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Organization : Government of Japan/Embassy of Japan/The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)
Scholarship Name : Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2017
Applicable For : Teacher Training Students
Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship :
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at Japanese universities as follows:
Related / Similar Scholarship : MHRD Mext Scholarship 2021
MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan. Our aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japanese government. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.
Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1982.
(3) Academic and Career Background :
Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for five years in total as of April 1, 2017. In-service university faculty members are not eligible.
(4) Japanese Language Ability:
Applicants must be keen to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be keen to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.
Applicants must be judged that they are medically adequate to pursue study in Japan by an examining physician on a prescribed certificate of health.
(6) Arrival in Japan:
Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan by the designated period(usually October) between the day two weeks before the course starts and the first day of the course.
(7) Visa acquisition:
Applicants should, in principle, acquire “Student” visas before entering Japan and enter Japan with “Student” residence status. The visas should be issued at the Japanese diplomatic missions located in the country of applicants’ nationality.
Term of Scholarship:
The term is the period necessary to complete each university’s training course and should be between October 2017 (or the starting month of the course) and March 2019. Extension of the term is not permitted.
Documents To Be Submitted:
** Applicants must submit the following documents together to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
** These documents must be written in Japanese or English, otherwise translations in either of these languages should be attached.
** No application will be considered unless the application documents and all other necessary attached documents are fully and correctly completed. Number the documents(? through ) in the right upper corner.
** Application Form (prescribed forms for 2017 ) 1 original, 1 copy photo attached
** Placement Preference Application Form (prescribed form for 2017) 1 original photo attached
** Select three preferred universities at most from among the universities listed in the “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program” available at the Japanese missions and fill in the university names and course codes in the Placement Preference Application Form.
** Attach one photo each to the Application Form and the Placement Preference Application Form. The photos must have been taken within the past six months and be 4.5 x 3.5 centimeters in size.
** They must show the applicant full-face from the chest up and with no hat. Write name and nationality on the back of the photos; paper copies not accepted.
** It is acceptable to insert the photo data to the application data and print out each form. (However, do not print out the photo data by yourself and attach the paper copy to the Application Form.)
** Certified grade transcript for each academic year from the last university/ teacher training school attended (issued by that university) 1 original, 1 copy
** The diploma from the last university/ teacher training school attended 1 original, 1 copy
** Regarding the diploma , a photocopy thereof may be an acceptable substitute. However, this should be attested to by the school authority concerned.
** Certificate of employment (issued by the present employer) 1 original, 1 copy
** Recommendation from the head of the department that the applicant belongs to (any form will be accepted) 1 original, 1 copy
** Certificate of Health (prescribed form for 2017) 1 original, 1 copy
** If the applicant has qualifications concerning Japanese-language ability, documented proof of such qualifications 2 copies