Japanese Government: MEXT scholarships

Uniform call for Japanese government MEXT scholarships, nomination through the e3 program (university nomination) for October 2022 Intake (Deadline: November 30, 2021)

e3 program calls for scholarship applications by international students who wish to enroll in the Graduate School of Engineering for October 2022 intake being funded by the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. This is the only solicitation for MEXT Scholarships (University Recommendation) to international students by the Graduate School of Engineering for 2022 academic year enrollment. Applicants seeking enrollment with MEXT scholarship for "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering” or other MEXT scholarships (University Recommendation) such as “General”, “Top Global University Scholarship” and “Study-in-Japan Global Network Scholarship” shall follow the guidelines for "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering” below.

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Japanese government MEXT scholarship, nomination through the e3 program"Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering" (Deadline: November 30, 2021)

The application starts with screening and selection for the scholarship. Applicants are expected to be academically excellent and strongly motivated to conduct Master's 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.)

Conditions of the scholarship

Monthly allowance
Master's course: 144,000 JPY
Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY

  • Application fee: exempted
  • Admission fee: exempted
  • Tuition fees: exempted
  • Arrival ticket: provided
  • Return ticket: provided

Possibility to extend the scholarship from Master's to Phd: recipients of this scholarship can apply for scholarship extension to the Doctoral program. Extensions are granted on competitive basis.

Admission:

Admission with this scholarship is possible only in October, 2022.

Eligibility

Applicant’s birthday must be on or after April 2nd, 1987.
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 be proficient in English.

<Minimum English Requirement>
TOEIC L&R 785
TOEFL iBT 79, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 79,
Revised TOEFL Paper-Delivered Test 60
IELTS (Academic) 6.0
Medium of Instruction Certificate (MI)

Application deadline and procedure

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Selection Schedule for October 2022 Intake

First Screening (Documents screening)
Upload application documents on e3 online system: Oct 25 - Nov 30, 2021
Result announcement of the First Screening: Jan 17, 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Second Screening
Interview with shortlisted candidates: Jan 20 – 25, 2022 (tentative)
Submission of additional documents: by the end of January
Final Result announcement: Feb 7, 2022 (tentative, depending on the scholarship type you are nominated for, the results announcement date may vary)

Caution

This is the only solicitation for MEXT Scholarships (University Recommendation) to international students by the Graduate School of Engineering for 2021 academic year enrollment. This guideline is for the scholarship program titled "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering." However, candidates for other MEXT scholarships (University Recommendation) such as “General”, “Top Global University Scholarship” and “Study-in-Japan Global Network Scholarship” will be selected from the same pool of applicants.

Special considerations

The e3 program recruits’ candidates for MEXT scholarship from all over the world, due regard being given to the geographic diversity of the scholarship recipients. For this scholarship call candidates from the following regions are strongly encouraged to apply: Russia & CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Documents

The following documents must be submitted online by the deadline through e3 online documents submission system (for details please refer to the application guidelines):

    1. Motivation to apply and Research Proposal (2 pages max)
          Format: e3 designated format, to be uploaded soon
    2. Academic Transcripts
    3. Graduation/Expected Graduation Certificates
    4. Two Recommendation Letters
    5. (Word format)
    6. Documents to Prove English Proficiency
    7. Photocopy of your passport

    Japanese government MEXT: University recommendation "Top Global University Scholarship"

    In September 2014 Hokkaido University has been selected for the Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Top Global University Project, as one of the 13 Type A: Top Type universities. This higher education reform initiative aims to support internationalization and reform in Japanese universities and help to improve their world ranking in the next 10 years. Few additional scholarships have been provided under this project.

    Conditions of the scholarship (as of March 2021)

    Monthly allowance
    Master's course: 144,000 JPY
    Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY

    • Application fee: exempted
    • Admission fee: exempted
    • Tuition fees: exempted for the period of the scholarship
    • Arrival ticket: provided
    • Return ticket: not covered

    Maximum period of the scholarship: 24 months either for Master’s or Doctoral course (extension of the period of the scholarship is not possible*);
    *The normal enrollment period of doctoral course is 3 years, however the scholarship will maximum cover only the first two years (24 months);

    Possibility to extend the scholarship from Master's to Phd: it is not possible to extend the scholarship from Master’s to Doctoral course. The recipients of this scholarship for Master’s course who wish to continue to Doctoral program at e3 shall look for other sources of funding for their Doctoral program.

