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Japanese Government Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students 2019

Brief description

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 2020. The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2020 to March 2025, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.

Host Institution(s): Universities in Japan



Scholarship Benefits

This includes tuition and other fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan




  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: Applicants must have been born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2003.
  3. Academic Background: Applicants must meet one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following 1 or 3 condition.

    a. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 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 2020.)

b. 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 qualifications by March 2020 are eligible.)

c. Other than the above 1 and 2 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 after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle,                          applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.

5.  Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting                that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.

6. Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April                  2020. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he/she              must be able to arrive in Japan during the period specified by the accepting university within two weeks                        before  and after the starting date of the university’s relevant academic term for that year.

7. Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic                        mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of                              “Student.”



  • Applicants must submit the required documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the required deadline
  • Scholarship application deadline varies with Countries

Application Link: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/

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