Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2023 FUTI Scholarship Programs

FUTI has recently begun accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Information is available at The scholarships are offered to qualified students of UTokyo aspiring to study in universities in the U.S. and to students at universities in the U.S. interested in studying at UTokyo, regardless of nationality.

Short-term studies are awarded with funding made available through the Hsun Kwei & Aiko Takizawa Chou Scholarship and the FUTI Global Leadership Award programs. However, an applicant need only submit their application through a single portal. FUTI prepares one set of procedures for application, criteria, selection, and awarding, and will notify recipients as to which scholarship will be awarded after assessing the best fit to fulfill the focus of each scholarship. The Hsun Kwei & Aiko Takizawa Chou Scholarship, administered by Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI) is funded by a generous donation made to the University of Tokyo New York Office (UTokyoNY) by Dr. Hsun Kwei Chou and Mrs. Aiko Takizawa Chou. The FUTI Scholarship is funded by three sources: Donations from Shintech Inc., which is the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd; donations from the UTokyo New York Office called UTokyoNY; and donations from UTokyo alumni and individual supporters of FUTI.

There are several scholarships in the mid- to long-term studies category including the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship, IF Ikuei Scholarship, Hsun Kwei & Aiko Takizawa Chou Scholarship, and the FUTI Scholarship. As in the case of the scholarships for short-term studies, FUTI prepares one set of procedures for application, criteria, selection, and awarding. The Ito Foundation U.S.A. was established in the US by its founder and chairman, Mr. Masatoshi Ito, who is the honorary chairman of Seven and i Holdings Co. He is also the founder and chairman of the Ito Scholarship Foundation which has a long history in Japan of supporting an extensive range of students with scholarships for their studies.

We welcome applications from interested students.