Monbukagakusho Scholarship

Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology the Monbukagakusho Scholarship allows post-baccalaureate students to do research at Japanese universities for terms of two years, beginning April 2010 or one and a half years, beginning October 2010.

Scholarship benefits:
• Monthly allowance of approximately ¥175,000 (subject to change)
• Transportation to and from Japan
• Arrival allowance and a field study allowance
• University fees and tuition
• Assistance with accommodation arrangements

Qualifications:
• U.S. citizenship
• Under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2010
• Graduation from an accredited university before date of departure
• Must be eager to learn the Japanese language

Note: Research must be in area related to or the same as undergraduate degree field. Every applicant must take a written exam in Japanese.

Candidates in the following fields are encouraged to apply: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry, Fisheries, Pharmacology, and Business.

Preliminary application deadline: April 24, 2009
Japanese Exam (mandatory) and English Exam (optional): Architecture Building 101A
Date: May 1st, 9am.

Click the link to download an application form: Monbukagakusho Application (PDF format)

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Joseph O’Mealy, Interim Dean, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, 956-8516 or Dr. Kimi Kondo-Brown, Interim Associate Dean, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, 956-2073.

University of Hawa‘ii at Mānoa
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution