Japanese Government (MEXT) UG Scholarships in Technology [15 Scholarships, Full Funding + Airfare and Allowance]: Apply by Aug 17: Expired

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

Fields of Study

(1) Choose the preferred field(s) of study from among (A) to (H) below.

Applicants may enter a first, second and third choice. (A) Mechanical Engineering (B) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (C) Information, Communication and Network Engineering (D) Materials Engineering (E) Architecture (F) Civil Engineering (G) Maritime Engineering (H) Other Fields

(2) Choose the preferred majors element(s) from the “Name of Majors Elements” listed in the chosen field(s) of study on the Annex “Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study”. the Annex “Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study.

Qualifications and Conditions

In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required.

Term of scholarship

From April 2021 to March 2025 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs, mathematics, and other subjects needed for the preparation to proceed to a college of technology.)

For scholarship grantees majoring in maritime engineering, the scholarship period will be four and a half years, lasting up to September 2025.

Number of scholarships

Up to 15 (Those appx. 15 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)


Allowance: 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month
Education Fees: Exempted
Traveling Expenses: Round-trip airfare will be provided

How to apply for the Japanese MEXT Technology Scholarship 2020

Download the following documents:

Application form

Certificate of Health

Sample Format of Recommendation Letter

The duly filled documents are to be submitted at the following offices.

For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha:

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700040

For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018
Phone: 044-24323860/61/62/63

For students residing in the remaining states and union territories

Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier. Applications sent by Email are NOT accepted.

Important Dates

Application Deadline (must): 17 August 2020
Application Screening: August 2020
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): Early-September 2020
Written Examination and Interview: 20 September 2020
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early-October

For a sample question paper, click here.

*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, there is a possibility that the application procedure could be stopped at a later stage, and the Embassy may entirely cancel the selection of candidates of the scholarship programs, for the academic year 2021.


(For inquiry)
Phone: 99530-18030 (Mr. S. Sinha)
Email: jpemb.anshula@nd.mofa.go.jp (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only)

Click the below link for the official website.

Japanese Government Technology Scholarships for UG Programs

Detailed Guidelines of Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships

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Japanese MEXT Scholarship 2020 for Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences


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