MEXT Scholarships 2024 to Study in Japan
The MEXT Scholarships 2024, sponsored by the Japanese Government, are designed to assist international students who wish to pursue higher education in Japan for the 2024/2025 academic session. Candidates are selected based on recommendations from the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General.
The Scholarship, fully funded and available for undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. candidates, facilitates study in Japan and is managed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on behalf of the Japanese Government. Typically, the application period for the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship begins in April each year. Notably, this Undergraduate scholarship, Master’s scholarship, and PhD scholarship does not mandate IELTS/TOEFL or Japanese language proficiency from applicants.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Japanese Government (MEXT)
Host Institution(s): Higher Education Institutions in Japan
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Nationality: International Students
Eligibility for the MEXT Scholarships 2024 to Study in Japan:
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.
- Undergraduate applicants must be at least 17 and under 25 years of age and have completed 12 years of school education or have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school (including prospective graduates).
- Masters and PhD applicants must be under 35 years of age and a college graduate (including prospective graduates). Or you must have completed 16 years of schooling.
- Teacher Training applicants 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.
Method of Application for the MEXT Scholarships 2024 to Study in Japan:
Students for the Japanese government scholarship are chosen through two primary methods: Embassy recommendation and University recommendation. Importantly, no application fee is required. Therefore, it is crucial to be aware that any organizations or individuals demanding an application fee or deposits are not affiliated with the Japanese Government.
1. Embassy recommendation
In this scholarship program, applicants are initially screened and selected by a Japanese embassy or consulate general, depending on the country. Since the application process varies by country, it is advisable to consult the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for specific details.
The initial screening process, which includes a documentary examination, written test, and interview, is conducted at the embassy. After this, the embassy forwards the recommended candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Candidates are required to submit their Application Forms, Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in their country. These documents can be either hand-written, typed, or filled in using software applications and then printed out for submission.
2. University recommendation
Under the university recommendation scheme, Japanese universities select scholarship candidates based on their student-exchange agreements with foreign educational institutions. Following a candidate screening process, these universities propose the candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as prospective scholarship recipients.
The programs available under this scheme include those for Research students, Undergraduate students, students of Japanese and Japanese culture, and College of Technology students.
- Application form
- Academic transcript(s) for all school years of school/university attended
- Certificate of health
- Certificate(s) of graduation of school/university attended.
- Recommendation letter from a teacher or lecturer of the last school/university attended.
Application Deadline: Not Specified.