Thursday, December 27, 2018

[Master Degree] MEXT Japan Young Leaders' Program 2019-2020 (Fully Funded)

The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) aims to contribute to cultivate future national leaders in Asian and other countries, to contribute to establish friendly relationship among various countries and to improve policy planning activities by forming a network among national leaders through deepening their understanding of Japan. The YLP is one of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Programs.
This scholarship gives international students the opportunity to Undertake Masters programs in various fields such as local governance, law, business administration, Public administration and health administration in Japan. Please Note that MEXT Scholarship in Japan is Fully Funded.

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Field Of Study and Guidelines (Pdf):

  • Nationality: Applicants must be nationals of countries eligible for the YLP (School of Local Governance). An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. 
  • Age: Applicants must be, in principle, under 40 years of age as of October 1, 2019 (i.e. born on or after
    October 2, 1979).
  • Academic Background: Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized/accredited university or college, and have achieved excellent academic performance. 
  • Work Experience: (See guideline)
  • English Ability: A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79, IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Health: Applicants must be judged that you are medically adequate to pursue study in Japan by an examining physician on a prescribed certificate of health.
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan during the period specified by GRIPS, within two weeks before and after the first day of the course conducted by the accepting university. If the applicant cannot arrive in Japan during the specified period for personal reasons, travel expenses toJapan will not be paid.
  • Visa Requirement: In principle, a selected applicant must obtain a “Student” (留学) visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.” Applicants who change their residence status to any states other than “Student” (留学) after their arrival in Japan will immediately lose their status as a MEXT Scholarship student. 

How to Apply:
For applying, please refer to the guideline (above) each course.

Varies for each country. Please contact Japan Embassy in your country or the host University

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