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Monday, 29 May 2017

Japanese Government Scholarships - MEXT Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2018 as follows.

Type Undergraduate Students
Level Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree
Age From 17 to 21 years (between 02.04.1996 and 01.04.2001)
Fields of Study

1. Social Sciences and Humanities 
(A) Laws, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language and others
(B) Economics, Business Administration
2. Natural Science
(A) Science, Electric and Electronic Studies, Mechanical Studies, Civil Eng. & Architecture, Chemical Studies and others
(B) Agricultural Studies, Hygienic Studies, Science (Biology)

(C) Medicine, Dentistry

Eligibility: Students who have academic ability equal to that of a high school graduate (Plus Two)
The scholarship is for a period of five years from April (including one year of Japanese language training period).
Stipend of 117,000 /month (Approximately INR 69000/- per month for the year)
Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.

The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2018 to March 2023, including the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years until March 2025.

Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.
The Japanese diplomatic mission in those countries will conduct First Screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents, interviews and academic examinations.


Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.

Application deadline 16th June 2017

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