MEXT Scholarship: Japanese Government Scholarship
Why study in Japan:
Despite its scarce resources, Japan was able to grow economically and become a number one country in production thanks to the advanced data and technology fostered by its wonderful education system. victimization its progressive science, technology, and drugs, Japan has introduced several products to the globe, together with electrical vehicles, digital cameras, optical fibers and also the implant. Instant noodles, that have modified the dietary life of the globe, and vocalizing, also are innovations of Japanese origin.
About 140,000 international students from quite a hundred and seventy countries and regions of the globe are studying at higher instructional establishments in Japan.
MEXT 2022 applications are officially open.
The MEXT(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2022.
(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An
applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual
nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of
Japan is eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the other country and renounce their Japanese
nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. The First Screening must be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic
mission in the country of which the applicant chooses the nationality.
(2) Age: Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1997. However, applicants who satisfy the
conditions for Academic Background stipulated in ③ below must be 18 years of age or older at the time of
admission to a university in Japan.
Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age
limit due to the situation or circumstances of the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of
educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.). Personal circumstances (a financial situation, family
circumstances, state of health, circumstances related to applicant’s university or place of employment, etc.) will
not be considered for exceptions.
(3) Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions. However, applicants
desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ①, ③, or ④ conditions.
① Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will
meet the above condition by March 2022 are eligible. However, applicants wishing to enroll from the autumn
term through direct placement must be expected to complete 12 years of schooling by August 2022.)
② Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in
countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2022 are eligible.)
③ Applicants who have successfully passed an academic qualification examination that is equivalent to the
completion of 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above
condition by March 2022 are eligible.)
④ Other than the above ①, ② and ③ conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese
university at the time of application.
(4) 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. In addition, in principle,
applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
(5) 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.
Please Note Deadline: 24th May 2021 (must have arrived at Embassy of Japan)
– Hard copies need to be hand-delivered or couriered to:
Mr.Ryan Keet ( firstname.lastname@example.org)Tel:
012 452 1607