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What's the Conditions for Japanese Government Scholarship

Katherine Ke 2020-06-11 (Update:2020-06-20)

Japanese Government Scholarship or Monbukagakusho (MEXT) is awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. It is considered to be a very good scholarship because students don’t need to pay tuition fees with it and it provides sufficient subsidies for living expenses. It is a scholarship without any conditions. Therefore, Japanese Government Scholarship is the most wanted scholarship for students who would like to study in Japan. But at the same time, Japanese Government Scholarship or Monbukagakusho (MEXT) is the most competitive scholarship since it can be called the best one. And it is not easy to apply for because quota of the scholarships for each country is also limited.

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Types of government scholarships

Undergraduate scholarship

Suitable for students who plan to go to Japanese universities to continue their undergraduate studies.

Qualifications:

(1) Students who have graduated from high school and are eligible for admission to college.

(2) Applicant age 17 – 21 years

Content and standard of scholarships:

(1) Monthly bonus amount 117,000 yen

(2) Scholarship duration 5 years (7 years in the field of medicine, dentist, veterinarian, 6 years in pharmacy)

(3) Japanese study 1 year

Scholarship for research students

The scholarship is suitable for students who are willing to continue their studies, such as those who are studying for masters and doctors in Japan, but also those who are willing to study for masters and doctorates.

Qualifications:

(1) Graduated or is about to graduate

(2) Applicant age is not more than 35 years old

(3) Subject area The same area as or related to the subject being studied.

Monthly bonus amount • Research student 143,000 yen

Content and standard of scholarships:

(1) Master’s degree students 144,000 yen

(2) 145,000 yen for PhD students

(3) Japanese language study for 6 months (exempt for basic students)

(4) Scholarship duration • Research students – up to 2 years

(5) Master’s-PhD, scholarship duration is in line with standard courses (Some students need to study Japanese for 6 months.)

Japan research fund

It is suitable for students who want to study for a bachelor’s degree in Japan, and subject areas related to the Japanese country, whether it is Japanese, Japanese culture, language skills, Japanese culture and society.

Qualifications:

(1) Undergraduate students in 2-3 years

(2) Applicants age 18-29

(3) Subject Areas Japanese Studies (Japanese, Japanese Society and Culture)

Content and standard of scholarships:

(1) Monthly bonus amount 117,000 yen

(2) Scholarship duration 1 year

(3) Written examination for Japanese Major

College of technology students

For students who are interested in Japanese technology and want to learn.

Qualifications:

Applicant age 17 – 21 years

Subject areas The following engineering areas include mechanical, electrical and electronic, information and telecommunications, materials, agriculture, civil engineering, oceanography and other fields.

Content and standard of scholarships:

Monthly bonus amount 117,000 yen

Japanese study 1 year

Scholarship duration 4 years (4.5 years for offshore engineering)

Written test: Mathematics, English, Chemistry or Physics

Application procedures

The application procedures and methods are different for each country. For details, please consult the Japanese embassy in your country.

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