POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Mext Scholarships for Indian Students, 2022-2023


The MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship 2022 supports foreign students Including Indian students who study in institutions of higher education. And foreign students are selected if the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority, is recommending them.

However, there are seven types of scholarships are available and sponsored by the Japanese government. This scholarship includes research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students. Not only but also Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students.

Those who wish to apply for a scholarship must meet one of the criteria listed below:

  • Recommended by a Japanese embassy or consulate-general (Embassy Recommendation).
  • Recommended by the Japanese university that will accept you (University Recommendation).
  • If he is a student-financed with private funds and is already studying in Japan. Then he will be selected by the Japanese university in which he is currently registered. (Domestic Selection).

About MEXT Scholarships

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to international students. Especially for those who wish to study in Japan at a specialized training college, a college of technology and a university (undergraduate level).

Also, the scholarships offered are for three years, four years and five years respectively beginning from April 2022.

Equally, Japanese embassies are administering all Japanese government scholarship application procedures (Monbukagakusho: MEXT). Not only but also Japanese consulates in your country or higher education institutions in Japan.

For more information about the government Scholarship of Japan (MEXT) in India, contact the embassies, consulates of Japan in your country or the institutions of higher education to which you wish to register.

There is no charge for the application. You should know that the organizations or people that charge fees or deposits have no relationship with the Japanese government.

The Japanese Government (MEXT) offers seven Categories of scholarships for Indian students as given below:

  • Research Student
  • Teacher Training Student
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Japanese Studies Student
  • College of Technology Student
  • Young Leaders’ Program Students
  • Special Training College Student

Research Student

This MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 4,042 people and have to under 35 (born on or after April 2, 1985).

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University). In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students,  is a maximum of 2 years including Japanese-language training.

Especially those with sufficient Japanese proficiency is not required to go through preliminary Japanese- language training. The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese, English language(only applicants).

Level/Field of Study

MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students are for the Graduate school level (Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course). And the field of study includes:

Japan-related Humanities, Japan-related Social Science, Mathematical Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering, Biology and Biotechnology, Agriculture and Fishery, Environmental Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Geology and Geoinformatics, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Material Science / Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Information Technology, Sports Science.

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students are hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students are Worldwide (168 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 144,000 Yen per month (Approx. Rs. 89,440/month for the year 2022 *3). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

Applicants must be Indian Citizens
(Citizens of other countries should contact the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in their respective countries.)

  • For Research Student / Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 31st March for April batch and 30th September for October 2022 batch.

Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidate having practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 31st March for April batch and 30th September for October 2022 batch.

  • For Research Student/Master’s degree in the Japanese Language

a) Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree course in the Japanese Language from a recognized university.
OR
b) Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree course in any subject from a recognized university and obtained N2 Certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation.

Students who have completed a Master’s degree course in the Japanese Language from a recognized university.

How to Apply

Applications for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is yet to open for 2022. For more information on how to apply kindly click on the link below:

MEXT Application Deadline

The application deadline for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is on 13th May 2022. Application Screening MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is on the 3rd/4th week of May 2022.

Notification of shortlisted candidates for Written Test and Interview on this web page: 1st/2nd week of June 2022.

Written Test and Interview: 22 June, 23 June, 29 June, 30 June 2022


Teacher Training Student

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 89 people and have to under 35 (born on or after April 2, 1982)).

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University). In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students, 2019 is a Maximum of 1 year 6 months including Japanese-language training.

Especially those with sufficient Japanese proficiency is not required to go through preliminary Japanese- language training. The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese and English (Both for reference purposes).

Level/Field of Study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Undergraduate level leading to Certificate. And the field of study includes Education.

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Developing countries, etc. (64 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 143,000 Yen/ month (Approx. Rs. 82,000 / month which is provided during F.Y. 2016). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

Applicants who worked as teachers in primary or secondary schools for at least 5 years.

How to Apply

Applications from schools other than CBSE, KVS, NVS can be sent to Japan Information Centre.
(Notes: Applications from schools under CBSE, KVS, NVS should be sent to their parent bodies. Who are expected to send their nominations to the Ministry of Human Resource Development by 25th January as notified on their website?

Application Deadline

Application deadline for MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is on Feb 10, 2022 – Schools other than CBSE, KVS, NVS


Undergraduate Student

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 460 people and have to be at least 17 and under 25 (Born between 02.04.1995 and 01.04.2003).

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 1 year (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University). In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is 5 years including Japanese-language training (7 years for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary science).

