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  • TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship

    The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship provides financial support for a student from Japan who is enrolled in the MFA Fashion Design and Society program. This fellowship is administered by the U.S. Japan Council. The fellowship is possible thanks to the generous support of the U.S. Japan Council, Uniqlo, and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. 

    The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship is open to applicants from Japan and provides financial support of up to $150,000, to the full cost of attendance for both tuition and living expenses for the two-year program. The amount awarded is based on the student’s financial need.

    In addition, the fellowship recipient has the opportunity to participate in an internship at Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., during the summer after his or her first year in the program.

    Eligibility and Process

    The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship seeks candidates who meet the following criteria:

    • Completed the majority of their education in Japan
    • Is a Japanese national
    • Have demonstrated financial need
    • Have demonstrated leadership skill

    To be considered, individuals must apply and be accepted to Parsons’ MFA Fashion Design and Society program. Parsons will review all eligible applications for scholarship consideration and select a recipient on the basis of the criteria listed above. The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship recipient will be notified at the time of admission.

    Application

    There is no separate scholarship application for the TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship; simply apply to the MFA Fashion Design and Society program. If you would like to address your candidacy for the TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship in your application, please feel free to mention it in your Statement of Interest essay (as part of the online application).

    Additional Information

    Inquiries about the MFA Fashion Design and Society program can be addressed to parsonsfashionmfa@newschool.edu.

    For application-related questions, contact the graduate admission office at thinkparsonsgrad@newschool.edu.

    For information about more scholarships and grants that may be available, visit Student Financial Services.

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