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GPES Scholarships

Important update: Schedule 1 applications for September 2018 entry will be the final opportunity to apply for the GPES MEXT scholarships. The program was awarded by MEXT for 5 years and this application round represents the final year of the program.

If you wish to enter GPES with a GPES MEXT scholarship, this will be the last chance to do so. The opening date for these Schedule 1 applications is November 1st 2017.

GPES has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as an International Student Priority Placement Special Program. (外国人留学生の優先配置を行う特別プログラム). This award brings direct access to special MEXT Scholarships to new GPES applicants. 5 fully funded Masters Course scholarships and 3 fully funded PhD Course scholarships are now available annually to International Students wishing to study on the GPES program. If you have ever thought of studying science in Japan, this is an unprecedented opportunity to come and study at the University of Tokyo with full financial support.


Number of scholarships:

  • Masters course : 5 full scholarships per academic year.
  • PhD course : 3 full scholarships per academic year.

Scholarship information:

The scholarship provides the following benefits to successful applicants:

  • Return airfare to Japan from applicant's home country
  • University of Tokyo enrolment fee 
  • University of Tokyo annual tuition fees (Masters course : 2 years, Doctors course : 3 years)
  • Living expenses (monthly stipend)

Applying for the scholarship:

Application procedures for the scholarships are handled by the University of Tokyo and the application procedure is initiated after an applicant is successfully selected onto the GPES program through schedule 1 application. Prior to application to GPES, applicants do not need to complete any additional forms.

A translation of the guidelines from MEXT about application for their scholarships by University recommendation are available to download as a pdf file by clicking here.

If you have any additional questions about the scholarships, please contact us directly using the inquiry form

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