Sunday, January 28, 2024

Ajinomoto Full scholarship grant for master education in Japan

“The annual scholarship program is Ajinomoto’s way of giving back to empower the future of food technology and nutrition in the Philippines. Through the grant, APC aims to contribute more to resolving food and health issues in the Philippines, through innovations driven by its passionate scholars.” ~Roann Co, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) General Manager of Corporate Planning and Public Relations

The Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship Grant for 2025 is currently accepting applications from Filipino individuals aspiring to further their education in Japan. This initiative is designed to assist deserving candidates who need financial support for postgraduate studies in the areas of food technology and human nutrition. The application deadline is March 1, 2024.

A full scholarship in a master’s course at prestigious designated universities in Japan namely the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, Institute of Science Tokyo, Ochanomizu University, Waseda University, and Kagawa Nutrition University. 

The scholarship grant will cover the candidate’s examination, admission and tuition fees, medical and psychological exams, Japanese language training, airfare, and monthly allowance. 

“I am very happy and thankful for this rare opportunity to study with a full scholarship in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Ajinomoto Foundation and Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation has always been consistent in providing me prompt support and guidance. This does not only provide me academic privileges but also allows me to learn new cultures, enjoy good food and make new friends.” ~Johndel Obra, 2023 Awardee who is currently taking Masters in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tokyo

As screening process, the grant requires applicants to have excellent academic records - a graduate or expecting to graduate within the top 5% of their class or with a grade point (GPA) of 3.7 or higher. In return, the chosen scholar is sure to gain a lot from the program in terms of academics as well as life experiences. 

“When I was awarded with the 2022 Ajinomoto scholarship, I was very excited because Japan was my dream country to visit. Aside from its advanced technology and innovative research, I found a very welcoming and warm country that felt like a second home to me. The scholarship enabled me to be fully equipped in pursuing my current doctoral research program.” ~Ann Elaine Wagan, a BS Nutrition graduate and the 2022 Ajinomoto Scholarship Awardee now taking up PhD on Applied Biosciences at Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

The annual scholarship program is one of Ajinomoto’s key efforts to enrich food science through supporting education advancement.  It is the company’s vision to contribute to greater wellness for people worldwide. 

To know more about the  2025 Ajinomoto Postgraduate Scholarship grant, visit

The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 36 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2021, sales were 1.1149 trillion yen (8.73 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit

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