December 1, 2012

Waseda University International Scholarship Programme for Foreign Graduate Students

Waseda University International Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Science, Engineering
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Waseda University
Country to Study in: Japan

Scholarship Description
The Graduate School of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University establishes international programs that allow students to earn degrees through programs conducted entirely in English language.

International scholarships are funded by the Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (YKK Leader 21) for 1 Master's or Doctoral student; Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship for a few Master's; and WASEDA University's "The Asia Special Scholarship" for 3 Master's or Doctoral students.

Eligibility
The following apply:
  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is awarded for student who is accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s or Doctoral Program) after entrance examination (AO method).

    Student must have nationality of the countries (including Mongolia) in the following area: South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, Africa. AND applicants must have bachelor degree or further degree from the universities in above countries and areas. Applicants must apply for this program from overseas.

    Applicants must be under the age of 30 for Master’s Program or under the age of 35 for Doctoral Program at the time of enrollment into the Graduate School of Waseda University.

  • Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded for students who are accepted to International Graduate Program (Master’s Program) after entrance examination (AO method). Applicants are required to be strongly committed to study at Waseda’s particular graduate school of his/her primary choice.

    Applicants must have nationality of the following country/regions: China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, and must apply for this program from overseas, and have graduated or be scheduled to graduate with an undergraduate degree from universities in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from June 2012 to March 2013.

    *Students who graduated from Taiwanese universities after June 2010 and completed their military service are eligible applicants. Applicants may not lodge their Ting Hsin Scholarship applications with two or more graduate schools. Failure to comply with this rule may result in losing eligibility for the scholarship.
All of the applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of enrollment into the Graduate School of Waseda University.

Eligible groups
Targeted at the following:
  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation - citizens of South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, Africa
  • Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship - China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan
  • WASEDA University "The Asia Special Scholarship" - nationals of Asian countries excluding Japan (refer to the “List of Participating Countries for Asia Special Scholarship”), and must apply for this program from overseas.
Participating Institutions
The Graduate School of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University in Japan

Fields of study
The List of Departments accepting Applications are:
Graduate SchoolDepartment Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Graduate School of Fundamental EngineeringDepartment of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Applied Mechanics
Department of Electronic and Photonic Systems
Department of Intermedia Studies
Graduate School of Creative Science and EngineeringDepartment of Architecture
Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering
Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Earth Sciences Resources and Environmental Engineering
Department of Business Design and Management
Graduate School of Advanced Science and EngineeringDepartment of Pure and Applied Physics
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Applied Chemistry
Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience
Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience
Department of Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Cooperative Major in Nuclear Energy-

Please note that:
  • Master's Program:
    Students will take classes offered in English. Full time attendance for two years is necessary for a master’s course.
  • Doctoral Program:
    To obtain the doctoral degree, three years of postgraduate study with guidance is necessary, as a general rule.
Number of awards
They are:
  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation - For 1 Master’s or Doctoral candidate entering in April 2013
  • Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship - For a few Master’s candidates entering in April 2013
    In total, about 100 students per year, including other graduate school students in whole Waseda University
  • WASEDA University "The Asia Special Scholarship" - Not decided at the moment
Sponsorship duration / Scholarship benefits
A).Outline of Yoshida Scholarship:
Tuition and fees Daily expenses Air ticketScholarship granted period
Master’s candidate Provided 150,000JPY/monthRound-trip air ticket to and from Japan is provided2 years at a maximum
Doctoral candidateProvided150,000JPY/monthRound-trip air ticket to and from Japan is provided3 years at a
maximum

B).Outline of Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship:
Tuition and fees Daily expenses Air ticketScholarship granted period
Master’s candidate Provided*1 1,500,000JPY/yearNot provided *224 months at a maximum
Doctoral candidateProvided150,000JPY/monthRound-trip air ticket to and from Japan is provided3 years at a
maximum

*1: The entrance fee, tuition, educational environment improvement and experiments fees will be financed by Ting Hsin International Group, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. and Waseda University. But students need to pay the fees of optional subjects, such as Japanese language classes, not compulsory in the master’s program, if they want to take.
*2: All flight tickets and other travel expenses incurred when coming to Japan should be privately financed.

Method of Application
How to apply for Scholarships:
  • 【STEP 1】 Online Registration.
  • 【STEP 2】Send Application Documents:
    • 1) Application form; 
    • 2) Research Plan at Waseda University; 
    • 3) Academic Transcript; 
    • 4) Two confidential recommendation letters in the specific form; 
    • 5) Application form for Ting Hsin International Group,Tingyi(Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Scholarship. *Only Applicant for Master’s Program from China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau).
※All of applicants should complete both STEP by the deadline.

※ The application form, research plan form, and the recommendation letter form are available at http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp/visitor/applicants/daigakuin/scholarship_fse.html

Important Note: Applicants cannot choose which scholarship to apply for.

It is essential to visit the official website of the scholarship provider for complete details (link provided below).

DEADLINES:
April 2013 session: Application Period is 24th August 2012 - 10th October 2012*
September 2013 session: Application Period is 11st October 2012 - 21st December 2012*

PLEASE NOTE:
Application documents must arrive BY THE DEADLINE. The school DOES NOT accept applications that arrive after the application period.

Application method: Enclose all application documents in an envelope and send them to the address below to arrive by the deadline. You need to send them by EMS or an international courier service.

The school will send the e-mail about the result to all applicants' registered e-mail address by November 6,
2012 for entrance in April 2013, by February 4, 2013 for entrance in September 2013.

Contact
Send application documents to:
International Program for Foreign Graduate Students with SCHOLARSHIPS
Graduate Admissions Office Center for Science and Engineering,
Waseda University
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555
JAPAN

Application Deadline: 4 February 2013
Open to International Students: Yes

Resource: Guideline Details (Pdf format and HTML format).

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