So Much Way to Get Your Scholarship!

This is my last year in undergraduate course. Gotta think about the next life’s target!🙂

2 months left before my departure to Japan. I got scholarship by my professor’s recommendation, and when I think back the whole time, I was preparing this thing over one year ago. I need to prepare another goal for the next year.

Getting into Tokyo Tech is being my dream for this 2 years.

I am about to start my debut today.LOL :p

I’ve been stalking TIT’s homepage forever and I decided to e-mail some professors.

This is what I got from their website.

Scholarships are divided into those that are guaranteed prior to admission, and those that can be applied for after admission. When a scholarship is provided by the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, hereafter referred to as MEXT), the recipient is referred to as a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Student. Students other than MEXT scholarship students are referred to as privately funded international students, irrespective of whether or not they receive a scholarship. MEXT scholarships provided by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology are representative of the type of scholarship that is guaranteed prior to admission. Tokyo Tech also recommends students for Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarships aimed at Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) students and Category 8 Research Students.After admission, there are approximately 50 scholarships that Tokyo Tech can recommend students for, including the Gakushu Shoureihi. There are also approximately 20 scholarships that individuals can apply for directly. Privately funded international students wishing to apply for a scholarship must register their application with the Student Support Division during the registration period in either April or October.

Reference: Information about various scholarships is available on the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) website.

and their scholarship is two times their tuition free! this i awesome! (>_<)

There are two ways of applying for a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship provided by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The first is through Embassy Recommendation, by which the Ministry of Education requests Japanese embassies and diplomatic missions overseas to recommend students for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarships. The other is through Tokyo Tech Recommendation, by which Tokyo Tech can provide the Ministry of Education with recommendation for awarding Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarships. It is not possible to apply for a scholarship through both these systems simultaneously. Successful applicants shall be provided with the following scholarship allowance.

Allowance Amount:

(Research Students) 153,000 yen/month;

(Master’s Program Students)155,000 yen/month

     (Doctoral Program Students)156,000 yen/month

(Undergraduate Students) 126,000 yen/month

Travel Expenses:

In accordance with Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology regulations, the lowest air fare will be provided for a flight from the international airport closest to the international student’s home to Narita International Airport

Tuition Fees:

Entrance Examination Fee, Entrance Fee, and Tuition Fees shall be waived.

you also can get scholarship from Japanese Embassy in your country~and this is the date!

Embassy Recommendations
The MEXT requests Japanese embassies and diplomatic missions overseas to recommend Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship students. Because recruitment periods differ according to each country, please initially check with the Japanese embassy in your own country. The scheduled period of arrival in Japan for Undergraduate Students is April and April or October for Graduate-level Research Students. In order to be assured of admission to Tokyo Tech, Research Students must obtain a Letter of Acceptance from a Tokyo Tech faculty member. After you pass the 1st Round Screening at the embassy, please contact a faculty member at Tokyo Tech as early as possible and receive a Letter of Acceptance from him/her. The MEXT requests each university to admit candidate Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship students on the basis of recommendations received from overseas embassies, and the selection of scholarship recipients is conducted by a screening committee. The Letter of Acceptance is a document in which a Tokyo Tech faculty member promises to act as your academic advisor if you are accepted as a scholarship student. Candidates are advised to contact potential Tokyo Tech academic advisors, referring to the Tokyo Tech researchers’ database on the Tokyo Tech website, and obtain a Letter of Acceptance from them.Research Students receiving Embassy Recommendation in China attend a one-year preparatory course (basic Japanese language; specialized Japanese language) at the Preparatory School for Chinese Students to Japan (within the Northeast Normal University of China) in Changchun City before coming to Japan. Please note that the period for requesting a Letter of Acceptance for Chinese students differs from that of students from other countries, as detailed below.

Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship recipients who come to Japan as Research Students attend an Intensive Japanese Language Course for six months following arrival as Japanese Intensive Course Students. When a student’s Japanese language proficiency is recognized as sufficient, Tokyo Tech will then admit him/her as a Research Student. If a Research Student or Japanese Intensive Course Student passes the screening examination while studying at Tokyo Tech, he may enroll in a Master’s Program or Doctoral Program in either October or April.

Undergraduate students are required to study at either Tokyo University of Foreign Studies or Osaka University for one year prior to admission to Tokyo Tech, and may enroll in April if they pass the Special Screening Examination for International Undergraduate Students administered by Tokyo Tech.

Embassy Recommendation and Screening Schedule
March-April of the previous year:
Recruitment
May-July of the previous year:
1st Round Screening
June-August of the previous year:
Request for Letter of Acceptance to University (Applicant)
October of the previous year:
2nd Round Screening
November of the previous year:
Consultation over Admission with University (Ministry of Education)
February(-July):
Notification of Results
March(-July):
Preparation for Entry to Japan
April(-October):
Arrival in Japan
Embassy Recommendation and Screening Schedule (China)
Late-October of the previous year:
Preparatory School Entrance
November of the previous year-August:
Preparatory Japanese Language Course
November of the previous year-March:
Request for Letter of Acceptance to University (Applicant)
July:
Consultation over Admission with University (Ministry of Education)
October:
Arrival in Japan

*Information in parenthesis ( ) is the October Arrival Schedule
*Please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country for details about the application schedule and qualifications.

