Japanese Government announces MEXT Scholarships Program for 2022 to Study Undergraduate Programs at Japanese universities
MEXT Scholarships 2022 – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to International Students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program 2022
Number of Scholarships
Up to 15 (Those appx. 15 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the worldwide final screening by MEXT.)
MEXT Scholarships 2022 Important Dates
Application Deadline (must): 28th May 2021
Application Screening: in June 2021
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2021
Written Examination: 17th July 2021
Interview: To be announced
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2021
Fields of Study
(1) Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Sciences and Humanities – A
Others (excluding “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)
Social Sciences and Humanities – B
(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)
In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, a minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required.
* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency
Period of Scholarship
A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2022 to March 2027, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.
For scholarship grantees majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years until March 2029.
A grantee who enroll in a university through direct placement:
The scholarship period will last for four years (or for six years for those majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or in a six-year course in pharmacy).
The scholarship period will start from the time of enrollment in the university which the university designates.
Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 1997
Rs.117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month
MEXT Scholarships 2022 Application Forms
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the country of the applicant’s nationality by the designated deadline. The submitted documents will not be returned.
Documents to be submitted
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.
Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact
For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha should submit their application forms at Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata (email@example.com) website: https://www.kolkata.in.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_mextscholarship.html
For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should submit the application at Consulate General of Japan in Chennai, No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018
For students residing in Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra should submit their application at Consulate of General of Japan in Mumbai, No.1, M.L.Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, 400026, Website: https://www.mumbai.in.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext_undergraduate_scholarship.html
For students residing in Karnataka should submit their application at Consulate of General of Japan in Bengaluru, 1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, No.8-14, Cubbon Road, Bengaluru 560001
For students residing in the remaining states and union territories should submit their application form at Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Note: Applications need to be sent by post or courier. They do NOT accept applications sent by Email.