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2024 Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program | Step-by-Step Process

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship offers scholarships to international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities.

As Teacher Training Students under the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program, foreign students who study in higher education institutions are selected on the recommendation of Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.

In this article, we will be giving you the step-by-step process of applying for the 2024  Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship

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Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Summary

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Details:

The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship allows a number of applicants to be nominated by the Graduate School of Science to the University of Tokyo.

The number to be subsequently nominated by the University of Tokyo to MEXT, shall be finalized after the application period has closed.

Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the grantee’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.

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Eligibility Requirements for the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship, you must:

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  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible.
  • Age: In principle, applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1989.
  • Academic and Career Background: Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools. 
  • Japanese Language Ability: 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.
  • Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician.
  • Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, newly obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality

Benefits of Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2024

  • Allowance: After arrival in Japan, 143,000 yen per month will be paid.
  • A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount 
  • Education Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.
  • Travel Expenses

Required Documents for Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form 
  • Placement Preference Application Form
  • Certified grade transcript for each academic year from the last university/ teacher training school attended
  • The diploma from the last university/ teacher training school attended
  • Certificate of employment
  • Recommendation letter from the immediate supervisor at work
  • Medical certificate

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How to Apply for Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2024 (Step by Step)

For anyone instrested in applying for the 2024 Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship, the following information will serve best as the step by step process of application. 

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with a Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.

These documents can be printed and filled out by hand, typed out, or filled out with software applications and printed out.

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Application Guidelines
Application Guidelines for Teacher Training StudentsOpen PDF file
Application Guidelines for Teacher Training Students (in Japanese)Open PDF file
Course Guide of Teacher Training Program(MEXT Site)Open in a new window
Application Forms
Application Form for FY2024Open PDF file
Placement Preference Application Form for FY2024Open PDF file
Certificate of HealthOpen PDF file
Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.
Recommendation Letter SampleOpen PDF file
Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.

Deadline: February 5, 2024 (Varies For other Countries)

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