It’s always good to know everything you can about the process of whatever in life you want to get done, obviously, this includes this scholarship. You should know what the application process is like worldwide, but moreimportant yet, is to know what the application process is like in your country.
Here is what I know so far about the process in Mexico:
- The embassy of Japan in Mexico published the application guidelines on their website. This publication has 4 main documents:
a) The “Application Guidelines” from the Japanese Government: criterion, rulings and clauses.)
b) “How to fill the formats and additional instructions” document from the Japanese embassy in Mexico: dates for each one of the applications phases.
c) The “Registration Format” in excel file for the Japanese embassy in Mexico.
d) The “Scholarship offerings” document from the Secretariat of Foreign Relations of Mexico (SRE): The SRE establishes their own deadlines and guidelines.
- You need to send an email with the Registration Format in excel to be able to register your candidacy. Without this registry, you CAN NOT apply.
The people from the embassy will answer your email with a Candidate Number. This number is independent to the one you get later on ar the SRE.
- Then you need to fill everything up and request whatever documents you need. When you have everything ready, you need to submit one set of the documents indicated in “Scholarship offerings” to the SRE.
- The SRE makes a preselection and notifies only those candidates that can continue with the process about the dates and times for the language tests.
- You take the language test and submit 4 sets of documents indicated in the “”How to fill the formats and additional instructions” document from the Japanese embassy in Mexico.
- Those that pass the language test get a notification of the date and time for their selection interview.
- You go to the selection interview with a panel of experts.
- Ask Universities for Acceptance Letters.
- You go to Japan
As I said before, the two previous years I was not able to even get pass the SRE preselection step, so I’m sure there is more to it than this list.
Right now I’m filling the updated forms. If I were to get pass the preselection step this year, I’ll let you know more about the process in Mexico.