2017 International Scholarships at the University of Laval, Canada

The University of Laval, Canada, is offering scholarships to international students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies. The scholarships are offered in many areas of studies but applicants must be fluent in French language. Each beneficiary will receive 7000 dollars per year.

However, consideration for these scholarships is automatic after successful application to study any of the eligible master courses.

Application ends February 1, 2017. Visit the Scholarship Link for more information about these scholarships

2017 TÜBITAK Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens

Applications are invited for the 2017 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens. Fellowships are available for highly qualified international Ph.D. students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey

tubitak_logoFELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) is the leading agency for management, funding, and conduct of research in Turkey. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective researchers. Continue reading “2017 TÜBITAK Research Fellowship Programme in Turkey for Foreign Citizens”

2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students. These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research, postdoctoral and short-term research program for the academic year 2017/2018

Scholarship description

layout_set_logoThe objective of the Excellence scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalisation of research in higher education institutions in Quebec, attract the best researchers and the best foreign students and promote radiation Quebec University and College Centres for Technology Transfer (CCTT)

The Québec Research Fund – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. They were commissioned to handle the management of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), which provides funding

Scholarships are awarded in all research sectors (health, social sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and engineering) preselected by a Québec University, the Trans-Tech Network ( for CCTT), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Secretariat of External Relations of Mexico (SRE) and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Quebec. There is no preferred search areaaspire-canada-300x168

Eligibility

Candidates

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of contest closing either the 1st November 2016 (date to be confirmed separately for pre-selected students of the CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Trans-Tech Network (for CCTT), the SRE or CONACYT on or before September 23, 2016
  • The stock market Québec-China must be pre-selected by the CSC at the latest March 31, 2017
  • Must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), the Québec Research Fund – Nature and Technology or the Quebec Research Fund – society and Culture
  • Should not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent residence under the Canadian immigration laws
  • In addition to the conditions mentioned above, the candidate must take note of the restrictions and follow administrative prerequisites:

Restriction for study programs: Candidates for Québec-Wallonie scholarships must have previously studied in a French-speaking Belgian university at the time of receiving the award.

Criteria for the awardees doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) are:

  • Be holders of a certificate of acceptance (CAQ) issued by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and a study permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid throughout the period studies in Quebec.

Holders of a postdoctoral fellowship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) and award of short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) must:

  • Be holders of a work permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the duration of stay in Quebec.

International students can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship Components are:

  • All countries scholarships:Doctoral research scholarships (V1); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2) and Short-term research or professional development scholarships(V3)
  • Québec-Brazil scholarships:Québec-Brazil Doctoral research scholarships (1B); Québec-Brazil Postdoctoral scholarships (2B) and Québec-Brazil Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3B)
  • Québec-China scholarships:Québec-China Doctoral research scholarships (1C); Québec-China Postdoctoral scholarships (2C) and Québec-China Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3C)
  • Québec-India scholarships:Québec-India Doctoral research scholarships (1I); Québec-India Postdoctoral scholarships (2I) and Québec-India Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3I)
  • Québec-Mexico scholarships:Québec-Mexico Doctoral research scholarships (1M); Québec-Mexico Postdoctoral scholarships (2M) and Québec-Mexico Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3M)
  • Québec-Wallonia scholarships:Québec-Wallonia Doctoral research scholarships (1W) and Québec-Wallonia Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3W)

Note: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language

Value

  • Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W): $ 25,000 per year. The maximum duration of this scholarship is three years (nine sessions) with the possibility of extension up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $ 1,000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M): $ 35,000 for one year, non-renewable
  • Scholarship Short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W): $ 3,000 per month for a period of four months

How to apply

Once shortlisted, the candidate is given a personal identification number (PIN) and a password. He must then fill out an electronic form which will be attached to the required documents on the website of the NRF . Only the e-form in the 2017/2018 competition and other documents required are accepted

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st November, 2016

For further information and enquiries, click here

2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students. Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities

Scholarship description

Japanese Government Scholarship aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ? MEXT ? offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2017 as follows.

