Master & Doctoral Scholarships, Waseda University, Japan

Application documents for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship and Asia Special Scholarship.

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University offers International Graduate Program in English for foreign students. For September 2011 intake, we will allocate approximately 15 scholarships for Doctoral and Master`s candidates in total. Detailed eligibility is listed as follows:

  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 9 Doctoral and Master`s candidates entering in September 2011 (MEXT stands for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Asia Special Scholarship for 6 Doctoral and Master`s candidates entering in September 2011

Applicants for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or Asia Special Scholarship are required to submit application documents by mail to the Graduate Admissions Office (Graduate Admissions Office, Center for Science and Engineering, Waseda University 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, JAPAN ) by January 7, 2011, and then by following the application guidelines, please submit the designated documents required for the “Admission to International Graduate Program”.

The graduate school of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University establishes international programs that allow students to earn degrees through programs conducted entirely in English language.

Master’s Program
Aims to offer students a broader prospective and deeper knowledge to equip them with research abilities in specialized fields and advanced competences necessary for professional careers. Students will take classes offered in English. Full time attendance for two years is necessary for a master’s course. It is necessary to obtain the number of credits set by each graduate school, receive supervision in the fields of their study, and pass the thesis and final examinations.

Doctoral Program
Aims to help students develop specialized knowledge and research competences required of researchers and professionals with expertise in their fields. To obtain the doctoral degree, three years of postgraduate study with guidance is necessary, as a general rule. Students must also submit a doctoral dissertation and pass the thesis and final examinations.

Scholarships (expected)
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 9 Master’s or Doctoral candidates entering in September 2011 (MEXT stands for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

This scholarship is awarded for foreign students who are accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s and Doctoral Program) after entrance examination (AO method). This Scholarship provides monthly allowance of 158,000 Yen for two years, Screening fees (refunded after enrollment), Tuition Fees and a round trip air ticket to Japan.

Asia Special Scholarship for 6 Master’s or Doctoral candidates entering in September 2011 This scholarship is awarded for students who are accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s and Doctoral Program) after entrance examination (AO method). Students must be nationals of Asian countries excluding Japan (refer to the “List of Participating Countries for Asia Special Scholarship”), and must apply for this program from overseas. After enrollment, students are provided 150,000 Yen as a round trip air ticket to Japan, and monthly allowance of 200,000 Yen for two years in Master’s program, three years in Doctoral program at a maximum.

“List of Participating Countries for Asia Special Scholarship”
Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Israel, Iraq, Iran, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Oman, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syrian, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Tajikistan, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Nepal, Bahrain, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon

Applications

How to apply for Scholarships
Applicants for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or Asia Special Scholarship should submit the following documents by January 7, 2011.
1. Completed application form.
2. For a doctor’s course, an official transcript showing the applicant’s academic performance from both an undergraduate and a master’s course. For a master’s course, an official transcript showing the applicant’s academic performance from an undergraduate course.
3. Two confidential recommendation letters in the specific form. Each letter should be in a sealed envelope with signature of the recommender over the flap of envelope and should be sent to the Faculty of Science and Engineering directly.

(The application form and the recommendation letter form are available at http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp/visitor/applicants/daigakuin/scholarship_fse.html)

After document screening, the result of selection will be notified to the selected applicants for the scholarship by the beginning of February 2011. The prospective recipients will be asked to apply for the “Admission to International Graduate Program”. Those students who want the enrollment of September 2011 must submit necessary documents by the end of March.

How to apply for “Admission to International Graduate Program”

Admission Requirements
Applicants must satisfy the following qualifications, includes applicants who are expected to graduate by September 20, 2011.

Master’s Program: Applicants who have completed their standard elementary and secondary school education overseas or in Japan, and graduated from higher education institutions or equivalent outside Japan. However, applicants who have completed a degree program where degree can be obtained by taking courses in English only at a university in Japan are also eligible to apply.

Doctoral Program: Applicants who have been educated and conferred a Master’s Degree or equivalent in countries other than Japan. However, applicants who have completed a Master’s Degree program where degree can be obtained by taking courses in English only at a university in Japan are also eligible to apply.

Application Period:
For September 2011: January 11 (Tuesday)- June 10, 2011 (Friday)
*Please note that prospective recipients of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship or Asia Special Scholarship are required to complete application by the end of March, 2011.

Selection Procedure
Selection will be conducted based on the documents. The result will be notified to the applicant within about one month after application. The selected applicants will be asked to take procedures according to the admission documents that we will send later. For the application documents and other detailed information on application, please check the application guidelines on the following website: http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp/visitor/applicants/daigakuin/aigp.html

Guideline : Information on International Program for Graduate Students With Scholarships (PDF)

Application Form :

Recommendation Form :

All correspondence can be made to:
Graduate Admissions Office, Center for Science and Engineering, Waseda University 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, JAPAN
E-mail: scholarship-fse@list.waseda.jp
Fax: +81-3-5286-1689

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