MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -PGP-)
This MEXT scholarship is offered for the special program “Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Information Science and Life Science for Leading Researchers on Data Science”, which has been granted to SOKENDAI by MEXT. This program aims at developing next-generation global researchers and highly skilled professionals who are capable of leading researches on data science as well as other scientific fields to which data science approaches can be applied. The Informatics Program of SOKENDAI, one of the member departments of the program, will accept outstanding students for Five-year Doctoral Program who wish to study research subjects in data science under the name of this program.
For this program, application is open to anybody who has any nationality of a county that has diplomatic relations with Japanese government. However, based on the strategy by Japanese government on accepting foreign students to gain from the advancements of other countries, around 40% of the positions are targeted for applicants from South-East Asian countries in this program.
Method of Selection
Online interview will be implemented after the application.
* Make sure to contact a faculty member of the Informatics Program whom you'd like to study under before preparing the application documents. (→Preliminary consultation)
* Applicants are required to use a presentation material for the interview. Please prepare and send the material in prior to the interview.
* Applicants will be separately informed of additional selection details after their documents have been submitted.
The guideline is available at following website