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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students


Who are Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship students?

What is the Monbukagakusho Scholarship program?

The Monbukagakusho Scholarship program was established to promote an acceptance of international students from all over the world.

You can be considered for a Monbukagakusho Scholarship in any of three ways:
(1) by embassy recommendation, (2) by Kyushu University recommendation(overseas applications), and (3) through Kyushu University nomination(domestic applications by those enrolled at Kyushu Univ.)

Chinese students have different procedures. Please click here for more detail.

Contact:
International Student Exchange Division
Email intlrkoryu@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

For Overseas Students

(1) by Embassy Recommendation

Japanese embassies/consulates call for applications and MEXT decides on the scholarship students; i) Research students (Graduate level only)
ii) Undergraduate students
iii) Applicants for Japanese studies (undergraduate level only)

i) Research students (graduate level only)
Japanese embassies/consulates call for applications in March-April and conduct the first screening (document screening, written test, and interview) in May-June. After the first screening, MEXT conducts the second screening, has a consultation with Kyushu University, and finally decides on the scholarship students. The applicants who succeed in the first screening are required to acquire “Letter of Acceptance” from the university in June-August. In advance, the applicants need to contact Kyushu University’s professor(s) to obtain his/her consent to be a supervisor (Arrival in Japan: April or October).

The applicants can search for their prospective supervisors through:
Kyushu University Researcher Database
http://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/index_e.html
Each Graduate School’s website
http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb-e/admission/graduate-school.htm

References:
MEXT Website
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm

ii) Undergraduate students
Those who are interested in applying for Monbukagakusho Scholarship as undergraduate students are required to apply for “Monbukagakusho Scholarship International Students (Undergraduate International Students)”. The successful applicants are required to take a Japanese language course for one year at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies or Osaka University and then placed to the undergraduate school of the university they wish to be enrolled at. For more information, please contact the Japanese embassy/consulate in your country.

iii) Applicants for Japanese studies (undergraduate level only)
Those who are recommended by the Japanese embassy/consulate and approved by MEXT are enrolled at JLCC program in Kyushu University International Student Center.

(2) by Kyushu University Recommendation

Kyushu University recommends the candidates to MEXT and then MEXT decides on the scholarship students;
i) Research students (Graduate level only: regular degree or designated programs)
ii) Appricants for Japanese Language and Culture Course (Undergraduate level only)
iii) Applicants for YLP (Young Leaders Program)

i) Research students (Graduate level only: regular degree or designated programs)
The exchange students from Kyushu University’s partner institutions are recommended by Kyushu University to MEXT as the scholarship candidates. MEXT will screen the candidates and decide on the scholarship students. The Applications are open in December and the successful applicants are enrolled in October. In advance, the applicants need to contact Kyushu University’s professor(s) to obtain his/her consent to be a supervisor.

The applicants can search for their prospective supervisors through:
Kyushu University Researcher Database
http://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/index_e.html
Each Graduate School’s website
http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb-e/admission/graduate-school.htm

References:
MEXT Website
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm

ii) Appricants for Japanese Language and Culture Course (Undergraduate level only)
Those who are recommended by Kyushu University International Student Center and approved by MEXT are enrolled at JLCC program in the International Student Center.

iii) Applicants for YLP (Young Leaders Program)
The Japanese embassy/consulate calls for applications from the designated institutions. Kyushu University has the first screening (Dec-March) and MEXT has the second screening (March).
Arrival in Japan: Sep-Oct.
The medium of instruction: English
A one-year Master’s level Law program run by Graduate School of Law

For Students already enrolled in Kyushu University

(3) through Kyushu University nomination
( privately-financed students enrolled now at Kyushu Uniersity )

Applicants are either; i) Graduate students or ii) Undergraduate students (final year) who are enrolled now at Kyushu University. The candidates are recommended by Kyushu University to MEXT, which in turn decides on the scholarship students.

References:
MEXT Website
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm