Japanese MEXT Scholarship 2024 | Study in Japan with Full Funding

MEXT scholarships

The fully funded MEXT scholarship for studying in Japan is now open for applications. It is one of the most renowned study programs for pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degrees in all fields.

MEXT Scholarship (General Overview)

MEXT scholarships offer opportunities for undergraduate, master's, or doctoral studies in Japan, aiming to strengthen the relationship between Japan and countries with diplomatic ties. The Japanese government's MEXT scholarship provides a robust chance for studying in Japan for free, as living expenses in Japan are generally high. Studies are conducted in English, although some programs are available in Japanese. There are two main requirements: applying through the Japanese embassy and then being nominated by the embassy for the university. Alternatively, you can apply directly to various Japanese universities, indicating in your application that you are applying for the MEXT scholarship. Japan is among the countries offering fully funded scholarships for outstanding students from a large number of countries.

Advantages of Studying in Japan

High-Quality Education: Japan is known for providing high-quality education and prioritizing scientific research, investing significant funds in this sector.

Rich Culture: Japan boasts a deep history, offering a unique cultural experience for students.

Employment Opportunities: By studying in Japan, you become eligible for both local and international job markets.

Details of MEXT Scholarship

  • Type of Scholarship: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
  • Duration of Study: Varies depending on the program
  • Funding: Fully funded
  • Funding Source: Japanese Government (MEXT)
  • Place of Study: Japanese universities
  • Target Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, UAE, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Qatar, Palestine, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Sudan, and all countries with diplomatic relations with Japan (check the list here)
  • Fields of Study for MEXT Scholarship:
    • Scientific disciplines
    • Humanities
    • Medical fields
    • Engineering disciplines

Benefits of Studying in Japan through the MEXT Scholarship

  • Monthly stipend.
  • Tuition fees.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Airfare tickets.

MEXT Scholarship Requirements

General Conditions:

  • Must be from a country with diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Born on or after April 2, 1990.
  • Willingness to learn Japanese language.
  • Submission of a health certificate proving physical and mental fitness.
  • Able to travel to Japan in April or October of 2025.
  • Submission of a student visa application through the Japanese embassy in the applicant's country.
  • Not previously awarded this scholarship.

English Language Proficiency:

  • IELTS: 6
  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • CEFR B2

For Japanese Studies: JLPT N2

For Bachelor's Degree Application:

  • High school GPA of 90% or equivalent.
  • If in the final year of high school, a GPA of 90% in the second year is required.
  • Passing a specified test at the embassy.
  • If in the final year of high school, graduation must occur by March 2025.
  • For STEM schools, a minimum GPA of 85% is required.

For Master's Degree Application:

  • Completion of 16 years of education outside Japan.
  • Completion of undergraduate studies for 3 years or more, or equivalent.
  • Academic GPA of 75% or 3 GPA.
  • Age under 35.

For Doctorate Degree Application:

  • Holding a master's degree from a university outside Japan.
  • Holding a bachelor's degree and working in the research field at a university or research center for two years or more.

Required Documents for Japanese Government Scholarship

You can find the required documents for undergraduate studies here. You can download the application form and checklist of required documents for undergraduate studies here. Download the documents for graduate studies here.

  • Academic certificate and transcripts.
  • English language proficiency certificate.
  • Recommendation letter from current employer (if available).
  • Research proposal (if available).
  • Passport photo.
  • Copy of passport. If unavailable, send a copy of the birth certificate.

For the Bachelor's Program: You can download the documents for the Undergraduate program here. Learn more about the Undergraduate program here.

For Graduate and Research Programs: Learn more about the Research Student program here, and find the required documents here.

For College of Technology Program: Find more information about the College of Technology program here. Find all required documents for the College of Technology program here.

How to Apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship

You can apply for the fully funded MEXT scholarship offered by the Japanese government by sending all required documents in the specified format, ensuring that translations of the documents are included. Send all documents to the email address provided on the main page of each program.

For Undergraduate Studies: Send all documents to:

[email protected]

For Graduate Studies: Send all documents to:

[email protected]

For College of Technology: Send all documents to:

[email protected]

Important Notes:

  • The deadline for applying for the MEXT scholarship for undergraduate studies is May 16, 2024, and for graduate studies is May 2.
  • Ensure that all required documents and formats are submitted before sending your application via email.
  • No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
  • You can only submit your application once via email.
  • Refer to the Japanese embassy page in your country for details about the MEXT scholarship.
  • The details provided here are specific to Egypt.
  • The total size of the submitted files must be less than 10 MB.
  • All files must be sent in PDF format.

Your application will not be considered if you send incomplete files.

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