Today, one of my kohai from IF UNS came to my office in Duxeos and asked about my scholarship to Japan: how to apply, the selection tests, etc. So I wrote this post hoping it could help other people who need the same information. This post here specifically:
a) Talks about MEXT / Monbukagakusho Scholarship.
My scholarship is called Monbukagakusho / MEXT scholarship, one of the most popular scholarship to study in Japan. This is the official scholarship offered by Japanese Government (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Sport, and Technology) to us international students. There are some others scholarship to study in Japan offered by institution such as Panasonic, Inpex, etc but since I did not apply any other than MEXT, so I dont talk about them.
b) Talks about scholarship case in my country, Indonesia.
c) Talks about scholarship to study for master study.
So here we go. There are 2 kinds of MEXT Scholarships:
1) Government Recommendation
Open Registration: April/May/Juni every year. The scholarship quota: subject to change, usually around 30-50 scholarships are granted each year. The selection phase: document screening, written language test (English and Japanese test), and interview.
So if you passed all those steps you will be recommended by government to get MEXT scholarship. For more detailed information please check here.
2) University Recommendation (my case, the university is Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Open Registration: Agustus-December every year. The scholarship quota: subject to change, usually around 2-10 scholarships are granted each year in each graduate schools (in my graduate school it was 5 for master). The selection phase: document screening and interview (via skype).
This is the one that brings me to Japan. I have written about it in very detailed posts, and here they are:
I have tried both government and university recommendation, so if you interested in this scholarship, want to try to apply, and have some questions, please do not hesitate to ask me here 🙂 がんばって !
Veni, Vidi, Vici. I came, I saw, I conquered – Julius Caesar.