About Schoalarships for Japanese Students
Q1 : I am living outside of Japan. Can I apply for the scholarship from overseas?
A1: As a rule, we do not accept applications from overseas.
We are sorry, but we are not set up to cope with applicants living overseas as the application involves several meetings with applicants and requests for them to visit the Foundation during and after the application period.
This may be a heavy financial burden on the applicants themselves.
Q2 : am intending to study abroad from the summer (autumn) of this year.Can I apply for the scholarship during the application period of this year?
A2: For those who intend to begin study abroad from this year, we regret that we will have already finished the selection year.
This year's application is for those who plan to begin studying during the period from January to December of the next year.
Most of the applicants have not received admission from graduate schools for the next academic year yet; therefore, we proceed with the selection on the assumption that they can enter the graduate school of their first choice.
Q3 : I am planning to study at overseas schools for a short period. Can I still apply for the scholarship?
A3: As a rule, this scholarship is for those who plan to study at graduate schools for a minimum of about a year, with the aim of completing a program’s course of study.
(In addition, please note that a maximum scholarship period is two years for studying at master's courses of graduate schools.)
Q4 : What should I submit as a certificate of language proficiency?
A4: For those who plan to study in the English speaking countries, you should submit a score of TOEFL or IELTS.
For those who plan to study in non-English speaking countries, a certificate of language proficiency and score reports of an examination administered by a public organization is required.
TOEFL scores are not sent out until more than one month after the date of the test, so we advise that this be taken into consideration, as scholarship applications cannot be submitted without TOEFL score.
Q5 : Do you set a TOEFL minimum score requirement?
A5: untry where they will be studying.
Q6 : ① I need to obtain the application guidelines as soon as possible. Can I visit the Foundation offices to get a copy? ② Because I cannot submit my application materials via mail by the deadline, can I bring them to the Foundation offices in person?
A6:We accept requests for application guidelines and the submission of the application materials by mail only.
We welcome your completing these application processes in as early a stage of the application period as possible.
In other words, please avoid requests and submission of applications at the last moment.
Please note that we finish accepting the requests to get the application guidelines one week before the submission deadline.
Q7 : When can I receive notice of the final results of the selection?
A7:At the latest, we plan to inform candidates by the end of December.
Please understand that we do not reveal results or reasons for our selection by telephone.
Q8 : The college that I am enrolled in does not require a graduation thesis. What should I submit instead of a summary of thesis?
A8:Please summarize academic works you have done in a university or graduate school until now in a short essay.
Do not submit just as a simple list of the works.
Please follow directions prescribed in the application guidelines regarding the length, paper size, etc.
Q9 : Does the Foundation limit eligibility of applicants to any specific fields of research?
A9:No. We accept applicants in any research fields as long as they have competence to contribute to the world in the future with what they will study in their field.