NOTES FOR APPLICANTSAPPLICATION DOCUMENTSFor submitting your application, please do read carefully paragraph 7. Application Procedure of theApplication Guidelines Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship for 2016(Research Students). You will have to submit all documents required there, except numbers ②Placement Preference Form (a prescribed form) and ⑧ Medical certificate (a prescribedform). These documents are not necessary for the first application round.TIMETABLE1.Initial applications to be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology byMay 22, 2015 at the latest. Applications arriving after this date will not be considered.2. Mid of June: Selected candidates will receive a letter of invitation to an interview (Beginning ofJuly 2015) at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology preceded by a language test(English and/or Japanese). At the interview, candidates will be selected for recommendation tothe Monbukagakusho.3. December 2015: Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance byMonbukagakusho.4. February 2015: Candidates will be given notification of their final acceptance, once theirchosen Japanese university has confirmed with Monbukagakusho that a suitable placement isavailable.ESTABLISHING CONTACT WITH A JAPANESE UNIVERSITY1. Applicants have to first find a suitable Japanese university for carrying out their study project bythe time of the interview in June. It is not necessary to have found a Japanese supervisoruntil the interview.2. A list of universities can be obtained at several internet sites: english s/1303436.htm (English) menu/koutou/ryugaku/kokuhi/tokubetu/1287234.htm ku.html (Japanese) (Japanese)3. If applicants cannot propose a suitable university by the time of the interview in June he/she willnot be considered as a candidate.Final placement will be decided by Monbukagakusho. No objection by the grantee shall be maderegarding the university placement.DETAILED INFORMATIONFor detailed information and application forms visit: culture/010 study/mext graduate students.html

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:Students should send completed applications to:Mr. Bujar GallopeniKosova Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education, Science and TechnologyMinistry of Education, Science and TechnologyTel: 381(0)38 211 924E-mail: [email protected] inquires please contact:Ms. Mag. Katharina WollmannJapan Information and Cultural CenterSchottenring 81010 Vienna, AustriaTel.: 43-1-533 8586E-mail: [email protected]

STUDYING IN JAPANJAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMFOR GRADUATE STUDENTSThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) isoffering scholarships to students of graduate level to study at a Japanese university.TERMResearch students: 2 years from April 2016 to March 2018 or1 and 1/2 years from October 2016 to March 2018Degree students: until completion of master or doctoral courseDeparture for Japan in April or October 2016The first 6 months will be devoted to studying the Japanese language if neededFIELDS OF STUDYAny field that is related to the field of study the applicant has studied at the previous universityPlease note that scholars are not allowed to study a subject in Japan which is NOTrelated to the subject they graduated in at their home universityQUALIFICATIONS1. Nationality: Kosovo2. Age: born on or after 2 April 19813. Academic background: University (those who will graduate by March or September 2016may apply)4. Study Area: A field the applicant has studied (or is now studying) or a related one5. Japanese Language: Applicants must be eager to study the Japanese languageSCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS1. Monthly allowance: approximately 143.000 145.000 Japanese Yen/month(amount might be subject to change)2. Flight ticket (Kosovo – Japan – Kosovo)3. School feesAPPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 May, 2015For further details and application forms contact:Mr. Bujar Gallopeni, Kosova Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education, Science andTechnology, Ministry of Education, Science and TechnologyTel: 381 (0)38 211 924,, E-mail: [email protected]

