Japanese government invites applications for scholarship
Thiruvananthapuram: Ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology (MEXT) of Japan has invited applications for scholarships to international students who wish to study in Japan at a specialised training college of technology or a university at undergraduate level. The scholarships offered are for three years, four years and five years respectively beginning from April 2017, said Junichi Fukao researcher/adviser of cultural affairs and information at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai in a press statement here.
The three-year programme comprises one-year preparatory education in Japanese and two years of professional education in a specialised training college. A grantee graduate will be awarded a diploma. The fields of study offered in the three-year scholarship programme are technology, personal care and nutrition, education and welfare, business, fashion and home economics, culture and general education and others.
College of Technology is a four-year programme comprising of one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and specialised education for three years before graduation. A grantee who graduates will be awarded a diploma and associated degree. The fields of specialisation offered in the four-year scholarship programme are mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information communication and network engineering, materials engineering, architecture, civil engineering, maritime engineering and other fields.
The undergraduate programme is a five-year programme for those who wish to study in a Japanese University at the undergraduate level, comprising one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and a four-year bachelor degree course. A grantee who successfully graduates will be awarded the degree of “Gakushi” (bachelor's degree).
The fields of study offered in the five-year scholarship programme are Social Sciences and Humanities: Category A – Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language and others, Category B - Economics and Business Administration, Natural Sciences: Category A - Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies, Mechanical Studies, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Chemical Studies, and other fields, Category B - Agricultural Studies, Hygienic Studies and Science (Biology), and Category C - Medicine and Dentistry.
Candidates must have been born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2000. Candidates completed a twelve-year (higher secondary/senior secondary regular course) of school education are eligible for studying in Specialized Training College (three years) and the University (five 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 a one-year intensive course of Japanese language and then receive education at a specialised training college/college of technology/university in Japan.
The 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.
The prescribed application form and the outline of the scholarship can be obtained from the Consulate-General of Japan (Culture & Information Department), 12/1, Cenetoph Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018. Further details can be had from Culture and Information Department, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai on telephone number 044-24323860-63.