This program aims to develop autonomous robots and AI technology to improve the productivity and efficiency of robots, solve problems faced by local entrepreneurs, and conduct research on Innovative Robotics/AI Technology (iART) in collaboration with Japanese and international students, as well as local companies.
For reference [PDF]:MEXT-Scholarship-annoucement-20231121.pdf
Applicants must have a minimum of 2.30 GPA, which is calculated by the following calculation method
|Grading Scale||Grade Points (GP)|
|4 point grade scale||–||Excellent||Good||Average||Fall|
|–||100-80||79-70||69-60||59 or less|
|5 point grade scale||S||A||B||C||F|
|100-90||89-80||79-70||69-60||59 ore less|
([No.of GP3 Credits] × 3) + ([No.of GP2 Credits] × 2) + ([No.of GP1 Credits] × 1) + ([No.of GP0 Credits] × 0)
Total Number of Registered Credits
(NOTE 1) For courses in which credits are not earned, the number of credits will be calculated on the basis of the number of courses completed.
(NOTE 2) If applicants have transferred university, the credits earned in the latest university are used to calculate the GPA.
(NOTE 3) The courses of which grades do not fit in the terms of the evaluation scale above (such as "Certified", or "Approved" "Pass / Fail,") will be excluded.
(NOTE) 4) GPA scores will be rounded down to the second decimal place.
These documents must be prepared in Japanese or English. If the documents are prepared in other languages, a Japanese translation must be attached. All documents should be prepared in A4 format using document creation software, etc., whenever possible. We prefer translations to be issued by the university or government agency and bear a stamp or embossed seal of the school or the agency and the signature of the authorizing official.
For more information and download the application:
|1||Application Form (MEXT Form 1)|
|2|| Field of Study and Research Plan (MEXT Form2)|
Please write on A4 size ( At least 2/3 pages)
|3|| Official Transcript (Original) |
|4||Proof of Graduation from the graduated university|
– Master Program
Certificate of (Expected) Graduation
– Doctoral Program
Certificate of (Expected) Graduation and diploma(degree)
|5||Recommendation Letter from the graduated university|
– Letter of Recommendation from the Head of Department or higher level to President of Kyushu Institute of Technology
|6||Official document indicating your high achievement in the most recent university|
– This official document should indicate your high achievement.
※Example : your rank in the class, GPA, the letter stated what level you got from how many people in the department or school.
|7||Abstract of your thesis and papers|
Summarize your thesis clearly and concisely.
|8||Proof of language ability either English or Japanese|
– Applicant must have a certificate of Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) Level B2 or higher. You can use IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC (Listening score= 400～、Reading＝385 ～)
– Or applicant must have Japanese Language Proficiency Test(JLPT) Level N2 or more
|9||Copy of Passport|
*If you have no passport, Copy of ID card (English version)
|10||Photos (3-4 photos) 4.5cmx3.5cm (took within 6 months)|
|11||The self-introduction short video (around 5 minutes)|
|12||Presentation file (Master course 15 minutes, Doctoral course 20 minutes)|
*CV + Skill, Experience, Research Plan
**Submit after passing 1st screening
|13||Certificate of Health Check (submit after passing the final examination)|
iART Program MEXT scholarship screening schedule (2024)
School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
|1||Application Period||From now to
December 25 , 2023 (Mon)
|Submit PDFfile by email
Annoucement of successful applicants of 1st screening
|December 28, 2023(Thu)
- Januray 4, 2024
|Successful applicants will be notified by email.|
|3||Presentation material submission (Power point)||Inform by email|
|4||2nd Screening ( Interview in English or Japanese)||January 4 -January 20,2024||the interview date will be informed by email|
|5||Annoucement of successful applicants of final screening||Successful applicants will be notified by email.|
|6||Required documents submission for the successful applicants||Documents must arrive
by the end of January
Required documents (The original hard copy is required)
Strict adherence to the submission deadline
** We will inform you in advance if schedule changes
PDF See here ... Recruitment schedule(2024) [PDF]
Send Email to
Professor HAYASHI Eiji (Professor)
Deputy Executive Director for regional Academia-Industry revitalization
Director of the Center for Socio Robotic Synthesis
Department of Intelligent and Control Systems (Robotic Course)
School of Computer Science and System Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Contact and send the application to : iArt-support［@］pr.iizuka.kyutech.ac.jp
Download the application form from the below QR code
Hayashi Lab (google site)