Kyoto University 2024-25 Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)

Under the administration of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), the AFLSP provides a platform on which students and educational institutions in East Asia can cultivate lasting relationships based on mutual trust and understanding essential tools for building bridges across cultures.

 AFLSP at Kyoto U. provides a two-years, Japan highest-class scholarship (approx. 150,000-220,000 Yen/Month + Admission + Tuition + Program. The actual amount may vary depending on the exchange rate.) with a professional enrichment program to approximately 3-5 scholars per year.


  1. Completed a bachelor’s degree at NCHU (or are expecting to complete such a degree).
  2. Under 35 years of age at the time of application.
  3. High proficiency in English (English proficiency at a level roughly equivalent to a TOEFL iBT score of 90 or more is preferred) and presentation skills.
  4. Expecting to enroll in a master’s degree program as a regular (degree-seeking) student at a graduate school of Kyoto University in October 2024.

Please check HERE to find out more information about eligibility and selection criteria.

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 Language Proficiency (JLPT: Japanese Language Proficiency Test, TOEFL, 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)

Application period: April 1 (Sat) to April 10 (Mon), 2024(closes at 17:00 p.m. Japan time).

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please check the Official Website to find out more information.