The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) provides follow-up services for the former international students to support the activities of those who wish to continue their research upon returning to their home countries.

1.Follow-up Research Guidance

Program Outline
JASSO dispatches research advisors to visit international students who have returned to their countries after studying in Japan and who are currently engaged in education or research at schools to provide advice and academic support.
Eligible countries and regions
Neighboring countries and regions in Asia
Eligibility
(1) Former international students whose previous stay to study in Japan was under a "College Student" visa.
(2) Former international students who have graduated from a faculty or completed a master/doctoral course in a Japanese university.
(3) 2 - 4 years must have passed since they returned home after their study in Japan.
(4) Former international students who are currently engaged in educational or research activities in university or research institute in their home country/region.
Length of program
About 10 days. The number of teachers dispatched is about 8.
Benefits
Round-trip air ticket, living expenses, expenses for guidance (up to 83,000 yen /research advisor), expenses for equipment (up to 450,000 yen /former international student)

Please ask the International Division for details.

2.JASSO Follow-up Research Fellowships

Program Outline
International students who have returned to their countries after studying in Japan and are currently active in education, academic research or public administration, are invited to a Japanese university to conduct joint research with relevant academics.
Eligibility (Applicants must satisfy all the following conditions.)
(1) Former international students who have nationality of a developing country in Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and other areas, and who currently work in education, research field, or government in their home country/region
(2) Former international students whose previous stay to study in Japan was under a "College Student" visa.
(3) Former international students who have graduated from a faculty or completed a master/doctoral course in Japanese university.
(4) Under 45 years old. At least 5 years since returning from Japan.
Research period
Up to 90 days
Benefits
Round-trip air ticket, transportation expenses, living allowance (9,800 yen/day), travel expenses for research (up to 43,000 yen)

Please ask the International Division for details.