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2022 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate / Postgraduate Study (Fully-Funded)

2022 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate / Postgraduate Study (Fully-Funded); are now accepting applications from interested and eligible international students across the globe.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

About Japanese Government

Japanese government scholarship supports foreign students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the recommendation of Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.

The MEXT program was designed 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.

TypeUndergraduate / Postgraduate
OrganisationJapanese Government
Country to studyJapan
School to studyJapanese Schools
Course to studyNot specified
State of Origin
GenderAll
Application DeadlineVaries By Country

Benefits of MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship

  • 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: MEXT will stipulate the travel schedule and route, and provide an airline ticket to grantees who will arrive in Japan and also return ticket at the end of the programme.
  • Accommodations: Residence halls for international students provided by universities.
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Requirements for MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions.

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. The First Screening must be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of which the applicant chooses the nationality.
  • Age: Applicants who satisfy the conditions for Academic Background stipulated below must be 17 years of age or older at the time of admission to a university in Japan, however, there are a number of exception.
  • Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must have a secondary education or equivalent.
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan.
  • 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.
  • Additional Eligibility: It is important that you refer to the application guide for detailed and comprehensive eligibility conditions for the program.
  • For Masters / PhD Students: You must be under 35 years of age and a college graduate (includes prospective graduates). Or you must have completed 16 years / 18 years of education.
  • For Teacher training students: You must be under 35 years of age and a graduate of a college or teacher training college. You must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in a primary, secondary or teacher training college in your country.
  • For Japanese Study Students: Applicants must be from 18 to 30 years old. Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan at the time when they come to Japan and must be enrolled in the home institution at the time when they return to their home countries.
  • Courses Offered: All types of courses offered in all Japanese Universities from Social Science to Engineering, Medical to Health, Arts, Humanities, etc. There are No Academic Fields Restrictions.
  • Program Period: Undergraduate: 4-5 Years, Masters: 2-3 Years, PhD: 3-4 Years
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Documents Required for MEXT Scholarship 2022

(1) MEXT Scholarship Application form

(2) The highest degree verified with official stamps.

  • Bachelors program applicants: 12 Years of Education
  • Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree
  • Ph.D. program applicants: Master’s degree
    Note: If the degree is not in English, a notarized copy of a translation in English is required.

(3) The highest degree Transcript verified with official stamps. (Including Grading system)

(4) Two recommendation letters: The letters of recommendation must be written by the applicant’s teachers/advisors/employers (who are able to evaluate your academic performance and research potential) in either English. (for research students)

(5) Passport Scan (if available at the time of application)

(6) Curriculum Vitae (CV) (for research students)

(7) Photographs

(8) Study plan / Statement of purpose. The study plan is written in English. Basic content shall include motivation of application, education/ research Background, and prospective study at APU. (for research students)

(9) English Language Proficiency Document: Those students whose language institute was in English can Submit English Proficiency Certificate from their Home University & they are exempted from Language Test.

(10) Academic thesis or relevant publications (for research students)

(11) Other reference documents (if applicable)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Japanese Government to apply

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The application process and specific schedule for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2022 differ according to the country of your nationality.

Notwithstanding; all applicants must complete and submit an application form and required documents at the embassy as stated in the application guidelines for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2022 for Undergraduate Study

For more details, click here

Official Website

2022 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate / Postgraduate Study (Fully-Funded)

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