Japanese Studies Students / Teacher Training Students

Japanese Studies Students spend approximately one year at Okayama University, studying to improve their Japanese language skills and researching to deepen their understanding of Japanese affairs and culture under MEXT Scholarship Program.
The Teacher Training Program is designed for teachers from other countries to conduct research on school education at the University under MEXT Scholarship Program.

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


Type For those outside of Japan Qualifications
For more details on this process, please refer to each application guide.
① Embassy Recommendation ② University Recommendation
Japanese Studies Students Those who are between the ages of 18 and 30, and who are enrolled in a foreign (not in Japan) undergraduate university majoring in a field related to Japanese language and culture at the time of coming to Japan or returning to their home country.
Teacher Training Students × Those who are under 35 years of age, have graduated from a university or teacher training college, and have at least five years of experience as an in-service teacher at a primary or secondary educational institution or teacher training college in their home country (current university teachers are not eligible).

① Embassy Recommendation
  The scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by the local Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).

② University Recommendation
  Students from Okayama University’s partner institutions are recommended by Okayama University to MEXT as scholarship candidate.


The schedule is subject to change, so please check each application guide.

① Embassy Recommendation

Recruitment is made between December and February for those arriving in Japan in October of the following year. Screening is conducted between Mid-February to March. Selected candidates are recommended to MEXT through MOFA by the end of April.

② University Recommendation

Timing Process
December – January Notification of recruitment from MEXT
Share its notification to internal recruitment
Varies by graduate school and faculty Deadline of internal nominations (Deadlines set by the Graduate School or Faculty within the University)

After March

Decision by the university selection committee meeting

Deadline of nomination to MEXT

Late in June Decision on who to recruit by MEXT
October Arrival in Japan


The programs offered by the University are as follows.

Support Given by Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships

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