Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships

Thanks Raymond for the info.

Raymond is a former recipient of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships.

The scholarships information is here .

Do check it out!

If there is any question, feel free to post it. Raymond is happy to respond to the questions.

Good Luck!
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Sukumunu said...

About the Japan Scholarship,
1. if I score straight A's, is it guarantee i get a chance to interview since the form didn't require any curricular details?

2. Do i need to study up all my bio, chemistry and add maths again for the test?

Thanks for answering my question...

Anonymous said...

Dear Sukumunu,

Hi, I am a former recipient of the Monbusho (that's the common short-form name) scholarship and a current holder of the Monbusho postgrad scholarship. They put almost total emphasis on your score of the Monbusho exam as well as your performance during the interview. Only top scorers of the exam are given a chance to attend the interview.

As such, SPM and STPM results are not a big factor in selection. After all, I got less than stellar results in both exams. But of course, do your very best your STPM or SPM. ;) Nobody likes someone with terrible results.

Also, you will be given a chance to explain ur cocurricular activities during the interview, so don't worry about not being able to enlist your activities in the form.

And yes, you should study a little for the Monbusho exam, though I didn't do it myself. I think they want to see how much you really understand the subject material through years of study, rather than how you can memorize chunks of facts at the last minute.



Sukumunu said...

Thanks... It really helps... I will start my preparation!!!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me.. The exam is conducted in objective or subjective in science subjects? Like the style in SPM? Are the exam very hard?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I haven't been to this blog for a long time, and I just saw your query.

I am in the social sciences/humanities stream, so I do not know about the science subjects. I will ask my friends from the science stream though.


Barbara said...

Found some interesting resources that it is valuable to share.

Application Guidelines for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships 2010: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0307e.html

Monbukagakusho Research Scholarship Preparation Guide: http://www.GraduateInJapan.com

All the best.

Chen Chow said...

Thanks, Barbara for the info.

ahtatko said...

I graduated from University of London as an external student in LLB and i currently doing my ICSA (Chartered Secretary). And next year i will do my CLP. I just wondering can i do Juris Doctor in japan. Juris doctor is a course which is quite similar to CLP in malaysia, after completed the course you will be able to practise as a lawyer in japan.
I just want to know whether the scholarship would cover this course. This course is not not a post-grad nor a degree. Its s professional course.

By the way, as a MEXT former scholar? Do u recall what are the expectation of the MEXT in term of what kind of candidates they are looking for? Do I need to be good in both academic and co-curriculum?

As the requirements there stated, candidates must hold at least 1st class o 2nd Upper class. However, I hold a 2nd lower. In my university standard, 1st class n 2nd upper is considered excellent. What do u think?

On top of that, I also taking company secretary course and i will sit for my certificate in legal practice. Both courses will end in July 2011. Would that be an advantage in securing the scholarship?

I really appreciate if u can give me some guide and advice.


zoro175 said...

next year i'll be joining program look east policy japan,at INTEC UiTM. the fee will be paid by myself. i found out that the total fee for the 2 years foundation at INTEC is 60k. my mother is a single mom, and we would be unable to afford, that is for sure. but it has been my dream to join the programme since high school, because it creates the opportunity for me to study in japan at my current age. i have been offered the same programme last year,but i rejected it because of financial problem. i believe some of you would be able to understand how regretful i was, when letting go something that is precious to me. so this time, i wont give up, no matter what it takes, im willing to do anything. so guys, do u know where can i go, to get financial aid, or any loans i could make ? or scholarship ? but i think most scholarships dont accept pre-u applicant, i guess.

Yukari Sakura said...

sorry to bother you.
I just want to ask. Is your class is in japanese ?? About the university in japan did they choose it for you or you choose is by yourself ?

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