Hiroshima University
Environmental Preservation Engineering Laboratory

Join us / Scholarship

Join us / Scholarship

Environmental Preservation Engineering Laboratory welcomes excellent international master’s/doctoral students and postdocs as new members working with us. Our students, in particular doctoral students, are strongly supported and encouraged to create scientific significance and to publish excellent papers in high quality international journals.
To join our research group, you must first show excellent English skills. Same as the minimum requirement for the MEXT scholarship application, we expect English level B2 or higher in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as a minimum score. B2 in CEFR may be almost equivalent with 5.5 in IELTS, 72 in TOEFL iBT, and 680 in TOEIC. Although Japanese skill is beneficial in enjoying your daily life in Japan, it won’t be easy to complete your research works only by Japanese as your foreign language. In addition, excellent research capability with high motivation is mandatory. Your excellent academic achievements (academic transcript) in the previous school and the list of publication can ensure it. Finally, although living costs in Hiroshima are relatively cheap in Japan, you need to prepare the financial plan to study in Japan carefully. Many scholarships are available from the Japanese government, local governments, private foundations, and local international associations.

Overview of study in Japan

You can see overview of study in Japan in the following site by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) supported by the Japanese government: https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/
Also, you can find information for incoming international students including student support from the following site by Hiroshima University: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/international

MEXT scholarship

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT: Monbukagakusho) of the Japanese government provides MEXT Scholarship supporting international students to study in Japanese universities. The candidates are selected based on the recommendations of the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General in your country or Hiroshima University. For the Embassy Recommendation, please directly contact the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. For the University Recommendation, the candidates are usually selected in January for the enrollment in October next year, based on the recommendation from potential supervisors. If you are interested in the application for this scholarship, please contact professors in our laboratory in November or December. Although the University Recommendation is always highly competitive, several applicants for the doctoral program successfully obtained the MEXT scholarship.
MEXT scholarship site (in Japanese): http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/ryugaku/06032818.htm

Postdoctoral researchers

Excellent postdoctoral researchers are also welcome. Although we sometimes employ postdoc in our research projects, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships is a strong item for all candidates planning international research activities with our laboratory. If you are interested in the application for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships, please contact professors in our laboratory.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan site: https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/