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WMU Sasakawa
Fellowship Program

Since 1987, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Ocean Policy Research Institute) and marine-affairs-associated groups led by The Nippon Foundation have been offering scholarship funds in order to help students worldwide obtain an MSc in Maritime Affairs at World Maritime University (WMU). There are more than 700 fellowship recipients as of September 2021. After graduating from WMU, the Fellows assume important posts in their own governments and educational institutions, determinedly embracing their roles as leaders in maritime affairs.


Selection Process
Guidelines When Completing The Motivational Statement
The Selection Criteria
How To Apply For WMU Sasakawa Fellowship
History of Sasakawa Fellowship Program
Fellows' Works & Outstanding Activities
Fellows' Gathering
Ceremonial Occasions
Contributions From Experts
Gathering Orientation
Japan Field Study Trip
Award Ceremony
WMU Graduation
Fellows' Activity
Message from Chairman Yohei Sasakawa
Sasakawa Peace Foundation
We issue "Friends of WMU, Japan Newsletter" quarterly.

Recent Updates

  • Newsletter #86 (March 2024)
    Newsletter #86 (March 2024)

    Interview with the new IMO Secretary-General
    Class of 2023 WMU Sasakawa Fellow Awards Ceremony
    WMU Graduation Ceremony 2023
    The 3rd Coast Guard Global Summit

  • Newsletter #85 (December 2023)
    Newsletter #85 (December 2023)

    An Interview with Prof. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr.
    Planting the Seeds for the Network
    Class of 2024 WMU Sasakawa Fellowship Students
    Fellows' Activities