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2019 Engineering Science 21st Century Doctoral / Master’s Course Program for Foreign Students with a MEXT Scholarship

26 September 2018


The Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science features one of our MEXT-granted programs: “Special Training Program for Robotics Engineers” in English, starting in October 2019.

The application period: Monday, November 19, 2018, to Friday, November 30, 2018

Please download and carefully read the following documents before starting your application form:

01_201910MEXT DC application guide for special program of 21st century

02_201910MEXT MC application guide for special program of 21st century

03 Application Form_DC

04 Application Form_MC

UK nationals for 2019 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

18 April 2018


The Embassy of Japan in London is now accepting applications from UK nationals for 2019 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Application documents should be submitted by post to the Embassy to arrive no later than Friday 1 June 2018 by 5pm (GMT).

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The Call for Nominations of 2018 (34th) International Prize for Biology

20 March 2018


The International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. It also pays tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has striven for many years to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy while contributing continuously to the developing of this Prize.

Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is awarded annually to a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to make advance in biological sciences.

The research field of this year’s Prize is “Paleontology.” 

Nominations to: JSPS Tokyo

Closing Date: 20 April 2018

More details on JSPS Tokyo's website:

2018 Master’s and Doctoral Programmes at UNU-IAS in Tokyo

13 December 2017


The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for September 2018 admission to our postgraduate degree programmes: the Master of Science in Sustainability and the PhD in Sustainability Science. The application deadlines are 28 February 2018 for the master’s programme, and 27 April 2018 for the doctoral programme. Both programmes start in September 2018.


For more information, please find it here.

Open Faculty Positions at OIST in Okinawa, Japan

23 August 2017


The following open postions for faculty members at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

Chemistry: All areas of chemistry, including chemical biology,
synthetic organic/inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials chemistry.

Computer Science: All areas of computer science, including machine learning,
AI, robotics, algorithms, theory, software engineering, graphics, and visualization.

Cell Biology: All areas of cell biology, including cellular signaling, structural biology,
stem cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology,
and the biology of cancer and other disease states at the cellular and molecular levels.

For more information, please visit the university's website: