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Mext Fully Funded Scholarships for Indian Students, 2023

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The MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship 2023 supports foreign students including Indian students studying in higher education institutions. And foreign students are selected if they are recommended by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University or Authority.

However, there are seven types of scholarships available and sponsored by the Japanese government. This scholarship includes research students, teacher training students, and undergraduate college students.

Not only but also Japanese studies students, University of Technology students, and 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 accepts you (university recommendation).
  • If you are a privately funded student and are already studying in Japan. He will then be selected by the Japanese university where he is currently registered. (National 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 technology college, and a university (undergraduate level).

Likewise, the scholarships offered are for three years, four years, and five years, respectively, starting in April 2023.

Likewise, the Japanese embassies are managing all the application procedures for Japanese government scholarships (Monbukagakusho: MEXT). Not only, but also Japanese consulates in your country or higher education institutions in Japan.

For more information on the Japan Government Scholarship (MEXT) in India, please contact the Japanese embassies and consulates in your country or the higher education institutions you wish to register with.

There is no charge for the application. You should be aware that the organizations or individuals that collect fees or deposits have no relationship with the Japanese government.

The Japanese Government (MEXT) offers seven categories of scholarships for Indian students as follows:

  • research student
  • Student training teacher
  • Pre grade student
  • Japanese studies student
  • university of technology student
  • Students of the Young Leaders Program
  • special training student

Research student

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

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

In particular, those with sufficient proficiency in Japanese are not required to take preliminary training in Japanese. The exams required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese and English (for applicants only).

Level/field of study

MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students are for the graduate school level (Research/Masters course/PhD course). And the field of study includes:

Japan-Related Humanities, Japan- Related Social Sciences Mathematical Science, PhysicsChemistry, and Chemical Engineering, Biology and Biotechnology, Sustainable and Fisheries, Environmental Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geology and Geoinformatics, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, Computer TechnologiesSports 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 from all over the world (168 countries and regions).

Scholarship Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 144,000 yen per month (approx. Rs. 89,440/month for the year 2023*3). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the Institute of National College of Technology is waived.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

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

  • For the research/master’s student

Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 65% grades. Candidates must obtain their transcript and title sheet by March 31 for the April batch and September 30 for the October 2023 batch.

  • For the doctorate The bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree in the corresponding field with a minimum of 65% score. A candidate who has practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before March 31 for the April batch and September 30 for the October batch, 2023.

  • For the research/master’s student in the Japanese language

a) Students who have completed a bachelor’s/master’s degree 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 have obtained the N2 Certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation.

  • To establish a Ph.D. or bachelor’s degree in the Japanese language

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

How to apply?

Applications for the MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students are yet to open for 2023. For more information on how to apply, click on the link below:

MEXT Application Deadline

The application deadline for MEXT Scholarships for Indian students is May 13, 2023. Selection of applications MEXT Scholarships for Indian students is in the third and fourth week of May 3.

Notification of the candidates shortlisted for the written test and the interview on this web page: 1st / 2nd week of June 2023.

Written test and interview: June 22, June 23, June 29, June 30, 2023

Student training teacher

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

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

Especially those with sufficient proficiency in Japanese are not required to go through preliminary Japanese training. The exams required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese and English (both for reference).

Level/field of study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for the Undergraduate level leading to the 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 Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 143,000 yen/month (approximately Rs 82,000/month, which is provided during the fiscal year 2016). In addition, tuition is not charged for national universities and the Institute of the National Faculty of Technology.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

Applicants who have 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 the Japan Information Center.
(Notes: Applications from schools under CBSE, KVS, NVS should be submitted to their home agencies. Who should submit their nominations to the Ministry of Human Resource Development by Jan 25 as notified on their website?)

Deadline for application

The application deadline for MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian students is February 10, 2023.-Schools other than CBSE, KVS, NVS

scholarship link

Pre-grade student

This approach of « MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has foreseen a number of new scholarship holders of 460 people who must be at least 17 years old and less than 25 (born between 02.04.1995 and 01.04.2003).

In addition, the preliminary Japanese language training is for year 1 (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University). Furthermore, the duration of the MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 5 years including training in Japanese (7 years for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Sciences).

The exams required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese, English, math, and science. In fact, only science faculty examinees must choose two of the following three subjects: chemistry, physics, or biology)

Level/field of study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for the undergraduate level leading to the bachelor’s 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 (except “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)

Social Sciences and Humanities – B 

  • Economic Sciences, Business Administration

2. Natural Sciences

natural sciences to

  • Science (1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry)
  • Electrical 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 Sciences – B

  • Agricultural Studies (1. Agriculture 2. Agricultural Chemistry 3. Agricultural Engineering 4. Animal Science 5. Veterinary Medicine 6. Forestry 7. Food Science 8. Fisheries)
  • Hygiene Studies (9. Pharmacy 10. Hygiene 11. Nursing)
  • Science (12. Biology)

Natural Sciences – C 

  • Medicine Dentistry

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 the entire world (100 countries and regions).

