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    • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships
    • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
      • (MEXT)
      • Two programmes available to UK students:
      • Undergraduate scholarships for Japanese Studies
      • Postgraduate scholarships for research or study
      • Available to UK students enrolled on undergraduate Japanese studies courses at UK Universities
      • One fully-funded academic year at a Japanese university – language, culture, history etc
      • Recruitment takes place in January of each year
      • 4 scholarships available per year
      Undergraduate scholarships for Japanese Studies
      • Independent research – no formal qualification gained
      • Masters (2 years)
      • PhD (5 years)
      Postgraduate scholarships for research or study
      • Open to students of all disciplines
      • Exclusions - majors in traditional entertainment
      • subjects that require practical training in specific technologies
      • Former MEXT Scholars
      • Archaeology
      • Biomechanical Engineering
      • Fine Art
      • Gender Studies
      • Particle and Theoretical Physics
      • International Relations
      • Marine Biology
      • Paediatrics
      • Japanese video games
      • NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OFJAPANESE LANGUAGE IS NECESSARY
      What can be studied?
      • High educational standards
      • Superior research, IT and library facilities
      • Course studies and research programmes
      • in virtually any field
      Why Japan?
      • Engineering and Information Technology Natural Sciences
      • 6= University of Tokyo 8 University of Tokyo
      • Kyoto University 10= Kyoto University
      • Tokyo Institute of Technology 36 Osaka University
      • Osaka University 48 Tokyo Institute of Tech
      • 49 Tohoku University
      • Arts and Humanities
      • University of Tokyo
      • Kyoto University
      • 49= Waseda University
      • Life Sciences and Biomedicine
      • University of Tokyo
      • 13= Kyoto University
      • Osaka University
      • Social Sciences
      • University of Tokyo
      • 29 Kyoto University
      Times Higher Education World University Rankings Top 50 by core subject areas
      • 1 Multi-disciplinary 1.32
      • 2 Immunology 1.19
      • 3 Space Science 1.15
      • 4 Plant & Animal Science 1.07
      • 5 Chemistry 1.04
      • 6 Physics 1.03
      • 7 Material Science 1.01
      • 8 Geosciences 1.00
      Relative citation impact by research field in Japan
      • 132, 720 foreign students studying in Japan (as of 1 May 2009)
      • Japan aims to receive 300,000 international students by 2020
      • In 2009, 13 universities were selected to be core universities for internationalisation
      • 1) Expansion of course programmes by which degrees can be earned
      • through English-only classes
      • 2) Enhancement of systems for receiving/hosting international students
      • 3) Provision of opportunities to learn about Japanese language and culture
      • 4) Promotion of strategic international cooperation
      Global 30 Project
      • Diverse mix of:
      • Old and new
      • East and West
      • Natural and artificial
      Exposure to a rich culture
    • Get involved with university clubs
      • Choice of 2 departure dates:
      • 2 years from April
      • 18 months from October
      • Tenure can be extended upon
      • completion of relevant
      • examinations and procedures
      How long does the scholarship last?
      • Hold a UK passport
      • Be graduates or due to graduate by September of the year depart for Japan
      • Be under the age of 35 as of April of year depart for Japan
      • Must demonstrate a real interest in Japan, it’s language and culture
      Eligibility
      • Monthly allowance of ¥ 150,000
      • 6-month language course*
      • *This may not be necessary in all cases
      • Return airfare to Japan
      • Help with finding accommodation
      • Health cover
      • Visa allowing part time work
      Benefits
      • Network of MEXT Alumni in the UK
      • Funding available for projects linking UK and Japan: exhibitions, book launches
      British Association of Monbukagakusho Scholars (BAMS)
      • 13 Scholarships per year
      • Apply by June of year previous to year you wish to depart for Japan – suitable for final year students who can depart in April at the earliest, or penultimate year students who can depart in October
      • Independent research: detailed plan of research, including aims and methodology
      • Taught courses: statement supporting course choice
      • Academic records and 2 references
      Application Process
      • Evidence of extra-curricular activities
      • Desire to further UK-Japan relations upon completion of tenure
      • Examinations on the Japanese and English languages
      • Japanese results are largely used as a gauge to place successful Scholars in suitable language classes in Japan
      In addition...
      • Application period opens April –
      • Application deadline Wednesday, 9 June 2010
      • Interviews Late June/early July 2010
      • Interview results Mid-July 2010
      • Confirmation of University placement January – March 2011
      • Visa processing 3 weeks prior to departure
      • Departure for Japan April/October 2011
      Application timetable
      • “ My time in Japan will stay with me my whole life. Not only did I have opportunity to research in wonderful locations with excellent mentors, but I also made friends from Japan and around the world. The experience has made me a stronger person and I would absolutely recommend anyone to go for it as well.”
      • Tom Bouquet, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima (Volcanology)
      • “ My two years as a MEXT Scholar gave me academic and life opportunities in a way that no other scholarship could. The experience of studying at a Japanese university and living in Japan is one I would strongly recommend to anyone, regardless of what career they’re thinking of developing.”
      • Martin Dusinberre, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (History)
      From previous Scholars...
      • www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp
      • Japan Information and Cultural Centre
      • Embassy of Japan
      • 101-104 Piccadilly
      • London W1J 7JT
      • t: 020 7465 6583
      • e: scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp
      For further information...