The Monbukagakusho Scholarships Desk at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2006 Research Student Scholarship.
Nationality: Each applicant must have nationality covered by this scholarship program. (Any applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.)
Age: Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of the 1st of April 2006 (i.e. born on and after the 2nd of April 1971).
Academic Background: Each applicant must have an undergraduate degree of a Japanese university or have the same or a higher level of academic ability than a university or college graduate. Any person who falls under either of the items may be considered to have the same or a higher level of academic ability than a university or college graduate:
a. Any person who has completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country (or 18 years of school education in the case of a person who desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science); or
b. Any person aged 22 or older who has taken a separate entrance qualification examination and has been judged by a graduate school as having the same or a higher level of academic ability than a university or college graduate (or 24 is or older in the case of a person who desires to enroll in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science). In principle, any person who has completed a doctoral course may not apply unless he/she aims to obtain a degree.
Scholarship Allowance: 175,000 yen per month will be given to each grantee during the term of his/her scholarship. The amount is subject to change.
The submission date for 2007 (departure in April or October) is
Friday, May 19, 2006 (postmarked).
Please direct inquiries to:
Monbukagakusho Scholarships Desk
Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles
350 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 617-6700 ext338
(213) 617-6728 fax
For more information, visit http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html