Japanese Scholarships for Masters/PhD Studies for Indians [Rs. 89,440/month]

Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships - Research Students

TypeResearch Students
LevelGraduate school level
(Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course)
AgeUnder 35 (born on or after April 2, 1985)
Fields of study(A) Japan related Humanities
(B) Japan related Social Science
(C) Mathematical Science
(D) Physics
(E) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(F) Biology and Biotechnology
(G) Agriculture and Fishery
(H) Environmental Science

(I) Pharmaceutical Science
(J) Geology and Geoinformatics
(K) Civil Engineering
(L) Architecture
(M) Material Science / Engineering
(N) Electrical Engineering
(O) Electronics & Communications Engineering
(P) Mechanical Engineering
(Q) Aerospace Engineering
(R) Robotics
(S) Information Technology
(T) Sports Science
Eligibility conditions1. For Research Student / Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch.

2. For Ph.D. Degree

Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidate having practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch.

3. For Research Student/Master’s degree in Japanese Language

a) Students who have completed Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.


b) Students who have completed Bachelor’s degree course in any subject from a recognized university and obtained N2 Certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation.

4. For Ph.D. degree in Japanese Language

Students who have completed Master degree course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.
Term of scholarshipA typical master's degree course is for two years.(*1)
A typical doctoral degree course is for three years. (*1)
In case preparatory education is required, a 6-month preparatory education period will be separately added. (*2)
Number of scholarshipsTo be announced
Stipend144,000 Yen/ month (Approx. Rs. 89,440 / month for the year 2019 *3)
Tuition feesExempted
AirfareRound-trip airfare will be provided
How to apply and where to send the completed forms
Preliminary Application form

The completed application form mentioning subject Research Student and file name as field of study-name.docx (e.g. physics-amit.docx) should be sent to the Embassy through email as an attachment, by 13th May 2019.

Email id: scholarship-india@nd.mofa.go.jp
Applications received only on this email id will be considered as submitted application.

Note: The size of the file should not exceed 200KB.
Schedule of the Preliminary SelectionApplication deadline: 13th May 2019
Application Screening: 3rd/4th week of May 2019
Notification of shortlisted candidates for Written Test and Interview on this web page: 1st/2nd week of June 2019
Written Test and Interview: 22 June, 23 June, 29 June, 30 June, 2019 
For more details contactMr. S. Sinha
Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021.
Tel:011-4610-4865 (extn. 614)
Please write your telephone number, when you send a query by email. 
Past Examination questions are available!http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-32.html#1
*1: If a student opts for Masters or Ph.D. program, the scholarship term may get extended, provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria set by the MEXT.
*2: It will be exempted if student has a good ability of Japanese Language or enters the courses offered in English.
*3: The amount is subject to change depending on the annual budget of each year

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