Application for the MEXT Scholarship: IGP special quota (October 2024 enrollment) is now open

Graduate School of Life Science in Hokkaido University has opened a call for applications for the MEXT Scholarship: International Graduate Programme (IGP) quota for October 2024 enrollment.

The Graduate School of Life Science’s “Training Program for Innovators in Life Sciences - Be a Bridge between Hokkaido and the World -” (International Graduate Program) is designed for international students who major in life sciences and are seeking to continue graduate studies in Japan.


Students of this program can apply for a MEXT* scholarship: IGP special quota. 3-year scholarships for 7 doctoral students and 2-year scholarships for 1 Masters student are available for international students during their study at Hokkaido University.

(*The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)


The application period for a MEXT scholarship: IGP special quota is open NOW!
Interested students should contact prospective supervisors to discuss their suitability for this scholarship by 30 November 2023.  After a professor agrees to sponsor a student, application documents should be submitted to the supervisor, who will subsequently submit them to the IGP administration office by 27 December 2023. 


If you wish to apply for this scholarship, find a laboratory that matches your research goals first and contact the professor directly. 


For more information, please visit the IGP website.

You can also download the following leaflets from below.