Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025 for International Students

Applications are welcomed from international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research students to apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025.

The scholarship will provide full funding for students who will be enrolling in eligible courses in partner or host Japanese universities for the 2025 academic session.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Japanese Government
  • Host Institution(s): Japanese Universities
  • Scholarship Type: Fully Funded
  • Scholarship Worth: Not specified
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Postgraduate
  • Nationality: International students

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1990. Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age limit due to the situation or circumstances of the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.).
  • Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions for admission to either a master’s or doctoral course at a Japanese graduate school in which they wish to first enroll.
  • Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.
  • Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Allowance: Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen per month. Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen per month. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen per month.
  • Education fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT
  • Traveling Expenses which shall include transportation to and from Japan.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025 are to complete an online application and provide all the required documents on or before the application deadline.

Document Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Placement Preference Application Form
  • Field of Study and Research Plan
  • Academic transcript for all academic year of university attended.
  • Certification of graduation or degree certificate of the university attended.
  • Recommendation letter from the president/dean or the academic advisor at the current or last university attended.
  • Medical certificate
  • Abstracts of theses
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Recommendation letter from the present employer

Application Deadline: 10 May 2024

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