Application Guidelines for MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation –SGU–) Commencing in October 2021
Application period: January 20 — April 15, 2021
International students with outstanding academic records who are applying to enroll as regular, degree-seeking students and those who will advance within the university to a doctoral program at Tokyo Institute of Technology in September 2021 may be eligible to apply for the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-). The number of awards is very limited.
Those who apply for the scholarship must meet one of the following conditions:
- Be applying for an International Graduate Program (C) (IGP (C)) doctoral program commencing in September 2021 and have demonstrated excellent academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.80 (out of 3.00) or above in the last academic year
- Be advancing from a Tokyo Tech master's program to a Tokyo Tech doctoral program commencing in September 2021 and have demonstrated excellent academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.80 (out of 3.00) or above in the last academic year
- Be applying for a Tokyo Tech master's program commencing in September 2021 and currently be studying in Tokyo Tech Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) as of April 2021 and have demonstrated excellent academic achievement with Tokyo Tech's cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (out of 4.50) or above
- Note: For conditions (1) through (3) above, those who were not selected for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship, those who had the opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship but failed to do so, and those who will have an opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship in the future are ineligible to apply for the MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-).
Also, applicants must have the nationality of one of the countries designated by MEXT and meet certain criteria.
Important notice for applicants for doctoral programs
MEXT will stop provision of the scholarship benefits in March 2024 because MEXT's Top Global University Project (SGU) will be terminated in that month. Therefore, students will not receive the scholarship benefits from April 2024 onwards and have to pay the tuition fee.
Visit the following page for more information on qualifications and application procedures.
Update : January 26, 2021