Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships - Young Leaders Program at GRIPS 2024-2025 - Keepswiki

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships – Young Leaders Program at GRIPS 2024-2025

Are you a young public administrator or government official looking to take your career to the next level? The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships offer full scholarships to highly qualified international candidates seeking to study at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). The scholarship provides an opportunity to study a Master of Public Administration or Master of Public Policy in Japan, with courses commencing in October 2022.


Applicants from 29 countries, including China, India, Australia, and Turkey, are eligible to apply for the School of Government’s Young Leaders Program. The School of Local Governance is also available for applicants from 20 other countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, and Pakistan. Candidates must be recommended by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.

Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of 242,000 yen per month, covering living expenses, accommodation, transportation, medical treatment, and insurance. The scholarship also covers university application fees, admission fees, and tuition. Furthermore, scholars will receive an economy-class air ticket from their home country to Japan and back upon completion of their studies.

To be eligible, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, a minimum of three years of full-time work experience in their home country, and be under 40 years of age. Proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79, and an IELTS Academic score of 6.0, or equivalent is also required.


Application procedures for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or recommending authorities in eligible countries. The application deadline varies, so applicants must check with their Japanese embassies for the submission date to the embassies.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to study in Japan and advance your career in public administration or policy. Visit the official scholarship website for more information on how to apply.

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