MEXT Teacher Training Students 2017

The Government of Japan offers scholarships for “Teacher Training Students” to qualified Tuvalu citizens for studying in Japan.
  1. Field of Study
The study/training is implemented only in universities/study courses listed in a webpage/booklet of “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program”.  Please contact at email: eojculture@fj.mofa.go,jp or telephone no: 679-330-4633 for details of the course guide.
B.  Eligibility
(1) Age: Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 1982.
(2) Academic Background: Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at elementary or secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools in their home countries for, in principle, five years in total, as of 1 April 2017.  In-service university faculty members are not eligible.
(3) Japanese Language Ability: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan, and be willing to deepen the understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan.  Applicants must also have the ability to do research in Japanese and adapt to living in Japan.
(4) Term of Scholarship: The term is the period necessary to complete each university’s training course and should be between October 2017 (or the starting month of the course) and March 2019.
C.  Selection Process
a. Application Deadline: 17 February 2017 (received by the Japanese Embassy in Suva) (Please write “For Japanese Scholarship” on your envelope.)
b. Examination (English Test)and Interview: Beginning or Middle of March 2017
c. Announcement of Primary Selection: End of March 2017
d. Announcement of Successful Candidates: End of May 2017
D.  Applications
Application Form
Certificate of Health (submitted after passing the primary screening)
For any inquiry, please contact by telephone no.: 330-4633 or email:  Completed forms must reach the Embassy by 4:00pm on 17 February 2017.