Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies
The Nippon Foundation Central Asia Fellowship
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Structure of the Program
This is a 1.5-year Master of Arts Graduate Program. Over the course of their studies, students will have an opportunity to receive their education using English- language-based curriculum, in addition to having an opportunity to enroll into complimentary Japanese language education classes. By the end of their studies, students are expected to be proficient in both the English and Japanese languages, in addition to becoming leading specialists in the chosen area of their specialization. The curriculum of the program features, among other subjects, seminars conducted by JICA, the UN, the ADB and governmental agencies, colloquiums based on collaborative research projects and internships at Japanese companies. Those graduating from this program will be in a position to seek employment in academic and research institutions, UN agencies, governmental institutions, and the corporate community.
Language of Instruction
English is the main language of instruction for this program. However, knowledge of the Japanese language is an asset.
Students will receive an MA degree in International Studies from the Graduate School of Humanities and Socials Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.
Scholarship (The Nippon Foundation Central Asia Fellowship)
Those demonstrating outstanding abilities and achievements will be awarded scholarships (five scholarships per year) on a competitive basis. The monthly amount of each scholarship is 117,000 yen (the amount is subject to change). In addition, the fellowship will cover the tuition costs of students. The fellows will also be given opportunities to attend conferences and events both in Japan and internationally.
Each grantee of The Nippon Foundation Central Asia Fellowship under this program will be provided with return airfare from the international airport nearest to his/her home address in his/her home country to Narita International Airport, Japan. The return airfare will be provided if (s)he returns to his/her home country during the designated period of time.
Application Time Schedule
March 15, 2019 – Deadline for application and the first stage screening of the application at the University of Tsukuba
March-April 2019 – Interviews/exams by the commissioning faculty members of the University of Tsukuba
June 2019 – Receiving an acceptance letter from the University of Tsukuba.
September 20-30 – Arriving in Japan
October 1, 2019 – Enrolling in the Master’s Program in International Area Studies as full-time students
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