Early Admission Process for MEXT scholarship(EA-MEXT)

IGP and EA-MEXT are no more conducted.
NIG-GS is the incoming system.


Early Admission Process for MEXT scholarship is for applicants eligible to receive Japanese government scholarship (MEXT scholarship) to enroll in the 5-year Ph.D. program. You should apply to this Early Admission Process only if our SOKENDAI Department of Genetics General Program is your top choice for graduate studies, you will be available to visit NIG from Jan 27 – Feb 4, 2017 (the travel cost is supported), and if you can make an accept/decline decision on a potential offer by Feb 28, 2017.

The applicants who apply to Early Admission Process cannot apply for the “International Graduate Program (IGP)”.

Selection Schedule

In the process, we invite a few applicants to the Department of Genetics/NIG from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, 2017 (tentative). These applicants will take the exam on-site (Mishima, Japan) on Feb. 1 and 2. Preliminary admission and scholarship announcements of this process will be mailed by February 20th. The applicants should make decision for the enrollment by the end of February.


To get invited, you need to choose your prospective mentor(s), and send your CV, an essay describing why and what you want to study in SOKENDAI. You also need to send the proof of the your academic level, such as the academic ranking in your previous university (GPA, ABC grading, ranking of academic achievement, etc.). Contacting the prospective mentor(s) prior to the application is strongly recommended. The documents should reach the department info-soken@nig.ac.jp by November 14th (Mon) 2016 noon (Japan standard time, JST). After the initial screening, you will be asked to take a written exam via email. (The deadline to return the answer is November 22nd (noon).) The applicants to be invited on-site are announced by December 2nd. The invited applicants will be asked to start preparing application documents. The application documents should reach the department via e-mail (info-soken@nig.ac.jp ) by January 5th, 2017, and via postal mail by January 30th, 2017.

Application Guideline

Entrance Examination, Admission Decision, and Past Exams

see “General Admissions