Level of Study: Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course

Subject of Study: All types of study options available in all Japanese universities

Deadline: 16th May 2021

Start-Date: 2022 intake

Value: Fully-funded Scholarship


Description: MEXT scholarship is a fully funded famous scholarship program offered by the Japanese government. This scholarship is available to all countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. For the selected candidates, the Japanese Government will cover all the expenses during the scholarship period. Applications for MEXT Japanese scholarships for 2022 are open now and interested candidates can apply by submitting the application form.

Number of Awards: To be announced

Duration of the Scholarship:

Non-regular students: The scholarship period for Japanese Government Scholarships offered for research students will last from April, September or October 2022 until the end of March 2024.

Regular students: Regardless of the date of arrival, the scholarship period shall be the necessary period for the completion of the respective regular course

Benefits of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships:

The MEXT Japanese scholarships are fully funded scholarships and international students can study in Japan for free.

  1. Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen (Approx. Rs.101,418) per month
  2.  Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102,127) per month
  3. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102, 836) per month.
  4. Covers travel expenses
  5. Economy class round trip airfare travel expenses will be covered.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Have the nationality of one of the countries that have a diplomatic relation with Japan.
  2. Must be under 35 years old.
  3. Must satisfy any one of the required conditions for admission to either a master’s or doctoral course at a Japanese graduate school in which they wish to first enroll.
  4. Must be willing to learn Japanese language.
  5. Must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician.

How to apply:

To apply for the Japanese Government scholarships offered for research students,

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Download and fill in the application form.
  3. scholarship-india@nd.mofa.go.jpEmail your application forms to this email id
  4. Please read the important notes before you fill in the application.

Assessment Process:

Once the students are shortlisted after the Preliminary Application round, only then they need to submit the application for along with the supporting documents as mentioned in the guidelines.


Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021.


Visit the official scholarship website to find out more details about Japanese Government scholarships offered to research students.

Checkout the scholarship application guidelines before you apply for the scholarship.


The Japanese Government announced the fully funded MEXT Japanese scholarships for 2022 and candidates who plan to study in Japan can apply for this scholarship within the deadline. This is the largest scholarship program where the Japanese Government will cover all the expenses from tuition fees to airfare expenses.

Selected candidates can study in Japanese Universities where all types of study options are available. The purpose of these Japanese scholarship programs is to accept excellent human resources from foreign countries, including India, to Japan, as international students, to promote mutual understanding with foreign countries and to form human networks, to strengthen the educational and research abilities of Japanese universities, and contribute to the development of both countries’ worldwide.

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