Research Student Scholarship

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a Japanese professor willing to supervise their research. However, this does not guarantee that the applicant will be placed with that professor.
NOTE: The screening committee takes into consideration your ability to follow the guidelines and instructions.  Please follow the instructions carefully.

1.All submitted documents WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Should you foresee the necessity of keeping a copy of the requirements for your own purpose, it should be done BEFORE submission of documents.

2.MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ON PRESCRIBED FORM - Medical check-up may be undertaken in ANY hospital or health institution, as long as the form is in conformity with that is shown in the guidelines. Please ask your doctor to fill in all the required data.

3.Due to the huge volume of applications received every year, we are unable to confirm receipt of documents from each applicant. We suggest you prepare a receiving copy, which can be signed by the Embassy staff who receives your document, or, for those delivered by courier (LBC, OCS, etc), please check with your courier service provider on how you can verify delivery/receipt of your documents. Inquiries on application status will not be entertained.

4.Only short listed candidates will be contacted to take the exams and interview. The examinations and interviews will be held in Manila.

5.Place all your documents in a single envelope or folder arranged according to the list. Number the documents ( 1 through 10 ) in the right upper corner. 

Please mail or hand-deliver your application package to the following address on or before the indicated deadline date below. Late applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Attn: MEXT Scholarship Program
Japan Information and Culture Center
Embassy of Japan
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300
Deadline (must be received by) May 31, 2019 (Friday)
Exam and Interview Date TBA
Qualifications - Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1 of the year of departure.
- Applicants must be university or college graduates.
- Applicants must intend to continue a course of study previously begun, i.e. shall not begin study in a field new to the applicant. 
- Applicants must gain a pledge from a Japanese professor that he or she is willing to supervise the study of the applicant.
- Applicants must learn and receive instruction in the Japanese language.

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