Embassy Recommendation for MEXT Scholarship


As a way to receive a scholarship other than the NIG-GS, you may apply for an Embassy Recommendation for a MEXT scholarship before applying to our graduate program. After passing the first screening conducted at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country, applicants can contact a prospective mentor at NIG and discuss their research interests and potential research topics. Successful applicants will be admitted as “research students (non-degree students)” of The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI and will be able to initiate research as well as familiarize themselves with Japanese language and culture. To enroll as degree-seeking graduate students, research students must pass the entrance examination of our graduate program (“General Admission System”) within two years in principle. Scholarship will be provided throughout the period of research student and graduate student, as long as the student is in good standing.
For details, please inquire at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country.

The first screening at the local Japanese Embassy or Consulate will include screening of documents, language tests (Japanese and English) and interviews. However, education and research at NIG are conducted primarily in English, therefore Japanese language proficiency is not required at NIG.

The process of getting accepted as a research student with this scholarship is rather lengthy; please plan ahead to meet the various deadlines.
Please refer to the following URL for the detailed procedures:

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