Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing graduate program (Master and PhD) at a Japanese university.
Scholarship Provider: Honjo International Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-The student does not possess Japanese citizenship.
-The student must be registered to attend or applying for a graduate school starting from April 1, 2016.
-To be eligible, students enrolled in a PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1980. Those enrolled in a Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1985.
-The student must be able to assure the committee that he or she will be able to secure employment in their home country after graduating from a graduate school. This does not require him or her to have employment guaranteed or to return his or her home country immediately after graduating the university, but he or she is expected to have strong will of working inhis or herhome country in the future.
-The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, andmust be able to attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
-The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese.
-¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years
– ¥180,000 per month for 3 years
-¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years
-Scholarship application form; make sure to attach your photo to the form as instructed.
-Personal information form
-Academic transcript: Please provide the transcript i) from undergraduate course of the university where you graduated and ii) any other courses that you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you transferred into the university, the transcript from the previous school is needed. All the applicants must provide at least i) the academic transcript from undergraduate course. Photocopies are acceptable.
-Research plan: In Japanese, describe focusing around following four points; i) an outline of your research; ii) projected schedule between now and graduation; iii) plans and goals for the future; iv) research you have conducted in the past (if any). There is no limit on the number of pages or style. Either typed or hand-written is available.
-One recommendation letter from a professor. (This confidential letter should mention the applicant’s academic achievements, character/personality, and his or her potential for the future.) There is no limit on the number of pages or style.
-If your former professor knows about you well, you can ask him/ her for your recommendation letter.
-A certificate of enrollment or a letter of admission. In case that entrance examination will not be held, or successful candidates of the entrance examination will not be announced before he or she applies for this scholarship, write down the scheduled date of examination or announcement on the bottom of application form. If you are already enrolling into a graduate school, please provide a certificate of current enrollment. (Photocopies are acceptable.)
Please prepare those documents in Japanese or English. If you have your documents in other languages, please attach either Japanese OR English translation. Have application forms written in Japanese.
Read more: Honjo International Scholarships in Japan, 2016 Scholarship Positions 2015 2016