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MEXT Scholarship through University Recommendation

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Hello everyone! I'm applying to University of Tokyo and Tokyo Tech for the MEXT scholarship via recommendation (outside of the embassy). University of Tokyo's application is due at the end of the month and I was checking if anyone else is going through this process as well! I already submitted my research proposal for Tokyo Tech and am waiting to hear back if they'll recommend me for a scholarship. Cheers!
 

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Hi people, what's going on? When is the deadline for all of you for Uni recommendation? Do you have all your documents ready to fly? :)
I'm waiting my TOEFL results which are not very nice, i hated that test, lol!
 

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hello,
Japanese universities follow different pattern for GPA. If your university do not give GPA but grades then you can use the following formula for calculating your GPA by grades (A,B,C..)
Grade Points Judgment GPツ(Grade Pointツ)
A 80ツ〜100 Pass 4.0
B 65ツ〜79 3.0
C 50ツ〜64 2.0
D 35ツ〜49 Nom-pass 0
F Below 34
Drop 0
The calculation formula shall be as follows:
GPAツ?? 4.0ツ×Aツ+3.0ツ×Bツ+2.0ツ×C/D
A: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "A"
B: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "B"
C: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "C"
D: Total possible credits for courses officially taken, INCLUDING those for courses assessed as non-pass..
I got this from one of the Japanese universities and this is general the system followed by most of the universities , I hope this will help , PM me if u need more help
Ganbatte!!
Hi everyone,

Just to share the information. I've got the recent guideline for university recommendation of 2011. They changed the grading system. I believed all university are affected. The full mark is 3.0 and the min requirement for university recommendation is 2.30 out of 3.0 based on RECENT 2 yrs' result you got. Let's say your degree was a 4 yrs program, they calculated based on your result in 3rd and 4th yr

for 4窶冓ナ?K窶「]窶ーツソ
A 100-80 3.0
B 79-70 2.0
C 69-60 1.0
F 50 0

for 5窶冓ナ?K窶「]窶ーツソ
A 100-90 3.0
B 89-80 3.0
C 79-70 2.0
D 69-60 1.0
F 50 0

If your former university just like mine, have A+, A and A- AND another reference column (in my transcript too) which indicated the point. For instance, 100-90 A+, 89-80 A, 79-70 A-, then I am very sure you will have 2 different score. Put it simple, 79-70 is 2.0 but my actual grade is A- (GPA and CGPA system) which should be 3.0, this is what I meant you will have 2 different score [one is calculated based on percentage (lower score in my case), another one is based on grade (higher score in my case)]. Confusing me as the difference between 2 scores is significant and I don't want to take the risk anymore. I will switch to embassy application. I hope these info can be helpful for those who plans to apply it next yr.
 

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Hello everyone! I'm applying to University of Tokyo and Tokyo Tech for the MEXT scholarship via recommendation (outside of the embassy). University of Tokyo's application is due at the end of the month and I was checking if anyone else is going through this process as well! I already submitted my research proposal for Tokyo Tech and am waiting to hear back if they'll recommend me for a scholarship. Cheers!
Hi, I also applied to Tokyo Tech and hoping to get MEXT scholarship.
By the way, do you choose A. I will apply for MEXT and will NOT enroll without this scholarship or B. I will apply for MEXT and WILL enroll even without this scholarship?

I chose B....
 

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Hello,
here are the answers to your questions
1) Yes for a japanese university grades are very important for international student , because they are selected on the basis of grades .. on the other hand the japanese students have to give an entrance test which is not required for international student..
GPA- Grade Point Average - Depends on university to university , for some a student who scores the max marks in the exam gets a full GPA and the GPA of other students are calculated on the basis of his score .. (Ex- Topper scores 90% marks in exam - his GPA 4/4 , Another student scores 85% marks - his GPA - (85/90)x4 = 3.77) , For other universities its on grades decided by the professors .. so you need to ask your university office what method they follow ..
2) Many students apply for University Recommendation = approx hundreds for like 5 seats ..
3) There is no priority for any country , any country having diplomatic relations with japan are welcomed... But they make sure that not more students from the same country are selected , like in case , there are many chinese students applying , so not every one gets selected , other countries student are equally given chance , their main aim is to internationalize the study environment by enrolling students from different countries.
( I got the MEXT scholarship this year by University Recommendation , so I have researched a lot before, thats why i could answer these answers , these are my opinions .. It can be wrong..)
Ganbatte!!!
Hi, Congratulations for getting the scholarship. I would like to know, how soon do you know you get MEXT scholarship? As I seen in other uni websites, they said notification of MEXT is around JULY. But I saw you post in January. Is there exceptions? Or is the uni who accepts you knows the final result even before released by MEXT?
 

