LAST DATE: 26th May 2008
Applications are invited on plain paper from Indian nationals residing in India for the award of 35 scholarships for “Research Studies/Ph.D” offered by the Government of Japan for the year 2009. No scholarship will be offered for Post Doctoral studies (After Ph.D or at final stages of Ph.D). About two or three scholarships are reserved for Japanese Language and Japanese Studies. The subjects in which scholarships will be awarded are given below:
Research studies (Ph.D)
1) Information Technology (2) Optical Fibre Communication (3) Quality and Reliability Engineering (As applied to various systems like Electricity & Power, Railways, Heavy Industry, Heavy Electronics) (4) Electronics & Communication (5) Robotics (6) Laser Technology (7) Bio-technology (8) Japanese Language and Literature (9) Fisheries (10) Japanese Studies (11) Earthquake Engineering (12) Environmental Science (13) Architecture (14) Aerospace Engineering (15) Material Science/Engineering.
DURATION: About two years .
VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: Maintenance allowance of 170,000 Yen monthly and 160,000 Yen in and after the thirteenth month of stay in Japan( subject to change, however, depending upon the annual budget of each year), tuition and examination fees exempted. Accommodation will be arranged.
PASSAGE COST: Economy class air-ticket from India to Japan and back will be provided by the Japanese Government.
AGE LIMIT: Applicant must have been born on or after April 2, 1974 ( Below 35 years as on 1st April, 2009).
i) Japanese Language:
a) Students who are enrolled in the Post Graduate Degree course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.
b) Students who have completed undergraduate Degree Course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.
c) Students who have completed undergraduate degree course in any subject from recognized university with 50% or above marks and who have completed Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by Japan Foundation and have completed at least 3 years of Japanese Language study from a recognized university/institute in India.
ii) Japanese Studies:
Masters Degree in the relevant field with minimum 60% marks.
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