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MEXT scholarship with University Recommendation

Application period for October 2018 enrollment has been over. This webpage will be updated in December 2018 for those wishing to enroll in October 2019. 

What is MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation?

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation, each Japanese university will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the university you wish to study. MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in September only. Following students are expected to apply. Those who live in Japan with a proper visa at the time of application are NOT eligible to apply.

 — Those who have studied at GSFS as an exchange program student
Those who have participated in any internship program at UTokyo such as UTSIP Kashiwa before and would like to enroll in GSFS as a regular student

1) How to apply

Contact professor(s) at GSFS and get an unofficial consensus to accept you first. If you obtained the consensus, please send the application materials described in 2) to the professor.

2) Application materials

a) Application form and Study plan (double-sided print)
(download the designated form here – Application form and Study plan)

Your picture must be attached in the application form.

b) Original copy of a recommendation letter

Must be prepared by dean (Head of School or Faculty) of your university you currently enrolled. And must be addressed to the president of The University of Tokyo.

c) Copy of your passport

The page with your picture

d) Original copy of academic transcript of your undergraduate course

Include a transcript of your master course if you are applying to a doctoral course at GSFS.

In case your transcript does not show GPA or the grading system, then a letter from professors of your university describing your relative evaluation in your class must be attached.

e) Original copy of Certificate of Graduation or Expected Graduation

f)  Abstract of your thesis of your previous course

g) Certificate of your language proficiency of Japanese or English

TOEFL, IELTS, Japanese Language Proficiency Test are accepted.


 3) Submission deadline

A complete set of application materials, including your photo data must arrive at your prospective supervisor no later than 17:00 in Tokyo time on January  23, 2018 via e-mail first. No late application will be considered. Please send the original documents via courier so that we receive them by January 31.

 4) If you are accepted

The result will be notified to you in June 2018 from GSFS. If you are accepted, you will enroll in October 2018 as a research student. In order to proceed to a master course or a doctoral course, you must sit for the examinations. For example, if you pass the February 2019 examination, you will proceed to a degree course in April 2019. If you pass the next summer examination, you will proceed to a degree course in September 2019.

Note that NOT all departments hold their entrance examination in the “Schedule B (February)”. For the detailed information, please check

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