Thursday, 20 May 2010

Japan: Monbukagakusho Scholarships 2010 For Spanish Students

The Government of Japan, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to spanish students wishing to study at Japanese universities as research students under the system of Japanese government scholarships for 2011.


The fields of study should be those applicants to study and research in Japanese universities. Note that in specialties such as medicine, dentistry and health sciences can not carry medical or surgical practice to obtain permission from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare according to Japanese law. Excluded specialties such as Kabuki and Japanese traditional dance, as well as specialties that require specific practices in factories or businesses.


Nationality: Nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (Spanish citizenship for applicants from Spain). They may also apply for the scholarship those without nationality. Will be excluded applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of applying for scholarship. The selection of candidates will be held at the Embassy or Consulate of Japan in the country of origin of the applicant.

Age: born after April 2, 1976.

Education: Applicants must be graduates of a Japanese university or have academic training less than that of a graduate of a Japanese university. Academic qualifications shall be deemed that the applicant:

Completed or will complete a period of 16 academic courses in a foreign country (18 courses if you want access to doctoral studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy, which are specialties of six years in Japan).
If you are 22 years or older and have passed the examinations for admission to any college considered academically eligible (24 or more years if you want access to doctoral studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy, which are specialties of six years in Japan .)

Note: To be eligible candidates who meet the entry requirements in a Japanese university. As a general rule may not apply for the scholarship that persons completing graduate courses unless you want to get a degree.

Areas of study: Applicants may apply for the scholarship only for studies related to their field and take place in the college of their choice.
Japanese Language: Applicants must show their interest in learning Japanese, his interest in Japan and to deepen their knowledge about Japan in general after his arrival, as well as engage in research and study while adjusting to life in Japan.

Health: Applicants must be in good physical health and mental health to carry out their studies.

Arrival in Japan: Applicants must arrive in Japan between January and April 7, 2011, or on the date set by the host university to start the semester (in principle in September or October). Travel expenses are not payable outside the established dates.

Visa: Applicants must obtain a student visa (College Student - ryuugaku) before arriving in Japan. When the candidate already residing in Japan with a different status to student visa, you must deal until the end of the month it planned to begin receiving the grant. Those who change their status after arrival in Japan of any visa other than the student, may not be recipients of the scholarship of the Government of Japan.
The following candidates are excluded. If they are detected after the start of the scholarship, the applicant must give to it:
1) active members or officers of the Armed Forces.

2) Those applicants who can not travel to Japan as scheduled for incorporation.

3) Applicants who have previously enjoyed a grant from the Japanese government (M º of Education) unless you have worked in research or teaching for at least 3 or more years after returning to their country of origin. This exclusion does not apply to research students who (i) have enjoyed the fellowship of the MEXT Japanese Studies and who have graduated from universities in their country of origin, or (ii) were international students in Japan with the joint government grants for Japanese and Korean students in science and engineering departments.

4) Applicants who are currently enrolled in a Japanese college student visa or plan to do so privately at the time of starting this scholarship.

5) Applicants who are already receiving grants or aid from another agency (including official institutions of their country of origin).

6) selected undergraduate applicants who do not get their degree in the planned period.


(1) The period of receiving the grant will vary, as detailed below, depending on the course that the fellow made in Japan:

If the grantee comes to Japan in April 2011, the scholarship will have a duration of 24 months from April 2011 to March 2013.
If the grantee comes to Japan in October 2011, the scholarship will last for 18 months, from October 2011 until March 2013.
(In both cases, it includes a period of six months of learning Japanese for trainees who need it.)

(2) If the fellow enroll in master's, doctoral or professional specialization after his arrival in Japan, the grant would remain in force for the time necessary to complete (six months in addition to the Japanese for those trainees who need it) .



According to the 2010 budget, each fellow will receive monthly 152 000 yen (for Research Students), 154 000 yen (for students enrolled in master courses) or 155 000 yen (for students enrolled in doctoral courses) (in certain areas, could increase the monthly 2,000 or 3,000 yen). These amounts are subject to annual changes in budgets. The scholarship will be suspended in cases of abandonment or prolonged absence from the university for the fellow.

Travel costs:

Transportation to Japan: Airfare in economy class, according to the schedule set by the MEXT, from the international airport * nearest to his residence to the New Tokyo International Airport (or the nearest international airport to the host university). It does not include moving expenses from home to the nearest airport, airport taxes and special fees to be covered by the fellows. (* Refers to the residence that the applicant has indicated in the application forms). Not be covered travel expenses from a country other than the applicant or the trip prior to April 1, 2011. No expenses will be covered candidate's trip to Japan to obtain admission in any university.

Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns in the period provided after the end of your study period, will, upon request, of a plane ticket in economy class from the New Tokyo International Airport (or the nearest international airport to the university to the airport closest to your residence). Note: Travel insurance and accident, to / from Japan shall be borne by the grantee. In addition, the airport of departure and return must be the fellow's home country.

Tuition fees: The Japanese government will cover tuition fees, exam classes and college entrance. If the grantee agrees to higher grades or non-formal education, it will pay the entrance exam.

(To avoid errors in processing requests, please read in full the complete instructions in English)


Applications must be submitted in the Register of the General Directorate of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Av Reyes Católicos, 4 - 28040 MADRID) until Friday, May 21, 2010 (inclusive).

Embassy of Japan in Spain
C / Serrano, 109 - 28006 Madrid SPAIN
Tel: + (34) 91-590-7600
Fax: + (34) 91-590-1321

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