The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarship to international students who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as Japanese studies students in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture. Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between the scholarship recipient’s country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.
The applicant must be the nationality of the country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. If you are applying from the Philippines, you should be a Filipino citizen. Must have Japanese language ability sufficient for receiving education at a Japanese university in Japan.
Age exceptions are limited to only those applicants deemed by MEXT to have been apply within the period of age eligibility due to the system or circumstances in the country of nationality, such as loss of educational opportunities due to military service obligation, war etc.
Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.
Scholars will receive 117,000 yen per month. In case that the recipient researches in a designated region 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month will be added. The monetary amount each year may be subject to change due to budgetary reasons. Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be paid by MEXT.
MEXT stipulates the travel schedule and route, and provides an economy class airline for the flight from the international airport closest to the recipient’s residence to Narita International Airport or to any other international airport in Japan on the normal route to the accepting university.
Teacher Training Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend one and a half year conducting research on school education at one of several Japanese universities. Applicants must be graduate of universities or teacher training schools, must be between 22 and 34 years old, have worked as teachers at elementary or secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools in their home countries for in principle five years in total. In service university faculty members are not eligible.
Japanese Studies Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend a year continuing their study of Japanese language or culture at one of several universities in Japan. Applicants must be from 18 to 29 years of age as of the year of departure, must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a Philippine university, must be studying Japanese language and/or culture as their major or minor, and must have a high level of Japanese language proficiency.
Undergraduate Student Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend up to 5 years at a Japanese college or university as an undergraduate degree student in one of 2 fields of study, Natural Science and Social Science. Applicants must be from 17 to 21 years of age as of the year of departure, must have graduated from high school by March of the year of departure and must learn and receive instruction in the Japanese language.
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Research Student Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a Japanese professor willing to supervise their research. However, this does not guarantee that the applicant will be placed with that professor.
Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1 of the year of departure, must be university or college graduates, must continue a course of study previously begun and shall not begin study in a field new to the applicant, must gain a pledge from a Japanese professor that he or she is willing to supervise the study of the applicant, and must learn and receive instruction in the Japanese language.
Specialized Training Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend up to 3 years at a Japanese professional training school. Applicants must be from 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1 of the year of departure, must have graduated from high school by March of the year of departure, and must learn and receive instruction in the Japanese language.
College of Technology Scholarship
This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend up to 4 years at a Japanese college of technology. Applicants must be from 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1 of the year of departure, must have graduated from high school by March of the year of departure, and must learn and receive instruction in the Japanese language.
Did you know that for more than 54 years, the Japanese Government has received Filipinos, among other nationals from all over the world, to study in Japan? For the past several years, an annual average of 100 scholars from the Philippines have been sent to study in Japan under six different scholarship programs presented below.
Applications are processed through the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan. Due to the large volume of inquiries, the embassy may not be able to answer all emails and inquiries immediately.
Please mail or hand deliver your application package to
Attn: MEXT Scholarship for Teacher Training Category
Japan Information and Culture Center
Embassy of Japan
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300, Philippines
Interested individuals may come to the JICC Library every Friday (except holidays), 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN and 2:00 PM-4:30 PM. First Come, First Serve Basis. Please present a valid ID at the gate.
Telephone: 02 551 5710 local 4210, 2315 or 2313
See the application package here, http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000313644.pdf
Comprehensive guide for the study in Japan, http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/index.html
Exam samples here, http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-32.html#1