Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Date: 2017 Jun 19

Brief Description

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 under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2018.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Japan

Field(s) of study:

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of major from two major fields: (1) Social Sciences and Humanities and (2) Natural Sciences. Please refer to the official website for detailed list of eligible fields of study.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship includes tuition and other fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan. Please refer to the official website for full scholarship benefits. The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2018 to March 2023, including the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.

Application instructions:

Applicants must submit the required documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the required deadline. Because 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. The deadline of the applications differ varies per country. It is important to read to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_menu/education/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2017/04/21/1384516_02.pdf