Scholarships to Japan for international students
Studying Japan and its culture must be far more interesting than looking into any European nation, especially if Japan holds a special interest for you. Find out about scholarships to Japan for international students will help you take the next step in your education.Fields of study
Applicants must apply for a field of study that they took at university or one that’s closely related. The field of study must also be one that the applicant can take as a graduate course in a Japanese university. You might find that the fields of study are restricted by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, otherwise known as the Japanese diplomatic mission.
Students who studied medicine or dentistry won’t be able to engage in those fields until they’ve gained a permit from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. If you’ve studied something else that involves practical training, you should be able to practice in that field.
As you’d imagine the entry criteria is pretty vast. We’ll scratch the surface of it and then point you to other sites where you can get a more detailed breakdown. You need to be from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan who was born on or after April 2, 1980. You should have graduated from a Japanese university or demonstrate an academic ability equal to that gained from a Japanese university. You’ll need to be willing to learn the Japanese language and of course, you’ll have to demonstrate a keen interest in Japan and its culture. For the rest of the entry criteria check out mext.go.jp.
How to get a scholarship
There are several hurdles. The first one involves the Japanese diplomatic mission who will take you through a screening process which basically involves you completing application forms and writing exams in both English and Japanese. There’s also an interview in which you’ll have to demonstrate a clear sense of purpose relating to your study in Japan.