Deadline: 31/05/2020

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation 2020

Applications are invited for Honjo International Scholarships available for foreign students to attend a graduate school at a Japanese university. Up to 15 to 20 programs will be awarded. These are available for all nationalities and research fields students to pursue a graduate program (Master and PhD) at a Japanese graduate school. Honjo International Scholarship Foundation has been established to provides to bright holders who are struggling to study under different conditions in developing nations.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Eligibility
  • Foreign students who study or plan to study in Japanese graduate school for doctoral or master’s degree.
  • Applications can be submitted from abroad as long as an applicant is accepted to Japanese graduate school.
  • All nationalities and research fields are welcome.
  • Applicants may directly apply to the foundation without pre-selection by the university.
  • The student who does not possess Japanese citizenship
  • The student must be enrolled by April 2020 or applying for the session starting from April
    2020 at a graduate school in Japan.
  • The student who is going to enter in fall 2020 should apply at the next season that application period is April 1 ~ April 30, 2020 (planned).
  • In principle, the student enrolling in a professional graduate school is not eligible for apply. However, the student who can submit a research plan is eligible to apply.
  • To be eligible, the student applying for the PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1984. The student applying for the Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1989.
  • The student should have a strong will to serve in his / her home country after graduation. This doesn’t mean to have employment guaranteed already or to return his / her home country immediately after graduating the university.
  • The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill and must attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.
  • The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will
    be conducted in Japanese. (no exception
How to Apply: 
  • How to apply: Applicants can submit an online application with  “web application system” and upload the required documents.
  • Supporting Documents: Academic transcript (In Japanese or English), Research Plan, A recommendation letter from the supervisor, Documents that prove admission, such as an admission letter, a letter of
    acceptance etc
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have a previous degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Benefits:
The period of the award is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree.
(1) ¥200,000 per month for1 or 2 years
(2) ¥180,000 per month for 3 years
(3) ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years

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