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For MEXT Scholarship Students: Rules and Regulations

Confirmation of Presence

You must come to the International Affairs Office or the office of the ICS once a month and sign a document to confirm your status as a student. If you fail to sign, you will not be able to receive your scholarship for that month.

There are 2 deadlines in each month.


If you sign by the first deadline You can receive the scholarship around the end of the month.
If you sign by the second deadline You can receive the scholarship around the middle of the following month.
If you fail to sign You can not receive the scholarship for that month.

Amount of Scholarship for 2017

Student Category Monthly Scholarship
Undergraduate Students 120,000 yen
Research Students 146,000 yen
Master's Students 147,000 yen
Doctoral Students 148,000 yen
Young Leaders' Program Students 242,000 yen

Temporary Leave

*You do not need to apply for a re-entry permit if you re-enter Japan within 1 year from the date of departure.

  • Submit a "Temporary Leave Form" to the International Affairs Office or the office of the ICS
  • If you re-enter Japan with a visa status other than "Student," your scholarship will be suspended.

Extension of Scholarship

 
  1. Undergraduate student who wants to enroll in a graduate school
    Your GPA must meet the criteria set by the MEXT (you can see AY2017 guidelines on the MEXT website) [only in Japanese]. The number of MEXT Scholarship Extension's acceptance is limited, thus not all applicants can extend scholarship.
  2. Research student who wants to become a regular graduate school student
    You can apply if you meet the requirements.


    E.g.1) Student who came to Japan in April 2016*

    Course You Want to Enroll In
    Fall 2016 April 2017 Fall 2017 April 2018
    △ ※

    *In the case of enrolling in Master/Doctoral course in April 2018, you cannnot apply for travelling costs

     [transportation from Japan].

     

    E.g.1) Student who came to Japan in Fall 2016*

    Course You Want to Enroll In
    April 2017 Fall 2017 April 2018  
    △ ※  

    *In the case of enrolling in Master/Doctoral course in April 2018, you cannnot apply for travelling costs

     [transportation from Japan].

  3. Master's or Professional School Student who wants to become a doctoral student
    Your GPA must meet the criteria set by the MEXT and you must complete your degree within the set period of study. The number of MEXT Scholarship Extension's acceptance is limited, thus not all applicants can extend scholarship.

Please refer to the following links about the 2017 MEXT Extension.

Traveling Allowance for Returning Home

When you complete your program and return to your home country within the period of the scholarship, the MEXT will pay your return airfare.
Please apply to the International Affairs Office at least 45 days before you plan to leave if you are graduating in September, or by the middle of December if you are graduating in March. Eligible students will be notified by the Office.
In the following cases, you cannot receive the allowance.

  • When you do not return to your home country by the designated date
  • When you do not apply by the designated date
  • When you return to your home country in the middle of the period of the scholarship
  • When you continue to stay in Japan after the period of scholarship
    (You cannot receive the allowance for temporary return)

Transfer to Another University

In principle, recipients of a MEXT scholarship are not allowed to transfer to another university. It is only possible after consultation with the MEXT in cases where remaining at Hitotsubashi University would be exceptionally disadvantageous to the student. (If you were recommended by Hitotsubashi University as a recipient of a government scholarship, you will under no circumstances be allowed to transfer to another university.)

 

  

Declining/Withdrawing from a Government Scholarship

If you are forced to withdraw from a government scholarship during the term of the scholarship because you have to leave Japan for a long period, take care of a family member, or take a job, please contact the International Affairs Office as soon as possible.

Contact

International Affairs Office

  • Tel:

    +81-42-580-8164

  • E-mail:

    int-gs.g3@dm.hit-u.ac.jp

Please consult the MEXT website too.

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