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Toshizo Watanabe International Scholarship Program (TWISP)


Established in 2018, the Toshizo Watanabe International Scholarship Program (TWISP) at Brandeis University is committed to providing students from Japan with the opportunity to study at Brandeis University. Watanabe Scholars include graduate and undergraduate students from Japan who have studied, or are currently studying, at Keio University, Waseda University and other top-tier Japanese universities with which Brandeis has a partnership agreement.

Through the generous support of Toshizo “Tom” Watanabe ’73, a Brandeis University alumnus and former Wien Scholar, Watanabe Scholars receive full tuition and a partial stipend for living expenses. Watanabe is president of the Toshizo Watanabe Foundation and chair emeritus and former president and CEO of Nikken Global, an international home wellness products company.

Watanabe Scholars are eligible to attend Brandeis University as undergraduate students as well as the following graduate programs:

Brandeis International Business School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Exchange students from partner programs are also eligible for the scholarship. Students interested in learning more about the TWISP are encouraged to email