International Program of Frontier Biotechnology for Monbukagakusho Scholarship Students

International Program of Frontier Biotechnology is a five-year program for master’s and doctor’s degrees for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Students.

The aim of this program is to expose young scientists to state-of-the-art research skills and indepth knowledge of advanced biology, chemistry and physics to harness the potential of biotechnology. The program encompasses both master and doctor courses, while emphasizing research that directly benefits society and the environment. Students are expected to enroll in these courses sequentially in order to obtain both master’s and doctor’s degrees.

Scholarship Benefits

  1. 157,000 JPY per month
  2. Air ticket (to and from Japan)
  3. Tuition fee exempted

Number to be Admitted: 10 each year

Application Requirements

  1. Nationality: must be of the countries whose citizens are eligible for a Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship).
  2. Age: must be less than 35 years as of April 1, 2010 (i.e. born on or after April 2, 1975).
  3. Education: Must have graduated from a university or college and completed 16 years of formal study by September 30, 2010.
  4. Language ability: must have a good command of English.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2009

International Students Section
Academic Affairs Division
Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

Fax:  +81-6-6879-7229

Download guidance to applicants:

Download application forms: or

Program Start Date: October 1, 2010


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  • im a tanzanian currently studing in china,

    im in grade 3 of study
    ,can i benefit from this scholarship as well when i aply in advance lets say for 2011-12 progmme. thanks

  • hi i am from Ethiopia where medium of educaqtion is English and hold a 3 year bsc in Biotechnology now i am 22 and want to continue my education but i have financial problem please can i get this scholarship chance thank you..

  • Thanks a lot Barbara for sharing this link here.

    The guide is really great and helped me a lot. I'm a lot confident to achieve the Monbukagakusho research scholarship 2011. Just have my fingers crossed now:)

    Good luck to all.


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