Scholarship Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen per month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2023*2). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the National School Institute of Technology is exempt.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

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

How to apply?

For requests, please contact

For students residing in:

West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa 

Applications from interested candidates must arrive at the following address in hard copy by June 14.

Japanese Consulate General in Calcutta
55, MN Sen Lane, Tollygunge
Calcutta – 700 040.
Ph: 033 2421 1970

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

Applications from interested candidates must arrive at the address listed below in hard copy by July 13.

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

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhatisgarh, and MP Please click 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 the remaining states and union territories,
Click here for the application form
Last date: June 14

Application Forms and Guidelines can be obtained at the following links.

MEXT 2032 Summary (Also contains a link to questions and solutions to previous questions)

All such candidates are strongly requested to use the prescribed application formats strictly adhering to the Guidelines and attach certified copies of all supporting documents mentioned.

MEXT Application Deadline

The application deadline for MEXT scholarships for Indian students is June 14.

  • Receipt of completed applications: June 14th (last date)
  • Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): 21st June 
  • Dates for the written test/interview: 13th July

Written exam dates

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

Japanese studies student

This approach of « MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has a planned number of new scholarship recipients as 190 people who have to be between 18-29 years old.

Also, there is no preliminary training in Japanese. Also, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students is one academic year.

The exams required for the recommendation of the Embassy are Japanese.

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

Host Nationality : The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian students are housed in Japan.

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

Scholarship Worth : There are about 20 scholarships 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 FY 2016). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the National School Institute of Technology is exempt.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility : Students who are enrolled as undergraduates.

Deadline for application

Application Deadline for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is from January to February

scholarship link


university of technology student

This approach of « MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has planned a number of new scholarship recipients like 4,042 people who have to be under 35 years old (born on or after April 2, 1985).

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

In particular, those with sufficient proficiency in Japanese are not required to go through preliminary Japanese training. The exams required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese and English (for applicants only).

Level/field of study

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for the Undergraduate level leading to the Certificate. And the field of study includes Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information, Communications and Network Engineering, Materials Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Marine 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 Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2023*1). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the National School Institute of Technology is exempt.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition, 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)

scholarship link

Students of the Young Leaders Program

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

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

In particular, those with sufficient proficiency in Japanese are not required to go through preliminary Japanese training. The exams required for Embassy recommendation are Japanese and English (for applicants only).

Level/field of study

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is for a Masters Course

  • Public administration
  • local governor e
  • law firms of
  • Business Administration

Host Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian students stay in Japan.

Eligible Nationality

The MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is for international students.

Scholarship Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 242,000Yen/month (This may be subject to change) (Approx. Rs.142,000/month). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the National School Institute of Technology is exempt.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

Eligibility

  • government officials for the first, second, and third fields of study.
  • University graduates with 3 or 4 years of work experience in 3rd and 4th field of study

How to apply?

To apply to any of the field courses, click on each one below

Deadline for application

The application Deadline for MEXT Scholarships in India or for Indian Students is from August to October.

#7. special training student

This approach of « MEXT Scholarship for Indian Students has planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 90 people. And one must be born between 02.04.1995 and 01.04.2003.

In addition, the preliminary training in the Japanese language is 1 year (Bunka Language Institute). As well as Independent Administrative Institution: Japan Student Service Organization, Osaka Japanese Language Education.

Also, the duration of the MEXT Scholarship for Indian students is 3 years including Japanese language training

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

Level/field of study

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

Host Nationality

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

Eligible Nationality

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

Scholarship Voucher

The scholarship worth for MEXT Scholarships for Indian Students is 117,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs.73,000/month for the year 2023*1). In addition, the tuition fee for national universities and the National School Institute of Technology is exempt.

In addition to tuition for public and private universities paid by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. In addition, round-trip airfare will be provided.

About 18 (depending on the candidates’ written test scores) scholarships 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)

Frequent questions

How can I get a MEXT scholarship in India?

Selection procedure under the MEXT India scholarship
The competent authorities will check your academic and extra-academic excellence. The best student will be shortlisted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the website in July 2023. 

How many students get MEXT scholarships in India?

These MEXT scholarships in India or for Indian students have planned a number of new scholarship recipients as 4,042 people under 35 (born on or after 2nd April 1985). In addition, the preliminary training in Japanese is 6 months (54 universities such as Hokkaido University).

Who is eligible for the MEXT scholarship?

Be between 18 and 30 years old. Have completed 12 years of education or have a high school diploma. Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a country outside of Japan prior to applying and be able to return to that institution upon return from Japan. Important in Japanese language or Japanese culture.

Is the MEXT exam difficult?

The MEXT scholarship tests are quite challenging. They are also long and you need to be able to focus for a few hours at a time, especially for the undergraduate MEXT scholarship. All the exams have multiple choice questions, except the math exams and some parts of the Japanese exams.

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