Government of Japan 2015 MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Applications

Greetings from the Consulate General of Japan:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2015 Research Student for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1980 (for the 2015 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 2015.

Application guides and forms are available on the Consulate General of Japan’s website: Deadline for the 2015 scholarship year: May 16, 2014. 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/early July.