MEXT calls for applications from universities around October every year. Those who are already enrolled in NAIST as privately financed international students and will be enrolled in a regular course in the year following their application are eligible to apply.

The number of recommendations that may be submitted by NAIST is set by MEXT every year, and if there are more applicants than the designated number we are permitted to recommend to MEXT, applicants are first screened within NAIST.

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