Are you an international student who dreams of studying in Japan? If so, the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2020 might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! This scholarship is offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and is aimed at international students who want to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students.
The scholarship covers tuition and other fees, an allowance of 117,000 yen per month, travel costs to and from Japan, and an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions. The scholarship period lasts for five years, from April 2020 to March 2025, including one year of preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects that will be provided upon arrival in Japan.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan and be born between April 2, 1995 and April 1, 2003. You must also meet one of the following academic background conditions:
- Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan.
- Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan.
- Applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application.
You must also be willing to learn Japanese, interested in Japan, and deepen your understanding of the country after arriving in Japan. In addition, you must be willing to carry out your academic studies in Japan in Japanese.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must submit the required documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country by the required deadline. The deadline varies per country, so be sure to inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details. For more information on how to apply, visit the official scholarship website.
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