The University of Tokyo is providing the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for new international students to get higher education at the Graduate School of Science.
Wonderful opportunity for international students to study in Japan with a monthly stipend and also travel cost to/from Japan.
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Established in 1877, the University of Tokyo is a public research university. It is the first imperial university and is also recognized as one of Japan’s most prestigious universities.
Why study at the University of Tokyo? The university has five campuses in Hongo, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane, and Nakano. It offers a variety of degree-level courses and funding support to its applicants.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received from October 10 to October 31, 2023, Japan Standard Time
- University or Organization: The University of Tokyo
- Department: School of Science
- Course Level: Master’s and Doctoral
- Access Mode: Email
- Number of Awards: Not known
- Nationality: International
- The program can be taken in Tokyo
- Language: English
- Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: Available for pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree program within the departments of Physics, Astronomy, Earth & Planetary Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences at the university.
- Admissible Criteria: Candidates must be born on or after April 2, 1987.
- Applicants who have already graduated from their latest degree program should have a final grade point of 2.30 or higher, while current students should have a grade point of 2.30 or higher for their current courses, and both should be expected to maintain the same academic standards during the course of the scholarship program.
- In principle, applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1988.
- Applicants should apply for the field of study they studied at their previous university or a related field. Applicants should select a field that they can research at their chosen host university in Japan.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: The interested applicants are suggested to start their application process for a master’s or doctoral degree program at the university. After that, they submit their application form with some additional documents to the following contact details-
Room 278, 2nd floor, School of Science Building 1, Hongo Campus
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
MAIL [email protected]
- Supporting Documents: Your application form must contain a study and research plan, letter of recommendation from ‘dean or above’, passport-type photo, an application form for your choice of program, official transcripts, language ability proof, an official statement of graduation, and a copy of the student’s passport.
- Admission Requirements: Applicants must have the necessary qualifications to be admitted to the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, as a Master’s or a Doctoral Program student.
- Language Requirement: Applicants must meet one of the language requirements in either English or in Japanese as described below:
- Holds an English proficiency test score equivalent to B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale (e.g. TOEFL iBT 72 or above, IELTS 5.5 or above).
- Has completed an educational program whose primary language of instruction is English that satisfies the entrance requirements to the Master’s Program or Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo.
- The amounts of a monthly stipend for AY2024 have yet to be determined. As an example, the monthly amounts for AY2022 will be presented below. (These amounts are subject to change depending on the size of the annual fiscal budget each year, commodity prices, etc.)
- Traveling Costs
- ? Transportation to Japan:
- Recipients awarded travel allowance will be provided, according to the itinerary and route designated for them by MEXT, with an economy class air ticket from the international airport closest to their place of residence to one of the international airports of Tokyo (Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND)) (or an international airport the recipient’s host university normally uses). Please note that the cost of transportation from the recipient’s residence to the nearest international airport; airport tax and surcharges; other special local taxes incurred by traveling; local travel expenses within Japan (including any costs if transferring by air); travel insurance premiums; baggage and unaccompanied baggage; are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
- MEXT or the university will provide an economy class air ticket to Narita International Airport (NRT) or the closest international airport to the university from a third country through which the applicant obtained their “Student” visa if Japan does not have an overseas diplomatic establishment in their country of nationality. However, any costs incurred in traveling to the third country travels within the third country and cost of accommodations incurred is the sole responsibility of the recipient.
- The recipient’s residence is taken to be the current address given in the application. However, if a change of address is known beforehand (limited to within the recipient’s home country), the residence will be taken as the latter. Moreover, an air ticket will not be provided if the recipient travels to Japan from a country other than their nationality. Air tickets will not be provided for travel from a third country for any reason other than for obtaining visas.
- ? Transportation from Japan:
- In principle, MEXT will issue airline tickets to recipients who return to their home country within the final month of the scholarship period as specified in “2. Period of Scholarship” above upon application upon graduation from university or completion of their research. Recipients will be provided with an economy class air ticket for a flight from Narita International Airport (or an international airport the recipient’s university normally uses) to the international airport closest to their place of return (in principle, within their home country). Please be aware that costs incurred for transportation from the recipient’s residence to the nearest international airport in Japan; airport tax and surcharges; other special local taxes incurred when traveling; local travel expenses within Japan (including any costs if transferring by air); insurance premiums for travel to Japan; sending baggage as well as unaccompanied baggage; are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
- Recipients return to their home country before the end of the scholarship period for personal reasons or because of items as stipulated in 4. Suspension of Scholarship Payment below will not be provided with return airfare.