Thursday, October 22, 2020

[Master and Phd Degree] MEXT Scholarship at Hokkaido University (e3 Program) Scholarship 2021, Japan (Fully Funded)

When Japan opened its door to the world during the Meiji restoration, the government made a significant investment to modernize engineering education. Since then Japan has emerged to become one of the forerunners in various engineering fields. Engineering education at Hokkaido University started in 1876 with a clear objective namely to develop human resources who could take a lead in the development of the newly reclaimed island of Hokkaido. At present it is tasked with a new objective, to ensure that engineering students are educated in the way that prepares them to meet challenges brought about by globalization.

What is the best way to share advanced knowledge in engineering that Japan has with other countries when most of its publications is in Japanese? What is the best way to introduce diversity to the university so that Japanese students can experience differences in cultures, languages and learning environment? What is the best way to make our engineering education accessible to all? The answer is to introduce a program with English, a widely used language, as a medium of instruction. That was the concept b_ehind the founding of the e3 program in 2000. Since then e3 has been bringing in English speaking students with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds from around the world, a sharp departure from the past when international student population consisted largely of Japanese speaking students from East Asia.

Courses at our School of Engineering are given in Japanese and in English. At present about 250 courses are available in English.

1. Japanese government MEXT scholarship, nomination through e3 program"Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering" (Deadline: January 5, 2020)

The application starts with screening and selection for the scholarship. Applicants are expected to be academically excellent and strongly motivated to conduct Master or Doctoral level research at one of laboratories at e3 program. The candidates who passed the first screening (document screening and interview with a prospective supervisor) will proceed to the second screening (interview with nomination committee) and be asked to submit additional documents to complete the procedure. Applicants who are nominated for the scholarship must subsequently apply for admission to the e3 program, the Graduate School of Engineering. (Caution: MEXT Scholarship application and admission of the Graduate School of Engineering are separate procedures.) 


  • Monthly allowance
    • Master course: 144,000 JPY
    • Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY
  • Application fee: exempted
  • Admission fee: exempted
  • Tuition fees: exempted
  • Arrival ticket: provided
  • Return ticket: provided 

  • Applicant’s birthday must be on or after April 2nd, 1986.
  • Applicants must have nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Those who reside in Japan are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have excellent academic record and proficient in English.

How to Apply: 
The following documents must be submitted online by the deadline through e3 online documents submission system:
  • e3 online documents submission system
    • Abstracts of Graduation Thesis and Publications
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Graduation/Expected Graduation Certificates
    • One Recommendation Letter
      Download (Word format)
    • Documents to Prove English Proficiency
    • Photocopy of your passport
    • Application form for Japanese Government Scholarship
      Download (Word format)

Please download the guidelines HERE

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