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Japanese Government Scholarship Students

Application for the Japanese Government Scholarship

The Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan (MEXT), or "Monbukagakusho") funds the following programs to attract international students to come and study in Japan. Please visit the website of MEXT to find more details.

How to apply for these programs:

1. Apply from overseas

(1)Recommendation by the Embassy

Applicable Programs: Undergraduate Students / Research Students / Japanese Studies Students / Teacher Training Students
Contact: The Japanese diplomatic missions (the Japanese embassy or the consulate general) of your home country

(2)Recommendation by a University

Applicable Programs: Research Students / Japanese Studies Students
Process: The university you attend must be a partner institution of TUFS with which TUFS has concluded the student exchange agreement. Your university recommends you directly to MEXT as a candidate for the MEXT Scholarship.
Contact: Student Exchange Division of your university. Again, your university must be a partner institution of TUFS.

2. Application by Privately Financed International Students residing in Japan and attending TUFS

Contact: Student Exchange Division, TUFS


MEXT funded International Students at TUFS

The Japanese Language Center for International Students, TUFS (JLC-TUFS) offers various types of lessons to meet the diverse levels of Japanese language ability and needs of Undergraduate Students, Research Students, and Teacher Training Students. The grantees of the MEXT scholarship are placed into the Japanese language training program in JLC-TUFS for 1 year for Undergraduate Students and for 6 months for Research Students (the Japanese language training is not mandatory for those who are going to enroll in a program which does not require any Japanese). Upon completion of the language training they will be placed at a university in Japan for advanced education.

Japanese Studies Students can enroll in School of Language and Culture Studies in TUFS; Research Students can enroll in Graduate School of Global Studies in TUFS. If you wish to enroll in such programs in TUFS, please first contact the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country. Note that if you wish to enroll in TUFS as a MEXT funded Research Student, you must pass the primary screening conducted by the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country and then receive a Letter of Provisional Acceptance from TUFS. Please read the following information carefully.

For those who wish to enter TUFS under the Research Students Program
(Recommendation by the Embassy)

When you pass the primary screening conducted by the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country, you need to contact TUFS directly to obtain a Letter of Provisional Acceptance. Once you receive a Letter of Provisional Acceptance from us, you can move on to the secondary screening conducted by MEXT. In order to obtain a Letter of Provisional Acceptance, you need to select one TUFS professor who you wish to be mentored by. His/Her research field must match your area of study. Please refer to the following websites to find the professor of your preference.

Then contact Global Admission Office (GAO) to submit a set of documents that you have submitted to and returned by the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country all with a confirmation seal stamped. You can submit the documents either by e-mail or airmail.


Documents to be submitted to TUFS


Contact

Global Admission Office (GAO), TUFS
[For inquiry and to submit documents by e-mail]
Email: gao@
*please add “@tufs.ac.jp” after “gao@”.

[To submit documents by airmail]
3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan
Student Exchange Division, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Tel:+81-42-330-5184 Fax:+81-42-330-5189



Your documents will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If you are accepted, we will send you a Letter of Provisional Acceptance by airmail.

The entire process of the application for the MEXT Scholarship is described as follows;


You pass the primary screening conducted by the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country.
Contact GAO, TUFS.
  1. Contact GAO by e-mail
    Documents to be submitted (e-mail attachment)
    • The following documents you have submitted to the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country
      ○Application Form for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

      ○Field of Study and Research Program Plan

      ○Academic Transcript of the university you have most recently attended (must show the grades of each academic year)

      ○Recommendation Letter written by the President/Dean or a supervisor of the university you have most recently attended

      ○Certificate of the Primary Selection issued by the Japanese diplomatic mission

      ○Acceptance Letter Form

      ○Certificate of Health
      *All of the documents returned to you from the Japanese diplomatic mission should be stamped with a confirmation seal.

    • Other documents requested by GAO
      Also, make sure to include the following information in your email:
      ①Name ②Nationality ③Research Theme ④Name of one TUFS professor of your preference ⑤Address where you wish to receive a Letter of Provisional Acceptance ⑥Deadline to submit a Letter of Provisional Acceptance to the Japanese diplomatic mission in your home country Contact GAO by airmail
  2. Contact GAO by airmail
    Prepare all the documents mentioned above and the information①-⑥and send them by airmail to the address listed above.
    *Please e-mail to GAO to let us know that you are sending your documents by airmail.
If you are accepted, TUFS will send you a Letter of Provisional Acceptance by airmail.
Then submit the Letter of Provisional Acceptance to the Japanese diplomatic mission of your home country.
You will move on to the secondary screening conducted by MEXT.

Note

Some of the applicants contact us at the last minute before the deadline. It takes time to review your documents and decide whether to issue a Letter of Provisional Acceptance or not. It is highly recommended to contact GAO as soon as you pass the primary screening so that we have sufficient time to assess your application.

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