The program "International Program in Information Science Focused on Course Work and Empirical Training" of Graduate School of Information Science (GSIS) was selected for the 2012 International Priority Graduate Program (PGP) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). 5 international students for the Master's course and 5 students for the Doctoral course will be accepted to the program as Japanese Government Scholarship recipients each year for 5 years.
※MEXT received 217 applications from national and private universities and, after screening, selected 41 programs for the 2012 International Priority Graduate Program.
MEXT Site: http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/boshu/1327727.htm
Selected Programs: http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/boshu/1327736.htm
The program was started in 2008 as one of the MEXT programs supporting the internationalization of Japanese universities. It aims to promote coherent policies and systems to meet the needs of overseas partners from various countries and regions, thus facilitating international cooperation. Furthermore, the program strives to create more globally focused campus environments in order to facilitate effective international student recruiting, and to provide attractive educational and research programs, as well as conduct follow-up activities through the MEXT Scholarship Student Systems.