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Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2020 Japanese Studies Student

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students 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 as follows.

1.Qualifications and Conditions

Japanese scholarship requirements

MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications and conditions

Basic Qualifications apply to both Undergraduate and Graduate-level Students:

1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country with which Japan has diplomatic relations. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible.
2) Visa and Resident Status: Selected applicants must obtain a Student visa. MEXT Scholarship Students must have the resident status of "Student" during their stay in Japan.

Qualifications for Undergraduate Students

1) Age: Applicants must be 17 or older and younger than 22 on April 1 of the year of enrollment in a preparatory program for undergraduate students.
2) Academic Background: Applicants must have completed a 12-year school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.
Note: Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements for a Japanese university are also eligible.
3) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese and receive a university education in Japanese.

Qualifications for Graduate-level Students

1) Age: Applicants must be under the age of 35 on April 1 of the year of enrollment at Tokyo Tech.
2) Academic Background: Applicants must be a graduate of a Japanese university or have the academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate.
Note: Eligible applicants include those who otherwise satisfy or will satisfy qualification requirements for admission to a Japanese graduate school.
3) Japanese Language: Embassy Recommendation Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese, interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening the applicant's understanding of Japan after arriving.

Embassy recommendation: You should apply to the Japanese embassy or the consulate in the country of your nationality.

University recommendation: You should directly apply to Tokyo Tech. There are some recommendation schemes available.

Note: Simultaneous application for multiple categories/recommendation schemes of MEXT Scholarship commencing in the same Japanese fiscal year (from April through March) is prohibited.

A-3: Undergraduate Students:9360 bdt monthly
Japanese Intensive Course Students and Research Students:113000 bdt/month
Master's Program Students: 114500 bdt/month
Doctoral Program Students: 115400 bdt/month
In accordance with MEXT regulations, each scholarship recipient will be provided with an economy class air ticket between the international airports closest to his/her place of residence in his/her country of nationality and Narita or Hamada International Airport.
Note: University Recommendation (SGU) MEXT does not provide funding for travel to/from Japan for recipients in this category.
Application, admission and tuition fees shall be waived.
A-4: For the Domestic Recruitment, the student should submit the "Application for the Privately Funded Scholarships" form to Tokyo Tech in September, prior to enrolling. The MEXT Scholarship Domestic Recruitment may not be offered every year.