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KU-RISTEKDIKTI Scholarship Program

KU-RISTEKDIKTI Program for Admission in October 2019

    Online application has ended on Feb 1st 2019. We DO NOT accept new application now.
    Due to the announcement of RISTEKDIKTI scholarship, we will try our best to send the Letter of Acceptance(LoA) between April 25~30 through email.

    This is a unique program organized by Kanazawa University (KU) and Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI). Please see below for more information about the program.


    The program is for the lecturers of Indonesian universities and researchers in institutes in the Republic of Indonesia who presently hold a Master’s degree and would like to pursue a doctoral degree at KU. The program runs for 36 or 48 months, depending on the field of study, and it is entirely sponsored by RISTEKDIKTI scholarship. Applicants will be selected and matched with academic supervisor by the graduate schools at KU, then undergo separate interviews by RISTEKDIKTI and the academic supervisor. Upon successfully completing all processes, applicants will be admitted to KU as graduate students in the doctoral course.


    We are sure that the doctoral course 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 campus.



    This information is only for October 2019 admission.

1. Courses Offered:

Doctoral course

2. Eligibility  

- An individual who is eligible for scholarships provided by RISTEKDIKTI for the Year 2019

- An individual who is currently employed as a lecturer at an Indonesian university.

- An individual whose English fluency is around the IELTS score of 6.0 or better by the application deadline. This equates to TOEFL PBT 550 (iBT 80). Those with lower scores will also be considered for matching, but final acceptance will depend on the successful selection for RISTEKDIKTI scholarship.

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

- An individual who is physically and mentally healthy.


The eligibility for Kanazawa University is a separate matter from the eligibility to RISTEKDIKTI scholarship. Please be informed that you must be eligible for both, and you must successfully complete the application and be selected for both.


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 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: February 1st, 2019



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: February 8th, 2019

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 (If any)

5. Abstract of Master’s Thesis or Another Work of Equivalent Volume and Quality

6. Proof of English Proficiency

7. Kanazawa University International Exchange Student Inquiry Form (Including Research Proposal)

8. Research Performance Questionnaire

9. Copy of your passport or personal status certificates

    Download links for the Inquiry Form [7] and Questionnaire [8] appear in the e-mail message you will receive after submitting the online application.

    If you have also graduated from some vocational school (Politeknik or Akademi), please also submit the diploma and transcript from that school.

    *All documents must be translated in English or Japanese. In the case you prepare some unofficial translation, please also submit the copy of the official one.


    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 the following solutions:

    • Use pdf file rather than jpg file
    • Use zip compression
    • Divide your submission in several messages
    • Send us another message so that we can confirm if we could receive documents or not


6. Schedule

Due to the announcement of RISTEKDIKTI scholarship, we will try our best to send the Letter of Acceptance(LoA) between April 25~30 through email.

December 18, 2018 to February 1, 2019

Indonesian scholarship candidates can register online for application to October 2019 Admission to Kanazawa University.

February 8, 2019

Deadline for submitting required documents to Kanazawa University.

Late February, 2019 to May, 2019

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.

After the selection by KU Selection by RISTEKDIKTI in order to get scholarship. (Only for successful candidates)

From July, 2019

Preparations to come to Japan in October.


7. Contact Information

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


- Kanazawa University Website


- General Information for International Student


- Mailing Address for International Postal Mail
     Address: International Student Exchange Division, Kanazawa University
     Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192
      Tel: +81-76-264-6195
      Fax: +81-76-234-4043


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