MEXT Scholarships Students


Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Students

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students are students who receive scholarships from the Japanese government.

MEXT Scholarships Students – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The Types of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships

There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship program;
Research students, Teacher training students, Undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, Technical college students, Special training students and the Young Leaders Program (YLP) students.
At the undergraduate level, Okayama University accepts undergraduate international students as well as Japanese studies students. At the graduate level, Okayama University accepts international students as graduate-level research students and graduate-level teacher training students.

Type For those outside of Japan Domestic Selection Qualifications
For more details on this process, please refer to each application guide.
Embassy Recommendation University Recommendation
Undergraduate Students


(Available only GDP & Agriculture)

Currently not available Applicants must be under 25years of age and have completed 12 years of education or have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school level (includes prospective graduates).
Japanese Studies Students × Applicants must be from 18 to 30 years old. Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan at the time when they come to Japan and must be enrolled in the home institution at the time when they return to their home countries.
Research Students Currently not available Applicants must be under 35 years of age and be a college graduate (includes prospective graduates) or have completed 16 years of schooling.
Teacher Training Students × × Applicants must be under 35 years of age and be a graduate of a college or teacher training college, must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in a primary, secondary, or teacher training college in their country. (Please note that college and university teachers currently in active service are not considered for this scholarship).
  • Embassy Recommendation
    The scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by the local Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).
  • University Recommendation
    Students from Okayama University’s partner institutions are recommended by Okayama University to MEXT as scholarship candidate.

Support Given by Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships

Classification Scholarship / Stipend Academic Fee
(Entrance Fee, Examination Fee, Tuition)
Travel allowance Schedule for arrival in Japan Preliminary Japanese-language training Specialized educational institutions
Research Students ¥143,000~145,000 per month Waived Round trip fare (air ticket) provided 1-7, April*
24-30, September
6 months at Department of Japanese Language, Okayama University
(Only for Embassy Recommendation MEXT Students who need to take Japanese intensive course.)
Teacher Training Students 1-7, October 6 months at Department of Japanese Language, Okayama University
(Only for Embassy Recommendation MEXT Students who needs to take Japanese intensive course.)
School of
Undergraduate Students (Embassy Recommendation) ¥117,000
per month
1-7, April 1 year
(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies or Osaka University)
Japanese Studies Students 24-30, September Faculty of Letters,
Faculty of Education,
Faculty of Law,
Faculty of Economics

*Students recommended by a Japanese embassy or consulate general (Embassy Recommendation).