Scholarship #3 : Monbukagakusho / MEXT, scholarship to Japan

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:

Step 1: Brief Introduction: What is IGP Titech ?

Step 2: The Document Screening Selection Phase.

Step 3: Interview Selection Phase: Dry Run.

Step 4: Interview Selection Phase: The D-day.

Step 5: The Unofficial Result of The Scholarship.

Step 6: The Official Result of The Scholarship.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Scholarship #3 : Monbukagakusho / MEXT, scholarship to Japan

  1. Hai littleflow3r,

    Sy ada beberapa pertanyaan,tlg dijawab ya!
    1. Apakah dua jenis mext scholarship itu nanti berangkatnya bareng ya? Sy masi bingung dgn timeline kedua beasiswa itu
    2. Untuk yg Tokyo Institute of Tecnology itu sy udah buka link nya, dan ternyata sudah buka pendaftarannya untuk 2014 ! Pgn daftar, tp blm siap toefl 😦 😦 Itu syarat toefl brapa ya ubtuk daftar?

    Makasih yaww

    1. tambahan aja.. (sorry ikutan nimbrung)

      untuk TOEFL santai aja ko, mending tes dari sekarang aja. Dulu sepengalaman saya, saya yg offcial result belum nyampe pas penutupan. Jadi dokumen yg saya kirim adalah print screen hasil IBT dari webnya langsung. Jadi dibilang toefl-nya nyusul..

      untuk minimal, setau saya sih ada. Standar Jepang itu 550 untuk PBT alias kurang lebih 80 untuk IBT. Nah biasanya kalau TOEFL kita kurang, si sensei-nya nyaranin untuk daftar taun depan agar TOEFL kita bisa lebih tinggi.

      1. Oh gitu ya prib? malah ndak tau saya, kalo di Gov recommendation emg ada syaratnya score toefl, tapi kalo univ recommendation di petunjuk daftarnya sih ga ada syarat score berapa, cuman mgkn Sensei akan lgsg kasitw kita ya 😀
        thanks masukannya 😀

  2. 1) Berangkatnya tidak bareng, meski masih dalam satu tahun yg sama. Yaitu, untuk Gov Recommendation berangkatnya adl Spring semester (April), Univ Recommendation berangkat Fall semester (October).

    2) Tidak ada syarat khusus sih nilai Toefl harus berapa. Yg penting kirim aja. Ohya, harus Toefl International ya (kalo di Indo cuman bisa iBT untuk yg international)

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