018 and September 2019.
Students who are expecting to enroll in a doctoral degree program in April 2020.
(i.e., current second year master’s students in Tokyo Tech).

Application Forms

• Submitted documents will not be returned to applicants.

• Submitted documents will be used solely for procedures related to this scholarship.

Application period

Monday, October 28, 2019~Friday, November 1, 2019


Applications will not be accepted outside this period.

● Consult the Student Support Division in advance if you are unable to hand in the documents during this period.

・ Applicants must submit the documents in person or via proxy to the Student Support Division.

・ Applications sent by post will not be accepted.

Research Achievements Report

Scholarship recipients are required to submit a Research Achievements Report either in person or by proxy once a year. Please be sure to submit the report by referring to the “Submission period of Research Achievements Report” below.

When preparing the report, be sure to write about the achievements in research over the past year.

Reports sent by post will not be accepted.

・Tsubame Scholarship Research Achievements Report

(English version)

Tsubame_Researchreport_2019.xlsx  Tsubame_Researchreport_2019.pdf

(Japanese version)

東工大つばめ奨学金業績報告書(2019).xlsx  東工大つばめ奨学金業績報告書(2019).pdf

Submission period of Research Achievements Report

(i) April 2018 and April 2019 enrollees: March 9–13, 2020 *Fill in the achievements in research for one year from April 2019

(ii) September 2018 and September 2019 enrollees: Around September 2020 (exact dates are yet to be determined) *Fill in the achievements in research for one year from the end of September 2019


●Failure to submit a research achievements report within the specified period will result in suspension of scholarship payment for the following semester(s).

●Scholarship recipients whose payment is suspended can have it reinstated by submitting the research achievements report. In principle, if the submission is made after the relevant semester ends, payment will resume in the semester following the semester in which the student submits the report.

●Even if a late submission of the research achievements report is made within the same month of the periods specified above, but after the specified dates, the submission will still be deemed to have been made in the subsequent semester. Accordingly, payment will not resume until the semester following the semester in which the student submits the report.

• Students who cannot hand in their report during the specified period must consult the Student Support Division in advance.

• Submission period for September 2019 enrollees will be announced online and via Tokyo Tech Mail as soon as it is decided.

Inquiries and document submissions

Students affiliated to laboratories on Ookayama and Tamachi Campuses

Financial Aid Group, Student Support Division Ookayama Campus

West Bldg. 8, Floor 1

Tel: 03-5734-3014


Students affiliated to laboratories on Suzukakedai Campus

Suzukakedai Student Support Group, Student Support Division

Suzukakedai Campus

J1 Bldg., Floor 1

Tel: 045-924-5935



The next call for applications is planned for May 2020.