Special International Program for Urban Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries

Outline of the Program

Academic Program

How to Apply

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The program can accept students in two semesters, April or October enrollment. Students can admit with Japanese government scholarship (MEXT scholarship) or other scholarship or their private funding. Normally, there are five major methods of being admitted in the program. They are:
  1. Admission with MEXT* (University Recommendation under the Special Program) Scholorship
  2. Admission with MEXT (Embassy Recommendation) Scholarship
  3. Admission with MEXT (University Recommendation, General) Scholarship
  4. Admission with JICAfs Scholarship (JDS, ABE Initiative, PEACE, JICA-FRIENDSHIP Project etc.,)
  5. Admission with candidatefs home countryfs scholarship (Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program, Indonesia government LPDP, other countriesf government scholarship)
  6. Admission with private funding for International Students

MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan, Monbukagakusho

Necessary procedures to apply for admission for both master's or doctoral degree program are as follows:

Other than this program, Faculty of Urban Innovation offers Infrastructure Management Program(IMP), which is all-English master program funded by the World Bank. For more information about IMP, please visit this website.


Qualifications to this Program

An applicant must fulfill the following qualifications;

Doctoral Course

An applicant willing to admit in the Doctor course must have following academic requirements:

  • An applicant should have outstanding academic records in undergraduate as well as Master degree, and shows robust research potential
  • An applicant should normally possesses a four-year bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
  • Proof of an applicant's English proficiency (An official score of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)

Master Course

An applicant willing to admit in the Master course must have following academic requirements:

  • An applicant should have outstanding academic records in undergraduate
  • An applicant should normally possesses a four-year bachelor's degree.
  • Proof of an applicant's English proficiency (An official score of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)

For both the Master course and the Doctor course, an applicant should be in good mental and physical health.

 

1. Admission with MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation under the Special Program)

Deadline for Applying OCTOBER 2019 Enrollment is 25th December 2018!

From 2018 October enrollment to 2020 October enrollment, Two MEXT scholarships for the master course and five for the doctor course are going to be allocated to this program. The candidates who wish to receive the MEXT scholarship allocated to this program can only apply for October enrollment.

 

Qualifications for MEXT scholarship prioritized allocated to this program

1) have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
2) Be 34 years of age or younger as of April 1, 2019
3) Be able to arrive in Japan before 2019 Fall semester will begin.
 

Required Documents

For the application for October 2019 enrollment, the following documents must reach the correspondence address no later than December 25th, 2018. All the documents must reach the correspondence address by postal mail (including Fedex and DHL etc.) no later than December 25th, 2018. We only accept application documents sent by postal mail, we donft accept any application documents sent by email/Fax.

1.

Completed Application Form.

2.

For the Doctor course, an official transcript showing the applicant's academic performance from both an undergraduate and a master's course.

For the Master course, an official transcript showing the applicant's academic performance from an undergraduate course.

3. Proof of an applicant's English proficiency (an official score of TOEFL or IELETS or equivalent).
4.

Two confidential Recommendation Letters in the specific form. Each letter should be in a sealed envelope with the signature of the recommender over the flap of the envelope and should be sent to the correspondence address directly.

 

Application Form

The application form and recommendation letter form can be downloaded from the following links. All the documents must reach the correspondence address by postal mail (including Fedex and DHL etc.) no later than December 25th, 2018. We only accept application documents sent by postal mail, we donft accept any application documents sent by email/Fax.

Application form   
Recommendation Letter Form   

 

Selection Procedure

Selection will be done by the Program based on the submitted documents. The evaluation of applications will be based on the applicant's academic achievements in the earlier degrees and research potential assessed from academic documents, recommendation letters, the field of interest and study plan.

During the selection process, the shortlisted candidates might be asked for an interview by e-mail/skype or other suitable means. The result of selection will be notified to the applicant by the middle of February.

The selected applicants will be asked to fill the more detailed application forms and the other documents for the official procedure. The lists of candidates selected by the Program are sent to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the final approval. The Program will announce the final selection result to the selected applicants and make arrangements to enroll Yokohama National University.

 
Important Dates to Remember

The following are the important date to remember for applying to the Program.

