Overview of FRIENDSHIP Scholarship

Important Notice for those who desire to apply for Waseda University with the FRIENDSHIP 2.0 Scholarship Program


Waseda University has requested that all approaches to the prospective supervisors be made through the International office of the university. Therefore, please inform the JICA Project Team (FRIENDSHIP Scholarship Enquiry address: enquiry.iith@gmail.com ) instead of contacting your supervisor individually. JICA Project Team will inform to the International office.


The FRIENDSHIP 2.0 project now offers IITH-Japan FRIENDSHIP Scholarship 2.0 for doctoral study at Japanese universities, exclusively for graduates from master's programs of IITH in science and technology. The scholarship aims to establish sustainable academic and industrial research collaborations between India and Japan through promoting joint research, joint supervision, and other joint activities during grantees' doctoral study in Japan as participants of “the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Long-Term)"


The Scholarship 2023 is now open.


Scholarship target : Three years' doctoral program in Japan.


Enrollment: October 2023 to April 2024 (6-months scholarship for research studentship will be also admitted)


Number of Scholarships : about 20


Field of Study : Any field of science and technology


Deadline of Application: 23:59 IST, 16th December 2022


Japan Desk will hold the Q&A session online and in person. Please select your preference. Some Japanese experts will attend the session from IITH. Due to the size of the venue, if there are many applicants for in-person participation, priority will be given to those who register first.


Event Timing: 13:30-14:30 IST on Friday 25 November 2022


Venue: Online(Zoom) /IITH Room C-LH10


Registration link: https://forms.gle/UdJsPogPAwzA6RV19


Registration Due: Wed, 23 November 2022


Click here for FRIENDSHIP 2.0 Scholarship 2023 Application Guidelines

Click here for FRIENDSHIP 2.0 Scholarship 2023 Application Form


Click here for Health Certificate


Presentation Material and Video for PR event on 24th August


Click here for the presentation material.


Click here for the video.


Q&A session was held on 19th Oct 2022. Refer to the Q&A list.



Applications for Scholarship 2022 have been closed.


Click here for Scholarship 2022 Application Guideline (Closed)


Click here for Scholarship 2022 Application Form (Closed)


Click here for Health certificate format (Closed)