Scholarships in Japan

Japanese Government MEXT Research Scholarships 2022: Apply Now!

Study in Japan for free under MEXT Scholarships

Deadline May 21, 2022
Opening date March 13, 2022
Days Remaining Closed
Category Scholarships in Japan
Type Fully Funded
Location Japan

MEXT Research Scholarships 2022-2023 batch applications are open for international students for Masters’s and Ph.D. programs. MEXT is one of the best-known Japanese scholarships for students who are up for research work and are self-motivated.

About 140,000 international students from more than 170 countries and regions of the world are studying at higher educational institutions in Japan. These students can broaden their horizons through exposure to Japanese as well as the diverse cultures of the world. Japan is a tolerant country where freedom of religion and thought is guaranteed by the constitution.

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in April 2022 or September/October 2022 is made between April and May of the previous year. The first screening is conducted between May and July by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) in Japan.

Benefits of MEXT Research Scholarships:

  • Full tuition fee exemption
  • The monthly stipend will be given to both Masters and Ph.D. program holders
  • Round trip plane tickets from home country to Japan

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for MEXT Research Scholarships:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree for the Master’s program.
  • For research students, a candidate must be under 35 years of age and a college graduate (includes prospective graduates. Or must have completed 16 years of education.
  • Must be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in Japan.
  • Must be an international citizen.

Documents Required for MEXT Research Scholarships

The following documents (in the given order) should be submitted before the deadline:

Attested copies of transcripts for all universities attended.​ (1 copy with original attestation, 1 copy). Applicants must submit the following documents according to his/her academic background:

  • Applicants who have already graduated from a university’s undergraduate program: an academic transcript of the program
  • Applicants who have already completed a degree program at a graduate school: academic transcripts of both the undergraduate and the graduate programs
  • Applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree: an academic transcript that covers from the year of enrollment to the term for which grades have been determined at the time of application for the scholarship
  • Applicants who are pursuing a graduate school degree: an academic transcript of the undergraduate program and an academic transcript of the degree program at the graduate school that covers from the year of enrollment to the term for which grades have been determined at the time of application for the scholarship.

Attested copy of the certification of graduation or degree certificate of university attended.  (1 copy with original attestation, 1 copy). Applicants must submit the following documents according to his/her academic background:

  • Applicants who have already graduated from a university’s undergraduate program: a certificate of graduation from the undergraduate program
  • Applicants who have already completed a graduate school degree: certificates of graduation from both the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree: a certificate of prospective graduation from the undergraduate program
  • Applicants who are pursuing a graduate degree: a certificate of graduation from the undergraduate program and a certificate of prospective graduation from the degree program at the graduate school.

Application Process to Apply for MEXT Research Scholarships:

  • The candidate must fill out the application form online.
  • All the required documents must be attached with the application form.
  • The application should be printed on A4 size paper.
  • Certificates & documents, other than those mentioned above, will not be considered.
  • The embassy will only contact the shortlisted applicants by July 2022.

Deadline to apply MEXT Research Scholarships:

Deadline to apply for MEXT Research Scholarships is 21st May 2022.

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