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hi people!
@akira0404: tnx for sharing the info, but my grading system is very different so i just send my documents like they are, and giving them the explanation how we calculate GPA.

@skyer: depends on your uni, i think most of them give the first stage results in January and MEXT results in April, i'm sure you have the info in the guidelines of your uni :)
 

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Hi Mozda, which Uni are you applying to?
Tokyo Tech says they are releasing the acceptance in March and MEXT in July...
 

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Hey everyone! I'm getting anxious over the results! I applied to both Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of Tokyo. According to the U of T,

"Applicants will be notified of the selection results in January. Based on the recommendation made by Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, MEXT will make a final selection of scholars. MEXT usually makes its final selection of scholars by the end of April and the result will be relayed to candidates as soon as the department is notified."

However, as this process may require interviews, I suppose the selected candidates could be notified sooner. Good luck to everyone!
 

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@skyer: you have pm, i was typing too much...

@architek: yep, but i think the interviews are held between mid January and mid February...

i wish you luck guys! the waiting is hard 😌
 

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Dear Friends!!

I hope, Everyone gona be fine and doing well at her/his end. By Mext scholarship, I hang up with strong inquries. As i hope that , you people would pleased me to give answers to my need at any possibe .

Here we go, Actually i applied Mext scholarship to the japanese uiversity and got back email of supervisor(executive program). He agreed to accept me as master degree candidate at his research lab. Nom i am going to submit material to him soonly. Some could explain me, What are the chances, if candidates have to obtain MEXT scholarship through university recommendation?

However supervisor agreed to accept candidate if he or she selected for scholarship. Right now i have this situation as where i should know unclear the final result untill june.

My experience speaks, if you are either selected by supervisor, you would be worthy to attain scholarship in case, university recomendation process, only professor (supervisor) involved to demonstrate the being conclusions of grammatical case of the applicants rather than international student affair office.

If any could give comment or advice, wramly appreciate for consideration !!! Thank a lot !!!
 

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Dear Pink CR,
I have a same situation like you.
However, I also do not know about my chance.
Please inform me if you found hopeful news.
good luck!
 

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I assume that your chances depend of your qualifications (of course) and how good your Japanese University is.

One university boasts of 100% rate of success when recommending students to MEXT the last 25 years. I believe them now.🙂
 

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I assume that your chances depend of your qualifications (of course) and how good your Japanese University is.
One university boasts of 100% rate of success when recommending students to MEXT the last 25 years. I believe them now.🙂
I suppose that is Todai?

From the e-mail conversation with my prospective supervisor, I have the feeling that prospective supervisor has a very high influence on the scholarship....
 

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I suppose that is Todai?
From the e-mail conversation with my prospective supervisor, I have the feeling that prospective supervisor has a very high influence on the scholarship....

I really don't think that the professors themselves have the "influence" over MEXT. It is the institution/university itself that really has the good reputation.
 

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Dear Pink CR,
I have a same situation like you.
However, I also do not know about my chance.
Please inform me if you found hopeful news.
good luck!
Hi Feri!!!
I hope, INSHALLAH we will have good result.
If i found any news, I will share to you.
which university you applied scholarship?
 

mozda

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hey skyer and buDZ any news from your Unis? i think the interviews should begin these days....
 

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Thank you dear Pink CR for your reply and thanks for all.
I applied scholarship to Keio University(Master Program).
Here is a brief of my CV:
GPA: 3.5 of four scales
4 published paper in international conferences(IEEE).
I also received a positive answer from a professor in Keio Uni.
My GRE score is good but unfortunately my TOEFL score No(However, they have said that ''we have no minimum requirements for TOEFL and GRE score'').
Now please tell me about my chance of getting admission and MEXT.
Arigato Gozaimasu!
 

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Brief of your CV sounds pretty good to me...but no one can really say what are your chances except your Uni!
 

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Hi Mozda, you are getting your acceptance result in this month am I right?
Mine still need to wait till mid of March...
 

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hey! i just had an interview with my potential professor and I guess now just waiting to see if i get the scholarship.... perhaps this information doesn't come out until the end of march or april? either way, it's a long time to wait!
 

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hey! i just had an interview with my potential professor and I guess now just waiting to see if i get the scholarship.... perhaps this information doesn't come out until the end of march or april? either way, it's a long time to wait!
Hi Architek, which uni do you apply to? I am also waiting for the notification of acceptance by Uni in March. Scholarship notification will have to wait either till May or till July 2011.....
 

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hi people!
well my news are sad, i got an e-mail few days ago saying i am not being accepted...well heh i'm ready for a next fight, not giving up...just it's gonna be very hard to wait and wait and wait again...

@architek: great news!!! you're already half a way to Japan i guess :)
 

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Hi guys,
Just an hour ago, I got an email from Keio University, that I was nominated to receive MEXT through their recommendation. Anyone else going Keio?
 

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