Applications for the 2019 MEXT Scholarship - Research and Undergraduate CLOSED

The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) offers the following scholarships to Australian Citizens who wish to study at Japanese universities.
 
Category Status
  Undergraduate Category   2019 APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  Research Category   2019 APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  Teacher Training Category   2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  Japanese Studies Category   2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED

 

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Undergraduate Category 2019 (CLOSED)

  • The scholarship is offered in principle for five years, including one year preparatory study of the Japanese language.  There are opportunities to study in a variety of areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities or Natural Sciences.  Upon completion of their courses, students will be awarded a Bachelor's degree.
  • Applicants must have been born between 2 April 1994 and 1 April 2002 and must hold Australian citizenship. Applicants must have either completed Year 12 or reached an equivalent matriculation standard by December 2018. (Please note the change in age limit)
  • Applicants who wish to major in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities are required to take exams in Mathematics, English and Japanese. Applicants who wish to major in the Natural Sciences are required to take exams in Mathematics, English, Japanese and two subjects selected from Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology depending on their chosen area of study (Five subjects in total).
  • Examinations will take place on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (TBC) and a mandatory interview for short-listed applicants will be conducted in late July (TBA).
  • Examinations and interviews will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and at Consulates-General of Japan in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  Other examination locations in Australia may also be considered after reviewing applications.  Travel expenses to and from exam venues are to be covered by the applicant. Due to time restraints, please inform the Scholarship Advisor if you wish to sit the examination in an alternate city before submitting your complete application. Please note if there are not sufficient numbers your request may not be met.
  • Successful applicants will be notified in January 2019 and depart for Japan in April 2019.
  • Benefits of the scholarship include all tuition fees, return airfares, an allowance of ¥117,000 per month (subject to change) and health care insurance.
  • The application deadline is by C.O.B. (17:00 AEST) on FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018.  Please take note of new Autralia Post delivery time when posting.  We recommend you to send your application by Express Post.
     

Please click on the links below to download the documents:


**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY**

Undergraduate Application Timeline:
  • 1st Round - Document Screening (Applicants will be notified of their results by email by Thursday 28 June 2018)
  • 2nd Round - Exams (Applicants will be notified of their results by email by Thursday 19 July 2018)
  • 3rd Round - Interviews (Applicants will be notified of their domestic screening results by email by Friday 24 August 2018)
     

Research Category 2019 (CLOSED)

  • The scholarship is offered for two years, which includes six months of preparatory study of the Japanese language starting in April 2019. If no preparatory study of the Japanese language is required, the scholarship shall start in either April or October 2019 for duration of 18 months or two years.
  • Applicants must have been born on or after 2 April 1984 and must possess Australian citizenship.
  • Applicants must sit for the Japanese and English language exams.
  • Examinations will take place on Wednesday 4 July 2018 (TBC) and interviews for short-listed applicants will be conducted in late July (TBA).
  • Examinations and interviews will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and at the Consulates-General of Japan in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  Other examination locations in Australia may also be considered after reviewing applications.  Travel expenses to and from exam venues are to be covered by the applicant. Due to time restraints, please inform the Scholarship Advisor by email if you wish to sit the examination in an alternate city before submitting your complete application. Please note if there are not sufficient numbers your request may not be met.
  • Benefits of the scholarship include all tuition fees, return airfares to Japan and an allowance of ¥143,000 per month (subject to change) and health care insurance.
  • The application deadline is by C.O.B. (17:00 AEST) on FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018.  Please take note of new Autralia Post delivery time when posting.  We recommend you to send your application by Express Post.


Please click on the links below to download the documents:


Research Application Timeline:
  • 1st Round - Document Screening (Applicants will be notified of their results by email by Thursday 28 June 2018)
  • 2nd Round - Exams (Applicants will be notified of their results by email by Thursday 19 July 2018)
  • 3rd Round - Interviews (Applicants will be notified of their domestic screening results by email by Friday 24 August 2018)

**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY**
 

Teacher Training Students Category 2018 (CLOSED)

  • The scholarship is offered to teachers of primary school, high school or college level and who have more than five year of teaching experience as of 1 April 2018. (Tertiary teachers are not eligible to apply).
  • The term of scholarship is only for the period required to complete your course and must occur between October 2018 and March 2020.
  • Applicants must have been born on or after 2 April 1983 and must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Applicants are required to take Japanese and English exams and must demonstrate a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to be able to receive research guidance in Japanese.
  • Examinations will take place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 (TBC).
  • Examinations will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and at the Consulates-General of Japan in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  After reviewing applications other examination venues may also be considered.  Travel expenses to and from exam venues are to be covered by the applicant. Please indicate your preferred city to sit for the exam if you reside outside of any of the above mentioned cities by sending an email to the Embassy as soon as possible.
  • Benefits include return airfares and an allowance of ¥143,000 per month (Subject to change).
  • The application deadline is by 5pm (AEST) on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Please take note of new Autralia Post delivery time when posting.  We recommend you to send your application by Express Post.
 

Please click on the links below to download the documents:


**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY**

 

Japanese Studies Category 2018 (CLOSED)

  • The scholarship is offered to foreign university undergraduate students who major in a field related to the Japanese language or Japanese culture, for the duration of one year from October 2018.
  • Applicants must have been born between 2 April 1988 and 1 April 2000 and must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to be able to receive an education in Japanese.
  • Examinations will take place on Wednesday 14 March 2018 (TBC).
  • Examinations will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and at the Consulates-General of Japan in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  After reviewing applications other examination venues may also be considered.  Travel expenses to and from exam venues are to be covered by the applicant. Please indicate your preferred city to sit for the exam if you reside outside of any of the above mentioned cities by sending an email to the Embassy as soon as possible.
  • Benefits include return airfares and an allowance of ¥117,000 per month (Subject to change).
  • The application deadline is by 5pm (AEST) on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Please take note of new Autralia Post delivery time when posting.  We recommend you to send your application by Express Post.
 

Please click on the links below to download the documents:


**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY**