MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship for 2022 


For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:
Category Undergraduate
Level Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree
Age Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 1997
Fields of study 1. Social Sciences and Humanities 

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

2. Natural Sciences

Natural Science A

Science (1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry)

Electric and Electronic Studies (4. Electronics 5. Electrical Engineering 6. Information Engineering)

Mechanical Studies (7. Mechanical Engineering 8. Naval Architecture)

Civil Engineering and Architecture (9. Civil Engineering 10. Architecture 11. Environmental Engineering)

Chemical Studies (12. Applied Chemistry 13. Chemical Engineering 14. Industrial Chemistry 15. Textile Engineering)

Other Fields (16. Metallurgical Engineering 17. Mining Engineering 18. Maritime Engineering 19. Biotechnology)

Natural Science - B

Agricultural Studies (1. Agriculture 2. Agricultural Chemistry 3. Agricultural Engineering 4. Animal Science 5. Veterinary Medicine 6. Forestry 7. Food Science 8. Fisheries)

Hygienic Studies (9. Pharmacy 10. Hygienics 11. Nursing)

Science (12. Biology)

In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required
* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency
Term of scholarship A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
From April 2022 to March 2027 (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 enrolment in the university, which the university designates.
Allowance 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month
Education Fees Exempted
Traveling Expenses Round-trip airfare will be provided
Application Documents and Forms Application documents are described in the guidelines
[Forms] *Do not use forms for previous years.
Application form
Certificate of Health
Sample Format of Recommendation Letter (Since board examination is postponed a separate detailed recommendation letter [free format] from your current school shall be used to assess the candidates.)  
Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.
*The copies of original marksheets or certificates are acceptable, but they must be signed by the school/university attended and certified as genuine.
Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact (1)For students residing in Karnataka
(Where to send)
Consulate General of Japan, Bengaluru
1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, N.8-14, Cubbon Road, Bengaluru 560001
Please note that applications need to be send by post or courier. We do NOT accept applications sent by Email.
(Where to contact)
(Culture and Information section)
Phone: +91-80-4064-9999
Email: (For inquiry only.)
(2)For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha
   Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700040

(3)For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
   Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st S treet, Teynampet, Chennai 600018

(4)For students residing in Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
Consulate of General of Japan in Mumbai
No.1, M.L.Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, 400026
(5)For students residing in the remaining states and union territories
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Schedule of the First Screening Application Deadline (must): 28 May 2021

Application Screening: in June 2021

Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2021

Written Examination : 17 July 2021
Interview: To be announced

Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2021
*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the process of screening or the date of examination may change, or cancel the recruitment.
Past Examination questions are available!

Notes (details regarding the queries we have already received)

1 Please read the guidelines in the link carefully.

2 Please refer to the link for all the application forms.

3 Because of the current lockdown situation, if you cannot obtain the seal / signature from your school for your marksheets, first, please send us just the copies of your marksheets. After the lockdown, please send the hard copies with the school's seal / signature immediately.

4 If you are unable to undergo the required medical examination due to the lockdown, please undergo the same immediately after the lockdown and send us the results of the medical examination. Also, please send to us any other documents that you can submit first that you have in hand, for which the lockdown is not an impediment.

5 We believe that the applicant may be attending online classes. The applicant may request a recommendation letter from his / her class teacher.

6 If the additional documents that you plan to submit later (as in 3 through 4 above) are not submitted by the date we shall specify, your application will be rejected.

7 Depending on the status of COVID-19 in the future, please note that the acceptance of applications for the MEXT scholarship may be postponed or cancelled, or the application process may change.

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