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Call for Applications: UEC International Special Program(Announcement for Self-financed International Students and Japanese Students)

1. Outline

The UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci) is an international cooperative educational program. In this program, MEXT scholarship students, self-financed international students, and Japanese students will learn together, compete with each other, and deepen mutual understanding.
Refer to the Application Guidelines  for detailed information of this program. 

What is the UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci)?

MICH and AiQuSci are the MEXT* Scholarship Special Programs that recruit MEXT scholarship students from overseas. These programs offer cooperativelar educational programs for MEXT scholarship students, self-financed international students, and Japanese students at UEC. We call this international cooperative educational program conducted at UEC, the UEC International Special Program (MICH/AiQuSci) (hereinafter called “Special Program”)
*MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Why should I join the Special Program?

The Special Program offers many opportunities to study together with other students from various backgrounds. Take advantage of the chance to learn from peers who have different language and culture, and develop a global network!
Strongly recommended for someone who wants to:
-make friends with Japanese and international students 
-boost language skills through activities with a language partner 
-connect to global community and work on a global stage 

Expected roles

In principle, Japanese students and MEXT scholarship students or self-financed international students are paired up to participate in the following activities. The students are expected:
-To become a language partner and provide support for the acquisition of Japanese, English, or other second languages.
-To become friends with their language partner.
-To participate in classes and events designated by this Special Program with their language partner as much as possible.
-To expand the network of Japanese and international students beyond the language partnership by getting to know the language partner’s acquaintances and communities.
International students who are fluent in Japanese can also become language partners who provide support for Japanese acquisition. Refer to the Application Guidelines (3. About the Language Partner System) for detailed information.

2. Participation and Completion of the Special Program

Self-financed international students and Japanese students may participate the Special Program for one semester, one year, or until graduation.
A certificate of participation in the Special Program will be issued at the end of each semester if the requirements for participation are met. If you fulfill the requirements for completion of the Special Program on your graduation, you will receive a certificate of the program completion with your diploma.
Refer to the Application Guidelines (2. Special Program Details) for detailed information. 

3. Special Program Participation Benefits

Special Award

You can receive a special award of 20,000 yen each semester as a reward for your contributions, especially as a language partner. This award will not be provided to MEXT scholarship students.

Support for travel and participation expenses of program-designated events

You can receive support for travel and other expenses (registration fees, etc.) when participating in events designated by the Special Program.
Conditions will apply to the above benefits. Refer the Application Guidelines (5. Special Program Participation Benefits) for detailed information.

4. Applying for the Program


1. You must be either:
 -Graduate student
 - Undergraduate student belonging to a laboratory
 -International Research Student
 -JUSST student
2. Understand and agree with the purpose of this Special Program

Recruitment number for Oct. 2021

1. Self-financed International student: 16
2. Japanese student: 32
The recruitment number is subject to change due to immigration restrictions by the COVID-19 pandemic. Special awards will be granted for semesters starting in and after October 2021.

Application period

From August 18 (Wednesday) to August 31 (Tuesday), 2021

Selection and results

The committee will make a selection and the results will be notified in mid-September, 2021.

Application procedures and selection

First, make an application file (in any style and format) following the instructions provided in the Application Guidelines (6. Applying for the Program). Then, apply via the Google application form. Read the Application Guidelines thoroughly before applying. 
Application google form
The Application google form is only accessible from your UEC google account
For inquiries, please contact
UEC International Student Office<>

Created: August 17, 2021 / Last modified:August 23, 2021