Embassy Recommendation (Arrive in Japan in April/October)
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Research Students(Research Student / Intensive Japanese Course Student)
University (Tokyo Tech) Recommendation (Arrive in Japan in October)
  • Research Students (Research Student Program, Asia Symbiosis Program)
  • Research Students (Special Course/ International Graduate Program)
University(Tokyo Tech) Recommendation

Tokyo Tech provides the Ministry of Education with recommendation for awarding Japanese government (MEXT) scholarships to academically outstanding individuals who are considered in need of a scholarship. Recommendation can be provided for individuals scheduled to come to Japan to study at Tokyo Tech as Research Students or Graduate Students (Overseas Applications), or individuals registered in the third or fourth year as undergraduate students, or Graduate Students already studying at Tokyo Tech (Domestic Recruitment).

The following explanation concerns Overseas Applications only.
As shown above, University Recommendations are divided into 4 categories, and Tokyo Tech provides recommendations for following categories: (1) Research Student (Research Student Program, Asia Symbiosis Program) and (2) Research Student (Special Course). It is not possible to apply for both these courses at the same time.

For Course (1) Research Student (Research Student Program), students enter Tokyo Tech as Research Students as a general rule. A student who passes the entrance examination during the Research Student period may enroll in the Master’s or Doctoral Program the following April or October. It is not possible to switch from Course (1) to Course (2) Research Student (Special Course = International Graduate Program(A)) once the student has enrolled. The scholarship period can be extended under some conditions. Priority is given to applications from students from or students who have graduated from universities which have an academic exchange agreement with Tokyo Tech.

 

Under Course (2) Research Student (Special Course), students enroll directly in the Tokyo Tech International Graduate Program’s Degree Courses (Master’s Program, Doctoral Program, Integrated Doctoral Education Program). Opportunities are available for academically outstanding applicants to become Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students (see 2.3.1. Overseas Applications).In the case of Integrated Doctoral Education Program, the scholarship period given at the time of enrollment is 2 years(for obtaining a Master’s degree), and it can be extended toward a Doctoral degree under some conditions. 

Candidates for Recommendation
(1)Individuals who have been officially recommended by an overseas university with which Tokyo Tech has an academic exchange agreement
(2)Individuals who have been officially recommended by the President or faculty of equal or greater rank than Faculty Dean of an overseas university other than those listed in (1) with which Tokyo Tech has a history of exchange (including exchanges other than institutional exchanges)
(3)Individuals who have been recommended as being an outstanding contributor to the improvement of university education or research by the President of a university other than those listed in (1) with which Tokyo Tech does not have exchange 

Application Qualifications for University(Tokyo Tech) Recommendation
The main application qualifications are listed below. Please check with the academic advisor recommending you regarding additional qualifications and conditions.

  1. Applicants must have been on or after April 2, 1976. (For 2011)
  2. Applicants must be able to come in Japan at the end of September, as specified by Tokyo Tech.
  3. Applicants must be coming to Japan anew to study at a graduate level.
  4. Applicants must have an official recommendation from a Graduate School faculty member of equal or greater rank than Faculty Dean of a university with an exchange agreement with Tokyo Tech.
  5. Official recommendations must be written by the President or Graduate School faculty member of equal or greater rank than Faculty Dean of a university with a history of exchange with Tokyo Tech. 

Notes:

  • When applying for the University Recommendation for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship through Tokyo Tech, it is unacceptable to apply to any other of the following categories of recommendation at the same time: University Recommendation for a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship through another University; Embassy Recommendation for a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship; or the JASSO Student Exchange Support Program.
  • A Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship will not be awarded if the Applicant was a grantee of a Japnese Government(MEXT) in the past unless he/she has had at least three years of research or teaching experience after completion of the first scholarship. This exclusion will not apply to an applicant, who (i) as an international student in Japan received training in the Japanese language and/or Japnese culture at a university and graduate from it, or who (ii) was an international student in Japan under the Japan-Korea Joint Science and Engineering Student Program.
  • Students who obtain a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship through University Recommendation cannot enter or transfer to another university as one of the conditions of the scholarship is that the students receives education or research advice at the university for which they were recommended. Moreover, during the duration of the program (Master’s Program or Doctoral Program), in principle students may not change academic advisor. 
The following Individuals may not apply.

  • Civilians working for the military, or active military personnel
  • Individuals who cannot come to Japan during the designated period.
  • Individuals who have already received another scholarship from an organization (including from government agencies of the individual’s home country) other than the Japanese Government (MEXT)
you can visit their website here!
just pick your way to get your scholarship! WE CAN DO IT!!

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