• Harvard Business School Scholarship Program

Harvard Business School Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program for Japanese Students at Harvard Business School

The Fast Retailing Foundation supports students who want pursue areas of study that can contribute to educating about and solving social problems by acquiring advanced knowledge on a global level through a world-class education at HBS.
We expect that the scholars will emerge as the next generation of leaders by providing them with the best possible environment for study and the experience of learning from professors together with a diverse and talented group of students from around the world.

2021 Scholarship Overview

Annual Recipient
Scholarship Benefit
Total $200,000 per recipient (over two years)
Eligibility requirements
  • - Those who want to pursue fields that contribute to educating about and solving social problems.
  • - Applicants must be Japanese citizens throughout the enrollment period.
  • - Applicants preferably will not receive any other Japan-based scholarship grants. However, scholarships with repayment obligations in Japan and abroad, non-Japanese scholarships, and non-tuition/living expense grants such as research grants, entrepreneurship funds, temporary grants from the government, etc., can be combined with this scholarship.
  • - Applicants that have been accepted and will enroll in HBS in September 2021.
Application Process
The following documents must be submitted by e-mail by the application deadline
  • - Resume (Free Format)
  • - Application (Specified Format*)

*Please contact the following e-mail address to request the application form
(Required Information: Name/Occupation/Contact phone number)
・Sent to:Fast Retailing Foundation HBS scholarship program
April 5, 2021 12:00PM(Japan time)

2021 Selection Schedule :

Document screening
Beginning of April 2021
Interview selection
Middle of April 2021
All interviews are scheduled to take place at the Tokyo headquarter (Ariake or Roppongi) of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. However, all interviews may be changed to online to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
※Final interviews will be conducted by Hirotaka Takeuchi (Harvard Business School Professor) and Tadashi Yanai (Fast Retailing Chairman, President and CEO).
Final decision
By the end of April 2021

Important Notice

  • - This scholarship is for privately funded international students and cannot be combined with other scholarships or company dispatch programs.
  • - From the fall of 2021, the recipients of this scholarship may change from the Fast Retailing Foundation, but the total amount of the scholarship will not change over the two-year benefit period.

Contact us:
Please use the contact information below about your inquiry.
HBS Scholarship Program