A P P L I C AT I O NJ A PA N E S E G O V E R N M E N T ( M O N B U K A G A K U S H O : M E X T ) S C H O L A R S H I P F O R 2 0 1 6日 本 政 府( 文 部科 学 省)奨 学 金 留学 生 申請 書Research Students( 研 究 留 学 生 の注意)1.Type application, if possible, or write neatly by hand in block e Arabic 。)3.Write years in the Anno Domini system. Write proper nouns in full without abbreviation. 一切省略しないこと。)※ Personal data entered in this application will only be used for scholarship selection purposes, and contact informationsuch as email addresses will only be used to create academic networks after the student returns home and by theJapanese government to send out information when に使用するほかは、特に email い。)1-1)Name in full, in your native language(姓名(自国語)),(Family name/Surname)(Given name)(Middle name)1-2)In Roman capital letters (ローマ字),(Family name/Surname)(Given name)(Middle name)※Please write your name exactly as it appears in your passport. ること)2-1)Nationality (国籍)Paste your photograph ordigital image taken withinthe past 6 months. Write2-2)Possession of Japanese nationality (日本国籍を有する者) Yes, I have (はい)your name and nationality No, I don’t have(いいえ)in block letters on the back3)Sex (性別) Male(男)of the photo. Female(女)4)Marital Status (配偶者の有無)(photo size:4.5cm 3.5cm ) Single(未婚)(写真(4.5cm 3.5cm)) Married(既婚)5)Date of birth and Age as of April 1,2016 (生年月日及び 2016 年 4 月 1 Day(日)Age(年齢)(as of April 1,2016)(年齢 2016 年4月1日現在)6)Present address, telephone / facsimile number, and E-mail ス番号、E-mail アドレス)Present address(現住所)Telephone/facsimile number(電話番号/FAX 番号)E-mail address* If possible, write an E-mail address that can be used continuously before ,during and after you stay in れる E-mail アドレスを記入すること。)7)Field of specialization studied in the past(Be as detailed and specific as ))1(可能な限り、渡日前 日本留学中 帰国後

8)Academic background (学歴)Name and Address of )Year and Monthof Entrance )Duration ofAttendances(修学年数)Diploma or Degree awarded,Major subject, Skipper び級の状況)years(年)Primary Education(初等教育)Elementary 月)Secondary Education(中等教育)Middle School(中学)High School(高校)*-1Tertiary Graduate Level(大学院)April 1, 2016Total years of schooling mentioned 年数)As of April 1, 2016 (2016 年4月1日現在)Years and(年)months(月)Notes: 1.Exclude kindergarten education and nursery school education. 2.Preparatory education for university admission is included in secondary 中等教育に含まれる。)3.If the applicant has passed the university entrance qualification examinations, indicate this in the column with している場合には、その旨*-1 欄に記入すること。)4.Any school years or levels skipped should be indicated in the fourth column (Diploma or Degree Awarded, Major Subject, SkippedYears/Levels). (Example: Graduated high school in 2 years.) f you attended multiple schools at the same level of education due to moving house or readmission to university, then write the schools in thesame column and include the number of years of study and current status for each 況を修学年数に含めること。)6. Calculate and write the total number of years studied based on duration as a student. (including extended leave such as summer める))7. You may use a separate piece of paper if the above space is insufficient. In such a case, please stipulate that the information is on a 記学歴欄に明記すること。)2

9)The first course you plan to take in 程)Please circle either ⅰ), ⅱ), ⅲ) or 次の4つから選択し、 をすること。)ⅰ) Research student courses(研究生)ⅱ) Master's degree courses(修士課程)ⅲ) Doctoral courses(博士課程)ⅳ) Professional graduate d period of study(渡日時期)Please circle either ⅰ), ら選択し、 をすること。)ⅰ) I wish to go to Japan in April.(4月渡日希望)ⅱ) I wish to go to Japan in October.(10月渡日希望)11)Term you wish to study in 期間)Please circle either ⅰ), ⅱ), ⅲ) or ⅳ).(次の4つから選択し、 をすること。)ⅰ) Only a research student term (18 or 24 月)ⅱ) Through to the completion of master’s degree program修士課程修了までⅲ) Through to the completion of doctoral program博士課程修了までⅳ) Through to the completion of the professional graduate f you are applying for other scholarships, please state the name of the sponsor, scholarship period, scholarship amount, すこと。)13)Past awarded record(過去の国費奨学金受給歴)Have you been awarded a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship in the past? Please checkⅰ) or ⅱ) below. If so, pleasespecify the period, the name of the university, etc. こと。)ⅰ) Yes, I have.(ある)Period:Type:University:ⅱ) No, I have not.(ない)13―1)Have you ever written a があるか) (ある) (ない)14)State the titles or subjects of books and papers(including graduation theses) authored by applicant, if any, with the name, address of publisher andthe date of )* Please attach abstracts of those papers to this application. 4-1)Currently have a job?(現職の有無) Yes, I have (はい) No, I don’t have(いいえ)14-2)If you have a job, please fill in employer’s 記入すること。)3

