MEXT Japanese Government Scholarships are available for exceptionally qualified candidates who have been accepted for study at GRIPS. International students applying for the Young Leaders Program at GRIPS can apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships. Candidates have to be overseas students that are recommended by Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.
Level and Courses:
- All Courses
Eligible Country :
International students from countries that Japan has diplomatic relations with.
The scholarship award provides for a monthly stipend of 242,000 yen per month (rate in FY 2019; amount is subject to change) to cover living expenses such as food, clothing, and other daily expenses, as well as accommodation, transportation, medical treatment, insurance, and various miscellaneous expenses related to the study at GRIPS. The scholarship also covers university application fee, admission fee, and tuition.
Scholars will be given an economy-class air ticket from their home country to Japan upon enrollment at GRIPS and an economy-class air ticket from Japan to their home country upon completion of their studies at GRIPS.
Applicants must be below the age of 35 as of 1 April 2020 and are nationals of countries with which Japan has diplomatic relations. They have to be overseas students who do not reside in Japan.
The Young Leaders Program is open to exceptionally promising young government officials with considerable working experiences in the area of public administration. A minimum of 3 years working experience in the field in the applicant’s home country is required.
All application procedures for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships are conducted through Japanese embassies, consulates in your countries, or recommending authorities in the eligible countries.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.