2020-2021 Scholarships

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP 2021 for International Students

Mext Scholarship Applications For the Year 2021 are Now Open

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to
international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program as follows.

Financial Coverage and Benefits of JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP 2021

  • Allowance: 117,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month
    will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially
    designated regions. Due to the situation of the Japanese Government’s budget, the amount of payment may be subject to change each fiscal year. If a grantee is absent from the university or the preparatory educational
    institution for an extended period, the scholarship shall be suspended for that period.
  • Education Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.
  • Traveling Expenses
  • Transportation to Japan: MEXT will stipulate the travel schedule and route, and provide an airline ticket to
    grantees who will arrive in Japan during the specified period stated in “5. (6) Arrival in Japan”. The airline
    ticket will be an economy-class ticket for the flight from the international airport closest to the grantee’s
    residence (in principle, the country of nationality) to an international airport in Japan used on the normal route
    to the accepting university. The grantee shall bear at his/her own expense all costs related to domestic travel
    from the grantee’s residence to the nearest international airport, airport taxes, airport usage fees, special taxes necessary for travel, travel expenses within Japan (including airline transit costs), travel insurance expenses, carry-on luggage or unaccompanied baggage expenses, etc.
  • Transportation from Japan: Based on the application by the grantee, MEXT will provide an airline ticket to
    grantees who shall graduate the accepting university and return to the home country by the end of the final
    month of the period of scholarship (See “6. PERIOD OF SCHOLARSHIP”) designated by MEXT. MEXT
    shall provide an economy-class airline ticket from the international airport in Japan used for the normal route
    to and from the accepting university to the international airport (in principle, in the country of nationality)
    nearest to the returning recipient’s residence. The grantee shall bear at his/her own expense all costs related to travel from the grantee’s residence in Japan to the nearest international airport, airport taxes, airport usage fees, special taxes necessary for travel, travel expenses within the country of nationality (including airline transit costs), travel insurance expenses, carry-on luggage or unaccompanied baggage expenses, etc.

DEFINITION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Those who are enrolled in an undergraduate course at a university, or who are receiving preparatory education in
the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the university.

FIELDS OF STUDY

Those who apply for an undergraduate student must choose a “Field of Study (“Social Sciences and Humanities”
or “Natural Sciences”), “Course”, and “Major(s)” from the below table. Applicants may enter a first, second, and
third choice.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Humanities – A
1. Law 2. Politics 3. Pedagogy 4. Sociology
5. Literature 6. History 7. Japanese Language
8. Others (excluding “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)
Social Sciences and
Humanities – B
1. Economics 2. Business Administration
(Note) Applicants who choose “8. Others” may have difficulties in finding universities that can accept them
depending on their majors.

  • Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences – A
Science ( Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry)
Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering)
Mechanical Studies ( Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture)
Civil Engineering and Architecture ( Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering)
Chemical Studies ( Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering)
Other Fields ( Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology)
Natural Sciences – B
Agricultural Studies ( Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries)
Hygienic Studies ( Pharmacy, Hygienics, Nursing)
Science ( Biology)
Natural Sciences – C
1. Medicine 2. Dentistry

Eligibility of JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP 2021

MEXT accepts applications from international students to study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications
and conditions. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s
country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the
wider world.

  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An
    applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual
    nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of
    Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the other country and renounce their
    Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. The First Screening must be conducted at the
    Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of which the applicant chooses the nationality.
  • Age: Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1996. However, applicants who satisfy the
    conditions for Academic Background stipulated in ③ below must be 18 years of age or older at the time of
    admission to a university in Japan.
  • Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions. However, applicants
    desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ①, ③, or ④ conditions.
    1- Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will
    meet the above condition by March 2021 are eligible. However, applicants wishing to enroll from the autumn term through direct placement must be expected to complete 12 years of schooling by August 2021.)
    2- Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2021 are eligible.)
    3- Applicants who have successfully passed an academic qualification examination that is equivalent to the
    completion of 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2021 are eligible.)
    4- Other than the above ①, ② and ③ conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese
    university at the time of application
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
  • Health: 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.
  • Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1, 2021, and April 7,
    2021. Departure from the home residence should be on or after April 1, 2021. If an applicant is to enroll in
    his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he/she must be able to arrive in Japan
    during the period specified by the accepting university within two weeks before and after the starting date of
    the university’s relevant academic term for that year.
  • Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, newly obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic
    mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”
    Accordingly, even if the applicant already has another residence status (“Permanent resident,” “Long-term
    resident,” etc.), the applicant must change it to the “Student” status and re-enter Japan. Moreover, the
    applicant should be aware that after expiration of the status as a MEXT Scholarship student and even if the
    the student again applies for their original resident status of “Permanent resident” or “Long-term resident,” such resident statuses might not be necessarily granted. The applicant should also be aware that the scholarship will be canceled if he/she arrived in Japan without a newly obtained “Student” visa.

Application Documents Required for JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP 2021

The following documents (in the given order) should be submitted before the deadline:
  • Mark Sheet Form
  • Application Form 
  • Academic detail Marks sheet of Secondary School: (Matric/O Levels, Attested copy)
  • Academic detail Marks sheet of Higher Secondary School: (Intermediate/A Levels, Attested copy)
  • Attested copy of Certificate of enrollment from the current educational institution (if applicable)
  • Hope certificate issued by the Institute (for students whose final result is expected by August 2020)

Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of the
applicant’s nationality by the designated deadline. The submitted documents will not be returned.

  • Application Form
  • Direct Placement Preference Form (if applicable)
  • Academic transcript(s) for all school years of school/university attended
  • Certificate(s) of graduation of school/university attended
  • Recommendation letter from either a class teacher or principal of the last school attended
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of enrollment (if applicable)
  • Certificate of university enrollment qualification examination (if applicable)
  • Certificate of language proficiency  (if applicable)

Note 1: These documents must be written in Japanese or English, or translation in either of these languages
should be attached.

Note 2:

  • Submitted documents will not be returned.
  • The application should be unstapled and printed on A4 size paper
  • Certificates & documents, other than those mentioned above, will not be considered.
  • Knowledge of Japanese Language and IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory.

Deadline

The last date for the submission of documents is 10th July 2020

Applicants who wish to appear for test & interview in Islamabad (if shortlisted)

Send your applications at the following address:
Please write this outside the envelope carrying your application:
MEXT UG Scholarship Application
Public Affairs Section

Embassy of Japan
53-70, Ramna 5/4
Diplomatic Enclave 1
Islamabad 44000 
For queries regarding the application:
Tel : +92 (51) 9072-223
Fax : +92 (51) 9072-357
E.mail: [email protected]

Applicants who wish to appear for test & interview in Karachi (if shortlisted)

Send your applications at the following address:
Please write this outside the envelope carrying your application:
MEXT UG Scholarship Application
Japan Cultural Centre
Consulate General of Japan

6/2 Civil Lines 
Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi, Pakistan
 
For queries regarding the application:
Tel : +92 (21) 3522-0800
Fax : +92 (21) 3522-0815

Click here to download the Application Form 

Official Website 

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