20 MIF Research Fellowship Program for International Students in Japan, 2018

The Matsumae International Foundation is pleased to offer 20 MIF research fellowship program to international students of high academic ability for 2018 entry. Fellowships are awarded to undertake research at selected host institutions.Matsumae International Foundation aim to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarship, specifically for overseas students.

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a non-governmental organization. Many donations have been kindly offered by enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic to the founder’s ideals and maintain contributions to the fund from their limited incomes.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications. Overseas students who want to study in English or Japanese must prove their language proficiency if the language is not their native tongue. Applicants may also be asked to submit scores from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL, or to travel to Japan to appear in university entrance examinations.

Deadline : 31 August 2017
Study in : Japan
Providers : The Matsumae International Foundation(MIF)
Course Level : Fellowships are available to carry out research at selected host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry).
Field of Study : Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.
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Eligibility:

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Applicants must be under 49 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan.
  • Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present.
  • Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by the foundation.
  • Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.

Nationality:

Non-Japanese citizens can apply for these MIF fellowships.

Entrance Requirement:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.

College Admission Requirement:

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A number of leading universities, especially private ones, offer a few courses in English but most are in Japanese and knowledge of the language is more of a requirement than an asset. Overseas students who want to study in English or Japanese must prove their language proficiency if the language is not their native tongue. Applicants may also be asked to submit scores from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL, or to travel to Japan to sit university entrance examinations.

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