MEXT Scholarship for Study in Japan

MEXT Scholarship 2017-18 for Study in Japan (UG Studies)

Last date to apply

16 June 2017

About MEXT Scholarship

MEXT Scholarship is sponsored by Government of Japan and applications are open for Indian students who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in Japan. The knowledge of Japanese language is not a requirement to apply for the scholarship programme. The students have to fill a one-page application form and submit it to the Embassy of Japan in India. Under MEXT Scholarship, students can pursue either pursue a bachelor's degree, a certificate programme, engineering, masters degree, research studies (details of the related subjects are mentioned at the end of page). On this page, the entire details about the MEXT Scholarship in UG, College of Technology and Specialised Training College is given. To know the details, the candidates are suggested to scroll down.

MEXT Scholarship Dates 2017 -18

 

Events

Dates

MEXT Scholarship Application begins

21 April 2017

MEXT Scholarship Application ends

16 June 2017

MEXT Scholarship Written Examination

UG - 8 July 2017
College of Technology/ Specialised Training - 15 July 2017
Kol-Con (Gen) - 9 July 2017

MEXT Scholarship Interview

8 July to 20 July 2017

MEXT Scholarship Result

25 July 2017

 

About MEXT Scholarship

  • The scholarship includes one-year preparatory education in Japanese language and other subjects which will be provided after the scholar’s arrival in japan, which can be waived under some cases.
  • Interested candidates need to download & fill the application form and send it to the Embassy of Japan on or before 16 June 2017
  • Received applications will be examined and registration numbers will be mailed to the shortlisted candidates.Japanese embassy will shortlist the candidates initially by conducting an offline test and the successful candidates will be recommended to MEXT for the scholarship. MEXT will conduct the final selection of the candidates.

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MEXT Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Class 12
Details
  • Nationality: The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Age: The applicant must be born between 2 April 1996 and 1 April 2001 i.e. between the age of 17 to 21 years.
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate must have completed 12 years of regular school education or equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.
  • Health Status: Candidate must be in sound health so that they can be productive during their study in Japan.

 Not eligible for the Scholarship

  • Candidates who possess dual nationality at the time of arrival to Japan and are not willing to give up Japanese nationality.
  • Candidates who are military personnel or military civilian employee at the time of arrival at Japan.
  • Candidates who received MEXT scholarship earlier.

MEXT Scholarship Reward

The Japanese Government provides the scholarship for the who students want to pursue their undergraduate studies in Japan. There is specific scholarship provided by the Japanese Government for which the number of scholarships is different. 

Particulars No of Scholarships awarded
Undergraduate level leading to
Bachelor's Degree
3 Scholarships
College of Technology 3 Scholarships
Specialised Training 8 Scholarships


Rewards Distribution for MEXT Scholarship 2017-18

The rewards which will be given to the selected scholars are divided among the various stipends given below. The scholars selected for the scholarship will get the following benefits

  • Allowance: Scholars will receive a monthly allowance of 117,000 yen Approx. Rs.69,000 per month.
    • The scholars who are researching in any particular field will get additional 2000-3000 yen approximately 1000-1600 Indian Rupees.
  • Travel Cost: The scholars will be entitled to economy class to and fro return fare subjected to the conditions of the extension of stay in Japan and other rules applicable.
  • Fee: Tuition Fee, the fee for the entrance examination and matriculation will be paid by the Government of Japan.
  • Preparatory Education: The scholarship includes one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects which will be provided after the scholar’s arrival in Japan. The preparatory education can be waived only for the following cases 
    • The students have Sufficient knowledge of Japanese language to pursue their studies in Japanese
    • Students who wish to enter a university without Japanese Language requirement.

Duration of the MEXT Scholarship

The Duration of the Scholarship for Certificate and Associate Degree Courses may be extended if the candidates possess excellent academic record and get admission in related Associate Degree Course or Bachelor’s Degree. The period of the scholarship depends upon the course selected for the study in Japan. The details of the time period are as follow:

  • For Certificate: The period of scholarship is 3 years i.e.April 2017 to March 2020.
  • For Associate Degree (Diploma): The period of scholarship is 4 years i.e. April 2017 to March 2021.
    • For candidates majoring in maritime engineering, the scholarship period will be four and a half years, lasting up to September 2021.
  • For Bachelor’s Degree: The period of scholarship is 5 years i.e. April 2017 to March 2022.
    • For the courses in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine, which are of 6 years the duration of the scholarship will be of 7 years.

