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Call for Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO) Scholarship Applications for April 2016

Kagoshima University was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to award “MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarships in FY 2014 (Special Admissions for Undergraduate Students)”.

The purpose of this Special Admission is to designate preferentially Japanese Government Scholars to the national, public or private universities that have existing international programs, which the Japanese government has selected beforehand as being internationally appealing. This is the first time the Special Admission for undergraduate students has been offered, though there have been admissions of graduate students. In FY 2014, 21 national, public or private universities applied for the Special Admissions for undergraduate students from which 11 universities were selected.

For Kagoshima University’s “Program for nurturing professionals who can work for the stabilization of sustainable food production in Southeast Asian coastal countries,” Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO) Scholars will be preferentially assigned for the next three years (until FY 2018). This Program will be conducted in line with the “Special Course in International Food and Resource Sciences”, which started in AY 2015 through the cooperation between Faculties of Agriculture and Fisheries. The Special Course is designed to provide the students with opportunities to gain knowledge and to contribute to the global industry and community. The students are also able to explore the field of sustainable agricultural and fisheries production and rational utilization of food resources with enriched global views and ethical perspectives with focus on Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and Africa. The curriculum of the Special Course is composed of classes conducted mainly in Japanese and some classes conducted in English

Please refer to the “APPLICATION GUIDELINES: JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MONBUKAGAKUAHO: MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR FY 2016 (SPECIAL ADMISSIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS)” for further information about qualifications and conditions, period of scholarship, scholarship benefits and the documents to be submitted.

Application Period and Screening Process

(1) Application Period and Submission of Documents

From end October to December 7, 2015

Applicants must convert their application documents into electronic files and send them to the following email address within the designated application period.
Email address: nkgaku@kuas.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Applicants should send originals of the required application documents by registered airmail or express mail service (DHL,EMS,FedEx,OCS,etc.) to the following address:

MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarship (Special Admissions for Undergraduate Students)
Special Course in International Food and Resource Sciences
Student Affairs Section
Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University
Korimoto 1-21-24, Kagoshima, 890-8580, Japan

All the documents should arrive at Kagoshima University by December 14,2015.

(2) Screening Process

Based on all submitted documents, Kagoshima University will select the qualified candidates for an interview. Those who are selected for the interview will be notified about the date of the interview by December 10 ,2015. The interview will be conducted online, connecting the applicants’ location and Kagoshima University. Kagoshima University will forward the results to the MEXT, who will conduct the final screening process. The Admission results will be announced to the applicants on February 2016.

Others

In addition to 4 Japanese government scholars, this Program will accept 6 privately-financed international students. For detailed information, please see the application guidelines for privately-financed international students (AY 2016) which will be posted in the website of Kagoshima University.

For inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Sayuri FUSHUKU

Special Course in International Food and Resource Sciences

Student Affairs Section

Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University

Korimoto 1-21-24, Kagoshima, 890-8580, Japan

Tel: +81-99-285-8666, Fax: +81-99-285-3533

E-mail: nkgaku@kuas.kagoshima-u.ac.jp