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Mekong 1000 Project

Mekong 1000 Program: For Admission in April 2019

       Kanazawa University has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with Mekong 1000 Office (Can Tho University) on accepting students through Mekong 1000 Project. This is a unique program which offers fee waiver, simplified application and selection process, and other services.


       The application is open to the scholarship candidates of Mekong 1000 Project. The program targets those who wish to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree at KU. The program runs for 24, 36, or 48 months, depending on the desired degree and the field of study. Applicants will be selected and matched with academic supervisor by the graduate schools at KU, then undergo the final selection by the academic supervisor. Upon successfully completing all processes, applicants will be admitted to KU as graduate students sponsored by Mekong 1000 scholarship.


       We are sure that the postgraduate study at KU will stimulate your academic ability and expand your horizons. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our beautiful university.




       This information is only for April 2019 admission. If you plan to apply for the admission in October 2019, please wait until the next call for application. We will schedule and arrange the Call for Application for October 2019 in the months to come. This website will be updated accordingly at that time.




    1. Courses Offered

    Master’s or Doctoral course




    2. Eligibility   

     ・ An individual who is (or plans to become) a candidate of Mekong 1000 Project.

     ・ An individual who meets all requirements set by Kanazawa University for the eligibility to apply to KU Graduate School as a Master’s or Doctoral student (see http://www.adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/ie/e/abroad/guideline.html for the complete list of eligibility requirements)



    The eligibility for Kanazawa University is a separate matter from the eligibility to Mekong 1000 scholarship. Please be informed that you must be eligible for both, and you must successfully complete the application and be selected for both in order to study at KU.




    3. Search for a Supervisor

       If you are willing to apply to the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, please use THIS LINK.
    If you are willing to apply to the Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies Doctoral course, please use THIS LINK.
       Please choose up to three faculty members of Kanazawa University whose research theme corresponds with your research topic and who can supervise you during the coursework as your supervisor. Choosing more than one faculty members widens your chance of being matched with a right supervisor. Later in the application process, you will be asked to name them to request to be your supervisor.



    You do not have to contact the supervisor directly until later in the selection process. KU will contact you when the selection has progressed enough.




    4. Application/Registration


    Deadline: October 12, 2018


       After you submit the Online Application Form, you will receive an automated reply to the registered e-mail address. The reply message will contain important instructions and links to other application documents. Please follow the instructions carefully.




    5. Required Documents


    Deadline for Document Submission: October 19, 2018


       Required documents are listed below as well as in the automated reply e-mail. Prepare the documents and submit them by the deadline, as e-mail attachments.


        1. Diploma for Bachelor’s Degree
        2. Diploma for Master’s Degree
        3. Official Transcript for Undergraduate Course Work
        4. Official Transcript for Master’s Course Work
        5. Letter of Recommendation from Mekong 1000 (NOT Award Letter)
        6. Abstract of Master’s Thesis or Another Work of Equivalent Volume and Quality
        7. Proof of English Proficiency
        8. Proof of Japanese Proficiency (optional; only if you plan to do your study in Japanese language)
        9. Kanazawa University International Students Inquiry Form (Including Research Proposal)
        10. Research Performance Questionnaire
        11. Copy of your passport or personal status certificates

     [②, ④, and ⑥ are only for those who wish to enroll into doctoral program.]


     [All documents must be translated in English or Japanese.]

    *When you submit documents by e-mail, please note that our e-mail server cannot receive file size beyond 5MB.

    To deal with it, we recommend following solutions:

    • Use pdf file rather than jpg file
    • Use zip compression

    • Divide your submission in several messages (If so, please make it clear for us)
    • Send us another message so that we can confirm if we could receive documents or not


    *Download links for the Inquiry Form [⑨] and Questionnaire [⑩] appear in the e-mail message you will receive after submitting the online application.



    6. Schedule

    Setpmenber 3, 2018 to October 12, 2018

    Vietnamese scholarship candidates can register online for application to April 2019 Admission to Kanazawa University.

    October 19, 2018

    Deadline for submitting required documents to Kanazawa University.

    Late October, 2018 to the beginning of 2019

    Kanazawa University will screen and match the applicants. Also, there will be an interview by the academic supervisor. Those who are successfully selected and pass the interview will be issued a Letter of Acceptance.

    January 2019~

    Preparations to come to Japan in April.




    7. Contact Information

    If you have questions or wish to submit required documents…


    Kanazawa University Website


    General Information for International Students


    Mailing Address for International Postal Mail
     Address:     International Student Exchange Division, Kanazawa University
               Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, JAPAN
     Tel:               +81-76-264-5243 
     Fax:              +81-76-234-4043


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