JUST IN: 2018 Japanese Government Scholarship: Study in Japan For Free (SHARE THIS)


The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has announced the opening of the 2018 Scholarship Prgram which is open for interested  and qualified Filipino citizens.
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan is now accepting applications for the Research, Undergraduate, Specialized Training College, and College of Technology categories of the 2018 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program.


Did you know that for more than 54 years, the Japanese Government has received Filipinos, among other nationals from all over the world, to study in Japan? For the past several years, an annual average of 100 scholars from the Philippines have been sent to study in Japan under six different scholarship programs presented below.
Category Requirements Age Years of Study Fields of Study
• College graduate preferably with 16 years of formal education

• Clear and feasible research proposal

• Good academic standing

Under 35 years old 1.5 to 5 years Social Sciences, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Note: Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field.

Undergraduate • High school graduate

• Good academic standing

17 to 21 years old 5 years Social Sciences, Humanities, and Natural Sciences
Specialized Training College • High school graduate

• Good academic standing

17 to 21 years old 3 years Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education
• High school graduate

• Good academic standing

17 to 21 years old 4 to 4.5 years Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Communication and Network Engineering, Materials Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Maritime Engineering
Those who are qualified to the above mentioned categories are welcome to apply for the program.
Application forms and detailed information on prerequisites are available at the JICC Library or may be viewed and downloaded from the Embassy



All applicants are strongly advised to read the guidelines and prerequisites uploaded on the Embassy Website carefully prior to submitting an application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The deadline for submission of applications is on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the JICC Library. ONLY hard copies printed on A4 size paper and mailed through courier or hand-delivered to the Embassy will be accepted.

The application process consists of a document screening, written exams, and an interview.
Source: Japan Embassy Philippines


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