Application Details

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Due to COVID-19, the April 2021 start date will not be available this year, applications are for studying in Japan beginning in September/October of 2021.

Can be used for

Academic Year, Other
12 weeks or longer


U.S. Citizen

Applicants must be U.S. citizen and for research scholarship, applicants also must have earned Bachelor's degree. For full requirements please see links below. (Information is for 2016 MEXT Scholarship. It will be renewed in spring 2016 for 2017 MEXT Scholarship)Undergraduate:


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT or Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships each year to assist foreign students who are interested in enrolling in Japanese universities. To date, some 92,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954.


COVID-19 Update – Due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, the selection procedures as well as the scholarship itself is subject to sudden change or cancellation.


Japanese Ministry of Education
Tuesday, August 25, 2020