The MEXT Scholarship Programs
Posted On May 25, 2017
Under the Japanese Government, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) is awarding scholarships to international undergraduate students who would like to study at prestigious Japanese universities. The host institutions are the Universities in Japan.
Fields of study
Those who are interested to study in Japan as undergraduates ought to choose a field of study from Social Sciences and Humanities or Natural Sciences .
The social sciences are represented by:
A. Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language and others.
B. Economics, Business Administration
Two important notes
1. Applicants who are interested to major in fields other than those that are listed above should expect difficulties in finding the universities that can accept them.
2. Will not be included any fields related to economics and business administration
The natural sciences are represented by:
A. Science (mathematics, physics, chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (electronics, electrical engineeering, 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).
B. Agricultural studies (agriculture, agricultural chemistry, agricultural engineering, animal science, veterinary medicine, forestry, food science, fisheries), Hygienic studies (pharmacy, hygienics, nursing), and Science (biology)
C: Medicine and Dentistry.
The value and duration of the scholarships
The MEXT Scholarship Pograms cover tuition and other fees, an allowance of 117,000 yen per month. Also, 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. Read the instructions here: http://www.scholars4dev.com/5680/japanese-government-scholarships-for-international-undergraduate-students/
The MEXT scholarships will last for 5 years, from April 2018 to March 2023. It is included also the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language.
Who is eligible to apply?
The applicants’ countries of origin have to have diplomatic relations with Japan. A Japanese applicant is not eligible. However, a person with dual nationality who holds Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan is eligible to apply only if he chooses the nationality of the foreign country and gives up his Japanese nationality by the date of his arrival in Japan. The applicants must have been born between April 2, 1996 and April 1, 2001. The applicants have to learn Japanese and be interested in Japan, deepening their understanding of the country after their arrival.
Please check out the website for browsing completely the eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship. Access this page http://www.scholars4dev.com/5680/japanese-government-scholarships-for-international-undergraduate-students/ and read the instructions mentioned at the bottom of the page.
The application instructions
Since the application process is diversified from one country to another, accoring to the country in which the Japanese Embassy is located, you should address to the Japanese Embassy or consulate in your country. Here is a list with all of them acroos the globe: http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html Track the embassy or consulate in your country. The deadline of the applications differ varies per country.