文部科学省 MEXT Scholarships

RESEARCH  SCHOLARSHIP

Spend  18  or  24  months  conducting  independent  research  at  a  university  in  Japan  under  the  supervision  of   a  professor.  Research  can  be  conducted  in  any  field  of  study.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s  Degree,  U.S.  Citizenship,  age  34  or  younger  at  time  of  departure. Benefits:  Full  tuition,  Airfare,  ¥143,000  monthly  stipend.  Free  housing  may  be  available.

Timeline:  Applications  available  in  April  and  due  in  June.  In-person  interviews  and  exams  in  July.  Depart   for  Japan  in  April  or  September  of  the  following  year.

JAPANESE  STUDIES   SCHOLARSHIP

College  students  majoring  in   Japanese  Language  or  Studies   can  spend  1  year  furthering   their  studies  at  a  university  in   Japan.

Requirements:  Japan-related   major,  U.S.  citizenship,  ages  18- 30  at  time  of  departure.

Benefits:  Full  tuition,  Airfare,   approx.  ¥125,000  monthly   stipend.

Timeline:  Applications   available  in  January  and  due  in   February/March.  In-person   Interviews  in  March.  Depart  for   Japan  in  September  of  that   year.

 

UNDERGRADUATE   SCHOLARSHIP

Spend  up  to  5  years  at  a   Japanese  university  as  an   undergraduate  student  in  the   Social  Sciences/Humanities  or   Natural  Sciences.

Requirements:  U.S.   Citizenship,  completed  12  yrs.   of  school,  ages  16-21  at  time   of  departure.

Benefits:  Full  tuition,  Airfare,   ¥117,000  monthly  stipend.

Timeline:  Applications   available  in  April  and  due  in   June.  In-person  Interviews  in   July.  Depart  for  Japan  in  April   of  the  following  year.

 

SPECIALIZED  TRAINING   SCHOLARSHIP

Spend  up  to  3  years  at  a  Japanese   professional  training  school   studying  one  of  several  fields:   Technology,  Fashion,  Healthcare,   Media,  etc.

Requirements:  U.S.  Citizenship,   completed  12  yrs.  of  school,  ages   16-21  at  time  of  departure.

Benefits:  Full  tuition,  Airfare,   ¥117,000  monthly  stipend.

Timeline:  Applications  available   in  April  and  due  in  June.  In- person  Interviews  in  July.  Depart   for  Japan  in  April  of  the  following   year.

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Requirements  and  benefits  are  as  of  January  2014.  Please  visit  us  online  for  more  information.

For  more  information,  contact  the  JAPAN  INFORMATION  CENTER  in  Chic

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