MEXT Scholarship

2022/4/27
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  2023 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Research Category  2023 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Teacher Training Category  2022 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED
  Japanese Studies Category  2022 APPLICATIONS - CLOSED


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Undergraduate Category 2023

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, 1998. 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 2023.

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, Chemistry and either Physics or Biology depending on your nominated area of study (5 subjects in total).

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

Application deadline
Wednesday 25 MAY 2022
Complete, hard-copy applications must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5pm on this day.

**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**
 
Application Instructions and Guidelines
(Please read these first)
Instructions by the Embassy 
MEXT Undergraduate Application Guidelines
 
Application Documents
(1)Application Form 2023
(2)Direct Placement Preference Form 2023 (only for those who wish)
(5)Recommendation Form (Sample Only)
(6)Certificate of Health 2023
Additional: Exam Location Form 2023  

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

or call MEXT Scholarship Coordinator:

(02) 6272 7252

Research Category 2023

The Research scholarship is offered for graduate-level studies. (A 6-month Japanese language preparatory course will be offered 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 1988 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
Wednesday 25 MAY 2022
Complete, hard-copy applications must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5pm on this day.


**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**
 
Application Instructions and Guidelines
(Please read these first)

‐ Instructions by the Embassy 
MEXT Research Application Guidelines

Application Documents
(1)Application Form 2023
(2)Placement Preference Form 2023
(3)Field of Study and Research Plan
(6)&(10)Recommendation Form (Sample Only)
(7)Certificate of Health 2023
Additional: Exam Location Form 2023

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

or call MEXT Scholarship Coordinator:
(02) 6272 7252

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.
 
  • This scholarship is offered to teachers of primary school, high school or college level who have a total period of five years or more of teaching experience as of 1 October 2022. (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 2022 and March 2024.
  • Applicants must assure that they return to their home country by the end of the final month of the scholarship period and resume their work as a teacher.
  • Applicants must have been born on or after 2 April 1987 and must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Applicants must have graduated from university or teacher training college.
  • 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.
  • Language examinations will take place on Friday 4 March 2022 (TBC).
  • Examinations will be conducted at the Embassy of Japan in 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 borne 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.
  • Those who pass the exams may be asked to attend an interview in mid-March 2022 (TBC).
  • Benefits include return airfares and an allowance of ¥143,000 per month (Subject to change).
  • Hard-copy application documents must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5PM (AEDT) on Friday 18 February 2022. ​ 
  • Please take note of Australia Post delivery times when posting.  We recommend you send your application by Express Post.
 
       Please click on the links below to download the necessary documents:
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.
 
  • 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 2022.
  • Applicants must have been born between 2 April 1992 and 1 April 2004 and must hold Australian citizenship.
  • Applicants must be current University students, who will continue to study at the same university upon their return to Australia following the program.
  • Applicants must major in fields related to the Japanese language and/or Japanese culture.
  • Applicants must have studied the Japanese Studies at a university for a total period of one year or more as of September 1, 2022.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to be able to receive an education in Japanese.
  • Examinations will take place on Friday 4 March 2022 (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.
  • Those who pass the exams may be asked to attend an interview in mid-March 2022 (TBC).
  • Benefits include return airfares and an allowance of ¥117,000 per month (Subject to change).
  • Hard-copy application documents must arrive at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 18 February 2022. ​ 
  • Please take note of Australia Post delivery times when posting.  We recommend you send your application by Express Post.
     
    Please click on the links below to download the necessary documents:
  • READ FIRST: Application Instructions
  • Application Documents note that only those who pass the 1st screening are required to undergo an X-ray, you may leave that field (only) empty on the Certificate of Health.
  • Exam Locations Form

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

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