Call for Applications: MEXT Scholarship 2019 for post-graduate research in Japan (Deadline: at noon on 6 July 2018)

2019 MEXT Scholarship for Post-graduate Research in Japan flag
The Government of Japan opens opportunities for its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Programme for graduate-level research in Japan in 2019-2021.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • South Sudanese national Cf. Other nationals shall submit applications at Japanese diplomatic missions in their home countries.
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree from a tertiary academic institution with above average GPA
  • 34 years of age or younger as of 1 April, 2018
  • Physically and mentally sound
  • Willing to learn about Japanese language and culture and to enhance Japan-South Sudan bilateral relationship
Terms of Scholarship
  • Recipients will attend 6-month Japanese language lessons and at least 1.5 years of post-graduate research programmes. Those who are proficient in Japanese will be exempt from the language lessons.
  • Fees pertaining to the entrance exam, matriculation, and tuition at the host university, and fares for round-trip tickets will be covered by the Government of Japan.
  • Monthly allowance of JPY 143,000 will be provided from April 2019 through March 2021.
  • Scholarship recipients must take an oath on a set of regulations prior to their dispatch.
Documents to be submitted *Submit the original copy and two photocopies as per the Guidelines Open a new window
  • Application Form1 Open a new window
  • Placement Preference Form2 Open a new window – Candidates who have passed the subsequent interview must secure a Letter of Acceptance from the preferred institution(s) on their own.
  • Medical Examination Form3 Open a new window
  • Study Plan4 Open a new window – detailed description of research field(s) of choice with clear achievement goals
  • Letter of Recommendation5 Open a new window from a previous academic instructor or chancellor of alma mater
  • Letter of Recommendation from a supervisor, if currently employed
  • Diploma from the last school of attendance – photocopies to be attested to by the school authority
  • Transcript from the last school of attendance
  • Summary of the previously-authored graduation thesis, if any.
  • Three mug-shot photos, 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Forms 1-5, and the Guidelines, available in print at the Embassy, are to be strictly followed.
Hard copy submissions are to be made at the Embassy’s reception by at noon on 6th July, 2018 (Fri).
Those who pass the initial screening will be called in for the English and the Japanese language examinations and an oral interview with the selection committee.
Inquiries will be handled by Ms. Mary Natiki at the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, reachable at; +211 922 671 513.