Tuesday, December 31, 2019

[Master and PhD Degree] Toyohashi University of Technology MEXT Scholarship 2020 (University Recommendation), Japan (Fully Funded)

Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) will be accepting applications for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2020 (University Recommendation [General] ) as below.

The selected candidates will be recommended to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as “research students (kenkyĆ«-sei)”. Research students are non-degree-seeking students who conduct research at TUT’s graduate school and receive guidance from their academic advisors.
To enroll in master’s or doctoral programs as degree-seeking regular students, candidates must be selected by MEXT as scholarship grantees, and pass the entrance examination for TUT after they are selected as TUT- recommended candidates at the university’s selection meeting.

If they pass the entrance examination to TUT before their arrival in Japan, TUT will apply for a change of student status and scholarship duration to MEXT, which will enable the grantees to enroll in a master’s or doctoral program from the beginning of their study period in October 2020. Therefore, those who wish to enroll as a regular student in a master’s or doctoral program from the beginning should let their academic advisors know.

If they pass the entrance examination after their arrival in Japan, they can change their student status and extend their scholarship duration to complete their program (up to the standard period of study), provided that their request is approved by MEXT. 

  • Allowance:
    • Research students: 143,000 JPY per month
    • Regular students enrolled in master’s course: 144,000 JPY per month
    • Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 JPY per month
  • Travel Expenses
    • Transportation to Japan
    • Transportation from Japan:
  • Education fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition will be borne by TUT

  • Applicants: Applicants must be international students of graduate school level who are newly coming to Japan, and must have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, with a grade point average of 2.30 (out of 3.00) or above in their most recent academic degree and will be expected to maintain the equivalent level during the scholarship period. T
  • Nationality: Applicants must have nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
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  • Age: Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1985.
  • Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy one of the qualification requirements to enter a master’s degree program or a doctoral degree program at a Japanese graduate school.
  • Fields of Study: Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or a related field. The field of study must be a subject that applicants will be able to study and research in graduate programs at TUT.
  • Language Ability:
    Applicants must have either Japanese or English language ability and must also satisfy one of the following conditions.
      • [1] Those who have passed level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) at the time of entering a regular course.
      • [2] A person who has been educated where Japanese was used as the primary language, and has completed a curriculum that meets the entrance qualifications for a graduate school master's or doctoral course in Japan.
      • [3] The host university will confirm that applicants have a Japanese proficiency equal to or greater than the equivalent level required as stated above in [1].
      • [1] A person who has attained a grade equal to or more than the B2 equivalent of the European Common Language Reference Frame (CEFR) in English at the time of enrollment in a regular course.
      • [2] A person who has been educated following a curriculum that meets the entrance requirements for a graduate school master's or doctoral course in Japan, with English as the main language.
      • [3] The host university can confirm that applicants have English proficiency equal to or greater than the equivalent level stated above in [1].
      • *Only language scores taken within two years of the date of application are valid.
      • *For those who are recommended as non-regular students, applicants must meet Language eligibility criteria either of [1], [2] or [3] above.
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any physical or mental conditions that would impede their studies in Japan. Judged by TUT.
  • Arrival in Japan: Applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan on the date set by TUT, which is normally October 1st. (It must be within two weeks of the beginning of the Fall semester on October 1.)
  • Visa Requirement: Applicants must obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.” Even if the applicants already have other residence status (“Permanent resident,” “Long-term resident,” etc.), the applicants must change it to “Student” status and re-enter Japan. Applicants should be aware that, in cases where they re-apply for their original resident status of “Permanent resident” or “Long term resident” after expiration of their status as a MEXT Scholarship student, acceptance of their application cannot be guaranteed.
How to Apply:
  • Applicants must look for a prospective supervisor and contact them to consult about their research objectives. The List of Faculty Members on TUT’s website is useful for finding a prospective supervisor.
  • List of Faculty Members: https://www.tut.ac.jp/english/schools/faculty/
  • After obtaining the supervisor’s acceptance, send the necessary documents to them before the application deadline.
  • Application documents submitted to;
Atten: Prof.***(Your prospective supervisor's name)
Department of *** (your prospective department)
Toyohashi University of Technology, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi, 441-8580, JAPAN

31 January 2020