Japanese Government: MEXT scholarships

Uniform call for Japanese government MEXT scholarships, nomination through the e3 program for October 2021 Intake (Deadline: December 4, 2020)

e3 program calls for scholarship application by international students who wish to enroll in the Graduate School of Engineering for October 2021 intake under 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 2021 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.

Japanese government MEXT scholarship, nomination through e3 program"Global Leadership Program for Cold Region Engineering" (Deadline: December 4, 2020)

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
Admission:

Admission with this scholarship is possible only in October, 2021.

Eligibility

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 be proficient in English.

<Minimum English Requirement>
TOEIC L&R 785
TOEFL iBT 79, TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 79, PBT 550
IELTS (Academic) 6.0
Medium of Instruction Certificate (MI)

Application deadline and procedure

Download the application guidelines

Selection Schedule for October 2021 Intake

First Screening (Documents screening)
Upload application documents on e3 online system: Nov 16 - Dec 4, 2020
Result announcement of the First Screening: Jan 15, 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Second Screening
Interview with shortlisted candidates: Jan 25 – 29, 2021 (tentative)
Submission of additional documents: By Feb 12
Final Result announcement: Feb 15

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.

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. Field of Study and Research Plan
  2. Download* (Word format) *This is format from the last year, please use it for reference.
  3. Abstracts of Graduation Thesis and Publications
  4. Academic Transcripts
  5. Graduation/Expected Graduation Certificates
  6. One Recommendation Letter
  7. Download (Word format)
  8. Documents to Prove English Proficiency
  9. Photocopy of your passport

Japanese government MEXT: 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 2019)

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);
*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 2021 intake and submit your application documents on-line before December 4, 2020.

Eligibility

Scholarship has age restrictions. Applicants for October 2021 intake must have been born 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 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) scholarship, embassy selection –

Apply through the Japanese Embassy in your home country using the application form provided by the Japanese Embassy.  If you pass the preliminary screening, you will be asked to submit an acceptance letter from a Japanese university of your choice.  To obtain a letter of acceptance from 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.

Apply for acceptance letter

 

 


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