Study in Japan

MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) Scholarship for Macedonian Graduate Students

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sport and Technology-Japan (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) is offering scholarships to students of graduate level to study at a Japanese university.

TERM

  • Research students: 2 years from April 2019 to March 2021 or 1 and 1/2 years from October 2019 to March 2021
  • Degree students: until completion of master or doctoral course (departure for Japan in April or October 2019)
  • The first 6 months will be devoted to studying the Japanese language if needed.

FIELDS OF STUDY

Any field that is related to the field of study the applicant has studied at the previous university.

Please note that scholars are not allowed to study a subject in Japan which is NOT related to the subject they graduated in at their home university.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Nationality: Macedonian
  2. Age: born on or after 2nd April 1984
  3. Academic background: University graduate (those who will graduate by March 2019 may apply)
  4. Study Area: A field the applicant has studied (or is now studying) or a related one
  5. Japanese Language: Applicants must be eager to study the Japanese language

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

  1. Monthly allowance: approximately 143.000 - 145.000 Japanese Yen/month (amounts might be subject to change)
  2. Flight ticket (Macedonia – Japan – Macedonia)
  3. School fees


IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS!


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 May, 2018

Important Notes for Applicants

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

For submitting your application, please do read careful paragraph 9. Application Procedure of the "Application Guidelines Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2019 (Research Students)". You will have to submit all documents required there, except numbers ② Placement Preference Form (a prescribed form) and ⑦ Medical certificate. These documents are not necessary for the first application round.

TIMETABLE:

Initial applications to be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science by 31 May 2018 at the latest. Applications arriving after this date will not be considered.

Middle of June: Selected candidates will receive a letter of invitation to an interview (End of June 2018) by the Ministry of Education and Science preceded by a language test (Japanese and/or English). At the interview candidates will be selected for recommendation to the Monbukagakusho.

December 2018: Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Monbukagakusho as scholarship candidates.

February 2019: Candidates wil be given notification of their final acceptance once their chosen Japanese university has confirmed with Monbukagakusho that a suitable placement is available.

ESTABLISHING CONTACT WITH A JAPANESE UNIVERSITY

  1. Applicants have to first find a suitable Japanese university for carrying out their study project by the time of the interview in June. It is not necessary to have found a Japanese supervisor until the interview.
  2. A list of universities can be obtained on several internet sites:
  3. If applicants cannot propose a suitable university by the time of the interview in June he/she will not be considered as a candidate.

The final placement will be decided by Monbukagakusho. No objection by the grantee shall be made regarding the university placement.

DETAILED INFORMATION

For detailed information please check "Application Guidelines Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2019 (Research Students)" or visit http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/jp/smap_stopj-applications_research.html.
(The Placement Preference Form and the Certificate of Health are not necessary at this point of application! All other documents must be submitted.)

Examples for past written examination questions:
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-32.html#1 (Research Students)

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:

Students should send completed applications to:

Ms. Julijana Balevska
Ministry of Education and Science
Sector for International Cooperation, Unit for International Cooperation in Education and Science
str."St. Cyril and Methodius" Nb. 54, 1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 - (0)2 - 3140 186
E-Mail

For inquires please contact:

Ms. Mag. Katharina Wollmann
Japan Information and Cultural Center
Schottenring 8
1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 - (0)1 -533 8586, Fax: +43 - (0)1 - 533 8593
E-Mail