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Research Student

4. RESEARCH STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Research Student Scholarships offer college graduates and graduate students the opportunity to study and research a specific field at a Japanese university.

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FIELDS OF STUDY:

  • Fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research at Japanese universities.
  • A student who majors in medicine, dentistry or welfare science will not be allowed to engage in clinical training such as medical care and operative surgery until he/she obtains a permit from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare under applicable Japanese laws.
  • Majors in traditional entertainment such as Kabuki and classical Japanese dances, or in subjects that seek practical training in specific technologies or techniques at factories or companies are excluded.

QUALIFICATIONS: (for 2015 Scholarship)

  1. AGE: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2,1980.

  2. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be university or college graduates and have completed at least 16 years of formal education.

  3. LANGUAGE: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese and receive instruction in Japanese. For those studying in certain fields, Japanese language ability may be required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 6, 2014

EXAMINATION AND INTERVIEW:

will be conducted at the Consulate General of Japan in New York from June 19-20, 2014.

ARRIVAL IN JAPAN:

Early April or early October, 2015

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:

  • ALLOWANCE: Under the fiscal 2014 budget, each grantee will be provided monthly with 143,000 yen (Research Student course,) 144,000 yen (students enrolled in a Master’s program or a professional degree program,) or 145,000 yen (students enrolled in a doctoral program.)
  • TERM: Two years from April 2015 or one-and-a-half years from October 2015.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Grantees will be supplied with an economy-class air ticket to and from Japan.
  • SCHOOL FEES: Entrance examination, matriculation and tuition fees at universities will be exempted.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Grantees may reside at foreign student houses or residence halls of national universities. Those who are not able to find university housing will be required to live in private housing.
  • MEDICAL TREATMENT: Students may receive subvention for part of the medical expenses in Japan.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. The specific award amounts of each scholarship listed above are current as of April 2014. These details are subject to change.
  2. Although applicants may request a specific host institution in any of the above scholarships, official host institution assignments are made by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science & Technology. The Ministry's decision in this regard will be considered final.
  3. For inquiries, please feel free to contact the Japan Information Center at (212) 418-4452 or send an e-mail.
(c) Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: (212)371-8222
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