This program is established to enhance education and research activities
Kumamoto University by employing students in the Doctoral Course of the
School (excluding students in the Master’s Course and the School of Law;
the “Doctoral Course”) as a research assistant or teaching assistant (hereinafter,
“RA, etc.”) and providing them with financial support for half of the annual
(267,900 yen) as a reward.
１．Eligible students and application procedures
The details should be confirmed in an attached sheet titled “Guidelines
for Kumamoto University PhD Work-Scholarship (KWS).”
* This program applies to students who entered the Doctoral Course of
Kumamoto University in FY2009.
* Application is not allowed for students who are employed as an RA under
* Application is not allowed for students who are employed by Kumamoto
University and earn (or are expecting to earn) a salary equivalent to
half of the
annual tuition fee (267,900 yen).
* Students are not able to apply for both this program (KWS) and the
course scholarship program (KDS).
However, students who are not accepted by the doctoral courses scholarship
program (KDS) are allowed to apply this program(KWS)..
２．Deadline and place to submit application documents
Documents to be submitted:
１）Application form (printed on both sides)
２）Research plan (A simple description is sufficient.)
* Please note that the application form differs between the 1st-grade and
2nd- to 4th-grade students.
３）Research report (submission by end of employment period)
◎ Prepare your seal, bankbook, student I.D. card, and Resident card
(only if you are an international student) in advance, because these are
for employment procedures soon after applying.
Submission deadline: no later than Thursday, May 28, 2015
(However, for students who apply for this program after failing to be
in thetuition waiver program for the first semester, submission deadline
no later than Friday,July 10, 2015.
For students who are not accepted by the doctoral courses
scholarship program (KDS)
are allowed to apply for this program (KWS),
submission deadline is no later than Friday,July 31, 2015）
Place for submission: Student Affairs Section, Graduate School of Medical
Sciences (3F, Medical Educational & Library Building)
※Please download the forms from the links below.↓
（１） Kumamoto University Ph.D. Work-Scholarship Guideline （PDF）
（２） Application form (Word)
（３） 【 Research Plan （For students in 1st grade） （Word）】
【 Research Plan （For students in 2nd to 4th grades） （Word）】
（４） FY2015 Open Recruitment for Kumamoto University PhD
Work-Scholarship (KWS) (PDF)
（５） Research report (submission by end of employment period) (Word)
３．Time of Selection
For the first semester: early July (scheduled)
1) After confirming the application requirements, students who want to
the program should prepare the necessary documents, which must be checked
by an academic advisor, and submit them.
2) As a rule, an RA, etc is scheduled to work for 105 hours during the
semester. However, the working hours may be adjusted depending on the
planned to be allocated to him/her by an academic advisor, employment
under similar programs at Kumamoto University, and other conditions.
3) For students who apply for this program after failing to be selected
in the tuition waiver program for the first semester,
submission deadline is no later than Friday, July 10, 2015.
4) The employment of an RA, etc is provided separately for the first
second semester. Students who are employed for the first semester and
want to also apply for the second semester are required to make a new
application. In such a case, only an application form should be submitted.
Student Affairs Section, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto
Tel: 096-373-5025 (ext. 5028) E-mail: email@example.com