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Application Direction for Entrance Permission under Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation)

Those who passed the primary screening for the MEXT (Embassy Recommendation) Scholarship and wish to enroll at the Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, must apply according to the directions given below. Please note that GSID initially permits applicants to enroll as research students, not to enter the Masterís or the Doctoral course at the time of enrollment. In addition, Master's Program is April entrance and Doctoral Program is April and October entrance.

1. Conditions for Application

Applicants must have passed the primary screening of the scholarship for academic year 2019 at a Japanese embassy.

2. Documents to Be Submitted
(1) Application form (use the attached form) (PDF 244KB)
(2) Passing Certificate of the Primary Screening, issued by a Japanese embassy or consulate
(3) Certificate of language ability (such as TOEFL, TOEIC, Japanese Proficiency Test etc.)
(4) Application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship(a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)
(5) Research proposal (a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)
(6) Certificate of graduation (a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)
(7) Certificate of academic record (a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)
(8) Letter of recommendation (a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)
(9) Health Certificate (a photocopy of what you submitted to a Japanese Embassy)

Master's thesis in electronic form, if you wish to proceed to the Doctoral Program

NB: You must attach translations of documents if they are not in either Japanese or English.

3. Review Process

Applications which arrive before the deadline will be reviewed immediately. Results will be sent to applicants by post once the review process has been completed. Successful applicants will receive the "Certificate of Entrance Permission" to enroll as a research student.

4. Submission Deadline

Applications must arrive at GSID by Friday 31 August 2018

5. Methods of Submission and Address

You must submit by e-mail.

Submission address:

*Directions for submission
a) Please scan all necessary documents, convert them to PDF files and attach those files to your e-mail by writing “MEXT Scholarship Application” in the subject field.
b) The applicant must submit the application package by him or herself. (Friends or relatives must not submit the application on behalf of the applicant.)
c) Please note carefully the deadline for submission of the "Certificate of Entrance Permission" set by the embassy.

6. Miscellaneous
(1) Documents received after the submission deadline will not be accepted under any circumstances.
(2) Documents submitted cannot be returned to the applicant under any circumstances.

Successful applicants should submit the "Certificate of Entrance Permission" to the embassy or consulate and follow further instructions. Note that the "Certificate of Entrance Permission" issued by GSID does not guarantee acceptance as a MEXT scholar.


Please refer to the GSID homepage for details of courses and faculty members.


GSID will not answer enquiries about the review process.


Documents and information submitted in the application will not be used for any other purpose.


It is not necessary to obtain prior approval from a professor whom you wish to be your supervisor at GSID.


A professor cannot decide entrance permission personally. Therefore, all the applicants must follow this procedure, even if an accepting professor gives his/her personal approval.

7. Completion
(1) Those who are accepted as MEXT scholars will be admitted to GSID as research students, not as master's or doctoral students, either in April 2019 or October 2019.
(2) Those who pass the entrance examination after admission as a research student will be admitted to the master's program in April 2020.
(3) This means that a student can obtain a master's degree in March 2022, in the shortest case.

As for the doctoral program, a student must spend at least six months as a research student at GSID.

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