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Japanese Government Scholarship in Japanese Studies (MEXT)

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The Japanese Studies Scholarships are for undergraduate students who wish to pursue Japan-related studies. This program offers students an opportunity to study Japanese language and culture for one year in Japan. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) aims is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the applicant’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a monthly stipend in addition to a round-trip economy-class plane ticket between their home country and Japan and tuition and fees coverage.

Award / Eligibility Details:           

Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign (non-Japanese) universities majoring in fields related to the Japanese language or Japanese culture at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan, and have studied the Japanese language at a university for more than one year as of April of the reward year and provide documentation to verify. Applicants must also have Japanese language ability sufficient for receiving education at a Japanese university in Japan. And applicants must return to their home country and school and resume their studies immediately after the end of the scholarship period.

Deadline: Early March each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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