2010-2012 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Postgraduate Research

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Postgraduate Research- for UK Students

We are now accepting applications for the 2010-2012 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarships for Research. Please download the documents below and submit by post by no later than Tuesday 9th June 2009.

This award is offered on an annual basis to those with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, under the age of 35, who wish to continue their study as research students in Japan. Although the Scholarship is primarily a research award, enrolment onto a taught degree course may be possible in some cases. No knowledge of Japan or the Japanese language is necessary.

Grantees can pursue research in any field as long as it is related to their field of expertise or previous study. It can be difficult, however, to place students who wish to study visual and performing arts. Candidates are encouraged to establish contacts with Japanese academics in their field when applying for the scholarship. University preferences are taken into account as far as possible.

Scholarships are tenable from either April or October each year. Those leaving in April will hold their award for two years, whilst those departing in October will hold theirs for 18 months. The Japanese Government provides return air fare, school fees and a monthly grant of ¥170,000 ( subject to change).

All enquiries should be directed to:

Co-ordinator for Educational Affairs
Japan Information and Cultural Centre
Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT
Tel: 020 7465 6583
E-mail: scholarship@jpembassy.org.uk

Further Scholarship Information and Application