The online applications for the fully funded MEXT Research Scholarships 2022-2023 in Japan are open for international candidates to grab a chance to study for free in Japan with good monthly stipends and other benefits.
So, do you want to pursue your higher education for free in a technologically advanced country of the world? If yes, then you would be glad to know that the Japanese government has started accepting online applications for its MEXT Japan Scholarship program 2022-2023. Apply asap to increase your chances of landing this prestigious award.
Coverage and Benefits of the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships:-
By achieving the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships, you are likely to benefit from the following perks and allowances:
- Fully funded tuition fee discount
- Monthly stipends
- For Master’s students: 144,000 yen per month
- For Ph.D. Students: 145,000 yen per month
- For non-regular students or preparatory education students: 143,000 yen per month
- Entrance exam fee
- Airline ticket allowance
- Transportation costs in Japan.
Eligibility criteria for the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships:-
Before applying to the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships, make sure you qualify for their eligibility criteria, mentioned as follows:
- Students belonging to all those countries which have diplomatic relation with Japan are eligible to apply to the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships.
- Students possessing dual nationality, one of them, being Japanese, are also free to apply, provided that they abandon their Japanese nationality till the date of degree completion.
- Applicants must be of or below 35 years of age at the time of applying to the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships.
Note: there are exemptions in the age limit that can be studied on the official website.
- For Master’s program applicants:
Must possess a bachelor’s degree or any equivalent educational certificate from a non-Japanese university.
- For PhD. Program applicants:
Must hold a Master’s degree or any other equivalent professional degree from an overseas university.
Should possess a bachelor’s degree and have been affiliated with the research departments of non-Japanese educational institutions for two or more years.
The applicants must be willing to invest their time in learning the Japanese language. The best thing is that MEXT Japan Research Scholarships do not require any IELTS or TOEFL test scores.
This scholarship is aimed at strengthening the relations between Japan and the students’ home countries. Thus, the students must be willing to participate in community services and other relevant projects.
How to apply for the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships?
The procedure of applying to the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships is not a tedious one. It actually contains 3 easy steps, stated as under:
Step 1: Download online application form:-
The application form can be downloaded online from the MEXT Japan Scholarships’ official website.
Step 2: Prepare all the necessary documents:-
All the documents mentioned in the application form (original or attested copies) are to be prepared.
Step 3: Submit the documents:-
Submission of the documents is to be made to the Embassy of Japan in your country and by hand.
Note: All the documents should be printed on A4 sheets of paper and should not be stapled together.
List of documents required for the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships:-
Following documents are to go along with your application forms for the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships:
- Marks sheet form
- Application form (1 original, 1 copy)
- Research plan (1 original, 1 copy)
- Academic transcripts:
- For Master’s program applicants: academic transcript of the undergraduate degree program
- For Ph.D. Program applicants: academic transcript of Master’s degree program.
- Certificate of graduation or degree certificates:
- For master’s program applicants: degree certificate from the undergraduate degree program
- For Ph.D. Program applicants: degree certificate from Master’s degree program.
- Recommendation letter from university dean (1 original, 1 copy)
- Recommendation letter from present employer– If applicable (1 original, 1 copy)
- Health certificate (1 original, 1 copy)
Application deadline of the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships:-
Start Your MEXT Scholarship Application Today!
This was the end of our educational news story. Now is the time for you to start your application for the MEXT Japan Research Scholarships 2022-2023. Good luck with your application and ask questions in the comments.