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JSPS RONPAKU Fellowship Program for International PhD Students, 2019

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is offering RONPAKU fellowships for international students from Asia (including Middle East countries) and Africa to pursue PhD degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course. Fellows are required to conduct their dissertation research under the joint supervision of a Japanese advisor and an advisor in their home country.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is an independent administrative institution in Japan, established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.

The aim of JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) Program is to provide tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa or other specified countries who wish to obtain their Ph.D. degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: August 20, 2018 – August 24, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.
  • Study Subject: All fields within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included.
  • Scholarship Award: (1) Total funding provided to Japanese host university Maximum of 3.6 million yen (Up to 1.2 million yen per fiscal year) (2) The following expenses can be covered by the above funding: Travel expenses between Japan and RONPAKU fellow’s home country, and within Japan by the fellow and his/her advisors in Japan; expenses incurred in conducting research in Japan and fellow’s home country; and other expenses related to the fellow’s dissertation submission (based on Japanese host university’s regulations), etc. (3) Details JSPS will enter into a contract with the Japanese host university to commission the RONPAKU program operation, and will provide it with funding of up to 1.2 million yen per fiscal year. RONPAKU fellows will receive travel expenses and other necessary funds through the Japanese host university based on its regulations. This program is administered based on the annual budget for each Japanese fiscal year (from 1 April to 31 March). JSPS cannot carry over the remittance of any allowances or other payments to the following fiscal year. Notes: These terms are subject to change.
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 15 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: ASIA (including the Middle East) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Vietnam, and Yemen AFRICA Algeria, Angora, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Cabo Verde, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe EUROPE (specified countries) Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan JSPS treats Palestine in this manner. ??Please note that countries which are considered to have sufficiently developed systems for conferring degrees are exempted from this list of applicable countries. Specifically, applicable countries are limited to countries and regions that are recipients of official development assistance (ODA) from the Japanese Government.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan and the applicant’s home country

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: ASIA (including the Middle East) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Vietnam, and Yemen AFRICA Algeria, Angora, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Cabo Verde, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe EUROPE (specified countries) Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan JSPS treats Palestine in this manner. ??Please note that countries which are considered to have sufficiently developed systems for conferring degrees are exempted from this list of applicable countries. Specifically, applicable countries are limited to countries and regions that are recipients of official development assistance (ODA) from the Japanese Government.
  • Entrance Requirements:The candidate must be a researcher (1) Who has not obtained a PhD degree from a university (2) Who wishes to obtain a PhD degree from a Japanese university through the submission of a dissertation (3) Who has already achieved substantial research results and is likely through dissertation research under the program to successfully obtain a PhD degree, and who is nominated by a home advisor and the president of his/her affiliated university/research institution (4) Who has nationality in an applicable country (listed in Section 3) (5) Who is employed full time at a university or research institution in his/her home country or will be appointed to such a position by 1 April 2019 (6) Who is 45 years of age or younger as of 1 April 2019
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

 

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: RONAPKU candidates are to prepare Forms 2 and 3 and send them to their prospective Japanese advisor. Then, the advisor is to fill out Form 1 and submit it with all the other forms to JSPS through his/her university. The steps to follow:
Step 1: Eligible researchers wishing to receive a RONPAKU fellowship must contact a prospective Japanese advisor and discuss applying for the program with him/her.
Step 2: RONPAKU candidates must fill in Form 2.
Step 3: RONPAKU candidates must have Form 3 filled out by their home institution. After completing Form 2, they are to submit the application package (Forms 2 and 3) to their prospective Japanese advisor. PDF files are accepted when sending Form 2 and Form 3.
Step 4: Japanese advisors submit Form 1 via their university to JSPS along with the package of documents received from the RONPAKU candidate. Concurrently they take the necessary steps for application submission using JSPS’s online application system.

Application Form 1

Application Form 2

Letter of recommendation

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35 comments

  1. J D says:

    I want to know that if some one has alraedy done Master Degree and doing Ph.D in Tsinghua University China. Research status up to now in Tsinghua is excllent and in recent field of nanotechnolgy. As after Master degree only three years required for Ph.D and now two years left to complete Ph.D. However, the skill and techniques in this recent field of nanotechnolgy is very good up to now with good publications so can i apply for this joint program for two years and submit my thesis in both Tsinghua University and your institute or University? We have good collabration with Toko Institute of technology and Tsinghua University. Please tell me that i am eligible for this program to complete with in two years as i already passed one year of my ph.D. Hope to get positve answer . Thanks

  2. Dear Sir
    With due respect, I would like to introduce myself as a Scientific Officer, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I have completed my M.Sc (Chemistry). Now I am doing my research on some project at my job institution. I am very much interested to do my higher study from Japan. In this context i wanted to know am i eligible for this fellowships? If so, then how can i proceed for the same.

