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'Innovative Asia' / Scholarship to Japan

1. What is 'Innovative Asia'?

This initiative aims to enhance the circulation of competent human resources between Japan and Asian countries and to promote innovation in the whole Asia. (see below 4 / General Information)

To this end, opportunities for study and internship in Japan for competent students who are studying at ‘partner schools' in Asian countries will be provided.

2. Degree and Fields of Study

In this program, participants will be accepted in master's or doctor's courses at Japanese universities in such fields as Science and Technology, and Engineering, especially, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

Proposed research topics must be relevant to the program objectives (see below 4 / General Information).

3. Target / Eligible Applicants

  1. Nationality: Citizens of one of the 12 Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam)
  2. Under 40 years of age (as of September 1st, 2017)
  3. Bachelor's degree (as of September 1st, 2017)
  4. Those who study or graduated from the partner schools (see below 5)
  5. Adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the master's course or doctor's course

4. For Applicants of the 1st Batch

1st batch students will come to Japan in around September 2017 to commence the study at Japanese Universities.

The selection is subjected to the schedule and deadline of each Japanese university you apply for (see below 6). Please directly contact Japanese Universities.

5. Partner Schools

No. Country School
1 Bangladesh Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
2 University of Dhaka
3 Cambodia Institute of Technology of Cambodia
4 Royal University of Phnom Penh
5 India Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing: IIITDM-J
6 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay *
7 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
8 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
9 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
10 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur *
11 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur *
12 Indian Institute of Technology Madras *
13 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee *
14 Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University
15 Institut Teknologi Bandung
16 Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
17 Universitas Darma Persada
18 Universitas Gadjah Mada
19 Universitas Hasanuddin
20 Universitas Indonesia
21 Laos National University of Laos
22 Myanmar Mandalay Technological University
23 University of Yangon
24 Yangon Technological University
25 Malaysia Management and Science University
26 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia / The National University of Malaysia
27 Universiti Malaya
28 Universiti Malaysia Sabah
29 Universiti Putra Malaysia
30 Universiti Sains Malaysia
31 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
32 Universiti Teknologi MARA
33 Universiti Teknologi Petronas
34 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
35 Pakistan National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad
36 NED (Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw) University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
37 University of Engineering and Technology Lahore
38 The Philippines Ateneo de Manila University
39 De La Salle University
40 Mindanao State University - Illigan Institute of Technology
41 University of the Philippines – Diliman
42 Sri Lanka University of Colombo
43 University of Peradeniya
44 Thailand Asian Institute of Technology
45 Burapha University
46 Chiang Mai University
47 Chulalongkorn University
48 Kasetsart University
49 Khon Kaen University
50 King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
51 King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
52 Mahidol University
53 Prince of Songkla University
54 Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
55 Thammasat University
56

Vietnam

Hanoi University of Industry
57 Hanoi University of Science and Technology
58 Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
59 Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
60 Vietnam-Japan University

* Subjected to the agreement from the respective universities

6. Inquiries / Accepting Japanese Universities

List of Japanese Universities

(1) Hiroshima University

(2) Hokkaido University

  • Graduate School of Science / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Life Science / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed
  • Outline (PDF/890KB)
  • Graduate School of Agriculture / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Environmental Science / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Infectious Diseases / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Global Food Resources / Application Closed

(3) Kyoto University


  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Agriculture / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed

(4) Kyushu University

Application Procedure:

In the list below, please check the admission procedure of the international program you are planning to apply for and contact your prospective supervisor whether you are eligible for the course of your choice.

For your reference, the contact information of supervisors is shown on the website as well.

  • Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Science / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Mathematics / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Design / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering / Application Closed
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences / Application Closed

(5) Nagoya University

  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences / Application Closed

(6) Osaka University

  • Graduate School and School of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering Science / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology / Application Closed

(7) Ritsumeikan University

  • Graduate School of Science and Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Life Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Economics / Application Closed

(8) Shibaura Institute of Technology

Application Closed

(9) The University of Tokyo

  • Outline (PDF/701KB)
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed

(10) Tohoku University

  • Graduate School of Science / Application Closed
  • School of Medicine / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Dentistry / Application Closed
  • School of Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Information Sciences / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Environmental Studies / Application Closed Application Period: Till April 30, 2017

(11) Tokai University

  • Graduate School of Engineering / Application Closed
  • Graduate School of Science and Technology / Application Closed

(12) Tokyo Institute of Technology

Application Closed

(13) Toyohashi University of Technology

Application Closed

(14) University of Tsukuba

(15) Waseda University

Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering,
Department of Computer Science and Communications Engineering

Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Application Period: Dec. 19, 2016 - May 19, 2017

Document Screening: Jan. - May, 2017

Result Announcement: Two months after Submission of Application Documents

7. FAQ

Applications:

(1) How can I apply for the scholarship?

  • Please check the website and apply for the listed graduate schools directly.
  • They have the different selection procedures and application period.

(2) Some of the graduate schools closed their applications. What can I do?

  • Please consider other listed graduate schools for the scholarship.

(3) I am over 40 years old, but graduated from the listed partner school. Am I eligible for the scholarship, if I was accepted to the listed Japanese University?

  • Unfortunately, no. You need to satisfy all the set qualifications.

(4) How can I obtain the applications form for JICA scholarship?

  • Your accepting Japanese University has to recommend you as a JICA scholar.
  • Once the University nominates you as a scholar, JICA will distribute the Application Forms to the listed nominees.

(5) Do I have to pay for the entrance examination?

  • Yes. However, once you are approved as a scholar by JICA, JICA will refund entrance examination fee for an applied Japanese University.

(6) I graduated the university which is not the partner school of Innovative Asia.
In that case, can I apply this program?

  • No. Only the person who graduated the partner school can apply this program.

Conditions:

(1) Do I need to speak Japanese?

  • Lectures in universities are conducted in English, and you can receive degree in English.
  • Acquisition of Japanese is RECOMMENDED to work in Japan, and JICA will help you with your study!

(2) What is the status of residence in Japan?

  • College student. Once you are approved as a JICA scholar, JICA will help apply for your visa.

(3) Can I proceed to doctor's course after completion of master's degree?

  • In principle, you may not. You are supposed to contribute through working in the industrial sectors.

Others:

(1) Where do I stay in Japan?

  • Your accepting Japanese university will support you to find your accommodation on campus or a private apartment.

(2) I want to work in Japan!

  • Opportunities of Internship will be offered during your stay and after the study up to 6 months.
  • Immigration bureau will apply preferential treatment system after the completion of study in Japan, if you are employed by a Japanese company.

(3) Could you share the amount of allowance during the participation of the program?

  • Please refer [4. For Applicants of the 1st Batch] on the page above.

8. Others

JICA HQs: Mr. S. SATO

University Partnership Division, Domestic Strategy and Partnership Department
tatuc@jica.go.jp


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