Call for applications for the MEXT scholarship programs in Japan for April / October 2021. The scholarship programs are for students who wish to study in Japan as Research Student (Masters/ PhD/ Research), Undergraduate Student, College of Technology Students, or Specialized Training College Student.
Deadline for submissions: 31 st July 2020.
Application for Research Students
Embassy Recommendation Procedure
Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in October (September) 2021 is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and July by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in Japan.
List of Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates General
Documents for Application – Embassy Recommendation
Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.
|Application Guidelines for Research Students|
|Application Guidelines for Research Students (in Japanese)|
|Application Form for FY2021|
|Placement Preference Application Form for FY2021|
|Field of Study and Research Plan|
|Certificate of Health
Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.
|Recommendation Letter Sample
Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.