wow, i didnt know that. kind of surpising. are they like normal students? or are they like, top of their field people.
ok, i sure i screwed up when trying to explain the full ride scholarship thing:
scholarship = some money to help you pay for tuition + cost of living;
full tuition scholarship = complete tuition, but not cost of living;
full ride scholarship = complete tuition, housing, and cost of living etc;
I first thought the monbusho scholarship was meant to be just a "scholarship." but after looking at it closer, it really does seem like it is meant to be a full ride scholarship( paying for tuition and plane ticket, but not giving living money would be kind of cruel.)
it might be the best 1 piece scholarship... but a typical masters course student in america recieves just as much through grants, aids, and assistantships. also, compared to the amount a PhD course student recieves, the monbusho scholarship is really lacking.
oh, and im a bit too busy to do any protesting ><
Exactly like what i said. You guys from rich nations. You can survive well without this scholarship and receive equal quality of education back in the comfort of your home countries. You have plenty of alternatives and perhaps you chose Japan only for it's unique experience and stuff. Not for the necessity of an education and of course, funding that is lacking in your country.
There isn't much we can do, right?
I would imagine though that if they did decide to cut the scholarship in half, either the international students would leave faster. (master students not getting a phd being the largest bunch) and this decline in foreign students would be noticed by the newspapers, who can write a juicy article. .
well, that will be the case. But it will only be temporary, perhaps a couple of years. So it won't hit them much.
Less stipend perhaps mean less hangovers for some. Right, menrui?
just kidding man