The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese, English, mathematics, and science. In fact, only science faculty examinees are required to choose two out of the following three subjects: chemistry, physics or biology)

Level/Field of Study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree. And the field of study includes:

1. Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Sciences and Humanities – A

  • Law, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language, Others (excluding “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)

Social Sciences and Humanities – B 

2. Natural Sciences

Natural Science A

  • Science (1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry)
  • Electric and Electronic Studies (4. Electronics 5. Electrical Engineering 6. 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)

Natural Science – 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)
  • Science (12. Biology)

Natural Science – C 

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Worldwide (100 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen per month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2022 *2). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

  • Students who have academic ability equal to that of a high school graduate
  • Applicants must meet this term of recommendation as Five years from April (Including one year of Japanese language training period *1)

How to Apply

For Applications, please contact

For students residing in:

West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa 

Applications from interested candidates must reach the below-mentioned address in hardcopy by 14 June.

 Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge
Kolkata– 700 040.
Ph: 033 2421 1970

Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana 

Applications from interested candidates must reach the mentioned address below in hardcopy by 13 July.

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet
Chennai 600018
Phone: 044-24323860

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Chhatisgarh, and M.P.Please click on the link given below
https://www.mumbai.in.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture_education/scholarship/scholarship.html

Karnataka 
Please click on the link given below
https://www.bengaluru.in.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000147.html

For remaining states and union territories,
Click here for the application form
Last date: 14 June

The Application Formats and Guidelines can be obtained from the following links.

MEXT 2022 Summary(also contains a link to past question papers and solutions)

All such candidates are strongly requested to use the prescribed Application Formats adhering strictly to the Guidelines and attaching attested copies of all the mentioned supporting documents.

MEXT Application Deadline

Application deadline for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is on 14th June

  • Receiving completed applications: 14th June (Last date )
  • Notification of shortlisted candidates for written test/interview (on this page): 21st June 
  • Dates for Written test/interview: 13th July

Written Examination Dates

  • 13 July (Saturday): Undergraduate Program
  • 14 July (Sunday): College of Technology and Specialized Training College

Japanese Studies Student

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 190 people and has to age from 18 to 29.

Also, preliminary Japanese-language training does not exist. In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is One academic year.

The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese.

Level/Field of Study: The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Undergraduate level leading to Certificate. And the field of study includes: Japanese Language and Culture

Host Nationality: The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students are hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality: The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students are Worldwide (74 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth: About 20 scholarships are available.

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen per month (Approx. Rs. 67,000 / month which is provided during F.Y. 2016). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility: Students who are enrolled as undergraduates in universities

Application Deadline

Application deadline for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is from January – February


College of Technology Student

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 4,042 people and have to be under 35 (born on or after April 2, 1985).

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University). In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is 4 years including Japanese-language training(4 and a half years for merchant marines studies)

Especially those with sufficient Japanese proficiency is not required to go through preliminary Japanese- language training. The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese, English language(only applicants).

Level/Field of Study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Undergraduate level leading to Certificate. And the field of study includes: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information, Communication & Network Engineering, Material Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Maritime Engineering, and Other Fields.

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is for Developing countries (40 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2022 *1). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

  • Students who have academic ability equal to that of a high school graduate
  • Four years from April (Including one year of Japanese language training period)

Young Leaders’ Program Students

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 120 people. And have to be Under 40 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Field of study and under 35 for the 4th field.

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University). In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is a maximum of 2 years including Japanese-language training.

Especially those with sufficient Japanese proficiency is not required to go through preliminary Japanese- language training. The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese, English language(only applicants).

Level/Field of Study

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is for Masters Degree course

  • Public Administration
  • Local Governance
  • Law
  • Business Administration

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is International students.

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 242,000Yen/month (This may be subject to change) (Approx. Rs.142,000/month). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

  • Government officials for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Field of study
  • University graduates with 3 or 4 years of work experience for 3rd and 4th Field of study

How to Apply

To apply for any of the field courses, click on each of them below

Application Deadline

Application deadline for MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is from August-October.

#7. Special Training College Student

This MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has Planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 90 people. And have to be Born between 02.04.1995 and 01.04.2003.

Also, the preliminary Japanese-language training is for 1 year (Bunka Institute of Language). As well as Independent Administrative Institution: Japan Student Services Organization, Osaka Japanese Language Education. In addition, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is 3 years including Japanese-language training

Especially those with sufficient Japanese proficiency is not required to go through preliminary Japanese- language training. The Examinations required for Embassy recommendation is Japanese, English language(only applicants).

Level/Field of Study

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is for Masters Degree course. And the field of study includes: Technology,  Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion, and Home Economics, Cultural and General Education, and Other Fields

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is hosted in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for Developing countries, etc. (49 countries and regions).

Scholarship Worth

The Scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2022 *1). Also, the Tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

As well as tuition for public and private universities paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Also, Round-trip airfare will be provided.

About 18 (depending on candidates’ written test scores) scholarship are available.

Eligibility

  • Students who have academic ability equal to that of a high school graduate
  • Three years from April (Including one year of Japanese language training period)

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