  3. Mehdi says:

    Hi, I studing clinical biochemistry (M.Sc. degree) in Isfahan university. but I want get applicaion Ph.D schoolarship from some one of Japon,s universities. what I do?

  4. Ms.Bharathi Shiva says:

    Sir/Madam,

    I am a researcher in India. I am working on the synthesis and properties of magnetic nanoparticles. I would like to get information about the research opportunities and fellowships available for working for a few months in Japanese university in this field.

  5. Binay Thapa says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am a Bhutanese working as clinical Microbiologist in the National Referral Hospital in the Kingdom of Bhutan. I obtained my master Degree in Medical Microbiology from Khon kaen University, Thailand. I have done my research work on antimicrobial resistance and characterization of clinically isolated enterococci. I have an ardent interest to pursue PhD in the related field in Japan. I would be grateful to Sir if you could kindly inform me how to proceed for the admission under your scholarship.
    In anticipation of your response. Thank you.

  6. Md Ibrahim Khalil says:

    I am interested to do PhD on climate change due to mine development. I am a researcher working in Atomic Energy Commission of Bangladesh on resource development using nuclear techniques.

  7. Dear Sir/Madam:

    My Name is Yohannes shiferaw and I am a lecturer at Hawassa University, Ethiopia (Eastern Africa). I am currently offering supportive courses of Journalism and communication for English Language undergraduate students. I have a master’s degree in Mass Communication from Panjub Universtiy, India.

    As our university is planning to launch Department of Journalism, I am thinking of continuing my study at Ph. D. level. Therefore, I am requesting if your University has any scholarship available for developing countries.

    Thank you,

  8. tuhin Subhra santra says:

    Respected sir,
    I am Tuhin Subhra Santra. This time i am doing work in MEMS based Micropump for Microsatallite programme in Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India. I have completed my Bsc(Electronics-3years) from Vidyasagar University, INDIA.Then i have compleated my Msc(Electronics-2years) from Jadavpur University, INDIA. Now this time also i have completed M.Tech in Material Eng (2 years). Now last year project i have done in DIMOND LIKE NANOCOMPOSITE THIN FILM FOR POSSIBLE APPLICATION IN MEMS under Prof- T.k. Bhattyachrrya in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, INDIA(E&ECE Dept). I am characterising the material by FTIR, Raman analysis, GIXRD, SEM, AFM, HRTEM,FESEM, Nanoindentation test, Scratch test, etc. I am interested for doing Phd under you in related topicsin Japan. So if you seen this matter i will be greatful for you.
    Yours faithfully
    Tuhin Subhra Santra

  9. MD.AMIRUL ISLAM says:

    DEAR SIR
    I AM FROM BANGLADESH HAVE COMPLETED MASTERS IN FINE ARTS,2004 & WORKING AS A LECTURER IN A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. MY TOPIC FOR P.H.D RESEARCH ” EASTERN PAINTING : IDEOLOGY & LIFE-PHILOSOPHY”.WOULD YOU KINDLY HELP ME TO GRANT ME A SCHOLARSHIP.

    SINCERELY YOURS
    MD.AMIRUL ISLAM
    25,SEPTEMBER,2008 BANGLADESH

  10. shorifur rahman says:

    dear sir
    with due respect, i want to know that is it possible to admit in a doctorate programme in japan? if so then how i can proceed? i have completed my Bsc and Ms in Physics from dhaka university.
    now i am searching for a Phd programme. would you kindly help me to grant me a Phd scholarship.

  11. Lekhnath ghimire says:

    Dear Prof. Harm-Anton Klok.,
    I completed my M.Sc.degree in Organic Chemistry from
    Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

    Now,I am very interested to pursue my further degree in Biochemistry.
    I am very interested in this field, I want to proceed my study and research under your guidance and supervision. Provided the
    opportunity, I would like to assure you that I will concentrate myself
    to the ongoing research program of yours. I am looking forward to your responses.
    With respectful regards
    Sincerely Yours
    Lekhnath Ghimire

  12. Prakash Bhattarai says:

    I am Prakash C Bhattarai from Kathmandu, Nepal. I have a Master in Sociology. I am in the final stage of M Phil in Education specialization in Development Studies. Currently I am working as the faculty of Socioloy and Research Methodology in Undergraduate Level. I am loking for a full funded PhD scholarship in Social Sciences or Development studies or any related discipline to boost up my teaching profession.
    E-mail: [email protected]

  13. Ram pd timsina says:

    dear sir
    with due respect, i want to know that is it possible to admit in a doctorate programme in japan? if so then how i can proceed? i have completed my Msc in Human Anatomy and a research work as a part of thesis entitled “Cytogenetic study of Bonemarrow samples from chronic myeloid leukemia patients.” from BPKIHS,Dharan, Nepal.
    Now i am searching for a Phd programme in cytogenetic/ neuroanatomy research. Would you kindly help me to grant me a Phd scholarship IN 2009-2010.
    Ram pd Timsina

  14. Iman says:

    My name is Iman Zarei. I am from Iran.
    Currently doing MS in biochemistry in Pune University ( India). I will finish my studies in 2009.
    I got a BS in biochemistry in Iran.
    Please accept my letter for the PhD position( clinical biochemistry) in your university.
    My background and skills in lab techniques will prove to be an effective match for your qualifications

    While working for laboratory in Pune University, I successfully applied my research skills, and maintained the laboratory. I participated in planning experiments as well as evaluating test results. I monitored equipment performance and maintenance schedules.

