Q : I do not have a host institution in Japan at the time I apply for the MIF program. Will the MIF introduce a host institution to me?
A : An acceptance by a host institution in Japan is a must when applying for our program and the arrangement must be made by an applicant him/herself. The MIF does not offer such a service as introducing a host institution to an applicant.
Q : I have already obtained an academic degree from a Japanese institution. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : This program is available only for those who have no previous experiences in Japan. Thus, your case does not meet our eligibility requirement.
Q : I had been in Japan for a short period of time for attending a conference or for sightseeing. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : Yes, you are eligible to apply for our program. Please make sure to state the length of previous stay(s) in Japan and purpose(s) in your application document.
Q : I am a student being a candidate for a master’s degree. Am I still be eligible to apply for the MIF program?
A : Our program is for professional scholars/researchers. The MIF encourages graduate school students to apply for our program once they become to be able to meet our eligibility requirements.
Q : Can I apply for the MIF program if the length of my research stay is only for two months?
A : Our program is offered for those whose length of research stay in Japan is between three and six months.