The Japaneses Government through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology （ MEXT ） offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students. Interested international students may choose one of the respective areas of study:
Open to: nationals of a country who has established a diplomatic relations with Japan
Scholarship: monthly fee of 117.000 yen.
Fields of Study
Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of study (major) from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice.
Social Sciences and Humanities -A: Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, others. Social Sciences and Humanities-B: Economics, Business Administration. Note 1: Applicants who wish to major in fields other than those listed above (“others”) may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them. Note 2: Any fields related to “Economics” and “Business Administration” in Humanities B are not included in “others.”
Natural Sciences Natural Sciences-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology). Natural Sciences-B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienic, Nursing), and Science (Biology).
Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry. Note: A student who intends to major in Natural Sciences and would like to choose more than one major is required to choose and select first-, second-, and third-choice subjects from the subjects in parentheses from within the same course (i.e. Natural Sciences A, B or C). However, a student who selects Course C as his/her first choice may choose his/her second-choice subjects from Course B or C and third-choice subject from Course B as Course C offers only two subjects.
To be eligible for the Japanese Government Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government;
You need to be born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 1999;
Applicants must either have completed a 12-year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan;
Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and deepen their understanding on Japan;
Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at a university in Japan;
Selected applicants must acquire “College Student” visas before entering Japan. The visas should be issued at the Japanese diplomatic mission, located in the country of applicants, nationality;
Applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2016.
The Japanese Government will provide:
Monthly fee of 117.000 Japanese yens (In case that the recipient research in a designated region, 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons.);
Travel fee to and from Japan;
How to apply
Accommodation at the Universities campus.
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date.. The submitted documents will not be returned. You need the following documents:
Application Form (by the prescribed forms);
Placement Preference Form (prescribed form for applicants for direct placement only);
Photographs (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm, Upper body, Full-faced, Uncapped) taken within the past 6 months (name and nationality should be written on the reverse photo to be pasted onto the application documents. Digital photographs also acceptable);
Academic transcript for the past 3 years;
Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended;
Graduation certificate of the last school attended (or certificate of expected graduation for an applicant due to graduate) -Certificate of passage of university entrance qualification examination (if applicable);
Certificate of enrollment (for an applicant currently enrolled in a university);
Medical certificate (on the prescribed form).
PLEASE NOTE that this is a governmental scholarship and additional information you can find only at the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country.
To download the application forms, visit the official website here;
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1/19/2016 06:33:00 pm
Can you furnish me application forms in English please?
6/7/2015 02:08:22 pm
Can I be inform more on Japanese Government Scholarship in the field of Social Science or Humanity. Be more specific, Economic.
6/8/2015 12:27:13 pm
Hi Henry, the Japanese scholarships are available for any international students. Also these scholarships are available in any field of study. Please follow the official link provided above to download application forms.
6/12/2015 02:32:46 pm
I have completed Grade 12 school in 2013 is it possible possible for me to apply.
7/17/2015 10:26:13 am
I have graduated from International Training Institute with a diploma in accounting. I am interested to get my Degree and School of law.What are the requirements?
7/18/2015 12:53:00 pm
Please, i had graduated with diploma in business accounting.Willing to further my studies in overseas. Please consider me. God bless
7/24/2015 10:44:38 am
@ Allan: There are many scholarships listed for school leavers. Check the site to find the suitable scholarship for you.
7/29/2015 06:00:39 pm
I have study bachelor of natural at the university of goroka and I'm interested in your scholarship.
10/13/2015 08:46:05 pm
I interested in Natural Sciences specifically Agriculture.
10/25/2015 06:35:24 pm
i have completed my diploma in electrical and communication engineering in 2014and want a degree scholarship from you.
10/28/2015 07:54:42 pm
what about international students from other countries e.g Kiribati Can we have chance to apply to this scholarship because I was very interested in one of the field of the study that you people mentioned above
3/1/2016 08:14:36 pm
I am interested in this scheme. Unfortunately, I am older than the range of years in the requirements. Is there any other way I can be considered or say is there an adult scholarship available for this cause? Please shed some light. Thank you.
9/14/2016 03:13:00 pm
Im interested to study Medical Science so please I would ask you to send me application form.
11/23/2016 07:44:37 am
I completed grd 12 last year (2015),am interested in law,and want to persue my education if you could offer me a schollarship
7/19/2017 03:06:59 am
Hi am interested to study law and i want to continue my education if you could offer me a scholarship, now am taking up AB psychology here in Manila 3rd year therefore maybe after that this i should attend law school.
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