The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to
international students who wish to study at Japanese colleges of technology as College of Technology Students
under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program as follows.
Undergraduate level leading to Associate Degree (Diploma)
DEFINITION OF “COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS”
Those who are enrolled in a course of study or in an advanced course at a college of technology, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the college of technology. Under the application guidelines, MEXT calls for applicants who will study in a one-year preparatory course and then will be enrolled into the third year of the course at the college of technology and receive specialized education for three years (in the case of maritime engineering, for three and a half years.)
FIELDS OF STUDY
Those who apply for a college of technology student must choose a field of study in accordance with the following
procedure and fill in “Preferred field of study and majors elements” on the application form.
(1) Choose preferred field(s) of study from among (A) to (H) below. Applicants may enter a first, second and third
(A) Mechanical Engineering
(B) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(C) Information, Communication and Network Engineering
(D) Materials Engineering
(F) Civil Engineering
(G) Maritime Engineering
(H) Other Fields
(2) Choose preferred majors element(s) from the “Name of Majors Elements” listed in the chosen field(s) of study on the Annex “Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study”.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS
MEXT accepts applications from international students for study in Japan who satisfy the following qualifications
Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
Age: Applicants, in principle, must be born between on or after April 2, 1997.
Academic Background: Applicants must have completed 11 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above condition by March 2022 are eligible.)
In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Detailed 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. Applicants must be interested in Japan and
be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan before and after arriving in Japan
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.
Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between April 1, 2022, and April 7, Departure from the home residence should be on or after April 1, 2022.
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.”
For more details see Detailed Guidelines
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.)
(1) Allowance: 117,000 yen 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
(2) Education Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at colleges of technology and
preparatory educational institutions will be paid by MEXT.
(3) Traveling Expenses: Round-trip airfare will be provided
Application Documents and Forms
Application documents are described in the Detailed Guidelines
[Forms] *Do not use forms for previous years.
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.)
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 Screening||in June 2021|
|Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page)||in June 2021|
|Written Examination||18th July 2021|
|Interview||To be announced|
|Notification of the Results of the First Screening||Early 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
(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 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
Email: email@example.com (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only.)