MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in Japan at a specialized training college, a college of technology and a university (undergraduate level). The scholarships offered are for:
- Specialized Training College, a 3 year Diploma program comprising of 1 year preparatory education in the Japanese language and 2 years of professional education.
- College of Technology is a 4 year program comprising of 1 year preparatory education in the Japanese language and specialized-education for 3 years prior to graduation. On successful completion the students will be awarded a diploma and associated degree.
- Undergraduate program is a 5 year program, comprising of 1 year preparatory education in the Japanese language and a 4 years of Bachelor degree course. On successful completion the students will be awarded the degree of “Gakushi” (Bacherlor’s degree).
Candidates must have been born between 2 April 1995 and 1 April 2000. The candidates must have completed a twelve-year (higher secondary/senior secondary regular course) of school education are eligible for studying in Specialized Training College (3 years) and in the University (5 years – Undergraduate). For studying in College of Technology (4 years), the candidates who have completed an eleven-year (higher secondary/senior secondary regular course) of school education are eligible. The selected candidates must be willing to undergo one-year intensive course of Japanese language and then receive education at a specialized training college/college of technology/university in Japan.
Interested candidates will be requested to appear for an examination at the premises of the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai. The date and time of the examination will be informed to the candidates accordingly. The final selection will be made by the MEXT and its results will be forwarded to the selected candidates by February 2017, along with the name of the Institute/University.
For further details, contact to Culture and Information Department, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai , 12/1, Cenetoph Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018 (044-24323860-63).
The application document has to be submitted no later than Friday June 17, 2016.