Saturday, August 23, 2008

Scholarships for Foreign Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to stay at Slovak universities and research institutions.

Types of scholarships

a) Scholarships for foreign university students (enrolled at least in the 6th semester) to take part in Master study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters (from 5 to 10 months) at Slovak universities.

b) Scholarships for foreign PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at Slovak universities or research institutes.

c) Scholarships for foreign university teachers and researchers over a period of 1 to 12 months to carry out teaching or research at Slovak universities, research institutes or nongovernmental organisations on the basis of an invitation.

Scholarship designation

The scholarship is designated to cover living costs (accommodation, boarding, etc.) of a study, research and teaching stay of foreign applicants at Slovak universities and research institutions. The applicants can ask their host institution to assist them to arrange their accommodation and necessary documents regarding the stay in Slovakia, or they have to arrange it by themselves. The Scholarship Programme does not cover the travel costs to and from Slovakia.

Application procedure and eligibility

The on-line application system at opens 6 – 8 weeks before the deadline. The application form is accessible only after the on-line application system is opened. For eligibility purposes please check the above website. The submitted documents must be originals.

Documents must be received by deadline at:

SAIA, n. o.

Námestie slobody 23

812 20 Bratislava 1

Slovak Republic

Applications deadlines for the academic year 2008/2009:

31 October 2008 ( until 16:00 CET) - for summer semester 2008/2009

Selection procedure of applicants from abroad

The selection committee, appointed by the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic, carries out the selection of scholarship holders.

Further Contacts:

Adela Poláčková, Programme Co-ordinator

Tel.: +421 2 544 11 426 (436)

Fax: +421 2 544 11 429


Application for 2009 Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT) Scholarship (Embassy Nominated Students)

1. Preliminary Screening

To apply for this Scholarship, you must first pass a preliminary screening that is conducted by the Japanese Embassy. For further information about this, see "5.SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION" in the guidelines for Monbukagakusho scholarship applicants.



2. Request for Letter of Acceptance

The candidates who pass the preliminary screening must submit (1) the copy of the same set of documents as those submitted to the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, and (2) a certificate of the preliminary selection issued by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, together with the following (3) Information Form, to the Keio University International Center no late than August 31.

Information Form

Address: Keio University International Center

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8345 JAPAN

*As the application documents will NOT be returned, make sure you retain a copy for your records.

*Those who are interested in Graduate School of Science and Technology will send documents to the address below.

Address: Keio University International Center Yagami Office

Faculty of Science and Technology Yagami Campus

3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 JAPAN

Faculty Profile Links:
To complete the Information Form, you can access information about Keio faculty through this website.

Tips for searching for a supervisor:

While you are free to contact potential supervisors directly regarding their research fields, it is often better to consult with your university advisor and seek an introduction through her or him to a Keio professor that is best suited to your research interests. Alternatively, you may also find it helpful to review academic journals and other resources open to the public in order to find a potential Keio supervisor. International Center would not introduce any professors to you.

English Based Courses:
Please note that Keio University only has an English based course at the Graduate Schools of Science and Technology, Media and Governance, and Media Design. The applicant who seeks to obtain a degree at the Graduate Schools other than these Graduate Schools is required to have a native level Japanese knowledge, since the entrance examination and all the courses are in Japanese. Although the MEXT provides a 6-month language training period, this will not be enough to prepare for the entrance examination if you are a Japanese beginner.

3. Notification

After screening your documents, the International Center contact the faculty based on "Information Form" to issue a letter of acceptance. This acceptance letter will be sent to the address provided in your Information Form. Please note that Keio University does not guarantee that a letter of acceptance will be sent to every applicant. In the event an acceptance letter cannot be issued, the International Center will inform the applicant through the email address provided in the Information Form.

4. University Placement

Finally, it is the Monbukagakusho, a Japanese government agency, that determines university placement. Neither the applicant nor Keio University has authority to make this decision or influence its outcome. Additionally, a Letter of Acceptance does not, of itself, guarantee an assignment to Keio University.