MEXT Scholarship 2024-2025

If you are planning to study in Japan the MEXT Scholarship for 2024-2025 is a fully funded opportunity catering to international students across various academic levels, including undergraduate, masters, PhD, and training studies. This scholarship encompasses coverage for tuition fees, accommodation, a monthly living allowance, and round-trip airfare from your home country to Japan.

Administered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, this program is designed for individuals aspiring to pursue undergraduate or research studies (masters/PhD) at Japanese universities under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships Program.

Application Details

The typical application cycle for the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship is traditionally announced in April. Importantly, proficiency in the Japanese language and IELTS/TOEFL scores are not mandatory for eligibility. This scholarship is embassy-recommended, and prospective applicants are required to apply through the Japanese embassy in their respective countries.

MEXT Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate / Masters / PhD / Training
  • Institution(s): Japanese Universities
  • Study Location: Japan
  • Courses Offered: All-encompassing, spanning Social Science to Engineering, Medical to Health, Arts, Humanities, etc., with no academic field restrictions.
  • Program Period: Undergraduate (4-5 Years), Masters (2-3 Years), PhD (3-4 Years)
  • Deadline: Varies by Embassy (Check deadlines here)

MEXT Scholarship Coverage

This fully funded scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Allowances: Monthly Stipend Allowance, Preparatory Allowance (2024 Rate)
  • Education Fees: Entrance Examination and Tuition Fees covered by MEXT
  • Traveling Expenses: Round Airfare Travel Expenses from your Country to Japan (Economy-class ticket)

Eligibility Criteria for MEXT Scholarship 2024

  • To be eligible for the MEXT Scholarship 2024, candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Countries Eligible: All world countries
  • Age Criteria:
  • For Undergraduate Students: 17 to 25 years of age
  • For Masters / PhD Students: Under 35 years of age
  • For Teacher Training Students: Under 35 years of age with teaching experience
  • For Japanese Study Students: 18 to 30 years old

How to Apply for MEXT Scholarship 2024:

  • Follow these steps to apply for the MEXT Scholarship:
  1. Locate the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country here.
  2. Visit the website of the Japanese Embassy and find the MEXT scholarship under the Education/Scholarship tab.
  3. Download the MEXT scholarship application form and complete it.
  4. Submit the required documents (listed below) to the Japanese Embassy in your country.
  5. How to Prepare for the MEXT Scholarship Interview (Embassy)
  6. Successful candidates will be notified via email or embassy website.

Documents Required for MEXT Scholarship 2024

  1. MEXT Scholarship Application form
  2. The highest degree verified with official stamps.
  3. The highest degree Transcript verified with official stamps.
  4. Two recommendation letters.(sample Recommendations Letters)
  5. Passport Scan (if available at the time of application)
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  7. Certificate of Health (Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor)
  8. Photographs
  9. Study plan / Statement of purpose.
  10. English Language Proficiency Document.
  11. Academic thesis or relevant publications.
  12. Other reference documents (if applicable)
  13. Direct Placement Preference Application Form for FY 2024

For more information and to stay updated, please visit the official MEXT Scholarship website.

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Prospective candidates are required to carefully review the provided Application Guidelines and adhere to the instructions. The Application Forms, along with the Certificate of Health and Recommendation Letter, must be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your respective country. These documents can be completed either by hand, typed, or using software applications and subsequently printed out.

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