Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarships


This award is offered on an annual basis to those with a minimum of a bachelor's degree, who are under the age of 35 and wish to continue their studies in Japan. The scholarship is offered for both research and taught postgraduate courses. With regard to a taught course, any additional entry requirements specified by each particular university must be met. No knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary for many subjects.

Grantees can pursue research or study in any field as long as it is related to their area of expertise or previous study. It can be difficult, however, to place students who wish to study visual and performing arts. Candidates are encouraged to establish contacts with Japanese academics in their field when applying for the scholarship.

Please see MEXT Postgraduate Scholarships for more details.


Eligible Countries

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible Programmes

How to apply

Applicants should complete and submit the prescribed application forms along with university transcripts from each academic year, a certified photocopy of the degree certificate if already graduated or a letter from the university stating the expected date of graduation if not, as well as your reference letter(s). As one of the application documents, candidates will have to submit a detailed research proposal or explanation as to why they have selected a particular taught course.

See Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarships for more details.

For more information contact: scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp