CONTACT

Overseas Fellowship Division
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 JAPAN
TEL+81(0)3-3263-2368
FAX+81(0)3-3263-1854
MAILronpaku@jsps.go.jp

JSPS RONPAKU PROGRAM

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FAQs for RONPAKU Candidates

  1. How do I go about applying for a RONPAKU Fellowship?
  2. May I apply to JSPS directly?
  3. I already have a PhD degree from a university in my home country. Am I qualified to apply for a RONPAKU Fellowship?
  4. I don’t know anybody to ask to be my Japanese advisor. May I ask JSPS to introduce me to one?
  5. What is the eligibility of a Japanese advisor?
  6. When may I receive my selection result?


1. How do I go about applying for a RONPAKU Fellowship?

RONPAKU candidates are to prepare Forms 2 and 3 and send them to their prospective Japanese advisor. The prospective advisor is to fill out Form 1 and submit it along with all the other forms to JSPS through his/her university.

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2. May I apply to JSPS directly?

No, you may not. All applications need to be submitted through a prospective Japanese advisor’s university.

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3. I already have a PhD degree from a university in my home country. Am I qualified to apply for a RONPAKU Fellowship?

No. you may not. The candidate must be a researcher who has not obtained a PhD degree from a university.

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4. I don’t know anybody to ask to be my Japanese advisor. May I ask JSPS to introduce me to one?

I’m sorry, but JSPS is not in a position to introduce prospective Japanese advisors to candidates. Please use your faculty’s international network, academic societies or other means to find a prospective Japanese advisor.

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5. What is the eligibility of a Japanese advisor?

A prospective Japanese advisor must be a full-time professor or associate professor who, as of 1 April of the starting year of your fellowship, is engaged in implementing a doctoral course at the Japanese university where you will submit your PhD thesis.

6. When may I receive my selection result?

JSPS will inform Japanese advisor's instition of the result by the end of next January.

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