Admission Year

2019

Application deadline
(All the documents must reach the correspondence address@by mail no later than December 25th, 2018. )

December 25, 2018

Notification of application results

Mid of February, 2019

Final Scholarship confirmation from MEXT

End of July, 2019


Outline of MEXT scholarship

For information about MEXT scholarship, such as the scholarship stipend, please visit this website.

 

Corresponding Address

Prof. Koichi Maekawa

Foreign Student Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Yokohama National University
79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku
Yokohama 240-8501
Japan
 
E-mail Address for Inquiries

E-mail Address for Inquiries

fso-civil***ynu.ac.jp (Please replace *** with @)

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2.Admission with MEXT Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation)

MEXT Scholarship is also offered through Japanese Embassy in the applicant's home country on a competitive basis, which is not restricted to Yokohama National University. A person who has an interest in can contact with Japanese Embassy in his/her home country. The preliminary examination is conducted at the local Japanese Embassy. Please contact the local embassy in an applicant's home country. The entry term may be April or October depending on the decision made by the Japanese government.

 

Application Procedure

Application for the following fiscal year (April, October) is open around April, and the primary screening (documentary examination, written test and interview) is conducted between May and June by the local Japanese embassies. Those who passed the primary screening would be able to apply for issuing the gLetter of Provisional Acceptanceh from the universities they wish to study at. The universities judge whether the candidates are worth accepting or not, from their application documents. The candidates who successfully obtained the letter of acceptance are recommended to MEXT by the local Japanese embassy through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September. MEXT then conducts a secondary screening and selects scholarship grantees among those applicants who have found recipient universities. For Chinese nationals who have passed the screening conducted by the Japanese Embassy in China, the application schedule is the same as the one described above. For more information, please refer to this website.

When a candidate passes the primary screening and wishes to study in this program, please contact professors in this program and ask him/her to judge whether the candidates are worth accepting or not. If the professor judges the candidate is worth accepting, the university will issue gLetter of Provisional Acceptanceh. For more information about how to apply for the gLetter of Provisional Acceptanceh, please refer to this website.

 

Outline of MEXT scholarship

For information about MEXT scholarship, such as the scholarship stipend, please visit this website.

 

 
3. Admission with MEXT (University Recommendation, General) Scholarship

University Recommendation is a type of selection that students are recommended to MEXT by the Japanese university which will accept you as a research student.

If you wish to be recommended and study in this program, please first contact one professor whom you wish to be supervised. If the professor will agree to supervise the candidate, necessary documents must be submitted to the International Admissions Office until around mid-January through the academic advisor. (Application documents directly submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.) Selected candidates are recommended to MEXT from the university in mid-February. MEXT then conducts a screening and selects those applicants as scholarship grantees at the end of May.

The deadline and more detail information are on this website.

 

4. Admission with JICAfs Scholarship (ex. JDS, ABE Initiative, PEACE, JICA-FRIENDSHIP Project etc.,)

JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) is providing various opportunities to study in the master and the doctor course in Japan. If a candidate wishes to study in this program with JICAfs scholarship, he/she must apply to the JICAfs program and select Yokohama National University as a university to wish to study at. The followings are the major JICAfs programs from which we have accepted students. For more detail information, please refer to the each programfs website.

 

5. Admission with candidatefs home countryfs scholarship (Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program, Indonesia government LPDP, other countriesf government scholarship)

For the Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program(‘‰ÆŒšÝ‚…•½‘åŠwŒö”hŒ¤‹†¶€–ځF‚…•½), please refer to this website.

For other countriesf government scholarship, please select a professor whom you wish to be supervised from the faculty list , and consult with the professor by sending an applicant's curriculum vitae, transcripts and certificates of previous degrees, study plan, and financial recourses. The prospective supervisor will guide the necessary procedure to be followed after evaluating the documents.

 

6. Admission with Private Funding for International Students

The International students can admit to both the master and the doctor course with their private funding or scholarship sources other than MEXT and JICA. The international student must select a professor whom you wish to be supervised from the faculty list and consult with the professor by sending an applicant's curriculum vitae, transcripts and certificates of previous degrees, study plan, and financial recourses. The prospective supervisor will guide the necessary procedure to be followed after evaluating the documents.@ For more information, please refer to this website.

 

 
MEXT Scholarship (Domestic Selection)

This scholarship is available to privately financed international students who are already enrolled at a Japanese university.

For further information, Please refer to this website.

 

 

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