“1+3″ Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies 2018, Japan

Publish Date: Dec 04, 2017

Deadline: Jan 05, 2018

“1+3″ Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies 

"1+3" program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies promoted by the Graduate School of Humanities and social sciences is intended for students from Eurasian region(Central Asia, Russia, CIS countries, Mongolia) classes, guidance, and writing these are conducted in English.

Aims of the Program

The main goals of the program are:

1. To foster human resources to promote exchange between Eurasia and Japan and play an important role in the stabilization and prosperity of the regions in an academic or practical way, overcoming cultural or historical differences between the regions;

2. To reinforce the networks between Eurasia and Japan through the goals mentioned above.

Program Content

The program is promoted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Tsukuba.

First, students enroll in the MA Program, which offers more than 100 courses in English, and develops international, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented approach to the understanding of a specific country or an area.

Then students will enroll in the doctoral program of their choice within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 


  1. Nationality. Applicants must be from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, or Mongolia (13 countries).
  2. Age. Applicants who have been born on or after April 2, 1983.
  3. Educational background. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree and who have completed 16 years of school education.
  4. Language Qualifications. Applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting scores received on English Language Proficiency Tests (Approximate scores are around TOEFL IBT 80, TOEFL CBT 230, TOEFL PBT 500, IELTS 6.0). JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Level N5 or higher is desirable. The scores above provided as approximate ones and each applicant’s ability will be checked and considered on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Arrival in Japan. Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan by the last week of September 2018.
  6. Other. Any applicant who falls under the following conditions is not eligible. If identified after the commencement of the scholarship period, the applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship.
  • The applicant was a grantee of a Japanese Government Scholarship in the past. (Those who have previously been awarded MEXT scholarship may apply for the MEXT scholarship under this program only after 3 years from the time of completion of their previous MEXT-sponsored studies.)
  • The applicant is already the recipient of a scholarship from an organization other than the Japanese government.
  • The applicant is considered a “future graduate’ and selected as such, is unable to graduate within the present date or unable to fulfill graduation requirements.


Those demonstrating outstanding abilities will be awarded the following scholarships (5 scholarships per year) on a competitive basis. Amount of scholarship is 144,000 yen (MA student), 145,000 yen (PhD student) as of FY 2014. This amount is subject to change.

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