Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff)

PLEASE NOTE: All scholarships/grants are currently under review and applications are not being accepted at this time.

N.B. This scholarship is for students enrolled at any NZ university, not just Massey.

Postgraduate research scholarships for New Zealanders

The Sasakawa Young Leaders’ Fellowships are offered annually from the proceeds of a very generous endowment received in December 1991 from the Nippon Foundation (then known as the Sasakawa Foundation).

The purpose of the programme is to provide the opportunity to study at any New Zealand University for graduate students at the research stage of their programmes, who have displayed potential for future leadership in national, regional and international affairs.


Find out more about the rules and regulations that must be met by any potential scholarship applicant.

Application form

Apply for a Sylff scholarship to get financial assistance with your post-graduate study.

Follow-up awards

Additional funding is available to previous Sylff fellows for research and leadership initiatives.

Sylff fellow profiles

Find out more about our fellows, what they have studied, and how the support of the fund has helped them pursue their goals.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the fund please contact us directly.

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