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2024 Special Scholarship Program (Kochi University of Technology) | Fully Funded

The Kochi University of Technology in Japan is inviting international students to apply for the 2024 Special Scholarship Program.

The Special Scholarship Program offers a sum of ¥1,165,800 ($7,341) for Japanese and international students to pursue postgraduate degrees at the university.

In this post, we will discuss the details of the scholarship opportunity and its step-by-step method of application for interested applicants.

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Special Scholarship Program Summary

Special Scholarship Program Details:

Kochi University of Technology offers several admission scholarships, one of which is the Special Scholarship Program, for international students to study in Japan

The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) 2024 batch at Kochi University of Technology (KUT) offers a unique opportunity for international candidates to engage in advanced research projects while receiving financial support.

Special Scholarship Program enrolls students from various regions around the world, including East Asia, Southeast/South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and others. The program has produced over 200 graduates.

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Requirements for Kochi University of Technology Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Kochi University of Technology Scholarship, you must:

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  • Obtain permission from the leader of their preferred SSP project.
  • Hold a degree comparable to a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed after 18 years of education, or be scheduled to acquire such a degree before KUT enrollment.
  • Be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment.
  • Have an excellent academic record with strong bachelor’s and master’s degrees from reputable universities.
  • Demonstrate intention, knowledge, and research skills suitable for the chosen research project.
  • Possess high English proficiency (TOEFL iBT 72, IELTS 5.5, CEFR B2, CET6).

Benefits of Special Scholarship Program 2024

The Special Scholarship Program at KUT provides several attractive benefits to its scholars:

  • Tuition and Fees Waiver: Exemption from the entrance examination fee (30,000 yen), enrollment fee (300,000 yen), and annual tuition fee (535,800 yen).
  • Monthly Stipend: A salary of 150,000 yen per month for research project work to support living expenses. Note that some taxes may be deducted.
  • Travel and Initial Living Costs: 150,000 yen is provided for travel and initial living costs for international students living outside Japan who intend to acquire “Student” residence status in Japan at the time of entry.

Required Documents for Kochi University of Technology Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form
  • Original bachelor’s degree academic transcript in English or Japanese
  • Original master’s degree academic transcript in English or Japanese
  • Original master’s degree certificate in English or Japanese
  • A copy of the intending applicant’s master’s thesis in English
  • Research Outline
  • Two signed recommendation letters in English or Japanese
  • Certificate of English ability
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of publication(s)
  • A copy of an email or other communication which clearly shows that the leader of the intending applicant’s preferred project has given the intending applicant permission to apply for that SSP project
  • Signed pre-application request

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How to Apply for Special Scholarship Program 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the 2024 Special Scholarship Program, interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below to submit an application;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship application page
  • Choose one research project from the SSP Research Project List
  • Send a complete Online Pre-Application Request to the leader of your preferred project via KUT Online Pre-Application Request Form and obtain the leader’s permission to apply for that SSP project. 
  • When you obtain a permission from the project leader, complete all required documents and submit them to KUT by post by the deadline.

Deadline: September 13, 2024

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