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Organisation : Embassy of Japan in India
Scholarship Name : Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2023
Applicable For : Undergraduate (UG) Students
Last Date : 27th May 2022
Website :

What is Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship?

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan are eligible for this scholarship. Last date of scholarship application is 27th May 2022.


MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.

(1) Nationality:
Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.

(2) Age:
Age : Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 1998

(3) Academic Background:
Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ①, ③ or ④ condition.

① Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible. However, applicants wishing to enroll from the autumn term through direct placement must be expected to complete 12 years of schooling by August 2023.)

② Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible.)

③ Applicants who have successfully passed an academic qualification examination that is equivalent to the completion of 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2023 are eligible.)

④ Other than the above ①, ② and ③ conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application.

(4) Japanese Language:
Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese

Term of scholarship

A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
From April 2023 to March 2028 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.)

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A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):
Four years (or six years for the one majoring veterinary medicine or in a six-year course in pharmacy). The scholarship period will start from the time of enrolment in the university, which the university designates.

Number of Scholarships

Up to 12 (Those appx. 12 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)

Scholarship Benefits

117,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions.

Education Fees:
Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.

Transportation to Japan:
MEXT will stipulate the travel schedule and route, and provide an airline ticket to grantees who will arrive in Japan during the specified period

How To Apply For Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship?

To Apply For Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship, follow the below steps

Step-1 : Go to the above link to download the form mentioned below
** Application form
** Certificate of Health
** Sample Format of Recommendation Letter
** Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.

Step-2 : Send the completed forms to
(1)For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha
Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
japanconsulate.culture AT (website)

(2)For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018

(3)For students residing in Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
Consulate of General of Japan in Mumbai
No.1, M.L.Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, 400026

(4) For students residing in Karnataka:
Consulate of General of Japan in Bengaluru
1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, No.8-14, Cubbon Road, Bengaluru 560001

(5) For students residing in the remaining states and union territories:
Japan Information Centre,Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier, marking the envelope – Application for UG Scholarship 2023. We do NOT accept applications sent by Email.

Selection Process

The Japanese diplomatic missions will conduct the First Screening of applicants by means of examination of submitted application documents, written academic examinations and interviews

What are the Important Dates of Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship?

Important Dates of Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship are

** Application Deadline (must): 27 May 2022
** Application Screening: June 2022
** Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2022
** Written Examination: 9 July 2022
** Interview: To be announced
** Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2022

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