Japanese Government Scholarships for Research Students,Japan

Job Description: The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Schooling, Culture, Sports, Science and Know-how, Government of Japan: MEXT) offers scholarships to Australian nationals who need to study at Japanese universities under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program as follows:
Research Section (OPEN)
1.Tenable for 2 years beginning in April 2011 or 18 months beginning in October 2011.
2.Applicants must be

Australian nationals and be graduates under 35 years of age on 1 April 2011 (born on or after 2 April 1976).
3.There will be compulsory examinations for English and optional Japanese Language on 22 June 2010 and short listed candidates must attend interview in late July to early August. The examinations and interviews will be held in various places in Australia, but not abroad. Candidates who need to pursue Japanese studies, such as language, linguistics, literature, history, law, or any other related subject, are expected to have an appropriate proficiency with the Japanese language. Examinations and interviews will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and Consulates-General of Japan, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Other examination sites may even be decided on after reviewing applications. Travel expenses for the examination will be borne by candidates.
4.Benefits: return airfare and allowance of ¥152,000 – ¥154,000 (approx. A$1700) per month. (Subject to modify)
5.Closing date for applications: TUESDAY, 15 JUNE 2010.
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