Eligibility for IELP 2017

Applicants for IELP need to satisfy ONE of the following conditions applicable to the program in which they are interested:

Master’s Program

  • Those who have graduated, or will graduate, from a university (see note [1]) by September 30, 2017.
  • Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, a total of 15 years of school education (see note [2]) by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies to have performed well in classes related to the field of environmental studies.
  • Those who have reached 22 years of age by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, through individual qualification examinations, to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated from a university.
  • [Attn] Only those who were born after April 2, 1982 can apply for the MEXT scholarship through this program.

Doctoral Program

  • Those who have earned, or will earn, a master’s degree by September 30, 2017.
  • Those who have been engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after graduation from a university (see note [1]) and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, on the basis of their research performance, to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master’s degree.
  • Those who have reached 24 years of age by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, through individual qualification examinations, to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master’s degree.
  • [Attn] Only those who were born after April 2, 1982 can apply for the MEXT scholarship through this program.

[1] The term “graduated from a university” means a total of 16 years of educational programs, which consist of 12 years of school education and a 4-year undergraduate (bachelor) program.

e.g., Educational programs in Japan:
[A] Elementary (primary) school: 6 years
[B] Junior high (secondary) school: 3 years
[C] Senior high (higher secondary) school: 3 years
[A]+[B]+[C] = 12 years
[D] University (undergraduate): 4 years
[A]+[B]+[C]+[D] = 16 years

[2] The term “complete a total of 15 years of educational programs” means completion of a 3-year undergraduate (bachelor) program or having finished the 3rd year of an undergraduate program, in addition to 12 years of school education.

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