    In addition to the lab work, I recorded, calculated, and analyzed data, and prepared reports. I worked closely with a team of researchers and learned the value of good lab practice. I work well as a team member, am very reliable and organized, and willing to learn.

    It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent PhD student who will make a positive contribution to your university. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

    I would be very grateful to receive any information from you regarding PhD scholarships. Unfortunately I can not cover my education and personal expenses myself and I rely on your help and support.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Iman Zarei

  15. Sabera Hasibe Sheela says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am Sabera Hasibe Sheela from Bangladesh. I have completed BSc & MS in MIcrobiology from University of Dhaka. I am looking for a full-funded PhD scholarships in Public Health or Medical Microbiology or in a related feild. Would you kindly help me to grant a PhD scholarship for 2009 or 2010.

    Sincerely yours
    Sabera Hasibe Sheela

  16. rajendran says:

    respected sir
    i did M.Tech polymer science and engineering then continue P.hd
    with scholarship in any country ,so i am eagerly waiting for opportunity.

  17. hadija Jilala says:

    dear Sir,
    I am Hadija Jilala from Tanzania East Africa. I have Mastres of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Dar es Salaam . I am looking for a full funded Phd progame in Kiswahili, bantu languages or in a related field of Linguistics. would you kindly help me to find the universty which will admit me and also Would you kindly help me to grant a PhD scholarship for 2009/2010.

  18. John says:

    Ihave a need to undertake a research at PhD level or DBA to the effect of Managements’ Response to HiV -Aids Pandemic in working environment. Can any institution take me up with full sponsorship including my wife?
    John( MBA-UK,Dip.Missions, Uganda Diploma In Business Studies..) Tel: +256 777 17 4808

  19. I am a Motswana citizen in Botswana and have been taking a masters programme on project management which is a good field as a lot of our projects in the country have been failing or running behind. I would like to persue a phd programme in relation to project managemnt for the success of products or projects that satisfy the customers or clients. I would like to be granted a scholarship to persue such so that I come back and help in my country to run projects and develop products that are competetive globally. please help me look for the appropriate scholarship for my field.

  20. prashant agale says:

    I am prashant agale from Maharashtra ,india . I have Mastres of Arts in social work from TISS<Mumbai . I am looking for a full funded Phd progame in micro fiance or in a related field of social work . would you kindly help me to find the universty which will admit me and also Would you kindly help me to grant a PhD scholarship for 2009/2010.

  21. Danladi Sambo Amaza says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am Danladi Sambo Amaza form Nigeria. I have completed BSc & MS in Human Anatomy from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. I am looking for a full-funded PhD scholarships in Human Anatomy or Medical Radiology or in a related feild. Would you kindly help me to grant a PhD scholarship for 2009 or 2010.

  22. Azman Ridha Zain says:

    My name is Azman Ridha Zain. I had ever studied in Osaka Japan from 2005-2006. I studied Japanese Language and Gulture there as the representative of Indonesian Government. I was one of the member of Japanese Language Program for Diplomat and Government Official which were coming from all over the world.
    I had bachelor degree in Islamic State University, majoring Islamic Thought and Jurispredence and master degree as Master of Science in the University of Indonesia, majoring Politics and International Relationship in the Middle East.
    I would like to persue a Phd programme in relation to Politics and Social Science. I am willing to do a research on the Relation and Similarity between Japanese Culture and Islamic Values that are supposed to be implemented in Islamic Countries (Discipline, Cleanliness, Respect Others, Excellent Service etc). In our term we could say that Japan as a country had succeded in implementing the values of Islamic Teaching as a nation culture, where Islamic Contries and Islamic Majority Country like Indonesia couldn’t implement it as a nation culture,even though the values has been cited in Islamic Holy Book: Qur’an and Hadits. For that purpose I kindly ask your favor and help to get an access and grant of a PhD scholarship for 2009 or 2010 academic year.

