Q : I do not have an acceptance from a host institution in Japan at the time I apply for the MIF program. Will the MIF introduce a host institution to me?
A : An acceptance by a host institution in Japan is a must to apply for the program, and the arrangement must be made by the applicant him / herself. The 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 eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : This program is available only for those who have no previous experience of staying in Japan. Thus, your case does not meet the eligibility requirements.
Q : I have been to Japan to attend a conference or for sightseeing. Am I still eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : Yes, you are eligible to apply for the program. Please ensure 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 eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : The MIF program is for post-doctoral researchers, and the MIF encourages graduate school students to apply for the program after meeting the eligibility requirements.
Q : Can I apply for the MIF program even if my research stay is two months?
A : No, the length of the program is six months. However, in case you prefer the three to five months period, please contact the MIF.