Procedure ① At the beginning of each month （preferably within the first five days）, sign an enrollment confirmation sheet, zaisekibo, at the administrative office of your faculty / graduate school. ② After signing the zaisekibo, you will receive your stipend at the end of each month. ③ If unable to sign the enrollment confirmation sheet during the period indicated in ①, sign it during an alternative period specified by your faculty / graduate school （by the last week of the month）. ④ In the case of ③, your stipend will be paid in the following month. ［Notes］ ・ In principle, stipends are not paid for months in which the scholarship recipient is outside of Japan for the entire month, and months in which the recipient fails to sign the zaisekibo （regardless of presence in Japan）. ・ There are many other rules concerning the Japanese Government （Monbukagakusho） Scholarships. Please read all the documents about the Japanese Government Scholarships carefully, and confirm whether or not there will be a problem with your faculty / graduate school, before you start any procedures to alter your study, job or status of residence.
Procedure ・ Applications for extension of the scholarship period are taken around every November. ・ Note that the application period is around May for those who came to Japan as research students and enrolled as regular students in the following September or October. ［Notes］ ・ In some cases, extensions are not permitted by the terms of the scholarship. Be sure to ask your faculty / graduate school about your eligibility well in advance of the application period.
Procedure ・ Those planning to return to their homeland at the end of the March should apply around November, and those who are returning at the end of September or August should apply around July. ［Notes］ ・ Scholarship recipients who are returning home within the last month of the scholarship period, having completed their studies, subject to the type of their selection, will have their air fare paid.