International Graduate Courses for Advanced Science to Study in Japan

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Course Title: International Course IGPAS (International Graduate Program for Advanced Science)

Application Deadline: November 30, 2011 JST

Scholarships Available: Yes, for Masters Courses

Employer: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT), Japan

Brief Scholarship Description:

IGPAS is a 5-year graduate program combining a 2-year master’s program and a 3-year doctoral program. Each student is affiliated with one of 6 departments: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Geophysics, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences.

Eligibility for Masters Program:

Master’s Program

( i ) Those who have graduated, or will graduate, from a university[1] by September 30, 2012.
( ii ) Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, a total of 15 years of school education[2] by September 30, 2012 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science to have performed well in classes related to the field of study.
(iii) Those who have reached 22 years of age by September 30, 2012 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science, through individual qualification examinations, to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated from a university.

Financial Aid Information:

Number of Positions: 8 students – Term of the Scholarship: 5 years (2 years + 3 years)*
? Monthly stipend of 154,000 yen as a master’s student and 155,000 yen as a doctoral student.
? Flight tickets between the country of the student’s nationality and Japan.
? Exemption from application, admission, and tuition fees.
* If a student fails to maintain a certain grade point average during the master’s program, the Ministry may cancel the 3-year doctoral scholarship.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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