  23. sunjida shahriah says:

    I HAV COMPLETED MY MBBS &M Phil in human anatomy from university of dhaka bangladesh. now i am searching for a Phd programme. would you kindly help me to grant me a Phd scholarship.
    de.sunjida shahriah

  24. Mohamed A. Mohamed says:

    I am Mohamed A. Mohamed from Cairo, Egypt. I have a Master in Organic chemistry in palladium catalyzed cross coupling . Currently I am working in the faculty of Science in cairo university . I am looking for a full funded PhD scholarship in Social Sciences or Development studies or any related discipline to boost up my teaching profession.

    Thanks

  25. I already reserch about sabo engineering and sabo planning in tokyo Inst. of Tecknology in japan 2005 my sense prof Yasuhiri ISHIKAWA around sixt month, now i workwed in Public Works Departmnent. my posistion now project manager. my old now 41 year. i would like to contineu my reserch to Phd program, i already visit from kyushu district until sapporo. now i have reletionship betwen JICA-JBIC because my project under LOAN by JICA-JBIC. I hope to make strentening my capability about how to minimise my problem in Soth Sulawesi-Makassar. especially about sabo dam, land slide, sedimentation. finally i like japan…

  26. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am a Bangladeshi by birth and working in a semi government institute in my country mandated for conducting research on rural development issues. I have done B Sc and M Sc degree on Fisheries Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University and serving in the present institute for last 16 years. I have already completed seven research studies on fresh water aquaculture developmint. Now I am interested to earn Ph D with RONPAKU scholarship. I am 45 years at present. Please advise me how i can apply and proceed further. I will be highly obliged if you kindly response.
    Thank you.

  27. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am a Bangladeshi by birth and working in a semi government institute in my country mandated for conducting research on rural development issues. I have done B Sc and M Sc degree on Fisheries Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University and serving in the present institute for last 16 years. I have already completed seven research studies on fresh water aquaculture developmint. Now I am interested to earn Ph D with RONPAKU scholarship. I am 45 years at present. Please advise me how i can apply and proceed further. I will be highly obliged if you kindly response.
    Thank you.

  28. Quosay says:

    Dear Sir/madam,

    I’m 31 years old researcher. I’m working in a University but I have got a Sudanese passport. Can I apply to RONPAKU scholaship?

  29. mahmoud says:

    Dear Professor
    Hopefully you are fine.
    It is my first time to write to you. Let me first introduce myself: I am Mahmoud. A. M. Abdullah, assistant lecturer in Animal Production and Poultry Department, Faculty of agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt. In 2006, I have got the M.Sc. from Assiut University. And M.Sc. thesis is entitled «Canola meal versus undecorticated cottonseed cake and soybean meal as a protein supplement in growing lambs rations”. Nowadays, I am in Thessaloniki, Greece to collect some data for my PhD project.
    I am extremely interested in the PhD position in your project. And I can learn new techniques quickly. Recently, I attended a workshop of Principles of Molecular Biology. I have attached my CV, Documents in addition to the references.
    Thank you in advance and I’ll be happy if you accepted me as a Ph. D. Student.
    Waiting for Your kind reply
    yours
    Mahmoud A.M. Abdullah
    [email protected]
    Tel: 0030 6998953201

  30. abdulla bendary says:

    Dear Sir/madam,

    I am ABDULLA BENDARY from ZAGAZIG, Egypt. I will have a Master degree in diagnostic radiology at MRI imaging. Currently I am working at hospital university of zagazig. I am looking for a full funded PhD scholarship in diagnostic radiology at MRI imaging or any related subjects.Plz answer me if it’s availabe or not.
    thank you very much for your support of worldwide students.

  31. mahmoud says:

    Scholarship Request
    Dear Professor
    Hopefully you are fine.
    It is my first time to write to you. Let me first introduce myself: I am Mahmoud. A. M. Abdullah, assistant lecturer in Animal Production and Poultry Department, Faculty of agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt. In 2006, I have got the M.Sc. from Assiut University. And M.Sc. thesis is entitled «Canola meal versus undecorticated cottonseed cake and soybean meal as a protein supplement in growing lambs rations”. Nowadays, I am in Thessaloniki, Greece to collect some data for my PhD project.
    I am extremely interested in the PhD position in your project. And I can learn new techniques quickly. Recently, I attended a workshop of Principles of Molecular Biology. I have attached my CV, Documents in addition to the references.
    Thank you in advance and I’ll be happy if you accepted me as a Ph. D. Student.
    Waiting for Your kind reply
    yours
    Mahmoud A.M. Abdullah
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Tel: 0030 6998953201

  32. I am doctor of medicine and master in international relations and health administration and trying to find a Phd scholarship in internationalrelations in Japan, Thanks

  33. Mark Korir says:

    I was glad to learn about JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) scholarships. However, how can one be linked to a Japanese advisor? Please link me to one in the field of agricultural Economics to enable me apply for this scholarship.

    Moi University,
    Dept. Economics & Agric. Res Mgt.,
    Box 1125- 30100, Eldoret, Kenya

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