MEXT Teachers-Training Student Scholarship

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2017 HAS ENDED
Interested candidates may like to visit this page in November 2017 for 2018 intake.

Every year the Government of Japan offers a scholarship to Pakistani teachers who wish to conduct research on school education under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan: MEXT) Scholarship Program. This is a  non-degree training course, but he/she will get a certificate after completing the required course at the university in Japan. This program is not designed for those who wish to enter Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s degree courses.
 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. Age: Applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1982.
  2. Qualifications: Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for five years in total as of April 1, 2017. In-service university faculty members are not eligible.
  3. Individual Criteria: Applicants must be intellectually and psychologically capable of spending an eighteen month period in an international atmosphere in a society with a culture very different from that of Pakistan. Also, applicants must be willing to learn Japanese language and receive research guidance in Japanese, because many universities conduct courses only in Japanese. Japanese language training is provided by the University in Japan beforehand. The courses usually start in October.
  4. Please click here for guidelines.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A recent Curriculum Vitae (Indicating detail of educational qualification, years of teaching experience and complete contact information)
  2. recommendation letter from the school Principal
  3. A (brief) statement of purpose for applying to this scholarship

POSTAL ADDRESS

The envelope must be marked as “MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship” 
and sent to the following address:
Public Affairs Section,
Embassy of Japan,
Diplomatic Enclave 1, Islamabad.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse any application without assigning any reason.