The Research Student Scholarship is a one-and-a-half to two-year scholarship for students with undergraduate degrees to study a subject of their choosing at a graduate school in Japan. Benefits of the program include a monthly allowance of 170,000 yen (around $1,660); transportation to and from Japan; and university tuition.To qualify, applicant must be a citizen of the United States, have been born on or after April 2,1974, and should be in good health. All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree by the time of departure. Proposed field of study must be the field, or any related field, that the applicant studied at a previous university. Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1-7 or between October 1-7, 2009. Proficiency in Japanese is not required.
Further details and applications are available at the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta’s website. Applications are due on July 1, 2008.
For further information, please call the Consulate General of Japan at 404-926-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.