14-3)Employment record: Begin with the most recent employment and exclude part-time e and location of organizationPeriod of employmentPositionType of 5)Japanese language proficiency: Evaluate your ability and fill in with an X where appropriate in the 該当欄に g(書く能力)Speaking(話す能力)※If you have taken the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, specify the level you acquired. 取得級を記載)16)Foreign language proficiency: Evaluate your ability and fill in with an X where appropriate in the 該当欄に ))※Specify the test results for any English proficiency examinations you may have taken. TOEFL〔Others()〔〕points IELTS〔〕points PTE Academic〔〕points〕points 載)17)Accompanying Dependents (Provide the following information if you plan to bring any family members to と。)All expenses incurred by the presence of dependents must be borne by the grantee. He/She is advised to take into consideration the various difficulties andgreat expense that will be involved in finding living quarters for them. Therefore, those who want to accompany their families are well advised to come alonefirst and let them come after suitable accommodation has been found.((注) Name(氏 名)Relationship(続 柄)4Age(年 齢))

18) Person to be notified in applicant's home country in case of Name in full:(氏名)ⅱ) Address, telephone/facsimile number, and E-mail 号及び E-mail アドレスを記入のこと。)Present address(現住所)Telephone/facsimile number(電話番号/FAX 番号)E-mail addressⅲ) Occupation:(職 業)ⅳ) Relationship to applicant:(本人との関係)19)Visits or stays in JapanDate(年月日)List from your most recent visits. 渡航目的)FromToFromTo(I understand and accept all the matters stated in the Application Guidelines for Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT) Scholarshipfor 2016, and hereby apply for this scholarship.)(私は 2016 すべて了解して申請します。)Date of application:(申請年月日)Applicant's signature:(申請者署名)Applicant's name(in Roman capitals letters):(申請者氏名)5

APPLICATION GUIDELINESJAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2016(RESEARCH STUDENTS)The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships tointernational students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as a (non-degree)student or a regular student seeking a degree under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for2016 as follows.1. FIELDS OF STUDYApplicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. Moreover, thefields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses atJapanese universities.The fields of study may be restricted to particular fields by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General(hereinafter referred to as the “Japanese diplomatic mission”) in the applicant’s country.A student who studies medicine, dentistry or welfare science will not be allowed to engage in clinical trainingsuch as medical care and operative surgery until he/she obtains a relevant license from the Minister of Health,Labor and Welfare under applicable Japanese laws. Those studying traditional entertainment arts such as Kabukiand classical Japanese dances, or subjects that require practical training in specific technologies or techniques atfactories or companies are excluded from this restriction.2. QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now accepting applicationsfrom overseas students for study in Japan. Our aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges offriendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development ofboth countries and the wider world.(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.Applicants with no official nationality are also eligible to apply. An applicant who has Japanesenationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality whohold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside ofJapan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country andgive up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening willbe conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of applicant’s nationality.(2) Age: Applicants generally must have been born on or after April 2, 1981.(3) Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic abilityequal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will bedeemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate,if he/she:① has completed or will complete 16 years of school education in a foreign country (or 18 years of schooleducation if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinaryscience, or pharmacy which is based on a 6-year course in a department or faculty); or② is or will be aged 22 or older and has taken an individual entrance qualification examination and has beenjudged by a Japanese graduate school as being equal or superior in academic ability to a universitygraduate (or 24 or older if he/she desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistryor veterinary science, or pharmacy which is based on a 6-year course in a department or faculty).Eligible applicants include those who otherwise satisfy or will satisfy qualification requirements foradmission to a Japanese graduate school. As a general rule, a person who has completed a doctoralcourse may not apply unless he/she seeks to obtain a degree.(4) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested inJapan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving inJapan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research in Japanese andadapt to living in Japan.(5) Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would impede the pursuit ofstudy at Japanese graduate school.(6) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April2016, or by the date specified by the accepting university, which will fall within twoweeks of the starting date for each semester (in general, in September or October) inthat year designated by the accepting university.1

