Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Research Students for 2021

Updated on 3 November 2020

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For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:

Type Research Students
Level Graduate school level
(Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course)
Age Under 35 years old (Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1986)
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
Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, the following would apply:
1.For Research Student / Master’s course / Doctoral course (first phase)
Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 30th September 2021 for the October 2021 batch.

2. Doctoral course (second phase)
Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidates should have practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 30th September 2021 for the October 2021 batch.
Term of scholarship Non-regular students:
The scholarship period will last from September or October 2021 until the end of March 2023.

Regular students enrolled in master’s, doctoral, or professional graduate courses:
Regardless of the date of arrival, the scholarship period shall be the necessary period for the completion of the respective regular course (hereinafter referred to as “the standard period of study”. See “13. ACADEMIC PATHWAY FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS” for the standard period of study for each course).
Number of scholarships To be announced
Stipend 1.Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen (Approx. Rs.101,418) per month
2. Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102,127) per month
3. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102, 836) per month.
Education fees Exempted
Traveling Expenses Round-trip airfare will be provided
How to apply and where to send the completed forms

Applications closed for 2021

The application documents described in the guidelines are required to be submitted by the person who has passed the document examination.
Schedule of the Preliminary Selection Application Deadline (must): 9th July 2020

Application Screening: July 2020

Notification of Examination of submitted application documents: end-August 2020

Written Examination and Interview: CANCELLED

Online Interview: 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 & 15 September 2020

Notification of the Results of the First Screening: In October

*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, we decided not to conduct the written examination and direct interview. Instead of them, online interview will be conducted, details of which will be shared with those candidates who pass the document screening stage.
For more details contact Mr. S. Sinha, Ms. Anshula
Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021.
Tel:99530-18030 (Mr, Sinha) (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only, not for submission of applications.)
Please also mention your telephone number, with area code, while sending your query by email.
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