STUDY IN JAPAN: JAPAN MIF RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2024 (FUNDING UP TO JPY 340,000)

 

In today’s globalized academic landscape, opportunities for international students to further their studies abroad are paramount. One such remarkable opportunity is the Japan MIF Research Fellowship Program 2024, offering funding of up to JPY 340,000 for post-doctoral level programs in various fields. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to this esteemed fellowship, elucidating its benefits, eligibility criteria, application process, and much more.

1. Overview of the Japan MIF Research Fellowship Program 2024

1.1 About the Program

The Japan MIF Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), aims to foster global networking and enhance academic exchange between Japan and international scholars.

1.2 Objective

The primary objective of the program is to facilitate academic enrichment and contribute positively to the future through research endeavors in Japan.

2. Scholarship Details

2.1 Funding

2.1.1 Monthly Stipend

Recipients of the fellowship are entitled to a competitive monthly stipend of JPY 220,000 to cover research-related expenses and living costs in Japan.

2.1.2 Initial Investment

Additionally, an initial investment of JPY 120,000 is provided to cover a portion of the initial living expenses upon arrival in Japan.

2.2 Travel Benefits

2.2.1 Air Transport

Grantees are offered round-trip economy-class flights between their home country’s international airport and Tokyo, Japan.

2.2.2 Insurance

Comprehensive international travel insurance covering medical care and death benefits is provided to all fellows.

2.3 Educational Excursion

Recipients are encouraged to participate in a unique study tour, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of Japan.

3. Eligibility Criteria

3.1 Nationality

The fellowship is open to students from any country.

3.2 Academic Qualifications

3.2.1 Ph.D. Degree

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in their respective field of study.

3.2.2 Age Limit

Prospective candidates must be under 45 years of age at the time of application.

4. Application Process

4.1 Submission Period

Applications are accepted from April 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024, according to Japan Standard Time.

4.2 Required Documents

4.2.1 Application Form

Prospective applicants must complete the designated application form available on the MIF website.

4.2.2 Motive for Application

Applicants are required to submit a 500-word explanation of their motivation to participate in the fellowship program.

5. Conclusion

The Japan MIF Research Fellowship Program 2024 presents a golden opportunity for international scholars to pursue post-doctoral research in Japan. With its generous funding, comprehensive support, and focus on academic excellence, this fellowship serves as a gateway to unparalleled academic and cultural experiences.

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6. FAQs

Q1. Is there an age limit for applicants?

A1. Yes, applicants must be under 45 years of age at the time of application.

Q2. What fields of study are eligible for the fellowship?

A2. Engineering, medicine, and natural sciences are the primary fields of study covered by the fellowship.

Q3. Are there any nationality restrictions for applicants?

A3. No, the fellowship is open to students from any country.

Q4. How long is the duration of the fellowship?

A4. The fellowship duration is six months, commencing in April 2025 and concluding in March 2026.

Q5. What is the deadline for submitting applications?

A5. The application period is from April 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

  • Bernard Afrifa

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