【Application Closed】Japanese Government(MEXT) Scholarship for 2018 ( Research Students)

Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste
Japanese Government Scholarship for 2018
(Research Students)

The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste welcomes the applications from nationals of Timor-Leste who wish to study as Research Students in Japan.

Research Students
  • Applicants generally must have been born on or after 2 April 1983.
  • Applicants must have completed a 16-year school curriculum and obtained a bachelor’s degree.
  • This program provides an opportunity to study at Japanese graduate school and the duration of the scholarship is usually two years (if grantee passes the exam and enrolls in a master’s or doctoral courses after arriving in Japan, the scholarship covers the necessary period to complete the course)
Application procedures
Each applicant must submit three sets of the following documents to the Embassy of Japan in Dili by the specified date. One set is required to be an original document. The other two may be photocopies thereof.       
No. Documents 1 original 2 copies
(1) Application form(a prescribed form)
(2) Placement Preference Form (a prescribed form)  
(3) Field of Study and Research Program Plan (a prescribed form)
(4) Certified grade transcript for each academic year from the last university attended
(5) Graduation certificate or degree certificate of the last university attended
(6) Recommendation from the president/dean or the adviser of the last university attended
(7) Medical certificate
(8) Abstracts of theses ( If applicable)
(9) Recommendation from the present employer (If applicable)
(10) Photograph(s) showing applicant's own works of art or a recorded CD of musical performance
( only applicants for fine arts and music study )
The application guideline and the forms can be downloaded from the link below;
    Application Guideline(1) Application Form(Updated ), (2)Placement Preference Form, (3)Field of Study and Research Program Plan Form,
   (7)Medical Certificate, (9) Recommendation Letter (sample form)

※The guideline and all the forms are now available for you to pick up at the Embassy of Japan,Dili.( 9:00am- 5:00pm during weekdays only )
( We stopped distributing the gudelines at the Embassy. Please downloard them from this site.  )              

Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 22 June 2017 
(Only hard copy applications submitted to the Embasy of Japan will be accepted)
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for written examinations by 30 June,2017.
  • Written examinations and interview test : 1st or 2nd week of July (dates TBA) 
           Examination questions for the year 2015 and 2014 can be found from the link for your reference.

Please read the application guidelne carefully before submitting the application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Japan Embassy at 332-3131 or jpemb.pr.tl@di.mofa.go.jp