RWTH Aachen University Research Fellowship Japan

Key Info

Basic Information

Target Group:
Doctoral Candidates
Master’s Students
Direction / Place:



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812



RWTH Aachen University grants up to three research fellowships for outstanding Master's and PhD students from top-level universities in Japan and who are interested in carrying out a research project at RWTH Aachen University.

Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work in one of the numerous institutes, supervised and supported by RWTH Aachen University professors.

Since new research opportunities arise on a regular basis, there is no list of particular research projects.

Fellowship Value and Start

The value of the fellowship will be 3000 Euros for a 3-month program.

The research period should be agreed between the supervisor and the fellow. It should start at the beginning of a month and end three months (end of month) later. The research period can otherwise generally start at any time. The maximum funding amount is 3,000 euros, even for longer periods.


  • Very good grades at home university
  • Very good written and oral English skills
  • Enrolled student in one of RWTH’s partner universities in Japan:
    • Keio University
    • Kyoto University
    • Kyushu University
    • Nagoya University
    • Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • Osaka University
    • Tohoku University
    • Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • The University of Tokyo

Application Procedure

Interested Fellows need to identify a research supervisor at RWTH Aachen and agree on a research topic. The respective Confirmation of Supervision is part of the application documents.

Get more information on how to find a supervisor:

Application papers

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Statement of purpose with information on special research project work and RWTH-supervisor
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Proof of English skills
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Confirmation of Supervision at RWTH Aachen University
  • Recommendation Letter of supervisor at home university with reference to the intended research project at RWTH

The application should be emailed as one pdf-document to five months prior to the intended duration of stay at RWTH Aachen University. Please contact her for any further information.

Note Regarding Double Funding:

The RWTH Aachen University Research Fellowship can’t be combined with any other German or international publicly or privately funded scholarships for example by the DAAD or public or private Japanese scholarships.