i have a few questions regarding the monbusho scholarship...
first of all, to apply you need 16 years of formal education right? our philippine educational system has only 15 years [from grade school to college]...so how did you make up that extra year? i'm currently enrolled as an MA student but have only taken 6 units so far...and my major, education, has nothing at all to do w/ what i want to study in japan...which is mainly japanese language and culture.
i was told before that i would need to take 12 units of MA courses in order to make up that one year, yet i'm no longer interested in my major. any ideas on what i should do?
second question: what universities were you sent to?
third question: what are your research topics and why? another reason i can't apply yet is because i don't have any firm leads on a topic. i have a vague idea of what i want to do research on --- something about japanese and filipino youth --- but i have no concrete research goals. also, how detailed were your research proposals when you first submitted them?
hope someone can help me out here...thanks a lot