Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship for Masters & Doctoral Studies [Fully Funded]: Apply by July 9

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as Research Students (either regular students or non-regular students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

The scholarship is intended for students who are enrolled in a master’s course, a doctoral course, or a professional graduate course at a graduate school, or who are conducting research in a specialized field at an undergraduate department, graduate school, institute attached to a university, etc. without the aim of completing the course, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the university, etc.

Scholarship Benefits
  1. For Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen per month
  2. For Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen per month
  3. For Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen per month.

Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT. MEXT will stipulate the travel schedule and route and provides an airline ticket to grantees who will arrive in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria

For Masters/ Doctoral Course (First Phase)

  • Applicants who have completed 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan.
  • Applicants who have completed a program with the standard study period of three years or more at universities or equivalent educational institutions in countries other than Japan and received a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Other than the above conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a master’s course/ doctoral course (first phase) at a Japanese graduate school.

For Doctoral Course (Second Phase)

  • Applicants who have been awarded an overseas degree equivalent to a master’s degree or professional degree.
  • Applicants who have graduated from universities and have been involved in a research study at universities or research centers (including overseas universities and research centers) for two years or more, and recognized as having academic competency equivalent to persons with a master’s degree by the graduate school.

For Doctoral course (faculties of medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences and certain parts in pharmaceutical fields)

  • Applicants who have completed 18 years of school education in countries other than Japan.
  • Applicants who have completed a program with the standard study period of five years or more at universities or equivalent educational institutions in countries other than Japan and received a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants who have completed 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan and have been involved in a research study at universities or research centers (including overseas universities and research centers) for two years or more, and recognized as having academic competency equivalent to university graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences or certain parts in pharmaceutical fields by the graduate school.

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.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.

The filled-in application forms should be emailed to scholarship-india@nd.mofa.go.jp. The last date to apply is July 9, 2020.

Contact

Email ID: scholarship-india@nd.mofa.go.jp

For further details, click here.

 

 

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