MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship for 2023


MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship for 2023

Notice for All Applicants(The Result of Application Screening)

For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:

Category Undergraduate
Level Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree
Age Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 1998
Fields of study 1. Social Sciences and Humanities 

Social Sciences and Humanities - A

1. Law 2. Politics 3. Pedagogy 4. Sociology 5. Literature 6. History 7. Japanese Language 8. Others (excluding "1. Economics" and "2. Business Administration" and "3. Others" in Humanities B.)

Social Sciences and Humanities - B

1. Economics 2. Business Administration 3. Others(Accounting, Financial economics, etc.)

2. Natural Sciences

Natural Science A

Science (1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry)

Electric 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 Science - B

Agricultural Studies (1. Agriculture 2. Agricultural Chemistry 3. Agricultural Engineering 4. Animal Science 5. Veterinary Medicine 6. Forestry 7. Food Science 8. Fisheries)

Hygienic Studies (9. Pharmacy 10. Hygienics 11. Nursing)

Science (12. Biology)

*Natural Science –C (Medicine and Dentistry) is not recruited in India.

In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks in 12th ( or 11th) grade are required.
* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency
Term of scholarship A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
From April 2023 to March 2028 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.)

A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):
Four years (or six years for the one majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or in a six-year course in pharmacy). The scholarship period will start from the time of enrolment in the university, which the university designates.
Allowance 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.70,000) per month
Traveling Expenses Round-trip airfare will be provided
Application Documents and Forms Application documents are described in the guidelines
[Forms]  *Do not use forms for previous years.
Application form
Certificate of Health
Sample Format of Recommendation Letter 
Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.

*The copies of original marksheets or certificates are acceptable, but they must be signed by the school/university attended and certified as genuine.
Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact (Where to send)
Consulate General of Japan, Mumbai
No.1 M.L. Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai 400026

Please note that applications need to be send by post or courier.
We do NOT accept applications sent by Email.

(Where to contact)
Ms. Apoorva Shenoy (Culture and Information section)
Phone: +91-22-2351-7101
Email: (For inquiry only.)
Schedule of the First Screening Application Deadline (must): 27 May 2022
Application Screening: in June 2022
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2022
Written Examination and Interview : 9 July 2022
Only those who get a good score in the written exam can take the interview.
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2022
*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the process of screening or the date of examination may change, or the recruitment may be entirely canceled .
Past Examination questions are available!
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