The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program
Fields of Study
Social Sciences and Humanities – A
1. Law 2. Politics 3. Pedagogy 4. Sociology 5. Literature 6. History 7. Japanese Language 8. Others (excluding “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)
Social Sciences and Humanities – B
1. Economics 2. Business Administration
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
A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
From April 2021 to March 2026 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.) For a scholarship grantee majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years, until March 2028.
A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):
Four years (or six years for the one majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or in a six-year course in pharmacy). The scholarship period will start from the time of enrollment in the university, which the university designates.
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 UG Scholarship 2020
Download the following documents:
Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.
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
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.
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
*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.
Phone: 99530-18030 (Mr. S. Sinha)
Email: [email protected] (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only)
Click the below links for the official website.