MEXT 2022 Scholarships for Specialised Training College Students in Japan

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

Those who are enrolled in a postsecondary course at a specialized training college, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the specialized training college.


Those who apply for a specialized training college student must choose a field of study in accordance with the following procedure and fill in “Preferred field of study and subjects in Japan” on the application form.

(1) Choose a preferred field of study from among (A) to (F) below.
(A) Technology
(B) Personal Care and Nutrition
(C) Education and Welfare
(D) Business
(E) Fashion and Home Economics
(F) Culture and General Education

(2) Choose preferred subject(s) from the “Name of Subjects” listed in the chosen field of study on the Annex “Majors and Related Subjects for Fields of Study”. Applicants may enter a first and second choice of subjects from the same field of study.

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 between on or after April 2, 1997.

Academic Background: Applicants must 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 more details about the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Detailed Guidelines,
* 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

About 18 (depending on candidates’ written test scores)


(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 designated regions.

(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 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.)

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 Examination18th 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 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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