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities-A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others
  • Social Sciences and Humanities-B: Economics, Business Administration
  • Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them
  • Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”
  • Natural Sciences Natural Sciences-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology). Natural Sciences-B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology). Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry
  • Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and third-choice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects

Eligibility

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality
  • Age: Applicants generally must have been born on April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2000
  • Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2017 are eligible. Includes those wishing to enroll for direct placement in the fall term who are expected to graduate by the end of August 2017.) Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also eligible
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese universities
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and ?th of April 2017. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university
  • Visa Requirement: Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes
  • Others: While the applicant is studying in Japan, he/she shall contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities with the aim of contributing to the internationalization of Japan. The applicant shall make efforts to promote relations between the home country and Japan by maintaining close relations with the university attended after graduation, cooperating with the conducting of surveys and questionnaires after they return home, and cooperating with all relevant projects and events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in the applicant’s home country.


Students who have the nationality of the following countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government can apply for this scholarship:

Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

North America: Canada and United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe)

Value

Scholarship includes the following:

  • Allowance:
  • 117,000 yen per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added
  • The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.)
  • The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the university or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period
  • The scholarship will also be cancelled in principle in the following situations:
  • If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the following situations
  • The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application
  • The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • The recipient violates any Japanese laws and is sentenced to imprisonment with or without work for life or for a period of exceeding 1 year. However, this shall not apply to those who were found guilty with suspension of execution of sentences
  • The recipient is subject to disciplinary action by the university, including expulsion (The scholarship payment may be stopped during the period up until punishment is decided by the university, etc.)
  • It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course within the standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the university
  • The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in the Appended Table I-4 of the Immigration Act
  • The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified for research expenditures)
  • The recipient has proceeded to a higher level of education without receiving approval for an extension of the period of the scholarship
  • Travelling Costs: Transportation to Japan:
  • The recipient will be provided, 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 home country residence * to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university 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 covered. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”)
  • Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • Note 1: If a grantee returns home without the granting of an extension even though he/she may have applied for an extension of the scholarship period, he/she will not, in principle, be reimbursed for the travel expenses to return to the home country
  • Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient
  • Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return
  • Tuition and Other Fees:
  • Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese government

How to apply

Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Placement Preference Form
  • Academic transcript for the past 3 years
  • Graduation certificate from the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) transcript issued either by alma master or by applicants’ national government
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university) if applicable
  • Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable

 

Application deadline

The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country

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2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies

Applications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s University, Grenada is funding sixty full tuition scholarships which cover both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Grenada, West Indies. Applicants from commonwealth countries are eligible for applying these scholarships

Scholarship description

St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Scholarship is awarded within the School of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Art and Science; and Graduate Studies.

List of Subjects: Medical Program (Doctor of Medicine); Premedical Program; Public Health – Medicine; Research – Medicine; Veterinary Medical Program (Four-Year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine); Preveterinary Medical Program; Public Health – Veterinary Medicine; Research – Veterinary Medicine; Business – Graduate.
Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Department of Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
  • Department of Business and Management Studies
  • Department of Computers and Technology
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Awards will only be made to resident citizens of Commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted to St. George’s University
  • Applicants must be able to fund their living and travel expenses through their own personal resources or alternative funding sources

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 7.0 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (University TOEFL code: 2864)

Value

Sixty full tuition scholarships will be awarded to Commonwealth citizens under the St. George’s University, Grenada. The scholarship funds tuition fees only

How to apply

The fully completed and signed Application Form, with essay, should be sent via post or by Fax. Entrance Requirements: Students must have an offer of acceptance from St. George’s University into the program of their chosen discipline

Applicants have to submit an essay detailing how this award will ultimately benefit the development of his/her country

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadlines are June 1 for August class and November 1 for January class

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2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Xiamen University Scholarships in China for International Students. Xiamen University offers up to 24 scholarships for Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate candidates which can help pay their tuition fees and also support them throughout their studies

Scholarship description

Xiamen University has become a first-class comprehensive university in China. It has co-established 15 confucius institutes with universities in North America, Europe and Africa. Xiamen University has 27 schools containing 76 departments and 10 research institutes

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

In order to enhance its internationalization, XMU has launched a lot of English-medium programmes for international students. These programmes are taught in English and aim to produce high-level international specialists with a solid professional foundation plus a good understanding of the Chinese society and culture

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health
  • Educational background and age limits:
  • Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25
  • Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40
  • Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45

Language Requirements: (a) Chinese proficiency requirements: Applicants for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine need to have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK band 5 with 210 scores or above; applicants for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine should have a certificate of new HSK band 4 with 210 scores or above. Students who have taken courses mainly in Chinese during their previous studies are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, provided that they can produce proof of language of instruction used in their previous l studies.

