RWTH Aachen University MIRAI Scholarship for JapanCopyright: © Nadine Hermanns
Within the collaborative framework with outstanding partner universities in Japan, RWTH Aachen offers six MIRAI scholarships for research stay abroad lasting at least three months.
- Target Group:
- Doctoral Candidates
- Direction / Place:
The Japanese term "MIRAI" means "future". With this scholarship, RWTH Aachen wishes to strengthen the exchange with its Japanese partner universities.
Master's students and doctoral candidates from all disciplines are invited to be inspired by the motto and conduct research at one of the outstanding Japanese higher education institutions listed below. Scholarship winners going abroad for a period of at least three months receive funding of 3,000 Euros from RWTH Aachen. MIRAI is just for research stays. Therefore study stays cannot be supported.
If your host university is not one of the partner universities listed or you want to embark on a study abroad period, you can apply for a PROMOS scholarship instead.
Applications must be submitted 3 months before the planned stay.
Please send the following application documents in English in one PDF file via e-mail to Ms. Bettina Dinter.
- CV / Resume
- Motivational letter and description of your research project at RWTH Aachen
- Confirmation of a supervisor of the partner university
- Academic record with grades
- Recommendation of a RWTH professor
Double funding of stays abroad through different RWTH Aachen scholarship programs or other public German or Japanese funding organizations such as the German Academic Exchange Service, PROMOS and scholarships offered by the partner university and host country, such as JASSO, is not possible. Payments and compensation for expenses by the partner university also fall under the Double Funding.
If you have been approved for funding through an RWTH PROMOS scholarship, through the German Academic Exchange Service, or through the Japanese partner university, we ask you to contact us as soon as possible because double funding is not possible in this case.
However, the MIRAI Scholarship can be combined with a scholarship from the Education Fund/National Scholarship.
Only students enrolled at RWTH Aachen University can apply for this scholarship.
Partner Universities for the MIRAI Scholarship
(also for outgoing students in the T.I.M.E. double-degree program between Faculty 4 and 6 in the last semester)
- Kyoto University
- Kyushu University
- Nagoya University
- Nara Institute of Science and Technology
- Osaka University
- The University of Tokyo
- Tohoku University
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency