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Japanese Government Scholarships and Their Content(except YLP students)  
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Japanese Government Scholarships and Their Content (Fiscal 2012)
Research student
Teacher training student
Undergraduate student
Level of studies Graduate school level Undergraduate level
Eligibility requirement University or college graduate University, college graduate or equivalent Secondary school graduate or equivalent
Age limit (at time of granting) Under 35 At least 17 and under 22
Duration Maximum 2 years including Japanese-
language training
Maximum 1 year 6 months including Japanese-
language training
5 years including Japanese-
language training (7 years for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science)
Preliminary Japanese-
language training
6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University)
Those with sufficient Japanese proficiency are not required to go through preliminary Japanese-
language training.
1 year
(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University)
Fields of study Major in field of specialty at a graduate school Special training at a teacher training department Undergraduate education
Designated countries Worldwide
(168 countries and regions)
Developing countries, etc.
(64 countries and regions)
Worldwide
(100 countries and regions)
Planned number of new scholarship recipients
4,042 people
89 people
460 people
Scholarship stipend
¥143,000~148,000 per month
¥117,000~120,000 per month
Tuition Tuition for national universities and Institute of National College of Technology waived; tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Travel allowance Roundtrip fare (air ticket) provided
Embassy recommendation
Yes
Yes
Yes
University recommendation
(overseas application)
Yes
No
No
University recommendation
(local acceptance)
Yes
No
Yes (For the final only)
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Japanese studies student
College of technology student
Special training college student
Level of studies Undergraduate level
Eligibility University student (undergraduate level) Graduates of secondary schools or equivalent Graduates of secondary schools or equivalent
Age limit
(at time of granting)
At least 18 and under 30 At least 17 and under 22 At least 17 and under 22
Duration One academic year 4 years including Japanese-
language training
(4 and a half years for merchant marines studies)
3 years including Japanese-
language training
Preliminary Japanese-
language training
None 1 year
(Independent Administrative Institution: Japan Student Services Organization, Tokyo Japanese Lanugage Education Center)
1 year
(Bunka Institute of Language, Independent Administrative Institution: Japan Student Services Organization, Osaka Japanese Lanugage Education Center)
Fields of specialized training Japanese language or special training related to Japan Third year college of technology courses Post secondary courses
Designated countries Worldwide
(74 countries and regions)
Developing countries
(40 countries and regions)
Developing countries, etc.
(49 countries and regions)
Planned number of new scholarship recipients
190 people
86 people
90 people
Scholarship stipend
¥117,000~120,000 per month
Tuition Tuition for national universities and Institute of National College of Technology wavied; tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Travel allowance
Roundtrip fare (air ticket) provided
Embassy recommendation
Yes
Yes
Yes
University recommendation
(overseas application)
Yes
No
No
local acceptance
No
No
No
Application Guidelines
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Examination Questions
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Examinations required for Embassy recommendation
Research students Japanese, English (only applicants)
Teacher training students Japanese and English (Both for reference purposes)
Undergraduate students Japanese , English, mathematics and science (Only science faculty examinees are required to choose two out of the following three subjects: chemistry, physics or biology)
Japanese studies students Japanese
College of technology students Japanese , English,mathematics and physics or chemistry
Special training college students Japanese ,English and mathematics
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