(b) English proficiency requirements: Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with 80 points or above, or an IELTS certificate with grade 6.0 or above, or another certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers and applicants who have taken courses in English during their previous studies are exempt from this requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate should be furnished

Value

  • The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes) and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 3,500 for each doctoral student; RMB 3,000 for each master’s student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship
  • The second-class scholarships will have the awardees’ tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes,  4-5 years for undergraduate programmes)

How to apply

Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, masters or doctoral programme of Xiamen University.  Applicants are required to make online application and then download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application
Note: Applicants can fill in and print out the Application Form for XMU Scholarship and Send by post to XMU Admissions Office by 30 April 2016 the two forms and other required documents.

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-

Documents required for Undergraduate programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • High school diploma (a notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at high school should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their high school diploma to the XMU’s Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts for high school study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A self-introduction video clip. The video clip should be five to ten minutes long and include your self–introduction and a description of your hobby, extra-curricular activities, your view of China and Xiamen University, their study plan in China. The introduction should be delivered in Chinese. Applicants for MBBS?program are expected to deliver it in English. How to submit: Compress and save the video clip in the rar. format, and then submit it in online application. Alternatively, save it in a disk (or USB Flash Disk) and post it with other required application documents to the Admissions Office of Xiamen University. Mark the applicant’s name and nationality on the disk
  • A letter of recommendation in Chinese or English from applicants’ high school
  • Personal statement (minimum 800 words) in Chinese, which should include a self-introduction, a description of educational experience, their motivations for studying in China and their study plan. Applicants for MBBS program are expected to deliver it in English
  • A photocopy of their valid passport. Note: Applicants to whom the note to the first item of the Eligibility section applies, should submit a photocopy of their valid passports which they have held for at least four years or certificate of naturalization, as well as a photocopy of the entry and exit stamps in their passports showing that they have resided in a foreign country for at least two years in the last four years
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (click to download) completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download) certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • Other supporting documents including merit certificates and internships certificates may be submitted as well. Applicants with such certificates will be given preference.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Master’s programme:

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese)
  • Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English. Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their bachelor’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to bachelor’s degrees studies. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of their valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form, completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents. Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application.

Documents required for Doctoral programme :

  • Application Form for International Students, which should be completed in Chinese or English and then printed out after successful online application
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificate (notarized copy in English or Chinese). Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a master’s study certificate. Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.
    Note: Applicants who have provided a study certificate should submit a notarized copy of their master’s degree to the XMU Admissions Office before the specified registration date (Mid-September 2016); failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrolment
  • Academic transcripts relating to master’s and Bachelor’s study. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English
  • Study or research plan (minimum 1,000 words) in Chinese or English
  • Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English by professors or associate professors
  • A photocopy of Chinese (HSK) or English Proficiency Certificate or medium-of-instruction certificate
  • A photocopy of valid passport
  • A photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form,  completed in Chinese or English. (The original is to be retained by the applicant.)
  • A Statement of Financial Support (click to download), certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation and living expenses. It should be accompanied by an employment certificate or income certificate and a photocopy of the valid passport of the financial sponsor
  • If applicants have published papers, the abstracts should be enclosed during submission of their application documents.
    Note: Applicants are expected to submit a complete set of hard-copy application materials. Incomplete application materials will be rejected. No application materials will be returned, regardless of the outcome of the application

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2016

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2016 Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships in Germany for International Applicants

Applications are invited for 2016 Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships from outstanding postdoctoral fellows from around the world to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany

Fellowship description

The Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany

The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance

The DAAD is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding

List of Subjects: Humanities and Education, Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences and Environmental Sciences

Eligibility

At the time of application (date of signing of the application form) applicants for a Leibniz DAAD Research Fellowship must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for more than six months. Applicants should:

  • Be able to prove their outstanding academic or research achievements
  • Have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent qualification (no more than two years should have passed since graduation) and
  • Have excellent knowledge of English
  • Fellowship is open for international applicants.

