Study in Japan - MEXT Scholarship for International Students in 2023

The Japanese government offers scholarships to support foreign students pursuing higher education at selected institutions. These students are recommended by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.

Scholarship Overview:

  • Host: Japanese Government
  • Study Abroad: Asia
  • Categories: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | Ph.D. Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Benefits: Full Scholarship | Stipends | Traveling Allowance
  • Deadline: October 31, 2023

Scholarship Details:

The number of applicants nominated by the Graduate School of Science to the University of Tokyo, as well as the subsequent nominations by the University of Tokyo to MEXT, will be determined after the application period closes.

During the last application round for the 2023 entrance, each Graduate School was allowed to nominate a maximum of one applicant, and the University of Tokyo could nominate up to three applicants to MEXT.

Scholarship Requirements:

The scholarship is open to international students with exceptional academic achievements who intend to pursue studies in Japan starting in September 2023 as new students in the Master or Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Science. For applicants who have completed their latest degree program, a minimum final grade point of 2.30 is required. Similarly, current students should have a grade point of 2.30 or higher for their ongoing courses, and they are expected to maintain this academic standard throughout the scholarship program. The calculation of grade points will follow the formula specified by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology).

Additionally, applicants must fulfill one of the criteria specified under “(7) Language Proficiency,” which can be found below. To verify your eligibility, please review “Non-eligibility 5” in section 11 of the provided information.

How to Apply

Application Procedure

To apply for the MEXT Scholarship, applicants are required to follow the provided guidelines after completing their admission application for the Master’s/Doctoral Program. The guidelines, titled “Instructions for International Students Applying to the Graduate School of Science (Special Selection for International Applicants),” must be adhered to when submitting the necessary documents.

These documents should be prepared in either Japanese or English, utilizing A4 format and software like MS Word. They must be printed double-sided (duplex printing). In the case of documents written in any other language, a corresponding Japanese translation must accompany them.

Please note that submitted documents will not be returned. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that all application forms and required documents are completed accurately and that all accompanying materials are included.

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For certain countries where government administrative offices issue graduation certificates and other documents, the University of Tokyo may need to verify with the student’s previous university to confirm the accuracy of the provided information.

To be considered for the MEXT Scholarship, applicants must submit the required documents after applying for admission to the Graduate School of Science (Master’s/Doctoral Program). Both the MEXT scholarship application and the Graduate School of Science admission application must be completed via their respective online forms before the application deadline.

Electronic Submission

To submit the application electronically, applicants must upload all required documents through the designated application form before the specified deadline. Please note that submissions made through email or any other alternative means will not be accepted.

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