Friday, December 6, 2019

[Master and PhD Degree] Ritsumeikan University - MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship 2020, Japan (Fully Funded)

The MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship is a comprehensive scholarship sponsored by the government of Japan, in which Japanese universities recommend individual applicants to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (known as the "Monbukagakusho" in Japanese or by its English language acronym "MEXT") for scholarship. After a subsequent review of those students recommended for scholarship, awardees are selected by MEXT. The following explains procedures for students who wish to seek Ritsumeikan University admissions accompanied by a university recommendation to MEXT for scholarship.

Please refer to the scholarship outline for a description of scholarship benefits as well as a more detailed overview of scholarship eligibility and conditions.

To be eligible to apply for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship, an applicant must:
  • Have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Applicants who have Japanese nationality are not eligible.
  • Have been born on or after April 2, 1985.
  • Be in both good physical and mental health.
  • Be willing to newly acquire a student visa and newly enter Japan for the purpose of study upon receipt of the scholarship.
  • Be able to arrive in Japan on a date designated by Ritsumeikan University in the middle of September 2020.
  • Have a CGPA equal to or higher than 2.30 out of 3.00 for most recent two years of formal study.
  • Meet or exceed the academic and linguistic ability requirements established by MEXT.

How to Apply:

  • At Ritsumeikan University, applicants may apply for enrollment to the Master's and/or Doctoral degree programs of certain select graduate schools via the application procedures described below. Applicants selected for enrollment via these specific procedures will also be granted a university recommendation for MEXT scholarship. Please carefully read through all sections of the application guidelines, and the FAQ, before beginning to complete an application:
  • *Please download the documents to your computer first then fill them in digitally before printing. Before printing the PDF, be sure to either delete or turn off the “Sticky Note” comment boxes on the PDF application forms. Further reference materials may be found below.
Application Procedures and Forms
  • Download the set of PDF application guidelines and forms applicable to the graduate school of your interest in section "1" as well as the section "2" WORD research plan template.
  • 1.1 Application Guidelines, FAQ, and Application Forms for admission to the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering (M/D) [Application Period: Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 8, 2020]
    Note: Preference given to applicants from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India
  • 2. Field of Study and Study Program (research plan) [Required for all applicants] 

Additional Requirements and Supporting Information
  • ”Monbukagakusho” is the Japanese word for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, which is also known by its acronym, MEXT.
  • Please note that you may only receive University Recommendation for MEXT scholarship from one university.
  • Please review our Researcher Database to assist with finding potential research supervisors.
  • Students who need to request an individual review of their eligibility, as explained in the guidelines, should contact the International Center at BKC before the first day of the application period. Please see the contact information listed in the application guidelines.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a university in China or who have graduated from a university in China may find information on how to obtain their China Higher-education Student Information Online Verification System certificates here.
  • There is no set format for the Letter of Recommendation, but a sample including the required points such as to whom the letter is addressed to and the writer's title, may be found here.
  • For more information about MEXT, please visit their home page: window
  • For more information about graduate programs we offer in English and Japanese, please see our admissions page: window
  • If you have questions about the application process, please contact the International Center at BKC:

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