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 possible due to the generous support of the U.S.­Japan Council and Uniqlo.

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship is open to applicants from Japan and provides financial support up to the full cost of attendance (tuition and Iiving 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.



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

•          Have been educated mainly in Japan

•          Have I ived in Japan for at least one year

•          Have demonstrated financial need

•          Have demonstrated leadership skill

•          Have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake


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 financial need and the criteria Iisted above.

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship recipient will be notified at the time of admission. 



There is no separate scholarship appl ica­tion for the TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellow­ship; simply apply to the MFA Fashion Design and Society program by visiting lf 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 on line application). 



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About the TOMODACHI Initiative

The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs. The initiative seeks to foster a “TOMODACHI Generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world.  Visit us at