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MEXT Scholarships for 2016

1. Research students:

Students in all fields who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students (MA/PhD)

Born on or after April 2, 1981

Scholarship term: 1.5 - 2 years (incl. 6-month Japanese language course)

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Field of Study and Research Program Plan

Recommendation Form

Certificate of Health (candidates who pass the document screening, written tests & interview)

2. Undergraduate students:

Social sciences and Humanities, Natural sciences

Born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999

Must have completed a 12-year regular course of school education by March 2016

Scholarship term: about 5 years (incl. one-year preparatory education in Japanese language)  

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Recommendation Form

Certificate of Health (candidates who pass the document screening, written tests & interview)

3. College of technology students:

Major in engineering field

Born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999

Must have completed a 12-year regular course of school education by March 2016

Scholarship term: About 4 years (incl. one-year preparatory education in Japanese language)

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Fields of Study

Recommendation Form

Certificate of Health (candidates who pass the document screening, written tests & interview)

4. Specialized training college students:

Major in Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Culture and General Education, and other fields

Born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999

Must have completed a 12- year regular course of school education by March 2016

Scholarship term: About 3 years (incl. one-year preparatory education in Japanese language)

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Fields of Study

Recommendation Form

Certificate of Health (candidates who pass the document screening, written tests & interview)

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Application Deadline for 2016: 17:00h, June 5, 2015

(Applications are now closed)

Application & Selection Procedure - PDF

Applicants must send all the required documents to the Embassy of Japan in BiH (Bistrik 9, 71 000 Sarajevo) by post.

Please indicate ''Application for MEXT 2016'' on your envelope.

Documents which arrive to the Embassy after the deadline cannot be accepted.

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Information on Selection Procedure:

-- Written Tests --

Candidates who pass the screening of documents will be notified via e-mail and invited for the written tests, in June (will be held in Sarajevo).

Candidates for research studies will be invited for the written tests of English and Japanese.

Candidates for undergraduate studies will be invited for the written tests of English, Japanese and natural sciences (more detailed information can be found in the 'Application Information').

All exams (except Japanese) are in English. Candidates are not allowed to use any written materials or technical devices during the exams (e.g. calculators).

-- Interview --

Candidates who pass the written tests will be notified via e-mail and invited for the interview, in June (will be held at the Embassy of Japan in Sarajevo).

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

Research applicants:

1. Thesis Abstract is an abstract of graduation thesis. If applicant's university does not require graduation thesis, applicant can submit a recent academic essay abstract.

2. Applicants should choose a study field in Japan related to their prior BA/MA studies.

Undergraduate, College of Technology & Specialized Training College applicants:

1. Applicants are not restricted in their choice of the study field.

All applicants:

1. Applicants do not have to submit the health certificate together with the other application documents. Applicants will be asked to provide this document if they pass the application screening, written tests and interview at the Embassy.

Applicants are not restricted in their choice of institution for the medical examination.

2. Official English translation of each document in local language is mandatory.

3. Applicants should number the documents ① through ⑩ in the right upper corner.

4. Applicants should not staple the documents.

5. In the section Academic Background (Application Form), education duration should include the winter and summer breaks of each academic year.

6. If submitted together with the other application documents, recommendation letter(s) need to be submitted in the envelope(s) sealed by the recommender(s).

7. Applicants should not to submit documents of high importance in their original form (e.g. graduation certificate) but verify a document copy at the relevant institution (school/university, municipality, notary office) and provide additional copies.

8. Applicants should keep additional copy of their application documents.

Upon the end of the selection process, applicants will not be able to obtain their original application documents from the Embassy.

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Additional Information:

Scholarship Amount

Universities, etc. - Study in Japan

Japan Research Career Information Network

MEXT - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Web Japan - a comprehensive directory of useful websites on Japanese society and culture

Learn Japanese Online

MEXT Scholarships 2010 - Examination Question Examples

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Application Procedure for Teacher-Training Program for 2015

This scholarship offers BiH nationals, born after April 2, 1980, who are graduates of a university or a teacher-training school and have worked as teachers at elementary or secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools for at least five years in total as of April 1, 2015, the chance to study at universities/ training courses for the period necessary to complete each university’s training course (at most 1.5 years).

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Recommendation Form

Certificate of Health (students who pass the document screening & interview)

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Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Applications must be hand delivered or sent to the Embassy of Japan (Bistrik 9, 71000 Sarajevo) by post.

Please indicate ''Teacher -Training Program 2015" on the envelope.

Documents which arrive to the Embassy after the deadline cannot be accepted.

Candidates who pass the screening of the documents will be invited for a written exam and an interview in March, 2015.

All the necessary information can be found in the ''Application Guidelines'' and no inquiry will be accepted.

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Additional Information:

Scholarship Amount

List of Teacher-Training Universities in Japan

Universities, etc. - Study in Japan

Japan Research Career Information Network

Learn Japanese Online

MEXT - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Web Japan - a comprehensive directory of useful websites on Japanese society and culture ____________________________________________________________________________________________________