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Applications Are Open For Japanese Government MEXT Research Scholarship Program 2023

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who have completed their graduation and wish to pursue their research based studies at Japanese universities. As MEXT is offering scholarships for masters and PhD research studies.

Details About MEXT Scholarships

MEXT scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for international students including Pakistan. MEXT scholarship will cover student’s tuition fee, accommodation, monthly living expenses and travel allowance from home country to Japan. Application cycle for this scholarship normally start in April to May annually for the next year study program. No language (English/ Japanese) is required to avail MEXT scholarship.

Institute/ Organization: Japanese Universities

Department/ Courses: All courses offered in Japanese universities like social sciences, Engineering, Medical, Arts and humanities

Host Country: Japan

Level of study: Masters and PhD

Duration of scholarship: Total duration of scholarship for masters is 2-3 and for PhD 3-4 years

Deadline: Last date to apply for MEXT scholarship is 30th May 2022

What Benefits Are Provided By The MEXT Scholarship? 

MEXT scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for international students to pursue their studies in Japan for free. MEXT scholarship provide following benefits to the selected applicants

  • One time preparatory allowance will be provided to candidates

  • Monthly allowance will be granted

  • MEXT will cover entrance and tuition fee of the selected candidate

  • An economy class round airfare travel expenses will be covered

  • Residence halls will be provided by the university to international students for accommodation

What Is The Eligibility Criteria For MEXT Scholarship Application?

Applicant must have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria

  • Must be an international

  • Age limit for masters and PhD applications is 35 years

  • Must have completed 16/ 18 years of education when applying for masters and PhD respectively

Documents Required For MEXT Scholarship Application  

Following documents must be submitted by the applicant to home country’s embassy for Japan before the deadline

  • Marks sheet form

  • Application form

  • Placement preference application form

  • Research plan

  • Attested education transcripts for all universities attended (original attestation)

  • Attested copy of certification of graduation or degree certificate of universities attended

  • Recommendation letter from the dean/ president or the academic advisor at the current or last university attended

  • Abstract of theses

  • Health certificate

  • Recommendation letter from the present employer (if applicable)

How To Apply For MEXT Scholarship?

  • Download MEXT scholarship application form and fill it

  • Attach all above mentioned documents with the application form and submit to embassy at given address

  • A written test will be conducted by the Japanese embassy

  • After that interviews will be conducted

  • The selected candidates will be informed by the email or embassy website

Address for those students who wish to appear for test in Islamabad

MEXT Research Scholarship Application
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of Japan
53-70, Ramna 5/4 
Diplomatic Enclave 1 
Islamabad 44000

Address for those students who wish to appear for test in Karachi

MEXT Research Scholarship Application 
Consulate General of Japan
6/2 Civil Lines 
Abdullah Haroon Road 
Karachi, Pakistan 

Important Note:

  • Submitted documents will not be returned

  • Application should be unstapled (use paper clip)

  • Printed on A4 paper

  • Certificates other than above mentioned will not be entertained

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