Japanese Government (MEXT) International Scholarship Japan


Japanese Government (MEXT) International Scholarship Japan

Japanese Government (MEXT) International Scholarship Japan

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at a Japanese college of technology under the Japanese Government (MEXT).


 Area of Study:

Those who wish to Study in Japan as students at a College of Technology MUST choose a field of specialization (major) Among from (1) to (7) Below. 

  1. Mechanical Engineering; 
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering;  
  3. Information, Communication and Network Engineering; 
  4. Materials Engineering;  
  5. Architecture and Civil Engineering; 
  6. Maritime Engineering; 
  7. Other Fields.




Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Stateless persons can be applicants, too. The applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible. Applicants screening will be made at the Japanese Embassy / Consulate General (hereinafter referred to as “Japanese diplomatic mission”) in the country of applicants’ nationality.


Applicants generally must have been born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998.

Academic Background:

Applicants generally must have completed a school curriculum equivalent to an upper secondary school (a 11-year or longer curriculum starting at elementary school). Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March, 2015 are included.)

Japanese Language:

Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language and receive college of technology education in Japanese language.


Applicants must be mentally and physically healthy enough to pursue study at a college of technology in Japan. An Applicant who wishes to major in maritime engineering must have 0.6 or more vision in either eye with or without glasses, and no color-blindness.

Arrival in Japan:

In principle, the selected applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2015.

Visa Requirement:

In principle, the selected applicants must acquire “College Student” (ryuugaku, study abroad) Visas Before Entering Japan It SHOULD BE Issued at the Japanese Diplomatic Mission, located in the Country of applicants, Nationality. 

Note: Applicants who Change Their Resident status to any status other than “College Student” after their arrival in Japan will lose their status of a Japanese government scholarship student.

Application Deadline: See Details

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