Categories and Contents of MEXT Scholarship
|Research Students||Teacher Training Students||Undergraduate Students||Japanese Studies Students|
|Academic level||Graduate level||Undergraduate level|
|Qualification||Applicant must have graduated or will graduate from the universities.||Applicant must have graduated from the universities or teacher training schools.||Applicant must have completed a 12-year regular course of school education.||Applicants must be undergraduates at foreign universities at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan.|
|Age restriction||Applicant must be under 35 years old.||Applicant must be over 17 years old but under 22 years old.||Applicant must be over 18 years old but under 30 years old.|
If a grantee has sufficient Japanese proficiency to conduct research, he/she may be placed at the university without going through the Japanese-language training.
|Professional education||A grantee performs the research in his/her filed of study in the graduate school.||A grantee takes the specific course for Teacher training students.||A grantee studies in the undergraduate course.||A grantee takes the specific course for Japanese studies students.|
|School Fees||Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations at a university will be paid by the Japanese government.|
|Traveling cost||Round traveling cost between grantee's home country and Japan will be paid in the form of economy air ticket.|
|Term of scholarship||Within 2 years including a 6 months Japanese-language training period.||Within 1.5 years including a 6 months Japanese-language training period.||Within 5 years including a 1 year Japanese-language training period. (7 years for Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine)||1 year|
|Extension of term of scholarship＊||〇||Ｘ||〇||Ｘ|
＊If a grantee desires to proceed to a regular graduate course from a Research Student course, or to a doctoral course from a master’s course, he/she may have the term of his/her scholarship extended upon successful examination by MEXT provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria.
For details, please refer to MEXT's website.