    Number of scholarships: few

    Admission

    Admission with this scholarship is possible only in October.

    Application deadline and procedure

    If you are interested in this scholarship, please proceed following the application schedule and guidelines for MEXT scholarship for "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering", October 2022 intake and submit your application documents on-line before  November 30, 2021.

    Eligibility

    Scholarship has age restrictions. Applicants for October 2021 intake must have been born on or after April 2nd, 1987.
    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 be proficient in English.
    Successful candidates are expected to maintain high academic grades in each academic year in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

    Japanese government MEXT: University Recommendation “General”

    A very limited number of MEXT scholarship positions is allocated to Hokkaido University under the "General" category. Few highly ranked applicants for the MEXT Uniform call can be reccomeded to the university from the e3 program.

    Conditions of the scholarship (as of March 2021)

    Monthly allowance
    Master's course: 144,000 JPY
    Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY

    • Application fee: exempted
    • Admission fee: exempted
    • Tuition fees: exempted
    • Arrival ticket: provided
    • Return ticket: provided

    Possibility to extend the scholarship from Master's to Phd: recipients of this scholarship can apply for scholarship extension to the Doctoral program. Extensions are granted on competitive basis.


    Number of scholarships: very limited

    Admission

    Admission with this scholarship is possible only in October.

    Application deadline and procedure

    If you are interested in this scholarship, please proceed following the application schedule and guidelines for MEXT scholarship for "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering", October 2022 intake and submit your application documents on-line before  November 30, 2021.

    Eligibility

    Scholarship has age restrictions: Applicants for October 2021 intake must have been born on or after April 2nd, 1987.
    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 be proficient in English.

    Japanese government MEXT: University recommendation “Study-in-Japan Global Network Scholarship”

    Universities which are entrusted from MEXT as a part of the “Study in Japan Global Network Project” can offer few scholarship positions for specific target areas. In 2020-21 intakes e3 program nominated a limited number of high ranked applicants from the MEXT: Uniform call to the scholarship allocated to the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

    Conditions of the scholarship (as of March 2021)

    Monthly allowance
    Master's course: 144,000 JPY
    Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY

    • Application fee: exempted
    • Admission fee: exempted
    • Tuition fees: exempted
    • Arrival ticket: provided
    • Return ticket: provided

    Possibility to extend the scholarship from Master's to Phd: recipients of this scholarship can apply for scholarship extension to the Doctoral program. Extensions are granted on competitive basis.


    Number of scholarships: few

    Admission

    Admission with this scholarship is possible only in October.

    Application deadline and procedure

    If you are interested in this scholarship, please proceed following the application schedule and guidelines for MEXT scholarship for "Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering", October 2022 intake and submit your application documents on-line before  November 30, 2021.

    Eligibility

    Scholarship has age restrictions: Applicants for October 2021 intake must have been born on or after April 2nd, 1987.
    Applicants must have nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan and targeted by the “Study-in-Japan Global Network”.
    Those who reside in Japan are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
    Applicants must have excellent academic record and be proficient in English. 

     

     

    *Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship, embassy selection –

    There is another way to apply for MEXT scholarship - through the Japanese Embassy in your home country using the application form provided by the Japanese Embassy. Candidates selection procedure and timelines are entirely different from the university nomination.   If you pass the preliminary screening at the Embassy, you will be asked to submit an acceptance letter from a Japanese university of your choice.  To obtain a letter of acceptance from the e3, you should send/email us a set of the same documents as those submitted to the Japanese Embassy, with a confirmation seal of the Japanese Embassy affixed, and a certificate of the primary selection issued by the Japanese Embassy.  You should select two professors or laboratories in your message so that we can forward your application to them for consideration. For details, please check the page below:

    Apply for acceptance letter - MEXT Embassy, other

     

     


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