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Fully Funded Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2020

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2020 (Fully Funded)

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Country: Japan
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The Japanese Government invites application for MEXT Scholarship 2020. The Government of Japan has been providing MEXT Scholarship under the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program on an annual basis. The scholarship supports undergraduate and postgraduate studies as well as Specialized Training. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered to high achieving students by the Government of Japan with the aim to expand academics as well as research experts all around the world.

The Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program is open to students in every country since it has a wide variety of schemes. Under its scheme, it provides fully funded scholarship to:

  • Research student
  • Teacher training student
  • Undergraduate student
  • Japanese studies student
  • College of technology student
  • Special training college student

Each of these schemes follows eligibility criteria a student must uphold for scholarship consideration.

Why Should You Apply for MEXT Scholarship 2020: Benefits

Under the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program, the Japanese Government provides Scholarship to a number of students worldwide. Moreover, the students receive a number of benefits from the scholarship program.

  • Fully Funded tuition fee
  • A monthly allowance stipend depending on whether undergraduate or postgraduate studies
  • Travel expenses including airfare coverage
  • Opportunity to study in world-class universities in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria for MEXT Scholarship 2020 Set by Japanese Government

Criteria for Research Students and Teacher Training Student:

Research Students and Teacher Training  Student are eligible for MEXT Scholarship should they meet the requirements set by the Japanese Government

  • Students must be under the age of 35 years.
  • Further, they must apply for the postgraduate program under MEXT Scholarship.
  • Also, the students must demonstrate a good academic standing
  • Students must also show a willingness to learn Japanese Language and culture should they become successful to receive the Scholarship

Criteria for Undergraduate and Japanese Studies Students

  • Students must be well under the age limit set by the Government of Japan. The age limit for Undergraduate student is 24 years, while for Japanese Studies Students must be less than 30 years.
  • Further, these scholarships are for students pursuing undergraduate level.
  • Moreover, students must demonstrate good prior academic standing.
  • Preliminary knowledge of the Japanese Language is desirable. Further, for Japanese Studies Students, the course work is in the Japanese language.

Criteria for College of Technology students and Special Training College Students

  • Candidates must abide by the age criteria set by the Japanese Government for MEXT Scholarship.
  • Further, these schemes come well under the students pursuing undergraduate level.
  • Moreover, students must demonstrate good prior academic standing.
  • Preliminary knowledge of the Japanese Language is desirable.

How To Apply For Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2020?

To apply for the MEXT Scholarship, applicants must be at first recommended for the scholarship. The recommendation can follow by:

  • Japanese embassy or consulate general (Embassy Recommendation).
  • Japanese university which will accept you (University Recommendation).
  • Or, Japanese university in which you are currently enrolled if you are a privately-financed student already studying in Japan (Domestic Selection).

Furthermore, the recommendation will require the candidates to meet additional criteria set by the recommending body. Moreover, the applicants should submit an application form along with required documents to receive a recommendation for MEXT Scholarship by the Japanese Government.

When is the deadline for the MEXT Scholarship application?

The application deadline for the MEXT Scholarship 2020 application is on June 14, 2019. Further, the students should inquiry embassy in their respective country in case there is a separate deadline country-wise.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline14 June,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerJapanese Government



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