(7) Visa Requirement: Applicants must acquire College Student (ryugaku) visas before entering Japan. Theythen enter Japan with the College Student (ryugaku) residence status. Please also notethat those who change their visa status to one other than College Student after arrivalin Japan will lose their qualification to be Japanese Government Scholarship recipientsfrom the date when their visa status changes.(8) Others: After returning to the home country, former scholarship recipients shall maintain close contactwith the university where they studied, cooperate with the conducting of post-return surveyquestionnaires, participate in events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in their country,and work to improve relations between the home country and Japan.(9) Any applicant who meets any or all of the following conditions is ineligible. If identified after the start ofthe scholarship period, the applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship.① Those who are military personnel or military civilian employees at the time of their arrival in Japan;② Those who cannot arrive in Japan during the period designated by MEXT or the accepting university;③ An applicant who is a previous recipient of a Japanese government scholarship, but does not haveeducational research experience exceeding more than three years from the first day of the month followingthe final payment of the previous scholarship to the beginning of the payment of this scholarship, as ofApril 1, 2015. This does not apply to the past recipients of Japanese studies scholarships andJapan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program For The Students In Science And EngineeringDepartments who have graduated or are going to graduate from universities in their home countries andpast participants in the Young Leaders Program;④ Those who are currently enrolled at a Japanese university with a College Student (ryugaku) residencestatus; those enrolled, or scheduled to be enrolled, at a Japanese university as a privately financedinternational student during the period when the scholarship application was filed in the home countryuntil prior to the start of the provision of the scholarship; This does not apply to current self-financedinternational students at Japanese universities who will complete their courses of study and return to theircountries before the end of the current fiscal year;⑤ Recipients of scholarships from institutions other than MEXT (including government institutions in theirhome countries) that overlap with the Japanese Government Scholarship (Prospective beneficiaries areincluded);⑥ Applicants who are expected to graduate at the time of application and cannot satisfy the qualificationsand the conditions related to academic background by the deadline given;⑦ Holders of dual nationality at the time of application who cannot verify that they will give up Japanesenationality by the time of the arrival in Japan; or⑧ Applicants who wish, from the time of application, to conduct fieldwork or participate in an internshipoutside of Japan, since this scholarship program is intended for overseas students who wish to enroll in aJapanese university and do graduate research in Japan.3. PERIOD OF SCHOLARSHIPThe period of the scholarship will differ as follows depending on the student category the applicant is acceptedunder at a Japanese university.(1) In the case where a grantee will enroll as a research student, part-time non-degree student, or auditor,etc. (hereinafter referred to as a “Research Student (non-regular student”) after coming to Japan:① If a grantee comes to Japan in April 2016, his/her scholarship will be payable for 24 months from April2016 through March 2018;② If a grantee comes to Japan in October 2016, his/her scholarship will be payable for 18 months fromOctober 2016 through March 2018.(In either case, the above-mentioned scholarship period includes a 6-month Japanese language trainingperiod for grantees who require such training.)(2) If a grantee enrolls as a regular student in a master's course, doctoral course, or professional graduatecourse for a degree after coming to Japan, regardless of the time of his/her arrival in Japan the scholarshipwill be payable for a period necessary for him/her to complete his/her regular course (standard courseperiod). (Period includes a 6-month Japanese language training period for the grantees who need suchtraining.)(3) The extension of scholarship period: If a grantee desires to proceed to a regular graduate course for adegree from a Research Student (non-degree) course, or to a doctoral course from a master’s course or aprofessional graduate course, he/she may have the term of his/her scholarship extended upon a successfulexamination by MEXT and provided that he/she has made outstanding academic achievement that meetscertain criteria. However, note the following;① A grantee cannot have the period of his/her scholarship extended as a Research Student (non-degree)course.2

