MEXT Scholarship 2024 | Study in Japan Fully Funded Program

All those interested students, who want to pursue further studies abroad in Japan with a fully funded Scholarship program have good news. One of the most prestigious MEXT Scholarship 2024 in Japan is accepting applications from international students in Ph.D., Masters, Undergraduate, and training programs.  In this article, we will explain in detail the MEXT scholarship 2024 program, its benefits, and step-by-step application procedure.

Kindly note that the MEXT Scholarship 2024 is a fully funded scholarship program for international students in Japan. Under MEXT scholarship the tuition fee, monthly living allowance, accommodation, and to and from the parent country airfare travel expenses are covered. It’s a dream of thousands of young individuals to pursue the MEXT Scholarship, which opens doors for the entire world with wonderful opportunities.

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology. It is an annual practice that offers scholarships to international students, who are willing to study at top-ranked Japanese universities as undergraduate/ masters, and PhD research students. Mostly the MEXT Scholarship 2024 program is announced in April each year with an edge for the students that the TOEFL/IELTS are not considered mandatory during the selection process. Furthermore, the MEXT Scholarship is recommended by the MEXT embassy, and interested candidates are requested to apply for the program through the Japanese Embassy in their respective countries.

Summary of the Japan MEXT Scholarship 2024

Host Country: 

  • Japan

Study Level: 

  • Undergraduate / Masters / PhD / Training


  • Japanese Universities

Programs Offered: 

  • For all the programs offered in Japanese Universities, there is no restriction.

Program Period: 

  • Undergraduate (4-5 Years), Masters (2-3 Years), PhD (3-4 Years)

Scholarship Application Deadline: Varies (Click here to check deadlines)

Scholarship Coverages

The MEXT Scholarship is a fully funded program, that offers the following benefits to the shortlisted candidates:

  1. The monthly Stipend Allowance, and Preparatory Allowance with prevailing 2024 Rates
  2. The tuition fees of the University will be fully provided in addition to the entrance examination fee.
  3. All the travel expenses of the selected candidates will be covered by the MEXT program including the airfares of students to and from their home country. The fares of flight would be as per the rates of the economy class of the flight.
  4. The selected international candidates are provided free-of-cost halls for accommodation purposes.

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Japan MEXT Scholarship 2024/2025 program, the candidate must fulfill the following mentioned requirements:

  1. Language Requirement: English
  2. Countries Eligible: Worldwide Countries Eligible
  3. The country of the applicant must have diplomatic relations with Japan.
  4. All those applicants who have Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible for the scholarship program.
  5. For Undergraduate Students Only: At the time of application the age of the applicant should be less than 25 years and more than 17 years and must have completed school education.
  6. For Masters & PhD Students Only: The age of the applicant at the time of applying for the scholarship program must be under 35 years of age, and the candidate must have completed 16 & 18 years of education for masters & Ph.D. degrees respectively.
  7. Teacher training students Only: The applicant must be under 35 years of age with a graduation degree from a training college. The applicant must have at least 5 years of teaching experience in primary, tertiary, or secondary college in his/her country.


How to Apply for the MEXT Scholarship?

All interested candidates are requested to follow the below-mentioned instructions to apply for the MEXT Scholarship program in Japan:

  1. Firstly, you need to visit the Japan Embassy (or) Consulate in your country.
  2. Visit the official website of the Japan Embassy of your country, where below the Education/ Scholarship tab you will see the MEXT Scholarship option, click on that.
  3. Under the MEXT Scholarship option, you will find a scholarship form that, you need to download and fill it according to your credentials.
  4. After that, you need to submit the filled form through the Japanese Embassy of your country’s official website, which you have visited earlier and downloaded the form.
  5. Thereafter, the Embassy will conduct a written test.
  6. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.
  7. Finally, the list of the shortlisted candidates will be uploaded to the official website and successful candidates will be informed through the email address provided.

 Documents Required

(1) MEXT Scholarship 2024 Application form

(2) The highest degree of applicant verified with official stamps.

  • Bachelor’s program applicants (12 Years of Education)
  • Master’s program applicants (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Ph.D. program applicants (Master’s degree)
    Please note that in case the above-mentioned degree is not in English, then the applicant is to provide a notarized copy with an English translation.

(4) Two letters of recommendation written by the applicant’s teachers for evaluation of your potential.

(5) Scan copy of the applicant’s Passport, which must not be expired.

(6) CV is required for research students only.

(7) Photographs of the applicant.

(8) Study plan / Statement of the purpose of the study. The study plan must be written in English.

(9) The English language proficiency documents provided by their Home university where the applicant has previously studied and has a degree.

(10) Publication or thesis (for research students)


MEXT Scholarship Official Website

For further information, you may visit the official website link of MEXT Scholarship Japan given below.


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