Announcement: The Global Leaders Scholarship 22 March 2022

Aoba-Japan International School is proud to announce our Global Leaders Scholarship, funded by the Ohmae  Endowment for the 2022-2023 school year.  

This scholarship aims to support talented young people to access top ranked universities in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Japan. If selected, students are eligible to receive up to JPY4,000,000 per year towards tuition fees and living expenses.  

Aoba graduates are awarded an internationally accredited Aoba High School Diploma. High school students can study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the Global Leadership Diploma Program (GLDP), both of which are designed to serve as pathways to leading  universities  worldwide.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for one of the eight scholarships awarded each year, the applicant must demonstrate they meet the eligibility criteria listed below, in addition to the criteria to be accepted as a student to Aoba-Japan International School.

Language Proficiency:

High School level academic English 


All nationalities with Japanese residence status.  The school is unable to sponsor residency for students.  

Human Potential:

  • Excellent academic record and considerable promise
  • Proven entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated innovation
  • Creative and critical thinking

Applications Rounds and Timeline

Scholarship Selection: 

Round 1: Round 1 Application completed through the Aoba online portal

Deadline 22nd April 2022   

  • Academic transcripts from the last two years.
  • Résumé/CV (1 page)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 word limit) 
  • Application Fee 12,500 Yen

Round 2: Round 2 selected applicants notified by 13th May 2022 

  • Cognitive assessments  
  • Personality survey  
  • 1st interview with Aoba leadership (online or in person)

Round 3: Applicants shortlisted by May  27th, 2022

Scholarship Management Organisation: 

  • Evaluate applicants’ data.
  • Interviews from May 30th to June 3rd (online or in person)
  • Scholarship winners are announced on June 10th, 2022.  

Contact information

Interested candidates should apply directly via Aoba’s online application portal.

For those who are have questions about this scholarship, please contact:

Detailed admissions policies, procedures, and eligibility criteria can be found on our website.

We are accepting applications for 2022-2023