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December 29, 2015

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT MEXT SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2016 JAPANESE STUDIES STUDENTS & TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS

Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia will offer scholarship program. Applicants must prepare all the necessary documents and the documents have to be delivered to the Embassy of Japan before February 4 (Thu) 2016.

Address of Embassy of Japan

Culture Section, Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia
A-11 Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 4095, Riyadh 11491

ATTENTION
Any delay on the arrival of the documents or any missing document will result automatic failure. The submitted documents will NOT be returned to the applicant.

JAPANESE STUDIES STUDENTS

The recipient of this Scholarship will join 1-year study course of Japanese language/Japanese culture at a Japanese university.
Please make sure to read the guideline for the details of the program and conditions for the application.


1. Eligibility
(1) Applicants must be Saudi nationals who were born between April 2nd, 1986 and April 1st, 1998.
(2) Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan.
(3) Upon the completion of the program, applicants must return to the original university he/she used to study.


2. Schedule

February 4 (Thu) Final date for application submission
February 8 (Mon) Result Announcement (Application Screening)
February 23 (Tue) Written Exam and Interview at the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh
March 2 (Wed) Result Announcement (Embassy of Japan will contact you by phone or email)
May 2015 Final Result Announcement (Embassy of Japan will contact you by phone or email)
September or October 2015 Departure to Japan

 

3. Documents to be submitted

Guideline for the Application[PDF

1 Application From (Prescribed forms)[word][PDF 1 original
2 Placement Preference Application Form (as the part of 1 Application Form) 1 original
Photograph or digital image (should be attached on each Application form and Placement Preference Application form. Size 4.5 x 3.5cm, upper half body, full-faced) 2
3 Certified academic transcript from the university the applicant is currently attending *Please mark subjects related to Japanese language and Japanese culture 1 original
4 Documents verifying that the applicant has studied the Japanese language for at least one year in total (Only for those who cannot verify it by Document 3 above.) 1 original
5 Certificate of university enrollment 1 original
6 Recommendation from the head of or academic advisor at the university currently attending 1 original
7 Medical certificate (prescribed form) [PDF] 1 original
8 If the applicant has qualifications concerning Japanese-language ability, documented proof of such qualifications 1 copy

** Number the document 1 through 8 in the right upper corner**


4. Examination

Japanese written examination and an interview.

2007 Exam (PDF)   Answers (PDF)
2008 Exam (PDF)   Answers (PDF)

*Past exam questions are no longer available online. Please refer to the Japanese exams for Research Student and Undergradate Student Programs.

 

5. List of Universities which accept students for the program

To be provided upon request: for those who are interested in the Program, please send an e-mail to Cultural and Educational Section with your name.


TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS

This scholarship program is aimed at training teachers, which consists of study/training on educational administration, educational methods, specialized subject research, and observational tours and practice. The study/training is implemented in Japanese in principle, and the recipients whose Japanese language ability is insufficient shall take Japanese-language education in a Japanese language study course at the appointed university or at a university designated by MEXT.
The term is the period necessary to complete each university’s training course and should be between October 2016 and March 2018. This program is not designed to acquire Master/PhD degree and extension is not permitted.
Please make sure to read the guideline for the further information. 


1. Eligibility
(1)Applicants must be Saudi nationals who were born on or after April 2nd, 1981.
(2) Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teacher at elementary or secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools in their home countries for more than 5 years in total as of April 1st, 2016 (University faculty members are not eligible).
(3) Applicants must return to their home country and resume their work immediately after the end of the scholarship period.


2. Schedule

February 4 (Thu) Final date for application submission
February 8 (Mon) Result Announcement (Application Screening)
February 23 (Tue) Written Exam and Interview at the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh
March 2 (Wed) Result Announcement (Embassy of Japan will contact you by phone or email)
May 2015 Final Result Announcement (Embassy of Japan will contact you by phone or email)
September or October 2015 Departure to Japan


3. Documents to be submitted

Guideline for the Application[PDF

1 Application From  (Prescribed forms) [word][PDF 1 original 1 copy
2 Placement Preference Application form (Prescribed forms)[word][PDF 1 original
Photograph or digital image (should be attached on each Application form and Placement Preference Application form. Size 4.5 x 3.5cm, upper half body, full-faced) 2
3 Certified grade transcript for each academic year and 4 the diploma from the last university attended (a photocopy attested by the school authority concerned is acceptable as a substitute for the diploma.) 1 original 1 copy
5 Certificate of employment (issued by the present employer) 1 original 1 copy
6 Recommendation from the head of the department that the applicant belongs to (any form will be accepted) 1 original 1 copy
7 Medical certificate (prescribed form)[PDF] 1 original 1 copy
8 If the applicant has qualifications concerning Japanese language ability, documented proof of such qualifications 2 copies

** Number the document 1 through 8 in the right upper corner**


4. Examination

English and Japanese written examinations and an interview.


5. List of Universities which accept students for the program

To be provided upon request: for those who are interested in the Program, please send an e-mail to Cultural and Educational Section with your name.



 

For any inquiry, please read FAQs below first and contact Cultural and Educational Section (Only in Japanese or English)

 

【Frequent Asked Questions】

Can I take examination at Consulate-General of Japan in Jeddah?
- No. We only hold the exam & interview at the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh.

I have important appointment on February 23. Can you change the exam date?
- No. We only hold the exam & interview on that day.

I do not have Saudi nationality but I have permanent residency in Saudi Arabia. Can I apply?
- No. Please contact the Japanese Embassy at your nationality. (Please note that some countries may not offer the same program.)

I would like to bring my family member/ maharam to Japan. Is it possible?
- Please note that under the MEXT scholarship program, the allowance and plane ticket fare will be covered only for the student who passed the exam and the screening. If you wish to bring your family to Japan, Japanese government will not pay for his/her visa, allowance or plane ticket fare. Visa processing time and necessary documents may vary depending on how you are related to the family member who wishes to go to Japan with you.

Do I have to submit my photos with the application?
- Yes, under any circumistances, submission of your photos is necessary. You may wear hijab, shemagh or ghutra. But your face has to be shown clearly. It is mandetory to submit recommendation and from the principal or the supervisor.

My principal/ supervisor cannot speak English. Can the recommendation letter be in Arabic?
- Original letter can be Arabic but we need all the documents to be translated into English or Japanese.

I only have certificates in Arabic. Is it ok?
- Original certificates can be Arabic but we need all the documents to be translated into English or Japanese.

 

(c) Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia