AFLSP - Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program at Kyoto University

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Please check the Application Guidelines: Japanese, English
Q & A: Japanese, English

Selection Process

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.)
Applicants must send all application documents in PDF format and send them all at once in a single ZIP folder. The digital version of the application documents must be sent to the email address below:

Application period: April 1 (Mon) to 10 (Wed), 2024 (closes at 5:00 p.m. Japan time).

Deadline for applications

Mid- to late April, 2024: Stage 1 Screening (document screening)
Screening of application documents by the Kyoto University selection committee

Early May, 2024 (tentative): Notification of the results of the Stage 1 Screening (by e-mail)

Mid- to late May, 2024 (tentative): Stage 2 Screening (interview)
Interview conducted by the Kyoto University selection committee
* Those who pass the Stage 1 Screening will be provided with further information about the interview at a later date.

Early June, 2024 (tentative): Notification of the results of the Stage 2 Screening (by e-mail)

TBD: Interview conducted by BXAI Leaders and Board members

Applications (including video) shall not be accepted under any circumstances if they are submitted outside the application period, by any method other than the one specified above, or in an incomplete form. Once submitted, the application documents are not returnable.

Application Documents

  1. Scholarship Application Form
  2. Research Plan (in any format)
  3. Essay on a contemporary key issue in Asia
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Photograph of the applicant
  6. Certificate of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS etc.)
  7. Copy of the university diploma
  8. Certificate of enrollment (if the applicant is expecting to graduate from a university)
  9. Academic Transcript
  10. Declaration of Understanding and Agreement for an International Student Scholarship Application
  11. Letter of Admission from a graduate school at Kyoto University
  12. Copy of Residence Card (both sides)
  13. “教育部学歴証書電子注冊備案表” or “教育部学籍在線験証報告”
    *This is required only if the applicant graduated or will graduate from a designated university in China