On the 16th of December, the Kanto Regional Committee organized a year-end party for MEXT scholars and alumni at a pizza parlor in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. The party had a total attendance of 28 people, of which 5 were alumni. The majority of attendees were newcomers to Japan, who had heard about the year-end party at … Continue reading End of Year Party in Kanto
On the 9th of December, MSA organized the Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing. Over 40 people, led by Kansai committee members, Chika and Daniel, first went over to the famous Togetsu bridge to see the mesmerizing, hand-made laterns. Along the way, everyone got to know each other, learning about each other’s schools, studies, and respective … Continue reading Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing
While almost everyone knows about the beauty of Kyoto’s Arashiyama during the day, have you ever wondered what it looks like illuminated at night? MSA’s next event in Kansai will be an outing to Arashiyama’s Hanatouro Festival, where beautiful open air lanterns, bright lights, and ikebana flower arrangements can be viewed along famous spots such as the Bamboo Forest … Continue reading Upcoming: Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing
On the 18th of November, MEXT and JASSO co-organized a reception for new MEXT scholars in Tokyo. At the reception, the scholars were enlightebed by the speeches given by representatives from MEXT, JASSO and MSA. They could experience the Japanese culture through events like the demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony. They could also get to know … Continue reading Reception for MEXT Scholar in Tokyo on the 18th of November
On Sunday, 12th of November, the MSA Kansai team organised an outing to enjoy the autumn colours of Kyoto. The chosen location was Mt. Hiei, a popular destination to enjoy the changing colours. In the afternoon, 20 scholars assembled at Demachiyanagi station in Kyoto. It was a good mix of scholars from Osaka and Kyoto. The … Continue reading Autumn Outing To Kyoto’s Mt.Hiei
Written by: Ly Techsrun * This article will be divided into the following groups for the scholarship extensions for: A. Specialized training colleges to undergraduate courses B. Bachelors to Masters’ courses C. Research students The conditions for scholarship extension as below may be changed in the next application process. Please be sure to check the … Continue reading How Do I Extend the Scholarship When I End My Current Course and What are the Conditions?
We thank everyone for being a part of the event and turning it into a great success (despite the heavy rain). We have had an amazing turn out of MEXT scholars and alumni. A quick snap of the event: Alba told her amazing story of how she moved from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and what she … Continue reading Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support x MSA: Find your mission workshop
SUMMARY Yes, You may be allowed to if you meet the following conditions: If there is no significant change in the research field or major in your college. And if there are 'reasonable' reasons for changing university for a MA's or Doctoral Program. Written by: Jihyeon Kim As a rule, MEXT students are expected to … Continue reading Can I do my BA / MA and PhD at different universities?
SUMMARY Your post-graduation plans will depend heavily on the following: What career you want What you can offer to potential employers What kind of opportunities you get to know as a student But in any case, overconfidence is a big no-no Starting to look for opportunities early also really helps A list of companies where … Continue reading What job opportunities do I have after I graduate?
SUMMARY Yes, it is possible, but monthly allowance might be stopped while you are abroad and your scholarship term will not be extended. As a delicate issue, be sure to contact your supervisor and your office the soonest possible before applying to go abroad. Written by: Pedro Couteiro Can I go on exchange as a … Continue reading Is it possible to go on exchange while on MEXT scholarship?