Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025 for International Students

Deadline: 10th of May, 2024

International students are invited to apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025 if they would want to study as research students in graduate programs at Japanese institutions.

Students who enroll in qualifying courses at partner or host Japanese institutions for the 2025 academic year will receive full financing from the award.


To be eligible for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025, applicants must meet the
following criteria:

  • Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  • Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1990. Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age limit due to the situation or  circumstances of the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.).
  • Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions for admission to either a master’s or doctoral course at a Japanese graduate school in which they wish to first enroll.
  • Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. Applicants must also have the ability to do research and adapt to living in Japan.
  • 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.


  • Allowance: Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen per month. Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen per month. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen per month.
  • Education fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXTTraveling Expenses which shall include transportation to and from Japan.


Interested applicants for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2025 are to
complete an online application and provide all the required documents on or before the application

Document Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Placement Preference Application Form
  • Field of Study and Research Plan
  • Academic transcript for all academic year of university attended.
  • Certification of graduation or degree certificate of the university attended.
  • Recommendation letter from the president/dean or the academic advisor at the current or last university attended.
  • Medical certificate
  • Abstracts of theses
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Recommendation letter from the present employer

Click here to apply 

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