Applications are invited for Fully Funded Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students at Japan.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program
Fully Funded Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students, applicants must choose a “Field of Study (“Social Sciences and Humanities” or “Natural Sciences”), “Course”, and “Major(s)” from:
- Social Sciences and Humanities – A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language and Others
- Social Sciences and Humanities – B: Economics, Business Administration
- Natural Sciences – A: Science, Electric and Electronic Studies, Mechanical Studies, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Chemical Studies , Other Fields
- Natural Sciences – B: Agricultural Studies
- Natural Sciences – C: Medicine, Dentistry
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- 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
To be eligible for Fully Funded Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students, MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
- Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
- Age: Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1998.
- Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following 1, 3 or 4 condition.
- Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible.
- Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible.)
- Applicants who have successfully passed an academic qualification examination that is equivalent to the completion of 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible.)
- Other than the above 1, 2 and 3 conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application.
- Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese.
- Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.
- Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1, 2023, and April 7, 2023.
- Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, newly obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”
- The Japanese diplomatic missions will conduct the First Screening of applicants for Fully Funded Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarships by means of examination of submitted application documents, written academic examinations and interviews.
- The date and time of the notification of the results of the First Screening will be specified separately by the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country; the reasons for the results of the screening will not be disclosed. Those who pass the First Screening will not necessarily be selected as the MEXT Scholarship grantees
- Applicants who have passed the First Screening will be recommended to MEXT. MEXT will then conduct the Second Screening of the recommended applicants and decide the scholarship grantees. MEXT selects candidates from each course.
- Applicants will be informed of the final selection results by the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the end of January 2023. The reasons for the results will not be disclosed. Any objections to the decision on the university of placement will not be accepted.