Best way to study robotics in Japan?
I wish to do robotics in tokyo. But my parents afraid it would cost high studying it. Your suggestion about it?
You can study robotics in Japan without any money. Look for the Japanese embassy nearest to you, and try to find the Monbusho Scholarship program (or Monbukagakusho). You should apply soon, and then you will actually be paid to study your passion!
That's exactly what I have done, and the scholarship is good enough to cover ALL your expenses during your stay in Japan (the rent, the food, and even some vacations once in a while).
And Japan is a great place to study robotics. Almost every major universities in Japan have a robotics department: University of Tokyo (I'm here!), University of Keyio, Waseda and Tsukuba and Tokodai for Tokyo, then you have Kyto University, University of Osaka, University of Sendai, etc... All these universities have robotics labs that accept foreign students.
Please note that not all Japanese speak English, so when you apply to a lab, choose one when there are already some foreigners. Teachers and students there will be more likely to speak English, and therefore the whole degree will be much easier to get through.
Learning Japanese is necessary in my opinion, at least enough to chat a little with Japanese people. Research can be conducted in English where I study, and I think most universities are trying to make it possible.
I hope the idea of getting paid for studies in a country where robotics is really advanced will motivate some of you guys to make the jump.
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