Up to date more than 90 thousands students from 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954. This time scholarship awards will be tenable for five years from April 2015 to March 2020, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Undergraduate students: Social sciences and Humanities, Natural sciences, born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999. Must have completed a 12-year regular course of school education by March 2016. Scholarship term: about 5 years (incl. one-year preparatory education in Japanese language)
Postgraduate studies / PHD candidates: students in all fields who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students (MA/PhD), born on or after April 2, 1981. Scholarship term: 1.5 – 2 years (incl. 6-month Japanese language course). Applicants must either have completed a 12-year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.
Please note, that applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and deepen their understanding on Japan. In addition, in general, applicants must be willing to receive college education in Japanese.
Scholarships are fully funded including monthly scholarship, tuition fees, accomodation, travel allowance to and from Japan.
To find out more visit Study in Japan website.