② If a grantee proceeds to a more advanced level of education without receiving approval for an extensionof the period of the scholarship, the scholarship will be cancelled. He/she may, however, proceed to amore advanced level of education or continue with his/her study as a privately-financed student.③ A Research Student(non-regular students) is not eligible to apply for an extension of the scholarshipperiod if he/she cannot proceed to master’s or doctoral course by the end of the term of the ResearchStudent’s scholarship. However if he/she withdraw traveling costs (transportation from Japan), they areeligible to apply for an extension of the scholarship period.4. SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS(1) Allowance: 143,000yen (Research Students(non-regular students), 144,000yen (regular students inMaster’s courses or professional graduate courses), or 145,000yen(regular students indoctoral courses) per month. (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject tochange due to budgetary reasons.) The scholarship is cancelled in principle if the recipient isabsent from the university for an extended period. The scholarship will be also cancelled inprinciple in the following situations. If the recipient has been receiving the scholarship despitehis/her falling under any of the following situations, the recipient will be ordered to return theamount of scholarship that he/she received during the period wherein he/she was involvedwith any of the following situations.① The recipient is determined to have made a false statement on his/her application;② The recipient violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology;③ The recipient violates any Japanese laws;④ The recipient is expelled from his/her university or preparatory educational institution or receivesother punishment, or is removed from enrollment; (The scholarship payment may be stopped during theperiod up until punishment is decided by the university, etc.)⑤ It has been determined that it will be impossible for the recipient to complete the training course withinthe standard time period because of poor academic grades or suspension from the university;⑥ The recipient’s residence status has changed to one other than College Student as defined in theAppended Table I-4 of the Immigration Act;⑦ The recipient has received a scholarship from another institution (excluding those specified forresearch expenditures).⑧ If he/she proceeds to a more advanced level of education without receiving approval for an extensionof the period of the scholarship.(2) Traveling Costs① Transportation to Japan: The recipient will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route asdesignated by MEXT, with an economy-class airplane ticket from theinternational airport nearest to his/her home country residence * to the NewTokyo International Airport or any other international airport that theappointed university usually uses. Expenses such as inland transportationfrom his/her home address to the international airport, airport tax, airportusage fees, special taxes on travel, or inland transportation within Japan willNOT be covered. (*The address in the country of the recipient’s nationalitystated in the application form is in principle regarded as the recipient’s“home country residence.”)② Transportation from Japan: In principle, the recipient who returns to his/her home country within thefixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be provided,upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from theNew Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that theappointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest tohis/her home address.Note 1: If a grantee returns home without having received an extension even though he/she may haveapplied for extension of the scholarship period, as a general rule, he/she will not be paid for thetravel expenses to return to the home country.Note 2: Any aviation and accident insurance to and from Japan shall be paid for by the recipient.Note 3: If a grantee continues to stay in Japan after the scholarship period has ended, he/she will notbe paid travel expenses to return to the home country for a temporary return.(3) Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities willbe paid by the Japanese government.3

5. SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION(1) In cooperation with the governments of the applicants’ countries, the Japanese diplomatic missions willconduct a primary (preliminary) screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents,written examinations (language) and interviews.(2) Written examinations will be English and Japanese language tests. The Japanese and the English languageexaminations must be taken by all applicants.Note 1: The result of the Japanese language examination will be used as reference data for placement at auniversity and for Japanese-language education to be provided upon the applicant’s arrival in Japan.Note 2: In particular, if an applicant with limited proficiency in Japanese desires to pursue studies in fieldssuch as Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, Japanese history, or Japanese law ―fields thatrequire sufficient knowledge of the Japanese language ― he/she will not be selected as a granteeunless there are exceptional circumstances.(3) The following policy will apply to each stage of screening:① Application documents: Must show that the applicant’s academic achievement at the university he/shelast graduated from equaled or exceeded the minimum specified level, and statethe applicant’s desired research program in a detailed and concrete manner.② Written examination: Must show that the applicant obtained scores that cleared the fixed cut-off level inboth Japanese or English.③ Interview: Must reveal that the applicant has a clear sense of purpose relating to his/her study in Japanand has gathered information about Japanese universities. The interview must also reveal thatthe applicant has sufficient Japanese or English language ability to communicate with his/heradviser in Japan. If the applicant desires to study a subject that requires advanced Japaneselanguage proficiency, the interview must show that the applicant has a considerable degree ofJapanese language proficiency.(4) Results of the primary screening will be notified to the applicants on the date separately designated by theJapanese diplomatic mission.(5) Each person who has passed this primary screening is required to contact directly the Japanese universityof his/her choice in order to obtain admission as a regular student for a degree or as a Research Student(non-regular student) in a graduate course, or a letter of provisional acceptance as a research student(hereinafter referred to as “Admission”) by the 31th of August. In order to obtain the Admission,candidates can gain information regarding the contact office for international students of each university,websites of universities and researchers, etc. from the Japanese diplomatic mission. Candidates are notallowed to contact Japanese universities after the 1st of September.(6) Each candidate must submit to the university of his/her choice a set of the documents that are submittedto and returned by the Japanese diplomatic mission (application, academic transcript of the universityattended, research pro

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) is offering scholarships to students of graduate level to study at a Japanese university. TERM Research students: 2 years from April 2016