The MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship is a comprehensive scholarship sponsored by the government of Japan, in which Japanese universities recommend individual applicants to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (known as the "Monbukagakusho" in Japanese or by its English language acronym "MEXT") for scholarship. After a subsequent review of those students recommended for scholarship, awardees are selected by MEXT. The following explains procedures for students who wish to seek Ritsumeikan University admissions accompanied by a university recommendation to MEXT for scholarship.
To be eligible to apply for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship, an applicant must:
Have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.
Have been born on or after April 2, 1986.
Be in both good physical and mental health.
Be willing to newly acquire a student visa and newly enter Japan for the purpose of study upon receipt of the scholarship.
Be able to arrive in Japan on a date designated by Ritsumeikan University in the middle of September 2021.
Have a CGPA equal to or higher than 2.30 out of 3.00 for the current degree program (or most recently attended degree program for persons not currently enrolled).
For applicants to English language medium degree programs: Have English language ability equal to or greater than Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level
HOW TO APPLY
At Ritsumeikan University, applicants may apply for enrollment to the Master's and/or Doctoral degree programs of certain select graduate schools via the application procedures described below. Applicants selected for enrollment via these specific procedures will also be granted a university recommendation for MEXT scholarship.
Understand that the graduate schools listed in the application guidelines are recruiting applicants for admission for either their Master's or Doctoral degree programs (or both) as indicated in the application guidelines, only. Graduate schools and/or degree programs NOT listed in the guidelines are NOT being recruited for. For example the Graduate School of Science and Engineering is not listed in the application guidelines because that graduate school is not recruiting prospective MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship applicants for 2021 enrollment.
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