Thursday, May 9, 2019

Monbukagakusho / MEXT Program College of Technology 2020 For International Student , Japan (Fully Funded)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese colleges of technology as College of Technology Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program as follows.
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Those who are enrolled in a course of study or in an advanced course at a college of technology, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the college of technology. Under the application guidelines, MEXT calls for applicants who will study in a one-year preparatory course and then will be enrolled into the third year of the course at the college of technology and receive specialized education for three years (in the case of maritime engineering, for three and a half years.)
Field of Study:
Those who apply for a college of technology student must choose a field of study in accordance with the following procedure and fill in “Preferred field of study and majors elements” on the application form. (1) Choose preferred field(s) of study from among (A) to (H) below.
Applicants may enter a first, second and third choice.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Information, Communication and Network Engineering
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Other Fields 

  • Allowance:
    117,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions.
  • Education Fees:
    Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at colleges of technology and preparatory educational institutions will be paid by MEXT. 
  • Traveling Expenses
    • Transportation to Japan: MEXT will stipulate the travel schedule and route, and provide an airline ticket to grantees who will arrive in Japan
    • Transportation from Japan: Based on the application by the grantee, MEXT will provide an airline ticket to grantees who shall graduate the college of techn

MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
  • Nationality:
    Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the other country and renounce their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. The First Screening must be conducted at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate (hereinafter referred to “Japanese diplomatic mission”) in the country of which the applicant chooses the nationality.
  • Age:
    Applicants, in principle, must be born between on or after April 2, 1995. Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age limit due to the situation or circumstances of the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.) Personal circumstances (financial situation, family circumstances, state of health, circumstances related to applicant’s university or place of employment, etc.) will not be considered for exceptions.
  • Academic Background:
    Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions.
    • ①Applicants who have completed 11 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2020 are eligible.)
    • ②Other than the above ① condition, applicants who are eligible for transfer admission to a third-year course at a college of technology at the time of application. 
  • Japanese Language:
    Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to receive college of technology education in Japanese. 
  • Health:
    Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan. 
  • Arrival in Japan:
    In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1, 2020, and April 7, 2020. Departure from the home residence should be on or after April 1, 2020.

    Excluding cases in which MEXT deems as unavoidable circumstances, the applicant must withdraw from this scholarship program if the applicant cannot arrive in Japan by the end of the specified period above which decided by MEXT or the accepting preparatory educational institution.
  • Visa Requirement:
    An applicant shall, in principle, newly obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.” Accordingly, even if the applicant already has other residence status (“Permanent resident,” “Long-term resident,” etc.), the applicant must change it to the “Student” status and re-enter Japan. Moreover, the applicant should be aware that after expiration of the status as a MEXT Scholarship student and even if the student again applies for their original resident status of “Permanent resident” or “Long-term resident,” such resident statuses might not be necessarily granted. The applicant should also be aware that the scholarship will be cancelled if he/she arrived in Japan without a newly obtained “Student” visa

How to Apply:
For Apply applicants/grantees should inquire the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of the applicant’s nationality and follow their instructions.
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