The Frances & Sachio Semmoto Foundation aims to provide financial assistance to talented students of demonstrated financial need from Asia Pacific nations, who seek to pursue postsecondary education in Japan.

Scholarship Program

Length and amount of scholarship: ¥80,000 per month for 1 year

●Number of scholarships available: 7

●Level of study: Undergraduates (sophomores and juniors as of October 1, 2022)

●Eligible countries: Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, US

*For more information, please see the application guidelines below.

Apply for a SEMMOTO scholarship

The application guidelines for the year 2022 are as follows.

Applicants may apply for a SEMMOTO Scholarship, although they are receiving scholarships or benefits from other sources.

Application Guidelines for 2022 SEMMOTO Scholarships

Download the document required for application.


*This PDF is a  fillable form. Please fill out the application form by using your computer except for signature.

How to submit online essay

Please click the button below to access the online essay submission form and submit it by the deadline (23:59 on August 31, 2022).


Q: I’d also like to clarify what “strictly sealed transcript” means. Does this mean that we have to put the transcript in an envelope and seal it, then put that envelope in with the rest of the documents? Also, is there a specification on the envelope size used?

A:  Please have your transcripts sealed strictly by the university office. You do not have to put it in the envelope yourself. If you ask the university office to seal it strictly and they do not handle it, you do not have to put it in any other envelope.