Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Research Students in Japan 2021. As part of the Japanese government’s award program for 2021, MEXT Research Scholarships are available for international students to take graduate courses at Japanese institutions as a (non-degree) student or as a normal student obtaining a degree. Applicants should submit an application for a post in the field of study in which they majored at university, or in a field that is related to their field of study.
Through the Japanese government award, the Japanese government hopes to develop human resources who will act as bridges of friendship between your country and Japan by studying in Japan and making contributions to the prosperity of both countries as well as the international community.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) grants scholarships to international students who intend to study graduate courses at Japanese institutions as research students as part of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2021. (either non-degree or degree students).
Eligibility & Requirements for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Research Students in Japan 2021
- Eligible Countries: Students who have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government can apply for these endowments
- Entrance Requirements: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now accepting applications from overseas students to study in Japan. The aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
- 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. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of the applicant’s nationality.
- Age: Applicants generally must have been born on or after April 2, 1984.
- Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. A person will be deemed to have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate if he/she:
-has completed or will complete 16 years of school education in a foreign country (or 18 years of school education if he/she desires to enrol in a doctoral course in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, or pharmacy which is based on a 6-year course in a department or faculty
How to apply for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Foreign Research Students in Japan 2021
How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic missions by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
- Application Form
- Placement Preference Form
- Field of Study and Research Program Plan
- Certified grade transcript for each academic year from the last university attended (transcript issued either by alma mater or by applicant’s national government)
- Graduation certificate or degree certificate of the last university attended (or an attested document certifying that the applicant will graduate from the school, where applicable)
- Recommendation from the president/dean or the adviser of the last university attended
- Medical certificate
- Abstracts of theses
- Recommendation from the present employer (if currently employed)
- Photograph(s) showing applicant’s own works of art or a recorded CD of musical performance (only for those majoring in fine arts or music).
Note 1: These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translations in either of these languages should be attached.
Note 2: Photographs (4.5×3.5 cm, taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped. Write your name and nationality on the reverse and paste them onto the Application Form and Placement Preference Form) attached to the original application must be originals; copies are not acceptable. It is acceptable to paste the data of photo on each application form and print it. (To print your photos and paste it on the application form is not allowed.)
Note 3: The Field of Study and Research Program Plan should describe concretely and in detail the applicant’s own research program because it will serve as important material for placement of the applicant at a university.
Note 4: The academic transcripts of the last university attended should show the grade scale applied and the grades earned by the applicant in all the subjects studied for each year of study at a university department/faculty and graduate school. (A degree certificate or a graduation certificate simply showing the ranking of the applicant at graduation will not substitute for academic transcripts.)
Note 5: The graduation certificate and the degree certificate obtained from the last university attended may be photocopies provided that the copies are attested by an authorized person of the university. Do not submit original as no submitted certificates will be returned.
Note 6: For abstracts of the theses, abstracts of the graduation thesis and any presented papers will suffice. Please note that these abstracts will be used as basic data for the evaluation of the applicant’s academic ability.
Note 7: Number the documents in the right upper corner.