IRCMS Fellowships At Kumamoto University

International students who plan to enroll in masters or doctoral degree and conduct biomedical research can apply for funding through the International Research Centre for Medical Sciences or IRCMS fellowships at Kumamoto University. Applications are invited for the 2019 spring intake. If you are interested, read more to find out!




The IRCMS was founded in 2014 in Kumamoto University as the centre of excellence for word-class research in life sciences through the establishment of global collaborations and internationalisation of its research environment. Through the IRCMS fellowships at Kumamoto University, international graduate students are provided with financial support to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research. Qualified candidates are expected to be enrolled in either a doctoral or masters programs at the University. They will be trained under the supervision of PIs affiliated with the IRCMS. The award itself will be competitive and successful students will be provided with guidance through the entry process of the Graduate school for Medical Sciences at the University. The graduate training which is also part of this fellowship will be conducted in English.

The successful students will be appointed as Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) and will receive salary as stipulated by the Kumamoto University’s regulation (1,220 yen/hour for PhD candidates and 1,090 yen/hour for masters candidates). The maximum work hours is 20 hours weekly and income tax will be deducted prior to payment. Note that, IRCMS will not cover other costs.

The fellowship will be tenable after candidates’ enrolment until March 2020 (one year). There will be one or two students that will earn this fellowship.

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Students must agree to apply for one of the departments here

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit their applications by November 12, 2018.

Please email your application to [email protected]

Late application will not be taken into account. Please, submit the following documents within your application. Any missing items will lead to disqualification. Note: all of these documents must be in A4 size. Additional documents may be needed if necessary. The total size must not exceed 5 MB.

  • application form as well as a curriculum vitae with the designated format
  • Masters candidates must submit their undergraduate academic transcript while doctoral candidates must submit their undergraduate and master academic transcripts
  • One or two letters of recommendation from either mentors or teachers
  • Degree certificate
  • Official English test result such as TOEFL-ITP or –PBT/ IELTS/ TOEIC or TOEIC-IP
  • Any extra documents that you feel will help your case such as publications or awards

Applicants who are shortlisted for the IRCMS fellowships at Kumamoto University will be required to attend an interview in late November.

Note that, candidates are recommended to talk about their plan of enrolment with the Supervising PI ahead of time. In case the supervisor of the department cannot accept the candidate, then the application will be cancelled automatically.

Qualified candidates must have a presentation to demonstrate their achievement in the end of the fellowship. Moreover, students must also discuss with supervising PIs and then apply for extra financial support.


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