AFLSP - Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program at Kyoto University

AIM: Under Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), the AFLSP provides a platform on which students and educational institutions in Asia can cultivate lasting relationships, deepen mutual understanding and trust by building bridges across cultures.

AFLSP@KU provides a two-year, Japan highest-class scholarship (Year 2024: approx. 2x0,000 Yen/Month + Admission fee + Tuition fee Program. The amount varies depending on the exchange rate.) with a professional enrichment program.


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Application for October 2024 is now open.
(Application for April 2025 is planned to be open in around September 2024, and application period is expected to be around November.)

  1. First check if you graduated from a target school:
Country/Area University (U.)
Japan Kyoto U. (Only those who apply for the (Kyoto University Special Slot)※)
China Peking U., Tsinghua U. (in Beijing), Fudan U., Zhejiang U., Shanghai Jiao Tong U., Xi'an Jiao Tong U., Nanjing U., U. of Science and Technology of China, Nankai U., Wuhan U., China Agricultural U.
Hong Kong The U. of Hong Kong, The Chinese U. of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U., City U. of Hong Kong
Taiwan National Taiwan U., National Tsing Hua U., National Chiao Tung U., National Yang Ming Chiao Tung U., National Chengchi U., National Cheng Kung U., National Chung Hsing U.,National Taiwan Normal University.
South Korea Seoul National U., Korea U., Yonsei U., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Pohang U. of Science and Technology, Sungkyunkwan U. (SKKU)
Singapore National U. of Singapore, Nanyang Technological U., Singapore Management U.
Vietnam Vietnam National U., Hanoi, The U. of Danang, Hue U., Vietnam National U. Ho Chi Minh City
Brunei U. Brunei Darussalam
Indonesia Institut Teknologi Bandung., U. of Indonesia., Universitas Gadjah Mada., IPB U.
Malaysia U. of Malaya., U. Kebangsaan Malaysia
Philippines U. of the Philippines., Ateneo de Manila U., De La Salle U., U. of Santo Tomas
Thailand Chulalongkorn U., Mahidol U., Thammasat U., Kasetsart U.
India Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)., Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)., Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)., Indian Institute of Science., Jawaharlal Nehru U., Banaras Hindu U., U. of Delhi., Anna U.
Sri Lanka U. of Colombo
Myanmar U. of Yangon, Yangon Technological U., Yezin Agricultural U., Mandalay Technological U., U. of Forestry and Environmental Science
  1. If so, then check if you are qualified by reading the complete Eligibility and Selection Criteria.
  2. Check the duty of a scholar: A scholar needs to join and complete the program.
  3. Check the application period: April 1 (Mon) to 10 (Wed), 2024 (closes at 5:00 p.m. Japan time).
  4. Read the application guidelines: Japanese, English.
  5. Check the selection process: Read the Selection Process.
  6. Prepare the documents: See the Application documents.

(※) Previously, eligible applicants were limited to students who graduated from designated universities in Asia (excluding Japan), and who were admitted to a Kyoto University master’s degree program. However, beginning with applications for entry in October 2022/April 2023, applications will also be accepted from students who have obtained or expect to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University and who will enroll in a Kyoto University master’s degree program.

Support AFLSP@KU

We appreciate every support and help. Thank you!

  • Bai Xian Asia Institute provides financial support, summer program and connections.
  • Kyoto University provides education, resource, staff for the program and connections.
  • AFLSP@KU Committee designs, proposes and implements the program, as well as connections.
  • Scholars and alumni join and help the program toward future leaders -- You are the hope of tomorrow!


AFLSP Coordinator, International Student Division, International and General Education Promotion Department, Kyoto University
Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan

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