Call for Application: MIRAI Program 2018

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has launched “Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs” which promote people-to people exchange between Japan and the various nations of the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and to encourage an understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations among participants. This program will include approximately 5,300 people who will be sent to or from Japan and the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean in a year. Participants are expected to proactively disseminate information on Japan’s attractions and contribute to promoting sustained attention to Japan. The European regional component of this exchange program is called “MIRAI Program”, which features intellectual exchange among youths across Japan and Europe.
MIRAI stands for Mutual-understanding, Intellectual Relations and Academic Exchange Initiative

This year there will be three programs to apply for. Each program is aimed at specific fields of study.
After a first screening successful applicants will be invited for an interview at the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland.
The day of the interview will be announced later to the successful applicants.
Please find below the three different programs and the link to apply online for the appropriate program:

Group 1: Politics and Security
For more information refer to the guidelines for group 1
From 7 November to 14 November 2018
Application deadline: 7 September 2018
Please apply here.

Group 2: Economy and Business
For more information refer to the guidelines for group 2
From 5 Decemter to 14 December 2018
Application deadline: 12 October 2018
Please apply here.

Group 3: Science and Technology
For more information refer to the guidelines for group 3
From 23 January to 30 January 2019
Application deadline: 22 November 2018
Please apply here.