Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 2022

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EligibilityUndergraduate students
AwardMonthly allowance of JPY 117,000 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 18-05-2022   Posted By : Salma

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 2022 is an opportunity for undergraduate students. The scholarship is being provided by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan. The selected scholars will have the opportunity to receive JPY 117,000 per month and additional benefits.

  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be born on or after 2nd April 1998
    • Have completed a minimum of 12 years of schooling
    • Have secured a minimum of 65% marks at 12th (or 11th) grade
    • Be willing to pursue a bachelor's degree from a University in Japan in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Science

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits - 

    • An allowance of JPY 117,000 per month 
    • Supplemental regional allowance of up to JPY 3000
    • Travelling expenses
    • Transportation to and fro Japan
    • Health Certificate signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan
    • Academic transcript(s) for all school years of the last 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
    • Certificate of university enrollment qualification examination
    • Medical certificate
    • Certificate of enrollment
    • Certificate of language proficiency


    Note -

    • All the documents must be submitted in the prescribed format.
    • For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines'.
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below.
    Step 2: Coordinate with the consulates to start an application procedure.
    Step 3: Download the application form.
    Step 4: Attach the necessary documents.
    Step 5: Submit the application form with the documents to the respective Japanese consulates.

    For students residing in the remaining states and union territories, the application must be sent to - The Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021.

    For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana applications must be sent to - the Consulate General of Japan in Chennai, No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018


    Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 27 May 2022
Application Screening: June 2022
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2022
Written Examination: 9 July 2022
Interview: To be announced
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2022

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the following criteria - 

  • The First Screening of the candidates will be done by the Japanese diplomatic missions based on the evaluation of submitted application documents, written academic examinations and interviews. 
  • Applicants who succeed to qualify for the First Screening will be recommended to MEXT. The second screening of the applicants who are recommended and MEXT will then decide the scholarship holders from each course.


Note - For detailed information, kindly go through the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

Terms and Conditions
  • The application will be disregarded if a scholar has made a false statement on the application.
  • Grantees must enrol in National Health Insurance (Kokumin Kenko Hoken) upon arrival in Japan.
  • MEXT will not transfer the scholarship payments to other accounts.
  • The application will be dishonoured if an applicant violates any article of his/her pledge to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • The scholarship payments will be transferred to the bank account of Japan Post Bank (JP Bank) supposed to be opened by every grantee post-arrival in Japan. 
  • The English texts attached to the Application Guidelines and the Application Form are for complimentary use only. English expressions do not change the Japanese content.



Note - For detailed information, kindly go through the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by May, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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