The Matsumae International Foundation in Japan is a non-government organization that offers fully-funded Fellowships to non-Japanese nationals per year to undertake studies and research, particularly in the fields of Natural Science, Medicine and Engineering, at any Japanese University. Proposed Fellowships in Japan must be between 3 months to 6 months, where the commencing month and ending month of the application is between April 2021 to March 2022.

Specific Eligibility Criteria:
– Applicant must be a Samoan citizen only
– Applicant must obtain a letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan
– Applicant must hold a PhD (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications
– Applicant must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted
– Applicant must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages
– Applicant should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (Except for short term stay such as sightseeing or conferences
– Applicant should have a firm position & profession and must return to Samoa upon completion of the MIF fellowship tenure

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Deadline for Applications to be received by the Matsumae International Foundation is Tuesday 30th June 2020 (Japan Standard time)