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MEXT Scholarship in Japan 2021- Fully Funded

The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship || Apply Now

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Country: Japan
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The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship || Apply Now


The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship that provides the opportunity to study in Japan at the undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral level. The scholarship is open to students from all over the world, and it covers tuition, accommodation, a monthly stipend, and travel expenses.


To be eligible for the MEXT scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Have completed high school or equivalent.
  • Have a good academic record.
  • Be proficient in the Japanese language (for undergraduate and master’s students).

Application Process:

The application process for the MEXT scholarship is divided into two phases:

  1. Preliminary screening: This phase is conducted by your home country’s embassy or consulate in Japan. To be eligible for the preliminary screening, you must submit the following documents:

    • A completed application form.
    • A copy of your passport.
    • Official transcripts from your high school or university.
    • A letter of recommendation from your school principal or professor.
    • A personal statement.
  2. Final selection: The final selection is conducted by the Japanese government. To be eligible for the final selection, you must pass the preliminary screening and be interviewed by a panel of Japanese officials.


The MEXT scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Full tuition payment.
  • Accommodation in a dormitory or apartment.
  • A monthly stipend of up to 144,000 yen (for master’s students).
  • Travel expenses to and from Japan.
  • Health insurance.
  • A one-year Japanese language course (for undergraduate and master’s students).


The deadlines for the MEXT scholarship vary depending on your country of citizenship. You can find the deadlines for your country on the MEXT website.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll Nationalities



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