Japanese Government Scholarships for Undergraduate, Research & Masters International Students 2019-2020


Japanese government scholarships 2019-2020

Are you among those that believe in studying in Japan for free as an international student is a pipe dream?

Let me shock you a bit!

Japanese Government Scholarships are currently accepting applications for the Undergraduate, Research & Masters International Students 2019-2020, eligible persons are welcome to apply.

About Japanese scholarships

The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to international students interested to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate, research or masters students under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2019.

The purpose of the Japan government scholarship is to deepen friendly tie and promote mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through the application of advanced knowledge regarding japan’s language and culture.

Field of study

Japanese government scholarships 2019 for international students covers Undergraduate, Research, masters

Eligible Field of Study: 

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of major from (1) or (2) below. Applicants may enter a first, second, and third choice.

(1) Social Sciences and Humanities: Social Sciences and Humanities-A: Laws, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language, and others. Social Sciences and Humanities-B: Economics and Business Administration.

(2) Natural Sciences: Natural Sciences-

A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electrical and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies  (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), and other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Biotechnology). Natural Sciences-

B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienic, Nursing), and Science (Biology). Natural Sciences-C: Medicine, and Dentistry.

For postgraduate, applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or its related field. Moreover, the fields of study must be subjects which applicants will be able to study and research in graduate courses at Japanese universities.

Host Nationality

Japanese government scholarships 2019 is being sponsored by the Japanese government for international students in Japan

Eligible Nationality

Students from All countries can apply for Japan government scholarship.

To be taken at (country):

 Japanese Universities

Type: Japanese Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarship. The Japan government scholarship is available in four categories:

  1. Research students
  2. Undergraduate students
  3. College of Technology students
  4. Specialized Training College students


  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. Selection is conducted at facilities such as the Japanese Embassy /Consulate General (hereinafter “Japanese legation”) located in the country of the applicant’s nationality. (This shall not necessarily be applied in cases where one embassy covers multiple nations.)
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any mental or physical disabilities that would be an impediment to the
    pursuit of university study.

Scholarship Worth

  • Allowance: The amount of the scholarship disbursement per month has yet to be determined.
  • Transportation to Japan
  • Transportation from Japan: The recipient who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of his/her scholarship will be supplied, upon application, with an economy-class airplane ticket for travel from the New Tokyo International Airport or any other international airport that the appointed university usually uses to the international airport nearest to his/her home address
  • Tuition and Other Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition at universities will be borne by the Japanese Government.

Eligible African Countries:

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Other Eligible Countries:

See link below for eligible European, Middle East, Asian and other developing countries

How to Apply: Visit the general scholarship webpage for details. For country specific details, please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.

Sponsors: The Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Application Deadline:  June Annually.

Important Notes: Please note that applications forms for the current exercise is clearly marked – (2019). Applications made with the 2018 forms will, therefore, not be processed by the Embassy.


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  1. I love japan as much my home country. i want to live the rest my life in japan .i always watch NHK world japan TV that makes me high feeling for japan. so how i get into japan to fulfill my dream. one way is this type of scholarship. please help me.

  2. I love japan as much my home
    country. i want to live the rest

    my life in japan .i always watch
    NHK world japan TV that makes
    me high feeling for japan. so
    how i get into japan to fulfill
    my dream. one way is this type
    of scholarship. please help me.

  3. I like the japanees people because of there good culture respecting others and there courage and also hard working nature I wish to be one of there country man, during child hood for the first time I saw a movie called samurai I start loving Japanese ………..

  4. am much grateful for the explanation, but unfortunately am not capable to reach the embassy because it’s very far from Me, but need to do Phamacy, how can I be helped, thanks Julius from Uganda.

  5. i am going to greduate in February of 2019. i would like to apply for this scholarship to continually study in Japan for my Master degree because i love Japan in all styles.

  6. Comment:dear world scholarship forum , thank you for bringing such opportunities closer to the educationally needy students
    I myself also wants to study in Japan more so civil engineering but the link for applying is a little confusing
    if you could. please help me out. thank you

  7. Hi !!! I have a question… as for someone who wants to Continue studying in japan is it possible?? Like do unis have this option for scholarships? As for example i’m studying pharmacy right now and in my first year but i want to continue my 3rd year and after in japan… is it possible or do i have to graduate from uni first

  8. thank you so much .I would like to ask for the direct application link for social sciences A preferably for psychology.Its my wish to study in Japan.
    thank you

  9. hello..
    may l please have the website so I can get started with my application for social sciences and humanities in particular psychology for undergraduates thank you so much


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