Four types of scholarships are applicable at NIPS.
∇The first type of scholarship is the "University Recommendation" MEXT(Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. "University Recommendation" candidates are selected for the 3-year and 5-year programs, which start in October. Please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with other awards or scholarships. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should make sure that they discuss their application with their prospective supervisor at NIPS.
The MEXT scholarship covers the following:
- Application fee (30,000 yen)
- Admission fee (282,000 yen, only once at the time of admission)
- Annual tuition fee (535,800 yen per year)
- Return economy-class airfare between Okazaki and the student's home country
- Monthly stipend (154,000 yen)
∇The second type of scholarship is an "Embassy Recommendation" MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. Through this system, a certain number of 5-year combined Master's/Ph.D. scholarships are awarded annually. Applications should be made through Japanese embassies/consulates in the applicant's home country. (Please note that this application procedure is different from the "University Recommendation" MEXT Scholarships noted above.) Applications are open to candidates of any nationality except Japan, and the scholarship details are the same as those noted above. Please see the Study in Japan website (http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e.html) for more information as well as the list of Japan's Embassies and Consulates (Ministry of Foreign Affairs website http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/over/index.html).
∇The third type of scholarship is a Seiriken Scholarship. Exceptional students wishing to enter 5-year and 3-year Ph.D. programs at NIPS are eligible to apply for two types of Seiriken scholarship. The first type covers the same as described for MEXT Scholarship. The second one covers the following.
•Admission fee (282,000 yen, only once at the time of admission)
•A half of annual tuition fee
•Salary for Research Assistant job (1.4 million JPY per year, ca. 116,700 JPY per month)
Please note that this scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with other awards or scholarships. Further information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
∇Finally, a certain number of scholarships are provided by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization), as well as private foundations. For more information on these scholarships, please see the JASSO website at http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_sfisij_e.html.