Apply for the Fully-Funded Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship for 2021 Embassy Recommendation



Brief Description

The scholarship programs are for students who wish to study in Japan as Research Student (Masters/Ph.D/ Research), Undergraduate Student, College of Technology Student, or Specialized Training College Student.


Benefits

The amounts listed below shall be paid depending on the course enrolled in. 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. Due to the situation of the Japanese Government’s budget, the amount of payment may be subject to change each fiscal year. If a grantee is absent from the university for an extended period, the scholarship shall be suspended for that period.

  • Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen per month

  • Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen per month

  • Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen per month

Eligibility

Master’s course / Doctoral course (first phase)

  • Applicants who have completed 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan.

  • Applicants who have completed a program with the standard study period of three years or more at universities or equivalent educational institutions in countries other than Japan and received a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

  • Other than the above ① and ② conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a master’s course /doctoral course (first phase) at a Japanese graduate school.

Doctoral course (second phase)

  • Applicants who have been awarded an overseas degree equivalent to a master’s degree or professional degree.

  • Applicants who have graduated from universities and have been involved in a research study at universities or- 2 - research centers (including overseas universities and research centers) for two years or more, and recognized as having academic competency equivalent to persons with a master’s degree by the graduate school.

  • Other than the above ① and ② conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a doctoral course (second phase) at a Japanese graduate school.


Doctoral course (faculties of medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and certain parts in pharmaceutical fields)

  • Applicants who have completed 18 years of school education in countries other than Japan.

  • Applicants who have completed a program with the standard study period of five years or more at universities or equivalent educational institutions in countries other than Japan and received a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

  • Applicants who have completed 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan and have been involved in a research study at universities or research centers (including overseas universities and research centers) for two years or more, and recognized as having academic competency equivalent to university graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences or certain parts in pharmaceutical fields by the graduate school.

  • Other than the above ①, ② and ③ conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a doctoral course (faculties of medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and certain parts in pharmaceutical fields) at a Japanese graduate school.

※ For (c) above, you must confirm necessary academic background details on the websites of the universities in which you wish to enroll since the academic background needed for admission may vary according to the university. [For example, (c) stipulates that applicants must graduate from an undergraduate program in medicine, dentistry, veterinary or pharmaceutical sciences.]


Closing Date

31st May 2021.


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