Princess Takamado English Essay Contest

As part of the Prince Takamado Japan Canada Memorial Fund's initiatives to encourage student mobility and cultural exchange, an essay contest has been established in honour of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. The aim of the Contest is to encourage English language study and to facilitate a greater understanding and interest in Canada among Japanese university students.

Win a chance to study in Canada!

Submit an essay by the deadline for a chance at winning a prize worth approximately $3,500 (includes one term at the University of Alberta English Language School and $1,000 travel award). Runner-up prizes are also available!

Contest Information

Application Procedure

About the Prizes 

Contact Information


Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research
201 TELUS Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2R1

TEL: +1 780 492 1569
FAX: +1 780 492 8200


For information and questions about the Princess Takamado Essay Contest in Japanese, please visit:

International Education Centre
1-21 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

TEL: +81 3 3359 9621
FAX: +81 3 3353 8908