English Language Requirement: Applicants require copy of English language skills certification (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/80, IELTS: 6.0) not more than five years old

Value

Fellowships can be awarded for 12 months and include:

  • A monthly installment of €2,000
  • A combined health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany
  • A research allowance of €460 per annum and
  • A two-months German language course in Germany (if desired)

How to apply

Eligible applicants should complete the Application Form

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD online portal are as follows:

  • Application Form
  • Cover page (available in the portal)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Description of the research project (max. 3 pages)
  • Detailed work plan and timeline (max. 1 page)
  • Abstract of the doctoral thesis (max. 3 pages)
  • Copy of the Master degree certificate
  • PhD diploma
  • University certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s) of the Master and the PhD studies (transcripts of records), incl. explanation of grading system
  • Officially recognized English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or confirmation of the English language skills by a university teacher of the applicant´s own choice
  • This does not apply to applicants whose mother tongue is English

Documents to be sent to the DAAD application address by post:

  • One copy of the “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed
  • Two letters of recommendation, which should be written by scholars of the applicant´s own choice: The form of the letter of recommendation has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section “Request reference” after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by email to their referees (senior academics) and ask for the completed reference form to be sent to the application address in Bonn in a sealed envelope. References are confidential and should not be read by the applicant

Application deadline

The application deadline is 16 March, 2016

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2016/2017 Ampere Scholarships of Excellence at ENS de Lyon, France

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Ampere Scholarships of Excellence at ENS de Lyon, France. The ENS de Lyon and its partners offer scholarships for excellent international students to enrol in its Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (excluding Professional Masters in teaching)

Scholarship description

The Ampère Scholarships of Excellence of the ENS de Lyon provide students with the opportunity to enrol in one of the ENS de Lyon Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts or the Human and Social Sciences (excluding the Professional Masters programs in teaching)

The scholarship awards are for duration of 12 months. Scholarships are open for foreign students

Eligibility

Masters Years 1 or 2 (M1, M2)

  • Candidate for admission in Masters Year 1: provide proof that you have obtained a Licence (equivalent to 180 ECTS European credits) or an equivalent diploma/level recognized by the ENS de Lyon
  • Candidate for admission in Masters Year 2: provide proof that you have successfully reached Masters Year 1 level (equivalent to 240 ECTS European credits) or have attained an equivalent diploma/level recognized by the ENS de Lyon (e.g. MPhil)

Value

A total of 1000€/month will be awarded

How to apply

Please download the needed documents from: http://dpj-ri.ens-lyon.fr. The documents are in “Application forms’ (ie Application form, referee evaluation form, documents required to complete the application)

The results will only be available on the internet site. If your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of pre-enrolment and the procedures to be followed for enrolment. Students coming from a country with CEF procedure, you shall receive afterwards instructions in order to register via Campus France. Furthermore, ENS de Lyon shall inform Campus France directly too

Application deadline

The application deadline is January 16th, 2016

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2016 Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships for International Applicants

Applications are invited for the 2016 Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships for International Applicants. Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time PhD register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017)

Fellowship description

Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017). The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit for a period of three years

Fellowship is awarded in following disciplines:

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • School of Business
  • School of Drama, Film and Music
  • School of Education
  • School of English
  • School of Histories and Humanities
  • School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Linguistic, Speech and Communications Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • School of Social Work and Social Policy

Engineering, Mathematics and Science:

  • School of Biochemistry and Immunology
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Computer Science and Statistics
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Genetics and Microbiology
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Physics

Health Sciences:

  • School of Dental Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fellowship is available for pursuing postgraduate programme

Eligibility

Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time PhD register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017)

Value

The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years

How to apply

  • New entrants to the Research Register must make their applications online using tcd.ie/courses
  • You must make your application for the Ussher award in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using tcd.ie/courses
  • Application Form.

