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Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) - Undergraduate

✅ Eligibility
- Citizens of any country
- 17 to 25 years of age
- Completed High School
💰 Funding
Fully funded: all expenses covered (except housing) + stipend of 117,000 yen per month
🗓 Deadlines
Application will open around April 2023
MEXT Scholarship
MEXT Scholarship
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🗣 English, Japanese
💰 100% Financial Need Met

About MEXT

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research Students (either regular students or non-regular students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program as follows

Fields of Study

Social Sciences and Humanities: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language, Economics, Business Administration.

Natural Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry.


Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions.

Education fees. Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.

Traveling Expenses. Round-trip from home country to Japan, and back

Application Process

Students can apply with one of the following ways:

  1. Through the Japanese embassy in your country

  2. Through university recommendation

Embassy Recommendation

Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). As the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details. Lis of embassies can be found here.

University Recommendation

The university directly recommends the selected candidates to MEXT, if your university has an agreement for an exchange program.

Application Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of the applicant’s nationality by the designated deadline.

  • Application Form

  • Placement Preference Application Form

  • Academic transcript(s) for all school years of school/university attended

  • Certificate(s) of graduation of school/university attended

  • Recommendation letter from either a class teacher or principal of last school attended

  • Medical certificate

  • Certificate of enrollment

  • Certificate of university enrollment qualification examination

  • Certificate of language proficiency