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VIED Scholarship Program

VIED Scholarship Program: For Admission in April 2017


       Kanazawa University has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with MOET-VIED on accepting students through Vietnam 911 and other VIED scholarship projects. 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 VIED scholarship. 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 VIED 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 2017 admission. If you plan to apply for the admission in October 2017, please wait until the next call for application. We will schedule and arrange the Call for Application for October 2017 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 an academic staff member or a student of universities, colleges or research institutes in Vietnam and is (or plans to become) a candidate of a VIED scholarship.

     ・ 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 VIED 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 wish to apply to the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, 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 adviser. 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 14, 2016



      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 21, 2016


       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 Confirmation of Scholarship from VIED (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

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

    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

    August 8, 2016 to October 14, 2016

    Vietnamese scholarship candidates can register online for application to October 2016 Admission to Kanazawa University.

    October 21, 2016

    Deadline for submitting required documents to Kanazawa University.

    Late October, 2016 to early January, 2017

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

    From January, 2017

    Preparations to come to Japan in October.




    7. Contact Information

    If you have questions or wish to submit required documents…
    E-mail: kuvietnam@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp


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     Address:       Global Affairs Support Office, Kanazawa University
                Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, JAPAN
     Tel:               +81-76-264-5294
     Fax:              +81-76-234-4037


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