Applying for the CJS Scholarship Fund and FLAS Fellowships

Attention graduate students:

Please use the University’s online application system for student scholarships.  Under this online system, CJS has two groupings of scholarships:  Endowed scholarships and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS).  If students are eligible and wish to apply for all the scholarships including FLAS fellowships, they must submit two applications using the online STAR system.  Please click here for more information about the FLAS Fellowship.

Directions to enter STAR system:
Go to the website:
Log in with your UH username and password.
Enter “Center for Japanese Studies” in the key word function search.

By applying for “Center for Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund,” you automatically apply for the following six scholarships at once:

Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Fellowships (approx. $15,000)
John Fee Embree Scholarship (approx. $1500)
Hanayo Sasaki Graduate Merit Scholarship (approx. $1000)
Minae and Miki Kajiyama Graduate Scholarship (approx. $4000)
Tasaku Harada Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies (approx. $4500)
Takie Sugiyama Lebra Fellowship (approx. $3000)

The above fellowships/scholarships are for U.S. and international degree-seeking graduate students conducting Japan-related studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.  Please be advised that the values of the above endowed scholarships/fellowships can vary from the above estimates.  Please direct questions to Dr. Chizuko Allen, Coordinator of Fellowships & Institutional Research; School of Pacific & Asian Studies; Moore 416B; University of Hawai`i at Mānoa; Honolulu, HI 96822; tel. 808-956-2210.

Priority deadline:  February 1, 2013.

2013 Monbukagakusho Scholarship Informational Meeting

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students.

For more information regarding the program, please attend our upcoming informational meeting:

Date:  Friday, March 16, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location: University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319

Please click here for the flyer for the event. 


Summer Internship Program at EPIC, 2012

The Ehime Prefectural International Center is offering an internship for approximately ten weeks over the summer (late May to mid August). The student will be working at EPIC and other municipal international centers in Ehime prefecture. Benefits: round-trip transportation (Honolulu-Ehime), housing allowance, modest stipend, medical and life insurance coverage. The application deadline is March 5. Please see our “Jobs and Internships” page for details


Ehime Prefectural International Center Internship 2011

The Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) internship is now accepting applications from UHM students. The internship will send two student to Ehime, Japan from May – August, 2011.  The internship includes a round trip air ticket, living stipend, and housing. Duties for the selected students include but are not limited to assisting the EPIC staff, planning and coordinating cross-cultural seminars, and participating in an English camp. Follow the links to download an informational flyer, guidelines for the 2011 program, and an application.

2011-2012 Center for Japanese Studies fellowships/scholarships

2011-2012 Center for Japanese Studies fellowships/scholarships, University of Hawaii at Manoa

There have been some recent questions regarding the STAR system and application process for CJS fellowships and scholarships. Hopefully the information below will answer some of the questions applicants might have regarding how to apply. And as always, please feel free to contact Chizuko Allen or CJS with any questions or concerns.

Application process:

Go to the UH scholarship website:

Log in with your UH username and password.  Incoming students can log in with a 8-digit UH admission/student number.

Click on SEARCH ALL and type “Center for Japanese Studies”

By applying for “Center for Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund” ($15,000 a year), you can automatically apply for the following five (5) smaller fellowships/scholarships at the same time:

John Fee Embree

Hanayo Sasaki

Minae & Miki Kajiyama

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Tasuku Harada

These fellowships/scholarships assist full-time graduate students who are enrolled in any department or program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a focus or specialization in Japanese studies. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Complete the online form and click on the “submit” button by the priority deadline of February 1, 2011.

Reference letters:

The online application form asks for the email addresses of your three (3) referees. When submitting your online application, the Star website automatically generates email messages to each of your referees, asking them to reply with a reference form in a week. Note – this means that letters of recommendation are due on February 7 while all other application materials are due on February 1. Please ask your referees to be ready for this Star website email prompt beforehand.


No UH transcript is necessary. Submit your non-UH electronic or paper transcript(s) from your primary undergraduate institution and prior graduate program(s), if any, to Send postal mail to: School of Pacific & Asian Studies Fellowships Coordinator, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Moore Hall 321, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

GRE, GMAT, or LSAT Scores:

With your permission from the application questions, we will try to get your scores from the Graduate Division or your academic department at UH. Otherwise, please send your scores to Fellowships Coordinator.

For questions, contact the Fellowship Coordinator at or 956-2210.