MEXT Scholarship

2021/5/27
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  2022 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Research Category  2022 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Teacher Training Category  2021 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Japanese Studies Category  2021 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED


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Undergraduate Category

The Undergraduate scholarship is offered in principle for 5 years, including 1 year of preparatory study of the Japanese language and other subjects.  There are opportunities to study in a variety of areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities or Natural Sciences. 

Upon successful completion of their courses, students will be awarded a Bachelor's degree.
 
Benefits of the scholarship include all tuition fees, return airfares and a monthly allowance of 117,000 Yen (amount subject to change).

Eligibility
Applicants must possess Australian citizenship and be born on or after April 2, 1997. Applicants must have completed 12 years of education or graduated from the equivalent of a Japanese Senior High School (ie. finished Year 12) by March 2022.

Fields of study
Applicants who wish to major in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities are required to take exams in Mathematics, English and Japanese. (3 subjects in total)

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 (5 subjects in total).

Those who successfully pass the examinations will be required to undertake an interview.

Application deadline
MAY 26 (WED) 2021
Complete, hard-copy applications must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5pm on this day.
 
Application Instructions and Guidelines
(Please read these first)
Instructions by the Embassy 
MEXT Undergraduate Application Guidelines
 
Application Documents
(1)Application Form2022
(2)Direct Placement Preference Form 2022 (only for those who wish)
(5)Recommendation Form (Sample Only)
(6)Certificate of Health 2022
Additional: Exam Location Form 2022  

For enquiries please contact
cultural-application@cb.mofa.go.jp

Research Category

The Research scholarship is offered for 1 year and 6 months or 2 years, which includes 6-months of preparatory study of the Japanese language if deemed necessary.

Benefits of the scholarship include all tuition fees, return airfares to Japan and a monthly allowance of 143,000 Yen (amount subject to change).

Eligibility
Applicants must possess Australian citizenship, be born on or after April 2 1987 and hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree.
 
Examinations and Interview
All applicants must sit for the Japanese and English language exams.
Those who successfully pass the examinations will be required to undertake an interview.
 
Application deadline
MAY 26 (WED) 2021
Complete, hard-copy applications must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5pm on this day.

 
Application Instructions and Guidelines
(Please read these first)

‐ Instructions by the Embassy 
MEXT Research Application Guidelines

Application Documents
(1)Application Form 2022
(2)Placement Preference Form 2022
(3)Field of Study and Research Plan
(6)&(10)Recommendation Form (Sample Only)
(7)Certificate of Health 2022
Additional: Exam Location Form 2022

For enquiries please contact
cultural-application@cb.mofa.go.jp

Teacher Training Students Category

MEXT offers scholarships to teachers outside of Japan who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as "Teacher Training Students" under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

Available to teachers under 35, who have graduated from a University or Teachers' College and have 5 years+ of teaching experience.

Applications closed for 2021.

Find more information here:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-teacher.html

Japanese Studies Category

MEXT offers scholarships to students outside of Japan who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as "Japanese Studies Students" in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

Available to current Undergraduate university students majoring in Japanese or Japanese culture, aged 18-30 years. Applicants must have already completed one year or more of Japanese studies by the time of depature.

Applications closed for 2021.

Find more information here:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-japanese.html