Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Teacher Training in 2018

The Government of Japan offers scholarships for “Teacher Training Students” to qualified Kiribati citizens for studying in Japan.
 
Field of Study
Study/training is implemented only for university/training courses indicated in the pamphlets “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program”. 
Please contact at email: eojculture@fj.mofa.go.jp or telephone no: 679-330-4633 for details of course guide.
 
B.  Eligibility  Please change the yellow parts according to the application form of this year (below is copy of last year)
(1) Age: Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 1983.
(2) Academic Background: Applicants must be graduate 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 2018.  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 2018 (or the starting month of the study course) and March 2020.
 
C.  Selection Process
a. Application Deadline: 9 February 2018 (received by the Japanese Embassy in Suva) (Please write “For Japanese Scholarship” on your envelope.)
b. Examination (English and Japanese Test) and Interview: Beginning of March 2018
c. Announcement of Primary Selection: End of March 2018
d. Announcement of Successful Candidates: End of May 2018
 
D.  Applications
Guidelines
Application Form
Certificate of Health (to be submitted after passing the primary screening)
Placement Preference Application Form (Study/training is implemented only for university/training courses indicated in the pamphlets “Course Guide of Teacher Training Program”.  Please email: eojculture@fj.mofa.go.jp or call: 679-330-4633 for details of the course guide.)
Sample of Recommendation Letter
 
You can also download the documents from this website: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/jp/smap_stopj-applications_teacher.html
 
For any inquiry, please contact by telephone no.: 330-4633 or email: eojculture@fj.mofa.go.jp
Completed forms must reach the Embassy by 4:00pm on 9 February 2018.