2018 MEXT Research Student Scholarship – Deadline May 19th

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The scholarship covers full tuition, a monthly allowance and a round-trip flight between Canada and Japan.

The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1983 (for the 2018 scholarship year) who wish to study as research students. The research study area should be the same field that the applicant has studied or a related field.  The term of the scholarship is 18 months to two years (including 6 months of Japanese language training) starting in April or October 2018.

Application guides and forms are available on the Embassy of Japan’s website: http://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/education.html¬†Deadline for the 2018 scholarship year: May 19, 2017.

Applicants who successfully pass the written application screening are required to undertake an interview and examination (English and Japanese language) to be held in late June or July.

Questions can be directed to jet@vc.mofa.go.jp or 604.684.5868.