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Vietnamese Government Scholarship (911 Project) Program

Yokohama National University is recruiting students who want to enter its graduate schools as doctoral students in October 2017 under the Vietnamese Government Scholarship (911 Project) Program.(Second Round of Application)

Graduate Schools and Programs Recruiting Students and Quota for Admission

Graduate School Program Quota for Admission
Graduate School of International Social Sciences * Doctoral programs Up to around three students in total
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences
Graduate School of Urban Innovation
  1. *The Graduate School of International Social Sciences admit students though different admission schedules and procedures as shown in the AppendixIt open a pdf file. . The Department of Economics and All-in- English Program of the Department of International Business Law do not admit students under this scholarship program this time.

Application Eligibility

To be eligible, you must have been awarded a Vietnamese Government Scholarship by Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) as well as meet all the following requirements:

  1. You have completed a master's program and earned a master's degree.
  2. You intend to earn a doctoral degree within 36 months of your admission to Yokohama National University as a doctoral student.
  3. You have asked the supervisor of your choice about research details, acceptance conditions and the like, and have obtained permission to apply before making an application.
  4. You are proficient in Japanese at a level equivalent to or higher than N2 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (or Level 2 under the former testing system) if you want to receive research guidance in Japanese. Or you are proficient in English at a level equivalent to or higher than a score of 80 in TOEFL iBT or an overall band score of 6.0 in IELTS if you want to receive research guidance in English.

Application Procedures

  1. Before Applying
    Before applying, you must ask the supervisor of your choice about research details, acceptance conditions and the like, and obtain his/her permission to apply. You can find a supervisor in the “List of Professors for International Students” on our website. When you send an email concerning permission to apply to the supervisor, you must also send the same email to the International Admissions Office (iaoynu.ac.jp).
  2. How to Apply
    The application documents must reach us no later than Thursday, April 20, 2017. (If you apply for the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, please refer to the AppendixIt open a pdf file. Enclose all the application documents listed below in an envelope. Write "Application for Vietnamese Government Scholarship (911 Project) Program" on the envelope and mail the envelope to the address stated below by registered mail or any other similar method. At the same time, email ① Information Sheet ② Application form and curriculum vitae ③ Field of Study and Research Plan and ④ Letter of scholarship confirmation issued by VIED to the email address stated below.
  3. Application Documents
    You must prepare all application documents in Japanese or English. For any language other than Japanese and English, you must attach its Japanese or English translation bearing an official seal to every certificate.
    1. Information Sheet(Use the attached form. )It open a excel file.
    2. Application form and curriculum vitae (Use the attached form. )It open a word file.
    3. Field of Study and Research Plan(Use the attached form. )It open a word file.
    4. Letter of scholarship confirmation issued by VIED (Submit the original.)
    5. Certificate of (expected) completion of master's degree issued by your university (Submit the original.)
    6. Academic transcript of master's program issued by your university (Submit the original.)
    7. Master's thesis (If it is written in neither Japanese or English, submit its Japanese or English abstract, too.)
    8. Score report(s) for a English language proficiency test (such as TOEFL, and IELTS)
    9. Two photographs of yourself (40 mm long by 30 mm wide) (Attach one of them to the application form.)
    10. Published books and papers, reports and conference presentations that demonstrate your achievement and ability. (If any. Attach a list. If it is written in neither Japanese or English, submit its Japanese or English abstract, too.)

Notice of Screening Results

You will be notified of your results by email on Monday, June 5, 2017. (If you apply for the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, please refer to the AppendixIt open a pdf file.

Application Fee, Admission Fee, and Tuition Fee

You do not need to pay an application fee. The Admission fee of 282,000 JPY (one time only) and tuition fee of 535,800 JPY (annually) must be paid during the designated period.



Please read the“Application Guidelines ”It open a pdf file. carefully. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Where to Send Application Documents and Make Inquiries
(All inquiries need to be made in Japanese or English.)

International Admissions Office
International Education Division
Student Affairs Department
Yokohama National University
79-8 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501
TEL:+81-45-339-3176   E-mail:iaoynu.ac.jp

(Contact: International Admissions Office)


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