The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology offers scholarships to international candidates who wish to enrol as research students at Japanese universities. The monthly allowance provided can reach a maximum of 145000 Yen (currently about 1020 Euro); it is granted for 24 months if the student comes to Japan in April and for 18 months if he/she comes to Japan in October (it may include 6 months of Japanese study training when required).
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor´s degree; transcripts of their previous studies must prove a certain level of academic achievement. They must also pass a written examination to ensure that their knowledge of Japanese or English meets certain standards. Age limit is 35 years.