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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship

This is a program through which students are able to study at a Japanese university with a scholarship from the Japanese government, specifically the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho (MEXT)).
For details, be sure to refer to the Application Guideline corresponding to the year for which you are applying.

References:
Information on the MEXT Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan)
(Mostly in Japanese / Application Guidelines also available in English)
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm

Research student

Master's, Doctoral Degree Programs or research student.

Undergraduate student

Regular undergraduate student
Each undergraduate student will be enrolled at a preparatory school designated by MEXT for a one-year intensive course in the Japanese language and other subjects necessary for preparation for proceeding to university. The preparatory course lasts for one year. A grantee who has completed the preparatory education will go on to a university designated by MEXT upon passing its entrance examination.
The university whose examination a grantee will take is decided by MEXT in consultation with the university and the preparatory school and in comprehensive consideration of the results of the academic examinations in the primary screening held in his/her home country, academic achievement at the preparatory school, the grantee's proposed major subject, and the receiving capacity of the university. Therefore, please note that applicants who wish to enter Chiba University may not necessarily be able to take the entrance examinations for Chiba University.

Japanese studies students

Research students or exchange students from sister universities
This is a one-year program in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.

Teacher training students

Research students
This is a one-and-a-half-year program international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at Japanese universities.
*During the first six months after arriving in Japan, students will receive preliminary Japanese language training at the Center for International Education of Chiba University.

Embassy Recommendation

Applications for this category are made directly through Japanese embassies or consular offices outside Japan. Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by the Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.

Japanese Embassies and Consular Offices (MOFA)
http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/over/index.html

Applicants who have passed the first screening held by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General and seek enrollment at Chiba University please check the website below.
*Applicants should contact the Graduate School of their choice ONLY after they have passed the preliminary screening at the embassy of consular office.

Chiba University  General Updates
https://www.chiba-u.ac.jp/global/sai/index.html

University Recommendation

For this category, Chiba University selects and recommends research students directly to MEXT as candidates for the Japanese government scholarship.
Direct applications from students will NOT be accepted, and eligible students will be notified individually by Chiba University.

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