Fellowship Program

FAQ

Q : I do not have a host institution in Japan at the time I apply for MIF program. Will MIF introduce a host institution to me?

A : An acceptance by a host institution in Japan is a must when applying for our program and the arrangement must be made by an applicant him/herself. MIF does not offer such a service as introducing a host institution to an applicant.

Q : I have already obtained an academic degree from a Japanese institution. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?

A : This program is available only for those who have no previous experiences in Japan. Thus, your case does not meet our eligibility requirement.

Q : I had been in Japan for a short period of time for attending a conference or for sightseeing. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?

A : Yes, you are eligible to apply for our program. Please make sure to state the length of previous stay(s) in Japan and purpose(s) in your application document.

Q : I am a student being a candidate for a master’s degree. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?

A : Our program is basically for professional scholars/researchers with PhD.s or with equivalent academic degrees. MIF encourages graduate school students to apply for our program once they become to be able to meet our eligibility requirements.

Q : Can I apply for the MIF program if the length of my research stay is only for two months?

A : Our program is offered for those whose length of research stay in Japan is between three and six months.