Ajinomoto Post-Graduate Scholarship enables students from Malaysia who are highly interested to pursue an overseas master degree in the field of science (except Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) to be enrolled at the University of Tokyo and secure scholarships before their arrival in Japan.

It aims to cultivate individuals capable of leading Asia in the twenty-first century and to contribute to the development of Asia and the world as well as to mutual understanding between Malaysia and Japan.

Scholarships will be provided for maximum 3 years, 1 year studying as a Research Student and maximum 2 years studying in a master course.

There are two types of Ajinomoto Scholarship:

  • Research Student Program + Master's Course Student Program (Three-years program);
  • Master's Course Student Program (Two-years program)


Deadline: 9 March 2015


AJINOMOTO® Post-graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Amounts:

  • Research Student at graduate school: Â¥150,000 / month (for maximum 1 year);
  • Master course at graduate school: Â¥180,000/month (for maximum 2 years);
  • Examination, Admission and Tuition fees: covered in full;
  • Airfare to Japan: Provide one way air ticket from Malaysia to Japan (economy class flight ticket, in principle).

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants who wish to enroll in a master’s course and major in one of the sciences (except medicine and veterinary medicine) at the University of Tokyo and who fulfill the following requirements and qualifications:

  • Applicants must be citizens of Malaysia;
  • Applicants must have graduated or be expected to graduate with an excellent academic record (with 16 years of education completed or expected to be completed) and must receive the recommendation of their university president or academic advisor or be otherwise qualified to enroll in the University of Tokyo;
  • Applicants must not be more than 35 year of age by 1 April 2016;
  • Applicants must acquire adequate Japanese language proficiency that is required in order to research and study in a master’s course, when enrolling as a master’s course student of the University of Tokyo;
  • Applicants must apply from Malaysia and be able to attend selection procedures when necessary;
  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health and have a strong motivation for learning;
  • Applicants must not be receiving other scholarships.

How To Apply:


Lot 5710, Jalan Kuchai Lama, Petaling
58200 Kuala Lumpur

Successful candidates for interview will be informed via email.

For further enquiries and details, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03-79806958 (Ms Ann Foo / Cik Rahma).