Scholarship Announced (Fully Funded) – for PhD – Kochi University of Technology Japan

Kochi University of Technology (KUT) in Japan is offering 15 fully funded PhD scholarships,

through the Special Scholarship Program (SSP) 2020. The scholarship covers; tuition fees, entrance examination fees, living allowance and travel …

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ABOUT THE SSP SCHOLARSHIP:

In the bid to promote advanced research Kochi University of Technology (KUT) launched the Special Scholarship Program (SSP) in 2003. Moreover, the scholarship is aimed at expanding and deepening international relationships with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) offered by Kochi University of Technology (KUT) is awarded to eligible students to pursue a research project in the field of Engineering.

The SSP PhD scholarship is provided to international PhD applicants, from all over the world in Japan, the academic year 2020. The program is taught in English.

The PhD program is tenable for 3 years of study at the Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering at Kochi University of Technology (KUT).

Eligible applicants will work on their project while assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA) at their department or school.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Meet the following set criteria for the SSP PhD scholarships;

  • Have or soon graduating with a master’s degree before enrolling for PhD at Kochi University of Technology
  • Be 35 years old or below at the time of PhD enrolment at Kochi University of Technology
  • Excellent previous academic record with strong bachelor’s and master’s degrees from reputable and recognised universities all over the world
  • Demonstrate intention, adequate knowledge and research skills to work in one of the designated Special Scholarship Program (SSP) research projects
  • English language proficiency since the course is taught in English.
  • Commit to working for 50 hours per month for a specific Special Scholarship Program research project at the Kochi University of Technology.

SPECIAL NOTICE

  1. If you are still working towards your master’s degree, a verified original master’s degree certificate in English /Japanese from your university will be required before your enrollment can be completed. If you are not able to produce such a document, you will not be enrolled.
  2. Students who join the projects in Economics and Management will conduct their research at Eikokuji campus which is located in downtown Kochi City, 25 km from the main campus (Kami campus), and those students are also required to take classes once or twice a week at the main campus. The most common means of transportation between Eikokuji campus and Kami campus are a bus or JR train, and it takes around one hour.
  3. If your application to KUT is successful and your resident status in Japan is “Student”, KUT will assist you in finding appropriate single accommodation.
    At Kami campus, you can live in the International House if there is a vacancy.
    At Eikokuji campus, International students can receive assistance in finding accommodation from the Education Affairs Section.
    If you wish to bring your family members and live with them in Japan, or if you wish to change your accommodation, you must initiate your own apartment rental.
    In any case, you need to bear your own costs.
    International House (Kami Campus)
    Corporate-contract apartments (Eikokuji Campus)
    Renting a room individually (Kami Campus)
    Renting a room individually (Eikokuji Campus)
  4. To complete the doctoral program as an SSP Student, you need to meet all of the following conditions.
    a: 3 year’s enrollment in a doctoral program at KUT
    b: 10 or more doctoral course credits earned
    c: Successful completion of the doctoral dissertation defence after receiving a preliminary assessment held more than one year in advance
    d: Two or more papers in high-level peer-reviewed journals, published at least two months before completion of the program; this is the basic requirement for holding a dissertation defence.
  5. Students enrolled in this program can obtain Doctor of Engineering or Doctor of Philosophy depending on the research field.
  6. Newly admitted foreign doctoral students will be charged about 33,000 yen as insurance premium. The students who do not have “Student” status of Japanese residents will be charged 3,000 yen as insurance premium (The price is subject to change).
  7. 10,000 yen will be charged as dues for alumni association membership (The price is subject to change).
  8. In any case where an SSP student is selected as a recipient of another institution’s scholarship, his/her monthly pay as described in “7. Benefits” 2. will be adjusted according to KUT’s rule.
  9. The abstract of your doctoral dissertation and the results of your dissertation defence will be published on the web within 3 months after the conferment of your doctoral degree, and the full text of your dissertation will be published on the web within 1 year after the conferment of your doctoral degree. In cases where it seems inappropriate to publish a doctoral dissertation on the web due to a patent application related to the research, or some other special reasons, Kochi University of Technology may suspend the publication of the full text of a dissertation, and publish only its abstract on the web. Even in such cases, if publication of the full text of a dissertation is requested, and the Kochi University of Technology agrees to the necessity, the full text of your doctoral dissertation may be disclosed.
  10. Please note that KUT takes trust, truthfulness and academic integrity very seriously and we, therefore, expect applications to contain only true and complete information about the applicant. Applicants should be aware that KUT will take the stern, corrective measures such as payment of exempted tuition fees, or even expulsion from the university, against any student found to have applied with false, incomplete, or missing information, including omission of information regarding educational background.
  11. In the event that the Kochi University of Technology alters the system of SSP, the terms and conditions will be revised accordingly.

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE:

  • Exemption from entrance examination fees (30,000 yen)
  • Enrolment fees (300,000 yen)
  • Annual tuition fees (535,800 yen)
  • Monthly Living expenses (150,000 yen)
  • Travel costs and initial living costs (150,000 yen)

HOW TO APPLY: 

STEP 1:

You choose one SSP Research Project from the list of eligible projects

Step 2:

Complete and send a pre-application request by mail to the person in charge of a project you would like to apply for. Please request for permission to apply for the SSP project you are interested in.

STEP 3:

Upon obtaining permission from the project lead person and completing all required documents, submit them to the Kochi University of Technology by post by the deadline date.

ADMISSION SCHEDULE

April 2020 Enrollment: (The Second Deadline)

Application Deadline Screening Notification of Admission Decision Registration Deadline
*September 13, 2019 Between October to November

(Interview and written exams are scheduled individually after the due consultation, if necessary)

Mid of December 2019
(To be notified individually)
*January 10, 2020

*note 1: The applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.
*note 2: All the required documents must arrive at KUT by each deadline.

October 2020 Enrollment: (The First Deadline)

Application Deadline Screening Notification of Admission Decision Registration Deadline
*September 13, 2019 Between October to November

(Interview and written exams are scheduled individually after the due consultation, if necessary)

Mid of December 2019
(To be notified individually)
*January 10, 2020

*note 1: The applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.
*note 2: All the required documents must arrive at KUT by each deadline.

October 2020 Enrollment: (The Second Deadline)

Application Deadline Screening Notification of Admission Decision Registration Deadline
*March 13, 2020 Between April to March

(Interview and written exams are scheduled individually after the due consultation, if necessary)

Mid of June 2020
(To be notified individually)
*July 10, 2020

*note 1: The applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.
*note 2: All the required documents must arrive at KUT by each deadline.

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Any inquiries and application required documents must be addressed to the following address:

International Relations Section

Kochi University of Technology

Tosayamada, Kami City

Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN

Tel: +81-887-53-1130

E-mail: [email protected]

DEADLINE: 

Submit your full application and all the required documents by 13th September 2019

SCHOLARSHIP OFFICIAL WEBLINKS:

Apply Online

Scholarship Official Link

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