The Oxford Kobe scholarships were established in 1994 to enable academically gifted Japanese graduate students to study at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Kobe scholarships are funded by an endowment managed by the University of Oxford. It was created by a benefaction given by St Catherine’s College and offered with the approval of the Kobe Institute and the Japan Foundation. One award is normally tenable at St Catherine’s College and the award holder will be expected to transfer to St Catherine’s if the award is accepted.
The Oxford Kobe Scholarships are open to Japanese nationals who are applying to start a new degree bearing graduate course in any subject, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses, at Oxford. Applicants should not be intending to exercise in Great Britain the skills which may be obtained as a result of the Scholarship.