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Japan Scholarship 2018

Programme outline

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities under the Japanese Government Scholarship Program for 2018.

Degree level

Students who have completed two years of their undergraduate programme.


Research students (master’s course, doctoral course, or professional graduate course) Undergraduate students

Who can apply?

  • Completion of first two years of undergraduate studies
  • Secondary and tertiary education received outside of Japan
  • English language proficiency Basic undergraduate Science knowledge A minimum of 62 credits gained before enrolment (corresponding to the University of Tokyo credit system)

Fields of Study

1. Research students (master’s course, doctoral course, or professional graduate course)

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.

What the Scholarship offers

It covers round-trip airfare, tuition and monthly allowance.

Application process

Your application must be sent to

Cultural Section of the Embassy of Japan in South Africa Postal address: 259 Baines Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181 Enquiries:

Documents and links

Information about the MEXT Scholarship


Please note that this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the official scholarship provider supersedes the de tails provided above.

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