Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for College of Technology Students, 2015

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) invites applications for college scholarships available for international students to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree. Scholarship awards will be tenable for four years from April, 2015 to March, 2019 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in maritime engineering, the term of scholarship will be four and a half years up to September, 2019.. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese college of technology under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015 as follows..  Scholarships are available to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. The applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible. Applicants screening will be made at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General (hereinafter referred to as “Japanese diplomatic mission”) in the country of applicants’ nationality. Age: Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998. Academic Background: Applicants generally must have completed a school curriculum equivalent to an upper secondary school (a 11
· year or longer curriculum starting at elementary school). Applicants, who will meet the above qualifications by March, 2015 are included.) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and receive college of technology education in Japanese language. Health: Applicants must be mentally and physically healthy enough to pursue study at a college of technology in Japan. An Applicant who wishes to major in maritime engineering must have 0.6 or more vision in either eye with or without glasses, and no color
· blindness. Arrival in Japan: In principle, the selected applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015. Visa Requirement: In principle, the selected applicants must acquire “College Student” visas before entering Japan. It should be issued at the Japanese diplomatic mission, located in the country of applicants, nationality. Note: Applicants who change their resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will lose their status of a Japanese government scholarship student. Applicants who meet any or all of the following conditions are not eligible. If identified after acceptance of the scholarship grantees, the applicants will be required to withdraw from the scholarship: 1) If applicant is a service member or a civilian employee registered on the active military list at the time of his/her arrival in Japan; 2) Those who cannot arrive in Japan during the period designated by MEXT or the accepting university; 3) If an applicant is a previous recipient of a Japanese government scholarship. Unless more than three years have passed since the first day of the month following the final payment of the previous scholarship, as of April 1, 2015 (In case where the student starts from the fall semester, the month of entrance.); 4) If Applicant is, in principle, currently enrolled in a Japanese university with the resident status of “College Student,” or will be enrolled in a Japanese university as another source or self
· financed international student between the time of application for this scholarship in his/her country and the time the scholarship period is due to begin. This does not apply to current self
· financed international students at Japanese universities who will complete their courses of study and return to their countries before the end of the current year; 5) If an applicant is a grantee of a scholarship from any organization (including any governmental organization of his/her own country) other than the Japanese government (MEXT) (Prospective beneficiaries are included); 6) Applicants who are expected to graduate at the time of application and, cannot satisfy the qualifications and the conditions of academic background by the deadline given; or 7) Applicants of dual nationality who cannot prove their expatriation of the Japanese nationality by the time of arrival.
Benefits of the scholarship: School Fees: Fees for entrance examinations, matriculation and tuition at a college of technology will be paid by the Japanese government. Allowance: Each grantee will be provided monthly with 117,000 yen. An additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions. The amount of allowance will be subject to change, however, depending upon the annual budget of each year. The scholarship will not be paid to a grantee who takes a leave of absence or is long absent from his/her college of technology or the preparatory Japanese-teaching institution. Traveling costs: Transportation to Japan: Each grantee will be supplied generally, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, with an economy-class airplane ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her place of residence* to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the preparatory school usually uses. Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airport usage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan will NOT be supplied. *The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home address.” Note: Those who cannot arrive on the day that is described in “2. QUALIFICATIONS (6) Arrival in Japan” shall not be paid the travel expenses coming to Japan. Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be supplied generally, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for the travel from the New Tokyo International Airport (or any other international airport that the appointed college of technology uses as a normal route) to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarship awards will be tenable for four years from April, 2015 to March, 2019 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in maritime engineering, the term of scholarship will be four and a half years up to September, 2019. If a grantee graduates from a college of technology and is admitted for enrollment in an advanced course at a college of technology or university as a junior transferee, he/she may have the term of his/her scholarship extended upon successful examination by MEXT provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria. If a grantee completes an advanced course at a college of technology and satisfies the requirements established by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, he/she may apply to the Institution for a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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