Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Fellowship

The BDK Fellowship aims to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding in Buddhist studies, and is intended to enable researchers to engage in advanced research on Buddhism while in Japan.


Opening date for application

  1. Application (9 Pages)
  2. Three Confidential Reports
  3. Three Recommendation Letters


  • Applications are accepted
  • ONLY by mail and must be received by midnight of the deadline date
  • No e-mailed/faxed copies accepted
February – March

Selection announcement

Anytime between April 1 – March 31

Start your scholarship period in Japan