Announcement of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2023

2022/4/11
The Government of Japan announces scholarships for Postgraduate/Research Students, Undergraduate Students and Specialized Training College Students for the Academic Year 2023 under the MEXT Scholarship Program as follows: 

A. Postgraduate/Research Students

1. Application Guideline (Download

2. Qualifications
Applicants must be Nepali nationals under 35 years of age as of April 1st, 2023 (i.e. born on or after April 2nd, 1988) and have completed at least 16 years of education and secured 70% marks (CGPA: 3.1) for Natural Sciences and 60% (CGPA: 2.5) for Humanities and Social Sciences in average in all levels of exams.
 
3. Fields of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences: Literature, History, Aesthetics, Laws, Politics, Economics, Commerce, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Music, Fine Arts etc.
Natural Sciences: Pure Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Fisheries, Pharmacology, Medicine, Dentistry, Home Economics etc.
 
The field of study must be the same as the applicant's previous study leading to their final graduation.
 
4. Terms of Scholarship
Two years from April 2023 to March 2025 (extendable for masters/doctoral courses). The term will be one and half year for students who choose October session.
 
5. Language
Applicant must be willing to learn the Japanese language, be interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening his/her understanding of Japan after arrival there.
 
6. Application (Application Forms)
  • Please send the notarized copies of your academic records (mark-sheets, certificates) and citizenship certificate together with an application form, the research proposal and a recommendation form to education@km.mofa.go.jp by May 6th, 2022 at the latest. For more detail, make sure you read Application Guideline.
  • We only accept submissions by email. Please make sure that attachments for the email should be below 10MB, otherwise we cannot receive it.
  • Please use “[MEXT application: research] Surname_Givenname_Middlename” as a title of your submission email.
  • Please make sure to keep the original of your application documents. You will need to submit them after the interview.

B. Undergraduate Students

1. Application Guideline (Download

2. Qualifications
Applicants must be Nepali nationals between 17 to 24 years of age as of April 1st, 2023 (i.e. born between April 2nd, 1998 and April 1st, 2006). Applicants must have completed a 12-year regular course of education and have secured 75% marks (CGPA: 3.5) for Natural Sciences and 65% (CGPA: 2.9) for Humanities and Social Sciences individually in SEE and plus two exams.
 
3. Fields of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences (A):
1. Law, 2. Politics, 3. Pedagogy, 4. Sociology, 5. Literature, 6. History, 7. Japanese language, 8. Others
Humanities and Social Sciences (B):
1. Economics, 2. Business Administration, 3. Others (Accounting, Financial economies, etc.)
Natural Sciences 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) and 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. Hygienic, 11. Nursing), Science (12. Biology).
Natural Science C:
1. Medicine, 2. Dentistry.
 
The field of study must be the same as the applicant's previous study leading to their final graduation.
 
4. Terms of Scholarship
Five years (seven years for medical/veterinary) from April 2023 to March 2028, including one-year preparatory education in Japanese language and other subjects. In principle, the selected applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between 1st and 7th of April, 2023.
 
5. Language: All classes will be given in Japanese language.
 
6. Application (Application Forms)
  • Please send the notarized copies of your academic records (mark-sheets, certificates) and citizenship certificate together with an application form and a recommendation form to education@km.mofa.go.jp by July 1st, 2022 at the latest. For more detail, make sure you read Application guideline.
  • We only accept submissions by email. Please make sure that attachments for the email should be below 10MB, otherwise we cannot receive it.
  • Please use “[MEXT application: undergraduate] Surname_Givenname_Middlename” as a title of your submission email.
  • Please make sure to keep the original of your application documents. You will need to submit them after the interview.
 
7. Selection
Qualified applicants must attend the written examinations to be conducted by the Embassy on July 9th, 2022. The subjects are as follows:
Humanities and Social Sciences: English, Mathematics and Japanese
Natural Science A: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Japanese
Natural Science B & C: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Japanese

C. Specialized Training College Students

1. Application Guideline (Download)
 
2. Qualifications
Applicants must be Nepali nationals between 17 and 24 years of age as of April 1st, 2023 (i.e. born between April 2nd, 1998 and April 1st, 2006). Applicants must have completed a 12-year regular course of education and have secured 75% marks (CGPA: 3.5) for Natural Sciences and 65% (CGPA: 2.9) for Humanities and Social Sciences individually in SEE and plus two exams. 
 
3. Fields of Study
Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education
 
4. Terms of Scholarship
Three years from April 2023 to March 2026 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects to be provided upon arrival in Japan. In principle, the selected Applicant must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2023.
 
5. Language: The Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese language and receive education at a professional training college in the Japanese language.
 
6. Application (Application Forms)
  • Please send the notarized copies of your academic records (mark-sheets, certificates) and citizenship certificate together with an application form and a recommendation form to education@km.mofa.go.jp by July 1st, 2022 at the latest. For more detail, make sure you read the Application Guideline.
  • We only accept submissions by email. Please make sure that attachments for the email should be below 10MB, otherwise we cannot receive it.
  • Please use “[MEXT application: training] Surname_Givenname_Middlename” as a title of your submission email.
  • Please make sure to keep the original of your application documents. You will need to submit them after the interview.
 
5. Selection
Qualified applicants must attend the written examinations of English, Mathematics and Japanese to be conducted by the Embassy on July 9th, 2022.

 
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All application procedures for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarhip are conducted through the Japanese Embassy or higher education institutions in Japan.
If you would like to know further information regarding Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, please contact the Japanese Embassy or higher education institutions which you wish to enroll.
Application fee is not charged.
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