MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships

2024/4/15


The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho/MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. Only Canadian citizens living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, and Nunavut can apply for these programs through the Consulate-General of Japan at Calgary, Canada. The necessary forms can be accessed via the links below. For those that are nationals of a country other than Canada which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government you must apply via the appropriate Japanese embassy or consulate in your country of citizenship.

 

NOTE: Please be aware that interviews and tests for applicants within the jurisdiction of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, and Nunavut will take place at the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary.

 

Before beginning the application process, please review the websites below for information on studying in Japan, information on Japanese universities, and MEXT Scholarship Alumni.

 

Study in Japan

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

JASSO Student Guide to Japan

Web Japan

Japan Study Support

MEXT Scholarship Alumni Association of Prairie Provinces

 

Scholarship Categories

   

Applications must be sent to the Japanese diplomatic mission which has jurisdiction over the location of your place of residence. Note as follows the Japanese diplomatic missions in Canada and their jurisdictions with respect to the MEXT application process :

 

Japanese Diplomatic Mission

MEXT Application Jurisdiction

Embassy of Japan in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa

Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver

British Columbia, The Yukon

Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto

Ontario

Consulate-General of Japan in Montreal

Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

 

For those in the jurisdiction of the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary, send Applications and Related Documents to:

Information and Culture
Suite 950, 517-10th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A8

For information, please email: info@cl.mofa.go.jp

Research Studies

Currently Open For Application: Yes

The application details for 2025 are as follows.

Duration: 24 months, beginning in April 2025 until March 2027 or 18 months, beginning in September or October 2025 until March 2027

Outline of Eligibility:

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Age: born on or after April 2, 1990
  • Study Area: the same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field
  • Citizenship: Canadian

Departure Date: April or October 2025

Placement at University: Designated by MEXT, based on your admission or a letter of provisional acceptance you obtain from Japanese universities.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Selection Process:

  1. Application documents review
  2. Examination (Japanese and English) and Interview: June 10 to 30, 2024
  3. 1st screening notification of results: mid-July, 2024
  4. Obtain admissions or letters of provisional acceptance
Application Instructions:
To download Application Forms and the Application Guidelines for the MEXT 2025 Research Studies Scholarship please visit the following page:
MEXT Scholarship for 2025 Embassy Recommendation

Undergraduate Studies

Currently Open For Application: Yes

The application details for 2025 are as follows.

Duration: 5 years, beginning in April 2025
*The first year is language training
**For those majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the term of the scholarship is 7 years


Outline of Eligibility:
  • Education: High school diploma or higher
  • Age: born on or after April 2, 2000
  • Citizenship: Canadian
Departure Date: April 2025
Placement at University: Designated by MEXT, based on your fields and subjects choices.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024
Selection Process:
  1. Application documents review
  2. Examination (Japanese, English, Mathematics and Science*) and Interview: June 10 to 30, 2024
    *Only for applicants who choose Natural Science field
  3. Notification of 1st screening results: mid-August, 2024
Application Instructions:
To download Application Forms and the Application Guidelines for the MEXT 2025 Undergraduate Studies Scholarship please visit the following page:
MEXT Scholarship for 2025 Embassy Recommendation

Japanese Studies

Currently Open For Application: No

The application details for 2024 are as follows, and are for reference purposes only.

Duration: 1 year, beginning in October or September 2024.
Outline of Eligibility:
  • Degree: undergraduates at non-Japanese universities majoring in fields related to the Japanese language and/or culture.
  • Age: born between April 2, 1994 and April 1, 2006
  • Citizenship: Canadian
*Applicant can submit a proof document concerning Japanese-language ability.

Departure Date: September or October 2024
Placement at University: Designated by MEXT, taking into consideration your Japanese language ability, the result of written examination and specialized courses you wish to take.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 9, 2024
Selection Process:
  1. Documents Review
  2. Examination (Japanese) and interview: mid-February, 2024
  3. Result notification: August, 2024
Application Instructions:
To download Application Forms and the Application Guidelines for the MEXT 2024 Japanese Studies Scholarship please visit the following page:
MEXT Scholarship for 2024 Embassy Recommendation