MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship (March 1, 2011)

The Japanese Studies Scholarships are for undergraduate students who wish to pursue Japan-related studies. This program offers students an opportunity to study Japanese
language and culture for one year in Japan.

 

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QUALIFICATIONS: (for 2011 Scholarship)

  1. AGE: Applicants must be born from April 2, 1981 to April 1, 1993.
  2. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
    1) Applicants must be current undergraduates enrolled in Japanese language or Japanese culture as either a major or as a minor.
    2)

    Applicants must be enrolled in a university outside Japan at the time that they travel to Japan, and must also return to a university in their home country immediately after their departure from Japan.

  3. LANGUAGE: Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language ability to receive education at Japanese universities in Japanese.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

(March 1, 2011)

 

EXAMINATION AND INTERVIEW:

(March 30, 2011)

 

ARRIVAL IN JAPAN:

October 2011

 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:

  • ALLOWANCE: 125,000 yen per month for one year (based on 2010 figures).
  • TRANSPORTATION: Grantees will be provided with an economy class air ticket to and from Japan.
  • SCHOOL FEES: Entrance examination, matriculation and tuition fees at universities will be exempted.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Grantees may reside at foreign student houses or residence halls of national universities. Those who are not able to find university housing will be required to live in private housing.
  • MEDICAL TREATMENT: Students may receive subvention for part of the medical expenses in Japan.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Although applicants may request a specific host institution in any of the above scholarships, official university assignments are made by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science & Technology. The Ministry's decision in this regard will be considered final.
  2. For inquiries or to request an application, please feel free to contact MEXT Coordinator,Terry Vo at (615) 340-4300 (x171) or send an e-mail. (Click here)