MEXT Scholarship Application form and Process

Those candidates who want to apply for the scholarship need to download the application form and submit it at the Japanese Mission. There is a common application form to apply for the Undergraduate level leading to Bachelor's Degree, College of Technology and Specialised Training. However, the candidates have to mark the choice of scholarship while filling the application form. The students are suggested to download the application form from the given link.

MEXT Application Form - Download Here

Documents to be attached along with the MEXT Application Form

The following documents need to be attached along with one Photocopy with the application form and number them on the upper right corner:

  • Application form
  • Placement Preference Form
  • Academic transcript for the past 3 years
  • Recommendation from the principal or the adviser of the last school attended
  • Graduation certificate from the last school attended
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Certificate of the passage of university entrance qualification examination.
  • Photograph: The photograph needs to be affixed on the Application Form and Placement Preference Form. The specifications of the photograph are as follow:
    • Dimensions: 4.5cm × 3.5 cm
    • It should be Full faced and Without cap or goggles.
    • The name and nationality of the applicant must be written on the backside of the photograph.
    • The photo must not be older than 6 months.

Submission of Application Form

Candidates need to complete the application form and mention “Application for Undergraduate Scholarship” on the envelope. Submit the application form to the below-mentioned address in order to complete the application process.

Region

Contact Centre

West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa

Consulate General of Japan 55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge Kolkata-700040
Phone: 033-2421-1970

Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Consulate General of Japan No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet Chennai-600018
Phone: 044-24323860

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh and M.P.

Consulate General of Japan No.1 M.L Dhanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill Mumbai-400026
Phone: 022-2351-7101

Karnataka

Consulate of Japan 1st Floor, Prestige Nebula No.8-14, Cubbon Road Bengaluru-560001
Tel: 080-4064-9999, 4166-0111~3

For remaining states and union territories,

Japan Information Centre (JIC) Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 Phone: 011-24122970~2; 4610-4810

MEXT Scholarship Selection Process

The Japanese Diplomatic Mission will conduct the initial screening of the candidates by the means of submitted application documents, examination and interviews. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via e-mail regarding their registration number. The candidates need to carry with them the e-mail sent to them to enter the examination hall.

  • For Certificate: All the candidates need to appear in the examination of Japanese, English and Mathematics.
  • College of Technology, for Associate Degree (Diploma): The candidates need to appear in the examination of the following subjects depending on the course they want to pursue in Japan.
    • Materials Engineering: Candidates willing to study Materials Engineering must appear in the examination of English, Mathematics, Japanese and Chemistry.
    • For all others: Those candidates who want to study in fields other than Material Engineering need to give the examination of English, Mathematics, Japanese and Physics.
  • For Bachelor’s Degree: The candidates need to appear in the examination of the following subjects depending on the course they want to pursue in Japan.
    • For Major in Social Sciences and Humanities: All applicants must sit for examinations in Mathematics, English, and Japanese (3 subjects in all).
    • For Major in Natural Sciences: All applicants must sit for examinations in Mathematics, English, two subjects selected from among Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and Japanese (5 subjects in all).
      • In the selection of the two subjects from among Physics, Chemistry and Biology, the applicants must choose Physics and Chemistry when applying for Natural Sciences A; and Chemistry and Biology when applying for Natural Sciences B or C.

MEXT Scholarship 2017-18 - Type and Field of Study

Type Field of Study Duration

Undergraduate level 
leading to Bachelors Degree

Social Science, Humanities,  Electric and Electronic Studies, Mechanical Studies, Civil Eng. & Architecture, Chemical Studies and others
(B) Agricultural Studies, Hygienic Studies, Science (Biology)
(C) Medicine, Dentistry
5 years

College of Technology (Engineering)
leading to  Associate Degree (Diploma)

Mechanical Engg., Electrical and Electronic Engg., Information, Communication & Network Engg., Material Engg., Architecture, Civil Engineering, Maritime Engg., Other Fields 4 Years

Undergraduate level 
leading to Certificate

Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Cultural and General Education, Other Fields  3 years

MEXT Scholarship Contact Details

Japan Information Centre
Embassy of Japan
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021

Email: jpemb.sinha@nd.mofa.go.jp
Phone: 011 – 4610 4865
Fax: 011 – 2410 6976

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