Tokyo Tech will host two exciting Japanese Government Scholarship programs for the 2016-2017 academic year for those students who are planning on earning their degrees at Tokyo Tech. They are International Graduate Program (A) and MEXT Scholarship Research Student. The Research Student Program is a non-degree program, while the International Graduate Program (A) is a degree program for master’s and doctoral students.
1. MEXT Scholarship Research Student
Tokyo Tech-recommended recipients of the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology – MEXT) Scholarship will enroll in Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) as Research Students in the Research Student Program starting from September 2017.
Scholarship recipients who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and who have passed the entrance examination for April 2019 or earlier may be eligible to enroll in Tokyo Tech’s Master’s or Doctoral Programs and to extend the duration of the MEXT Scholarship under certain conditions.
The scholarship period will be from October 2017 to March 2019 (18 months). Scholarship recipients will be provided a monthly stipend of 146,000 JPY (Research Student) and an economy class air ticket from the international airport closest to his/her place of residence to Narita or Haneda International Airport, an economy class air ticket for a flight from Narita or Haneda International Airport to the international airport closest to the recipient’s place of return in his/her country of citizenship and fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations will be waived by Tokyo Tech.
For more info: MEXT
2. International Graduate Program (A)
Tokyo Tech launched its International Graduate Program in October 2007 as an opportunity for qualified international students, who may have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language, to enroll in Tokyo Tech’s Master’s or Doctoral Programs and pursue an advanced degree in Japan.
With a diverse group of academic departments participating in this program, students should be able to find a department in which to further their research, acquire broader knowledge and understanding, and conduct advanced long-term research in a field that best matches their interests and background.
There is no Japanese language requirement for this program as lectures and seminars are held in English. However, students are given opportunities to attend Japanese language classes on a regular basis in order to better adapt to daily life in Japan.
The International Graduate Program offers a choice of seven English-language based curricular programs related to the 14 departments of Tokyo Tech and enables students to obtain a Master’s or Doctoral degree. There are three types of programs: the Integrated Doctoral Education Program, Master’s Program and Doctoral Program. Some curricular programs are set up as an Integrated Doctoral Education Program, designed to combine the Master’s Program and Doctoral Program so that graduate students can obtain both degrees within three to five years.
Applicants are required to specify their choice of program from among those listed below:
- Sustainable Engineering Program
- Postgraduate Program for Multinational Architects in Conjunction with Engineering and Urban Design
- International Graduate Program for Bioscience and Biotechnology
- International Program for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
- Education Program of Advanced Information Technology Leaders
- International Graduate Program for Global Leaders on Engineering Systems with Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies
- International Program on Earthquake Engineering
All applicants must pay the following application fee: ¥30,000(JPY)
Please note that:
*Applicants will be informed of the method of payment in mid-March when they are notified of their admission results.
*Applicants who are recipient of the MEXT scholarship are enroll to Tokyo Tech do not have to pay the fee.
*The application fee must be paid even if he/she fails to be admitted or declines to enroll.
Students admitted to the International Graduate Program (A) who do not receive the MEXT Scholarship will be required to pay the following fees: Admission Fee: ¥282,000 (JPY) and Tuition Fee (yearly): ¥535,800 (JPY).
For more information: Tokyo Tech International Graduate Program
Please send two copies of application documents (listed on their websites) to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no letter than 1st November 2016.