Japanese Studies Program for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students

Outline

This is a Japanese language and culture program offered by the University of the Ryukyus for international students from various countries appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The application procedures for this scholarship students who wish to study at the University of the Ryukyus are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or our university.  If you require any further information regarding Japanese Studies Program for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, contact Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or us by e-mail using the contact information below.  Application fee is not charged. So please be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposits have no relation with the Japanese Government.

2018 Japanese Studies Program Guidebook

 

Objectives

  • Develop a better understanding of Japanese culture as a whole, as well as the unique cultures of different regions of Okinawa.
  • Acquire the ability to use Japanese at a high level, accurately comprehend readings, and understand sentence structures. Also, develop techniques and knowledge for research about Japan.
  • By studying in Okinawa, develop a multi-perspective view of Japan, and recognize that Japan does not fall into just one culture sphere.

 

Students eligible for the program

Japanese Studies Students  – JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MONBUKAGAKUSHO: MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2018
Number of students accepted: 14 students

 (Embassy Recommendation : 6, University Recommendation : 8)

 

Program Conditions

  • Applicants must enrolled in a University outside of Japan (primarily juniors or above)
  • Applicants must be majoring in a field related to Japanese language or Japanese culture
  • Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language ability, N2 JLPT and above

 

Schedule and Annual Events

The program begins in October and ends in September the following year.

  • Fall semester: October to February
  • Spring semester: April to August

*Follows Academic Calendar of University of the Ryukyus

Oct. Orientation,Field trip to Shuri Castle & Tamaudun
Nov. Party for international students in Okinawa, Appreciation of Kumiodori
Dec. Calligraphy experience, Visit a newspaper company, University Global Festival
Jan. Visit a Awamori company
Feb. Okinawa prefectural Speech contest
Mar. Tea ceremony

Apr. Mid-term presentation
May Study tour of Broadcasting company
Jun. Peace study Field trip to old battlefields & Peace Memorial Park
Aug. Paper submission, Final presentation, Closing ceremony

 

Coordinators

<Faculty of Law and Letters>

KINJO, Naomi
TEL: 098-895-8933
E-mail: knao at ll.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

<Faculty of Law and Letters>

KINJO, Katsuya
TEL: 098-895-8300
E-mail:  kinkats at ll.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

<International Student Center>

TOMARI, Seiko
TEL: 098-895-8112
E-mail: seikot at lab.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Contact

Department of Law and Letters, University of the Ryukyus
Address: 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213
TEL :+81-98-895-8188
FAX :+81-98-895-8187

E-mail:hbgakmu at to.jim.u-ryukyu.ac.jp