Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2023 For Undergraduate Studies

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2023 For Undergraduate Studies. The Monbukagakusho: MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan is offering Scholarships for Malaysian Students who are eligible to pursue an undergraduate degree at Japanese universities. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have excellent academic backgrounds. 

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships

The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship program for foreign students, established in 1954, comprises 8 different categories. These include research students, (144,000・145000/month), teacher training students (143,000/month), undergraduate students (117,000/month), Japanese studies students (117,000/month), and others.

Exchange students who get scholarships from these programs are called “Japanese Government Scholarship Students”. There are three ways to apply for the scholarships: embassy recommendation, university recommendation, or domestic selection.

Degree Level:

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2023 for Undergraduate Studies is available to undertake Undergraduate level programs at Japan Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Embassy recommendation

Every year, scholarship recipients are recruited by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general for more details.

University recommendation

Every year, Nagasaki University recruits graduate students from overseas and recommends the selected candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Domestic selection

Privately financed foreign students (undergraduate and graduate) already enrolled in Nagasaki University are eligible for this scholarship. Every year, Nagasaki University recommends the selected candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.Please contact the Liaison Center for International Education office for more details as undergraduate students are not eligible in some cases.

Foreign Government Scholarships

These scholarships are sponsored by the government of the home countries of foreign students, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Kuwait and others. For more information, please contact the applicable government of your home country.

Scholarships that privately financed foreign students can apply for upon arrival in Japan

Some government and private organizations also offer scholarships to privately financed foreign students. Qualification criteria vary depending on the type of scholarship. Available scholarships will be posted at bulletin boards of the Liaison Center for International Education office and/or applicable faculty and school, so please make sure to check them regularly. Major scholarships are listed below.

Guidelines for the Japanese Government Scholarships Students who wish to engage in activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted.

In principle, Nagasaki University does not allow Japanese Government Scholarship students to hold part time jobs. However, with the approval by the Director of the Liaison Center for International Education, students may work within a limited range of activities based on the university guidelines. For more information, please refer to the guidelines below.

Guidelines (PDF)
Application for permission to engage in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)
Reasons to apply for permission to engage in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)
Application for change in activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted (WORD)

Summarry

  • Partial Funding
  • Japan Universities  Nagasaki University
  • Undergraduate
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Japan

1. Eligible students may apply to the following scholarships on their own

Matsufuji Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 20,000
Graduate Students: 20,000
Payment PeriodOne Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodApril
Required LanguageJapanese
Application Requirements・Application will open on the same date as for MEXT
・Open to all nationalities

Nagasaki Kita Rotary Club Kokusai Kouryu Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students: 50,000
Payment PeriodOne Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodDecember
Required LanguageJapanese
Application Requirements

Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 120,000
Graduate Students: 180,000
Payment PeriodTwo years
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodJune
Required LanguageJapanese
Application RequirementsDoctoral degree recipients cannot apply.

Asian Student Scholarship Foundation

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 20,000
Graduate Students: 20,000
Payment PeriodTwo Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodApril (Spring Semester Enrollment), October (Fall Semester Enrollment)
Required LanguageJapanese
Application RequirementsStudents from Asia only

2. The following scholarships require recommendations from the students’ faculty/school.

YEH KUO-SHII Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students *1

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 50,000
Graduate Students: 50,000
Payment PeriodOne Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodJune
Required LanguageJapanese
Application Requirements・Open to all nationalities
・Undergraduate student (limited to those enrolled in School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences only) and graduate students

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 100,000
Graduate Students: 14,000
Payment PeriodMaximum Length: Two Years
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodLate August
Required LanguageJapanese
Application Requirement・Open to all nationalities
・Under the age of 45

ASSURAN International Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: –
Graduate Students:100,000
Payment PeriodMaximum Length: Two Years
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodJuly *This scholarship may not be available every year.
Required LanguageJapanese
Application Requirements・Students from Asia only
・Under the age of 35

Mitsubishi Corporation Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students: 150,000
Payment PeriodOne Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodJanuary
Application DocumentsJapanese (English is available for those students who are enrolled in the degree program conducted in English)
Application Requirements

Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: 100,000
Graduate Students: 100,000
Payment PeriodOne Year
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodOctober
Application DocumentsJapanese
Application Requirements・Open to all nationalities

Otsuka Toshimi Foundation Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in YenUndergraduate Students: ―
Graduate Students:
1,000,000/year
1,500,000/year
2,000,000/year
Payment PeriodMaximum Length: Two Years
RenewalNot Possible
Application PeriodUniversity Recommendation: November
Direct application without recommendation: April
Application DocumentsJapanese
Application Requirements・Open to all nationalities
・Payment amount determined by each individual case
・Graduate Students majoring in biomedical sciences and/or business management

*1)Scholarship of Nagasaki University

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