Letter of Acceptance (MEXT Scholarships)
The information on this page is intended for the students who passed the preliminary screening by the Japanese embassy/consulate in their country and who wish to attend Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University on a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship.
1. Choose a prospective academic advisorIt is required that you contact a prospective academic advisor in order to discuss the details of your research plan and get his/her formal approval (Letter of Acceptance). The research fields or details of teaching staff can be found on our website You can contact the prospective academic advisor via email or phone call.
2. Prepare the following documents:
1) Original certificate of preliminary selection issued by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate -General
2) Photocopy of a set of the same documents as those submitted to the Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General:
- Scholarship application
- Research plan
- Certified academic records of the university attended
- Thesis summary
- Recommendation letter
- Health examination report
3) Any additional documents required by prospective academic advisor or administration office.IMPORTANT NOTE: Any incomplete application will not be processed. PDF files, scanned images, papers sent by facsimile, or photocopies without confirmation seals (of the Japanese Embassy) will be considered as incomplete and your application will not be processed.
3. Send your completed application via email
Please send an email with an attachment of 1) ,2) and 3) above to both A and B
A. your prospective academic advisor
B. Student Affairs Office of Graduate School of Economics (email@example.com)
4. Application deadline for Acceptance Letter
Usually, applicants need to receive the Letter of Acceptance and submit it to the Japanese embassy/consulate in their countries by the end of August. It is strongly recommended that you start contacting your prospective academic advisor well in advance, as preparation of the letter usually takes considerable amount of time after your request to the prospective academic advisor. Please note that any applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
For further information, please refer to the following websites:
- Information for International Students (Kyoto University)
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
- Japanese Government Scholarships (Study in Japan web-site)
- Japan’s Embassies and Consulates (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)