Guidelines for MEXT 2022- Japanese Govt. Scholarships for UG Students

mext undergraduate scholarships

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to
international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese
Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for the session starting 2022.


Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree

Fields of study

Those who apply for an undergraduate student must choose a “Field of Study (“Social Sciences and Humanities”
or “Natural Sciences”), “Course”, and “Major(s)” from the below table. Applicants may enter a first, second, and
third choice.

(1) Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Sciences and
Humanities – A
1. Law
2. Politics
3. Pedagogy
4. Sociology
5. Literature
6. History
7. Japanese Language
8. Others (excluding “1. Economics”, “2. Business Administration” and “3.Others” in Humanities B.)
Social Sciences and
Humanities – B
1. Economics
2. Business Administration
3.Others (Accounting, Financial economics, etc.)

(2) Natural Sciences

Sciences – A
1. Mathematics
2. Physics
3. Chemistry
Electric and Electronic Studies
4. Electronics
5. Electrical Engineering
Information Engineering
Mechanical Studies
7. Mechanical Engineering
8. Naval Architecture
Civil Engineering and Architecture
9. Civil Engineering
10. Architecture
11.Environmental Engineering)
Chemical Studies
12. Applied Chemistry
13. Chemical Engineering
14.Industrial Chemistry
15. Textile Engineering)
Other Fields
16. Metallurgical Engineering
17. Mining Engineering
18. Maritime Engineering
19. Biotechnology)
Sciences – B
Agricultural Studies
1. Agriculture
2. Agricultural Chemistry
3. Agricultural Engineering
4. Animal Science
5. Veterinary Medicine
6. Forestry
7. Food Science 8. Fisheries
Hygienic Studies
9. Pharmacy
10. Hygienics
11. Nursing
12. Biology
Sciences – C
1. Medicine
2. Dentistry

Qualifications and Conditions

MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications
and conditions.

Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.

Age: Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1997.

Academic Background: Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2022 are eligible. for further details visit the Detailed Guidelines

In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required.

* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency.

Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese.

Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that
the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.

Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, newly obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic
mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”

Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1, 2022, and April 7, 2022

Number of scholarships: Up to 15 (Those approx. 15 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)


117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially
designated regions.

Education Fees: Exempted

Travelling Expenses: Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Application Documents and Forms

Application documents are described in Detailed Guidelines
[Forms] *Do not use forms for previous years.
Application form
Certificate of Health
Sample Format of Recommendation Letter (Since board examination is postponed, a separate detailed recommendation letter [free format] from your current school shall be used to assess the candidates.)
Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.

Schedule of the First Screening

*Schedule is different depending on the consulate, so please check their respective website.
The following is the schedule of the Embassy:

Application Deadline (must)28 May 2021
Application Screeningin June 2021
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page)in June 2021
Written Examination17 July 2021
InterviewTo be announced
Notification of the Results of the First ScreeningEarly August 2021

Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact

(1)For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata (website)

(2)For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018

(3)For students residing in Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

Consulate of General of Japan in Mumbai
No.1, M.L.Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, 400026

(4)For students residing in Karnataka

Consulate of General of Japan in Bengaluru
1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, No.8-14, Cubbon Road, Bengaluru 560001

(5)For students residing in the remaining states and union territories

(where to send)
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier.
EMail applications not accepted
(For inquiry)
Email: (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only.)

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