Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Information


The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from around the world to earn undergraduate degrees, study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, train in Japanese specialized training colleges, and research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities. Since its inception in 1954, more than 100,000 students from various countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program.

The following information applies to those applying through the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta. ONLY U.S. citizens residing in the jurisdiction (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) may apply through the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta. U.S. citizens residing outside this area should contact their representative consulate or the Embassy for scholarship application details. Contact information can be found HERE.

NOTICE for 2022 MEXT Scholarships:

Application Procedure

  1. Download the correct scholarship application and instructions available from the “Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide:”
    NOTICE: The links to access the 2022 MEXT Scholarship Application Documents have been fixed. Please click the links below to access the Application Documents.

  2. Complete, collect, and mail all necessary documents to our office to be RECEIVED no later than COB (5:00 PM EST) on: Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

      • Mail all completed applications to:
        Attn: MEXT Scholarship Coordinator
        Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta
        3438 Peachtree Road NE
        Suite 850
        Atlanta, GA 30326

  3. (If selected) Sit for an in-person interview* or examinations in June 2021 (Exact date TBD) at the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta. Samples of previous examinations can be found at the “Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide” website for reference.

    *Depending on circumstances, a virtual interview via Zoom may be conducted.

For questions: email