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2023 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR OVERSEAS RESEARCH STUDENTS

2022-11-17

2023 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR OVERSEAS RESEARCH STUDENTS (UNIVERSITY-RECOMMENDED MEXT SCHOLARSHIP)〔Special Program for Graduate School of Environmental Science〕“Environmental Conservation Leaders for Post SDGs”

The application for the enrollment in October 2023 is currently being invited.

1. A number of Slots

3 for Master’s Course and 4 or 5 for Doctoral Course

2. Qualifications

1) Eligibility:

Overseas students with excellent academic records who newly come to Japan to study at master’s or doctoral level.
You (Applicants), not currently in school, should have the academicrecord score of 2.30 or higher from the most recent academic record.
You (Applicants), in school, should have 2.30 or higher throughout their period of attendance at school, and are expected to maintain academic standards throughout the course of the scholarship program.
In addition, you should satisfy the 2) Language level/ability.

2) Language level/ability:

Those who satisfy at least one of the following conditions of English proficiency.
(1) Those who acquire B2 or higher level of CEFR or the equivalent grade/score on language test of the same level at the admittance to the regular courses.
(2) Those who completed educational curriculum to fulfill the requirement for admission to Master’s or Doctoral program at academic institute in Japan, with English-medium instruction.

3)Others

Please ask your prospective supervisors about other qualifications.

3. Scholarship Period and Benefits

1)Duration of scholarship:

Master’s course: 2 years
Doctoral course: 3 years

2) Monthly allowance:

Master’s course: 144,000 JPY
Doctoral course: 145,000 JPY

3) Travel Expenses

MEXT will provide you with your arrival and return ticket.

4) Tuition and other academic fees

Application fee: exempted
Matriculation fee: exempted
Tuition fees: exempted

4. Selection schedule

  • Application Submission Deadline: January 13, 2023
  • The internal notification date: Mid-February 2023(tentative)
  • Submission of additional documents (only successful candidates of the screening): by the end of February 2023
  • The final notification date: Late June 2023(tentative)

5. Required Documents

The following should be prepared by an applicant.
* Please submit all documents to a prospective supervisor via email by January 13, 2023.

1) Application form for MEXT scholarship

2) Form 6 Field of Study and Study Program (should include relevance of your research plan to SDGs)

3) Proof of nationality (e.g. photocopied passport, family register or proof of citizenship)

4) Official academic transcript of the most recent degree issued by the university which the applicant is a graduate of (either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree)

5) Certificate of graduation, graduation letter or diploma of the most recent degree issued by the university which the applicant is a graduate of (either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree)

6) Record of high academic achievements earned at the most recent university which the applicant is a graduate of (If you have received any awards, etc.)

7) Letter of recommendation from the dean of the graduate school to which the applicant belongs, or someone in higher position, addressed to the president of Hokkaido University, Prof. Kiyohiro Houkin

8) Abstracts of thesis or academic papers (please provide brief summaries)

9) Objective evidence of eligibility of language proficiency described “Language level/ability”(incl. TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC certificates)

10) Form 7 Career plan

Additional Documents

(Only successful applicants are required to submit these documents)

1) Form 5 Application Form (should be ORIGINAL)

2) A passport-style photograph taken in the last 6 months, cut to 45mm x 35mm, upper body, full faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on the back.
Adhere to your application form as advised or insert an image in electronic format onto your application form. (should be ORIGINAL)

3) Official academic transcript of the most recent degree issued by the university which the applicant is a graduate of (either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree) (should be ORIGINAL)

4) Certificate of graduation, graduation letter or diploma of the most recent degree issued by the university which the applicant is a graduate of (either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree)(should be ORIGINAL)

5) Record of high academic achievements earned at the most recent university which the applicant is a graduate of (If you have received any awards, etc.) (hard copy)

6) Letter of recommendation from the dean of the graduate school to which the applicant belongs, or someone in higher position, addressed to the president of Hokkaido University, Prof. Kiyohiro Houkin (hard copy)

7) Abstracts of thesis or academic papers (please provide brief summaries) (hard copy)

8) Objective evidence of eligibility of language proficiency described “Language level/ability”(incl. TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC certificates) (hard copy)

9) PLEDGE (should be ORIGINAL)

6. Admissions

If the scholarship application is accepted, applicants need to take entrance examination in August, 2023. They will start master’s or doctoral program in October, 2023. There will not be a research student period.
See the Graduate School website for details of the regular entrance examination. (https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/?page_id=2720&lang=en)

Contact

The Academic Affairs Section, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University.
E-mail: kyomu@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
Phone: +81-11-706-2205

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