If you’re interested in studying in Japan with a scholarship, this post will provide you with essential information about the MEXT Scholarship 2023. The MEXT Scholarship 2023-2024 is a fully funded opportunity for international students at the undergraduate, masters, PhD, and training levels. It covers tuition fees, accommodation, monthly living allowance, and round-trip airfare from your home country to Japan.
The MEXT scholarship is offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan. It supports international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate or research (masters / PhD) students.
The application cycle for the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship is typically announced in April. Notably, knowledge of the Japanese Language and IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory for this scholarship.
Summary of MEXT Scholarship:
- Level of Study: Undergraduate / Masters / PhD / Training
- Institution(s): Japanese Universities
- Study Location: Japan
- Courses Offered: All subjects are available, ranging from Social Science to Engineering, Medical to Health, Arts, Humanities, etc. There are no academic field restrictions.
- Program Period: Undergraduate: 4-5 Years, Masters: 2-3 Years, Ph.D.: 3-4 Years
Coverage of MEXT Scholarship 2024:
- Fully Funded Scholarship for International Students to Study in Japan for Free
- Benefits: Monthly Stipend Allowance, Preparatory Allowance, Education Fees (Entrance Examination and Tuition Fee at Universities), Round Airfare Travel Expenses, and Accommodations in residence halls provided by universities.
Eligibility Criteria for MEXT Scholarship 2024: To be eligible for the MEXT Scholarship, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All countries with diplomatic relations with Japan
- Japanese nationality is not allowed
- Age criteria vary based on the level of study (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Teacher training, Japanese Study Students)
Documents Required for MEXT Scholarship 2024: Applicants need to submit the following documents:
- MEXT Scholarship Application form
- Verified highest degree with official stamps (Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. depending on the program)
- Verified highest degree transcripts with official stamps (Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. depending on the program)
- Two recommendation letters from teachers/advisors/employers
- Passport scan (if available at the time of application)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) (for research students)
- Study plan / Statement of purpose in English (for research students)
- English Language Proficiency Document (if applicable)
- Academic thesis or relevant publications (for research students)
- Other reference documents (if applicable)
Apply from the official website here