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Fusion of AI and Quantum Sciences for Developing Innovative Human Resources: Global Education Program in the COVID-19 Era (AiQuSci)

Applications for enrollment in October 2021 have been closed. The next application will be announced in December 2021.

1. About Our Program

The "Fusion of AI and Quantum Sciences for Developing Innovative Human Resources: Global Education Program in the COVID-19 Era (AiQuSci)" is a new international graduate program offered by the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, the University of Electro-Communications (UEC). The program starts in the Fall Semester of academic year 2021. The program has been selected to be part of the prestigious Japanese government (MEXT) special scholarship program. 
The program aims to graduate engineers and scientists who can bridge the gap between fields of specialization, industry and academia, and national borders, forming a network of trained individuals who can collectively contribute to SDGs, higher education in developing countries, etc. To this end, AiQuSci recruits excellent international students interested in Informatics and Engineering, with a view to innovations based on Quantum Sciences and Artificial Intelligence (AI). They will be joined by Japanese students, who study under the same curriculum, and together they are expected to become global leaders with broad perspectives.

2. Course Overview

3. Recruitment Capacity of AiQuSci for MEXT Scholarship Students

* In principle, the program is limited to those who were born after April 2, 1986.
** AiQuSci program is also open to 8 privately-financed students and 16 Japanese students.

4. Nationality

We will focus on accepting an applicant who holds one of the nationalities specified by MEXT. The list of Priority Nationalities announced by MEXT last year are as follows.
The list of Priority Nationalities (PDF)
According to MEXT regulations last year, UEC can recommend applicants from non-priority nationalities up to 2 students.
* There is a possibility that it will change in the future.
Also, applicants must have the nationality of a country with diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are ineligible. However, Japanese nationals that reside outside of Japan at the time of application, having dual citizenship with another country, and plan on relinquishing their Japanese nationality before arrival, may apply.

5. How to find an academic supervisor of UEC?

Firstly, please go to the website listed below, or simply use Google search with your interested words, such as gLaboratory", "UEC" and your research field.
Secondly, contact directly to UEC faculty members by e-mail or ZOOM to receive his/her permission.

6. Application Requirements of AiQuSci

Please see the following pamphlet for details

These application forms are last year's data for reference use only. Please note that the application form is changed by MEXT every year.
* An applicant may not file other universities MEXT scholarship programs for the same time. If it is found that the applicant has applied to more than one university, he / she will be disqualified.

7. FAQ and Useful Information

Please see the following pamphlet for details

Created: December 7, 2020 / Last Modified: July 27, 2021