Google PhD Fellowship Program in Japan, Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Student Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. The program will award up to 6 fellowships in Japan, Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong in 2019.

Research areas (Japan and Korea)

Research areas (mainland China and Hong Kong)

Fellowship Details

Google will award one-year fellowship consisting of:

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the 2019 Google PhD Fellowship Program, students must meet the following criteria:

Application Process and Requirements

In Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong, accredited PhD granting institutions in Computer Science or related fields may nominate up to 2 eligible students during the application period. In Japan, PhD students will need to directly send application packet to Google.

Please submit nominations and the following application materials by the end of May 31, 2019.

Note that given that the fellowship areas overlap, we may choose a different fellowship for your nomination. Committees of distinguished engineers and researchers from within Google will be reviewing all applications.

FAQ

How many students may each university nominate?

In Korea, mainland China and Kong Kong, each university may nominate up to 2 eligible students.

Who should submit the applications?

Students from Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong may not submit their own application. Nominations and application materials must be submitted directly by the university. Students from Japan will need to directly send application packet to Google.

I have received a fellowship from the local government, can I apply for Google's PhD Fellowship program?

Yes, you can apply for the program.

How should applications be submitted?

Universities in Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong, may nominate up to 2 students, and please submit application materials to kathydeng@google.com. Students from Japan will need to directly send application packet to kathydeng@google.com.

In what format should the application materials be?

All documents submitted should be in PDF format.

Are international students eligible for a Google Fellowship?

Yes, as long as the other eligibility criteria are met.

Can students apply directly for a fellowship?

Students from Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong, must be nominated by their university in order to be considered. Students from Japan can apply directly.

What are the intellectual property implications of a Google Fellowship?

Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google. If that is the case, they are subject to the same intellectual property restrictions as any other Google intern.

Will the fellowship recipients become employees of Google?

No, there will not be any employee relationship between fellowship recipients and Google.

How is the Fellowship given?

Monetary awards will be given directly to the student's university for distribution. The funds are given as an unrestricted gift and overhead should not be assessed against them.

When do the fellowships start?

The 2019 PhD Fellowships should begin in September 2019, although may start later with the agreement of Google.

Are there fellowships outside of Japan, Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong?

We currently offer fellowship in Australia, North East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, India, the United States and Canada. Please see FAQ of Google global PhD fellowship program to find for more details on regional eligibility and specifics of the award.