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MEXT Scholarship through University Recommendation

J.K.

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Yes, on last march, because it was required.
If the university said that y're already accepted as a student in master or doctorate program, I think you don't need to take the exam.
So tough that you had to go in person to take the exam. But now worth it :emoji_grinning:
I am not sure if the university take me as doctoral student, but "doctoral program" is shown on the certificate of acceptance.
 

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So tough that you had to go in person to take the exam. But now worth it :emoji_grinning:
I am not sure if the university take me as doctoral student, but "doctoral program" is shown on the certificate of acceptance.
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I am sure you're a doctoral student then. Congratulation!
 

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Dear all,

Could you please tell me in detail about the procedure to apply for MEXT scholarship through University Recommendation:

1. When is the deadline for the application this year?
2. Is there any way to find out how many slots (to enroll as a research/Phd student) are allocated for each university (each department) each year?
3. After submitting the documents (and along with the MEXT selection process), should we take an interview and the entrance exam or just one of them? (How the interview and the entrance exam will conduct? Are they email-base?)
4. What is the difference between general recommendation and special recommendation and with which one have the most chance (the number of acceptance for each)?
5. What are the PGP(Priority Graduate Program) and G30(General category)?
6. What is the student-exchange agreement?


Thanks for your reply in advance!
 

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If i am applying for university recommended can I ask multiple universities if they are going to nominate me. I do know that multiple universities cant nominate you but, my problem is I dont know if a particular university will nominate me. So can i ask multiple universities if they nominate me and if I can get a university to nominate me I will stick to it. But if two universities nominate can i just decline one of the nominations.
 

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Universities will nominate you, only after they’ve excepted you into their program. Depending on the University they may have a certain number of self paying in a certain number of students they nominate. You can ask the program directly in the application process.

Sometimes a professor may accept you, and then the number of accepted people are then chosen among for the number of recommended scholarships that are available. It really depends on the institution and the number of scholarships that they have been allotted by MEXT, however around the same time most universities need to make their decision.

Hope that helps
 

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Anyone here applying for the MEXT scholarship through University Recommendation for Fall 2020?

Not sure if I'm allowed to submit the documents to the university's international student division now because the deadline is approaching soon (next friday), because the university states that "applicants must request their academic supervisor to write a letter of acceptance for them and all the documents must reach international student division by January 7, 2020".. and my supervisor haven't told me whether he has written the letter of acceptance for me or not😢
 

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If your supervisor already agreed to accept you, he should be "holding up his end". Each university is different but it is likely that he will send the "write a letter of acceptance " directly to the International Division. You should:
1) contact your prof. to check on this
2) find out the latest day you can send your material. I do not know your situation but if this s a first screening, and you are sending by email as attachments ithe deadline will probably be TIME STAMPED January 7, 2020 JST 17;00 / if it is by post, EMS must arrive on that calendar at the correct office. Make sure you leave a a week or for a cushion cushion. In general, Japanese universities will NOT accept anything after the deadline.


If you do not hear anything from your Prof. before the "deadline" to send your stuff, add a piece of paper entitled "Letter of acceptance", your prof's name etc

and the put "sent directly to international division by prof X.


That is about the best you can do.

Cheers
 

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If your supervisor already agreed to accept you, he should be "holding up his end". Each university is different but it is likely that he will send the "write a letter of acceptance " directly to the International Division. You should:
1) contact your prof. to check on this
2) find out the latest day you can send your material. I do not know your situation but if this s a first screening, and you are sending by email as attachments ithe deadline will probably be TIME STAMPED January 7, 2020 JST 17;00 / if it is by post, EMS must arrive on that calendar at the correct office. Make sure you leave a a week or for a cushion cushion. In general, Japanese universities will NOT accept anything after the deadline.


If you do not hear anything from your Prof. before the "deadline" to send your stuff, add a piece of paper entitled "Letter of acceptance", your prof's name etc

and the put "sent directly to international division by prof X.


That is about the best you can do.

Cheers
I requested my supervisor to write the Letter of Acceptance for me and to submit it to International Division, but he just filled up the Letter of Acceptance and gave it to me (via email).

The deadline for submitting the application documents by email is 29th of November (next Friday).
I just sent my application documents to the International Division today morning (via email) and asked them whether I can send the Letter of Acceptance that my supervisor has filled up for me (or does my supervisor has to submit that on his own). Awaiting their reply now..
 
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Update: The international student office just replied me acknowledging that they have received my documents, and told me that my supervisor has to submit the LoA to them directly before the 7th of January 2020
 

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Update: The international student office just replied me acknowledging that they have received my documents, and told me that my supervisor has to submit the LoA to them directly before the 7th of January 2020
Yes, that is quite normal, that they would not ask you to resend an email. Actually they probably have a standard format that your supervisor has to fill out.

I am surprised that he odes not know this. I recommend that you forward the email (just their response to your last email showing him what to do) from the international division DIRECTLY to your supervisor CC also to International Division so that each side (Your Prof and International Division) are aware of who they need to contact and how to contact them if necessary.


Hope that helps
 

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Yes, that is quite normal, that they would not ask you to resend an email. Actually they probably have a standard format that your supervisor has to fill out.

I am surprised that he odes not know this. I recommend that you forward the email (just their response to your last email showing him what to do) from the international division DIRECTLY to your supervisor CC also to International Division so that each side (Your Prof and International Division) are aware of who they need to contact and how to contact them if necessary.


Hope that helps
Great idea, I never thought of CC'ing my supervisor with that email exchange with the office (I emailed him with a screenshot of the conversation I've had with the international student division when requesting him to send the LoA to the international student division, now I think that's a bad idea...)

This was what I written to my supervisor after receiving the reply from the international student division office..
Dear Dr XX,

Thank you for filling up the Letter of Acceptance for me.

Could you please submit the original Letter of Acceptance to the International Student Exchange Division?
I have asked the International Student Exchange Division, and they told me that my academic supervisor has to submit the original Letter of Acceptance to them before the deadline (7th of January 2020).


Thank you for considering my request.

Kind regards,
XX

Thank you for the suggestion!
 
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