2015 MEXT Research Student Scholarship Details
The instructions that follow are ONLY for U.S. citizens residing in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia*, wishing to apply for Consulate recommendation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 240-4300 with questions.
*Residents of Virginia may apply either through our office or through the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. Please keep in mind that deadlines and restrictions may vary. Contact the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. for more information. Also please note that applications can only be submitted to one location.
For residents of other countries or U.S. states, please contact your nearest Consulate General of Japan or Embassy of Japan.
- Level of Studies
- Eligibility Requirements
- Duration of Program
- Preliminary Japanese-language training
- Prior Japanese-language ability requirements
- Fields of Study
- Scholarship Stipend
- Travel Allowance
- Application Guidelines
- Examinations required for Embassy Recommendation
- Examination Questions from Previous Years
2015 Application has closed.
Graduate School Level
Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1980 and a college graduate (or a prospective graduate), including completion of 16 or more years of schooling.
Maximum 2 years including Japanese-language training
6 months (offered through 54 universities, such as Hokkaido University)
Those with sufficient Japanese proficiency are not required to go through preliminary Japanese-language training.
No prior ability required.
Major in field of specialty at a graduate school
University of applicant's choosing. Please be sure to write at least one university request on your application. If you pass the preliminary selection examination conducted at the Consulate, you will be required to obtain a letter of acceptance and admission to the university of your choice. Do not contact the university until we have notified you of your preliminary acceptance. For a list of schools with information desks for foreign students, please refer to our list. For a list of schools with direct placement, click here. For a searchable database of Japanese universities, see JASSO or Japan Study Support.
Each grantee will be provided ¥143,000 per month for non-degree research, ¥144,000 per month for Master's courses, and ¥145,000 per month for Doctoral courses. An additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in secially designated regions.
Tuition for national universities waived; tuition for public and private universities is paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Roundtrip fare (air ticket) is provided; *If you are selected, you will be supplied with a round-trip economy class ticket from the nearest international airport to your home to Japan. Please note that the address you write on your application is considered your home address and the ticket will be issued for the airport closest to that address. You will not be permitted to change departure locations.
|Application Guidelines|| Japanese Ver.
|Field of Study and Research Program Plan|
|Placement Preference Form|
Mail completed applications to:
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Administrator
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
Phipps Tower, Suite 850
3438 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
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