Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship by the Tokyo Institute of Technology

Scholarships to support international students’ study in Japan are available through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Scholarships Level: Graduate, Undergraduate, Doctorate

There are two ways by which students may receive consideration for the MEXT Scholarships

  1. Through an Embassy Recommendation, by which Japanese embassies and consulates (hereafter referred to as “Japanese embassies”) recommend candidates for MEXT Scholarships.
  2. Through a University Recommendation, by which Tokyo Tech recommends candidates for MEXT Scholarships.

Types of MEXT Scholarships: Program

Please see individual application guidelines for more information:

  1. Research Student Program
  2. International Graduate Program (A)
  3. Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP)
  4. University Recommendation -SGU-

Fellowship / Stipend:

Graduate-level students

<Non-degree students>

Japanese Intensive Course Students and Research Students: 146,000 yen/month

Degree-seeking students>

Master’s Program Students: 147,000 yen/month

Doctoral Program Students: 148,000 yen/month

  • Undergraduate students: 120,000 yen/month

Stipends are subject to change as specified by the regulations of the MEXT Scholarship program.

MEXT scholarship students who enroll in April will receive the monthly stipend from April. Those who enroll in September will receive it from October.

Description: The Scholarship can be obtained by any of these ways-

Embassy Recommendation

MEXT asks the Japanese embassies to recommend candidates for the MEXT Scholarship. Since application periods differ by country, those wishing to receive an Embassy recommendation should check with the Japanese embassy in their home country.

University Recommendation (Undergraduate, Research Student, Graduate)

Tokyo Tech will recommend for the MEXT Scholarship academically outstanding individuals who are considered to be in need of a scholarship. Individuals who are coming to Japan to study at Tokyo Tech as Research Students, Undergraduate (GSEP), or degree-seeking graduate-level students (International Graduate Program (A) Overseas Application) are eligible for Tokyo Tech’s recommendation.

University Recommendation -SGU-

During the period of implementation of the “Top Global University Project”, applicants with outstanding academic records who have applied to regular graduate programs at Tokyo Tech are eligible to apply for the University Recommendation -SGU-. The number of awards is very limited.

Domestic Recruitment

Privately-financed International students at Tokyo Tech who proceed to Graduate Programs or Master’s/Doctoral Programs as regular students are eligible to apply for the MEXT Scholarship (Domestic Recruitment). The MEXT Scholarship (Domestic Recruitment) may not be offered every year. 

Quick Overview————-
Organization Tokyo Institute of Technology
Fellowship Level Research, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate
Country Japan
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies from country to country
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