Scholarships for JET Alumni

Dear JET Program alumni and supporters,

We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology
(Monbukagakusho-MEXT) have set up a special quota available only for JET
alumni to be the recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT
Scholarship.) This special scholarship quota has been set up for the first
time this year as a part of career development support for JET participants
by MOFA and MEXT with the purpose of strengthening ties between Japan and
JET participants as well as advancing the future career of JET participants.
This is for graduate level research study in a Japanese university for the
duration of 18 months starting October 2008, ending March 2010. Qualified
recipients will have the possibility of extending their scholarship to
complete a degree in Japan if successfully enrolled in a master’s course or
doctoral course.

Please forward this information to interested JET alumni and urge them to
contact our office as soon as possible, for the application deadline is only
a few weeks away. Please see below for more information:

– 2008 MEXT Research Student Scholarship for JET Alumni

– Qualifications:
(1) You have to be a former JET Program participant
(2) You have to be a US citizen to apply through the Consulates in US
(3) You must have been born on or after April 2, 1973

– Arrival Date in Japan: Between 1st and 7th of October 2008

– Note: Please refer to the guideline for other important qualifications

– Application Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2008

– Interview and written examination: Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the
Consulate General of Japan in New York

You will have to prepare and submit your application together with necessary
documents such as a detailed research plan, recommendation letters, medical
certificate, transcript and degree certificate, etc. according to the
description stated in the guideline.

Interested applicants should contact the JET Office at the Consulate General
of Japan in New York immediately by emailing to
Upon receiving requests, we will forward the appropriate application forms
and guidelines.

We hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity. Please do not
hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on this matter


Noriko Furuhata
Program Coordinator
JET Program Office
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: 212-418-4461 Fax: 212-371-1294