Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information. Failing to follow the instructions correctly may result in your application being disqualified for the fellowship.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact Award Services at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.

You must submit your Fellowship application by 11:30PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1 and should have the following ready to complete your online application:

  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt) for prospective students applying for admission
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available (for international applicants)
  • Verification of Funds form
  • Name and contact information for each of your three references
  • University of Hawai‘i statement of objectives, if available (refer to academic program for instructions); not applicable for current UH students who are continuing in their same degree and field

The EWC GDF application handbook, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provides detailed application information and instructions for the EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship.

For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.
Please contact Award Services if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.
All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information. Failing to follow the instructions correctly may result in your application being disqualified for the fellowship.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact Award Services at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org.


You must submit your scholarship application by 11:30PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1  and should have the following ready to complete your online application:

  • A copy of permanent domicile in Okinawa or a certificate of residence for Okinawa to show your eligibility to apply for the Obuchi Student Scholarship 
  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt) for prospective students applying for admission  
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of passport biodata page if available
  • Verification of Funds form
  • Name and contact information for each of your three references
  • University of Hawai‘i statement of objectives, if available (refer to academic program for instructions); 

The EWC GDF application handbook, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provides detailed application information and instructions for the Obuchi Student Scholarship.

For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services Office at scholarships@eastwestcenter.org
Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.
Please contact Award Services if you have special needs and are unable to use the online form.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

This program is funded by the government of Japan through the Asian Development Bank and administered by the East-West Center. 

Important Application Guidelines

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the ADB-JSP program at adbjsp@EastWestCenter.org.


You must submit your scholarship application by 11:30PM (Hawaii Standard Time) on December 1  and should have the following documents on hand to upload to your online application:

  • Proof of UH application submission (Application Acknowledgement receipt)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • A scanned copy of your official transcript for each higher education institution attended
  • A scanned copy of your degree/graduation certificate for each higher education institution where your degree was earned
  • A scanned copy of your TOEFL/IELTS result, if available by December 1


The ADB-JSP application documents, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provide detailed application information and instructions for the ADB-JSP program.


For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services Office at adbjsp@EastWestCenter.org.

Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit abstracts for the 18th International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA from February 14 - 16, 2019. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives through presenting and attending panel presentations in a warm and supportive environment.