Welcome to the online application form for the 2018 Daiwa Scholarships. You can leave the application form at any time by clicking on the 'Save and Exit' button at the bottom of the form pages. You will be able to log back in to a partially completed form by entering your email address and password.
You will be asked to elaborate on the following: personal and contact details, educational background and attainment, employment history, international experience, career goals (150 words maximum), reasons for applying (500 words maximum), additional skills, convictions, medical conditions and previous applications. You will also be asked to upload a passport-sized photograph (headshot).
You will also need to submit three reference letters by the application deadline (by post).
If you are a student or a recent graduate, then your three references should come from your academic tutors. If you graduated some years ago or have relevant professional experience, then it is advisable to obtain a reference from your supervisor or line manager, and at least two academic references. Your referees should not include relatives or purely personal friends. The references are a vital part of the application and should come from people who know you and your work in an official capacity. (If you would like to submit more than three reference letters, that is fine.)
Each referee should post the reference letter directly to the applicant inside an envelope with a signature across the seal to ensure confidentiality. Please collate the three references before posting them to the Scholarship Officer at the Foundation. We are unable to chase up references on behalf of applicants so by collating them yourself you will be able to confirm that all three reference letters have been written.