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  • Pathways Japan, Japan ICU Foundation, multiple universities in Japan

    Japan-Ukraine University Pathways

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    Japan-Ukraine University Pathways is a program for admitting students impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to universities in Japan.

    A cohort of 14 universities in Japan will jointly recruit a total of several dozen students in June 2022 to begin their studies in fall 2022.


    • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in Ukraine, graduated from a high school in Ukraine in 2021 or 2022 OR completed a bachelor's degree in a university in Ukraine in the past few years
    • Ukrainian nationals or foreign nationals who were residing in Ukraine and are unable to return to their home country
    • Single
    • Proficiency in English or Japanese
    • 26 years old or younger

    Please review the information about each university, eligibility requirements and application guidelines on the program website ( before applying.

  • Details at a glance

    Arts and humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, Health and Welfare, Information and Communication Technologies, Law, Social Sciences, Journalism and Information
    Until 24/06/2022
    Bachelor's, Doctoral or PhD, Master's
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Not required
    Language of Instruction
    English, Japanese
    Language Proficiency Level
    Not applicable
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Not required but JLPT for Japanese, and TOEFL/IELTS/DET for English when available
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      One-time opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Language training
      Preparation courses
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Travel costs to the third country
      Transition of documents
      Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Short-term visa (90 days) which will be changed to designated activities (up to 1 year), and later to student visa if the student is admitted to the degree-seeking program.
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency; Humanitarian status
    • How to apply?

      Please fill out the online application form which will be available in the following link only between June 10 and 24, 2022

    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Specific date (one-time opportunity)
    • Release of the selection decision
      Rolling basis
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Disclaimer

    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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