Hokkaido University EXEX and AI Fellowship 2024

Hokkaido University offers two prestigious fellowship programs for doctoral students: the EXEX Doctoral Fellowship and the Next Generation AI Doctoral Fellowship. These programs provide substantial support to outstanding students aiming to pursue advanced and interdisciplinary research.

Here’s a detailed guide on the benefits, eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines for these fellowships.

Fellowship Benefits

Both of these Fellowships Offer:

  1. Research Fellowship: 180,000 yen per month to cover living expenses.
  2. Research Expenses: 400,000 yen per year (200,000 yen if the support period is for 6 months).
  3. Additional Funding: Extra research expenses may be provided for challenging and interdisciplinary research, based on proposal reviews.

Eligibility Criteria

For New Doctoral Students:

  • Academic Requirements: Must be entering the doctoral course at Hokkaido University in October 2024, or April 2025.
  • Research Proposal: A robust research proposal demonstrating excellent research abilities and readiness for interdisciplinary work.
  • Application Categories:
    • October 2024: 38 students for the 3-year course, 4 students for the 4-year course.
    • April 2025: 122 students for the 3-year course, 24 students for the 4-year course.

For Current Doctoral Students:

  • Academic Standing: Current students at Hokkaido University can apply for all three entry periods (October 2024, April 2025).
  • Quota Adjustments: Applications are accepted to fill positions vacated by students who decline the fellowship for reasons like receiving JSPS Research Fellowships.

Application Process

Prepare Application Materials:

    • Research Proposal (required, prescribed format)
    • Recommendation Letter from a Hokkaido University supervisor (required)
    • Proof of completion of educational programs (if applicable)
    • External English exam scores (if available)
    • Proof of peer-reviewed publications with Impact Factor (if applicable)
    • Research explanatory video (for 2nd stage selection, if contacted)

Submit Application:

Application Review:

    • The selection committee will review applications.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be notified for further steps, including potential interviews and submission of a research explanatory video.

Submission Window: June 17-28, 2024 (by 5 PM).

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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