Fellowship is awarded competitively on academic merit

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st of May, 2016

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2016/2017 Quebec MELS Merit Scholarship in Canada for Foreign Students

layout_set_logoApplications are invited for the 2016/2017 Quebec MELS Merit Scholarship in Canada for Foreign Students. The Scholarship Program is available for foreign nationals to undertake Doctoral Research, Postdoctoral and Short Term Research program in Québec. Candidates cannot apply directly to the agency they must be nominated by a University. Doctoral Research Scholarship is valued at $25,000 per year, postdoctoral fellowship is valued at $35,000 per year and short-term research or professional development is valued at $3,000 a month. Only candidates nominated by a University may submit an application to the provincial competition.

Scholarship description

These scholarships are intended for foreign students or researchers from all research sectors (Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts and Letters, Natural Sciences, and Engineering) preselected by a Québec university, the Réseau Trans-Tech, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), TERI University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE) or the National Science and Technology Council of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Québec. There is no privileged research sector. The Merit Scholarship Programs for Foreign Students has three components:

  • Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W)
  • Postdoctoral scholarships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M)
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarships (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W)

Eligibility

Applicants for this scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Must meet all eligibility conditions at the closing date of the competition, namely, November 1st, 2015 (a different closing date has to be confirmed for the students preselected by CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Réseau Trans-Tech (a CCTT), TERI University, the SER or CONACYT before September 23rd, 2015
  • Candidates for the Québec-China program must be preselected by the CSC before 31 March, 2016
  • Cannot have already received a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from MEESR, FRQNT or Québec Research Fund – Society and Culture (FRQSC)
  • Cannot be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Cannot have applied for permanent resident status under Canadian immigration law
  • Restriction for programs of study: Double doctoral degree programs are not admissible and Québec-Wallonia scholarship applicants must have studied in a French-language university institution in Belgium at the time they are granted their scholarship
  • Doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) scholarship recipients must have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued by the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec and a student permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid for the entire duration of their scholarship
  • Postdoctoral scholarship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) or short-term research or professional development  scholarship (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) recipients must have a working permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the entire duration of their scholarship

Value

  • Doctoral Research Scholarship is valued at $25,000 per year
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $35,000 per year for one year non renewable
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarship is valued at $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months

How to apply

Preselected candidates are assigned a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a password. They must then complete an e-form to which will be attached the required documents. The E-forms are available only in the secure zone of the FRQNT. They must be completed and sent electronically. The duration of the doctoral research scholarship is three years, with a possible extension of up to 12 months. Postdoctoral fellowships are available for one year non-renewable and Short-term research or professional development scholarships are available for a period of up to four months.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of following:

  • Excellence of University Record
  • Aptitude for research and relevant research experience
  • Scientific quality and interest of the proposed research project and quality of the research environment

Results are announced by e-mail at the end of March. Candidates can access the letter of announcement in their application e-file. Each candidate is then informed of his/her ranking and can print the letter of announcement.

Pre-selection of Candidates: Only candidates preselected by a Québec university, the Réseau Trans-Tech, TERI University, the SRE or the CONACYT as of September 23rd, 2015, can be part of this competition. Candidates to the Québec-China scholarship must be preselected by the CSC as of March 31st, 2016

Application deadline

The deadline for sending scholarship applications is 1 November, 2015, at midnight (coordinated universal time UTC-5 Est time zone) (a different closing date has to be confirmed for the students preselected by the CSC). Files cannot be updated after the closing date for applications. It is suggested to keep a printed copy of your form for your records

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2016 Japanese Government Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students

Applications are open for Japanese Government Scholarships available for international students to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities. Scholarship awards will be tenable for five years from April 2016 to March 2021, 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 medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the term of scholarship will be seven years until March 2023

Scholarship description

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is offering scholarships to International Students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2016. The scholarship aims to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between their country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.

