Fully-Funded MEXT (UR) Scholarship – International Students 2023/24

Are you an international student looking for an opportunity to study in Japan? If so, you may be interested in the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students at the Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University (APU). This fully-funded scholarship is available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies and provides several awards for qualified candidates.


The scholarship is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), to promote the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities and enhance their international competitiveness. As a scholarship recipient, you will receive a full admission fee, 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship), 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses, and economy-class air travel between your home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas, be a national of a MEXT designated country, be born on or after April 2, 1989, and have achieved a GPA of at least 2.30 on a 3.00 scale at their most recent university. Additionally, applicants must apply to the university first, which will then select eligible candidates to recommend to the scholarship organization.

If you are interested in the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students, you should submit the APU application by November 15, 2023, for September 2024 enrollment. Additional documents are not required to be considered for this scholarship. APU will review your application documents and select outstanding candidates to recommend to MEXT. Applicants selected to be recommended for this scholarship will be notified of their final APU application results. Selected applicants will then complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU. The final scholarship award results are decided by MEXT.

Don’t miss this opportunity to study in Japan with the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students at the Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University (APU). Visit the official website for further details.


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