Those who wish to studjapany in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice:

Social Sciences and Humanities:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others
  • Social Sciences and Humanities B: Economics, Business Administration
  • Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them
  • Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”

Natural Sciences:

  • Natural Sciences A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology)
  • Natural Sciences B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing), and Science (Biology)
  • Natural Sciences C: Medicine, and Dentistry
  • Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and third-choice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects

Eligibility

Nationality:

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply
  • An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan.
  • Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality

Age:

  • Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999

Academic Background:

  • Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan
  • Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2016 are eligible
  • Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also eligible

Japanese Language:

  • Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese
  • Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan
  • In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese

Health:

  • Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit of study at Japanese universities

Arrival in Japan:

  • In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and end of April 2016
  • If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he or she must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the date specified by the accepting university

Visa Requirement:

  • Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan
  • They then enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status
  • Please also note that those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrival in Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipients from the date when their visa status changes

Others:

  • After returning to the home country, former scholarship recipients shall cooperate with the conducting of post-return survey questionnaires, participate in events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in their country, and work to improve relations between the home country and Japan

Students who have the nationality of the following countries which have diplomatic relations with the Japanese government are eligible for this scholarship:

Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

North America: Canada and United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vatican

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestinian Authority

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Value

Allowance:

  • 117,000 yen per month
  • In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added
  • The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons
  • The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient is absent from the university or preparatory Japanese-teaching institution for an extended period
  • The scholarship will be also cancelled in principle in the following situations: If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despite his/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return the amount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involved with any of the situations

Travelling Costs:

  • Transportation to Japan: The recipient will be provided, 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 home country residence to the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university 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 covered
  • Note: *The address in the country of the recipient’s nationality stated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s “home country residence.”
  • Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • Note 1: If a grantee returns home without the granting of an extension even though he/she may have applied for an extension of the scholarship period, he/she will not, in principle, be reimbursed for the travel expenses to return to the home country
  • Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient
  • Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will not be paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return

Tuition and Other Fees:

  • Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by the Japanese government

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. Note: The submitted documents will not be returned

  • Application Form (a prescribed form)
  • Placement Preference Form (prescribed form for applicants for direct placement only)
  • Academic transcript for the past 3 years
  • Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate)
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
  • Medical certificate (prescribed form)
  • Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university)
  • Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable
  • Note 1: These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translations in either of these languages should be attached
  • Note 2: Photographs (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on the reverse and paste them onto the Application Form and Placement Preference Form) attached to the original application must be originals; copies are not acceptable. It is acceptable to paste the data of photo on each application form and print it. (To print your photos and paste it on the application form is not allowed.)
  • Note 3: The graduation certificate and the degree certificate obtained from the last university attended may be photocopies provided that the copies are attested by an authorized person of the university
  • Note 4: An application will not be examined unless all the documents mentioned above are fully and correctly completed. For applicants with Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination, this document may be submitted in place of documents 3, 4 and 5

The duration of the scholarship is as follows:

  • The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2016 to March 2021, including the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years until March 2023
  • The preparatory education requirement may be waived for grantees who have sufficient knowledge of the Japanese language to pursue their studies or who wish to enter a university which demands no Japanese language ability (via direct placement). In such cases, the scholarship period will last for four years (or for six years for those majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or in a six-year course in pharmacy). If a grantee graduates earlier or withdraws from his/her undergraduate course for early entrance to graduate school, the scholarship will be provided until his/her graduation or withdrawal
  • The scholarship period in case of direct placement will start from the time of enrollment in the university, taking into account the circumstances of the accepting university
  • In regard to six-year majors in Pharmacy, the grantees must undergo the common examinations (CBT= Computer-based Testing, OSCE= Objective Structured Clinical Examination) implemented prior to practical training. In cases when it is impossible for the grantees to fulfill the fixed standards necessary for practical training, the scholarship may be cancelled
  • If a grantee graduates from an undergraduate course and is admitted to a master’s course at a graduate school during the period of his/her scholarship, he/she may have the scholarship period extended upon a successful examination by MEXT, provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria. The scholarship will be discontinued if approval is not granted

In cooperation with the governments of the applicants’ countries, the Japanese diplomatic mission will conduct primary screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents, interviews and academic examinations. Results of primary screening will be notified to each applicant on the date designated by the Japanese diplomatic mission. Applicants who have been selected by this primary screening will be recommended to MEXT. MEXT will conduct final selection of the recommended applicants and decide scholarship grantees. MEXT may select candidates from each field of study

Application deadline

The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country

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