JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Each year, the Japanese
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science
and Technology (Monbukagakusho) offers scholarships
to international students, providing hundreds
with the opportunity to live and study in Japan.
Information on these scholarships is included
below, and we encourage you to take advantage
of these unique opportunities to learn more about
Japan, its people and its culture. Please note
that the Consulate General of Japan in New York
can accept scholarship applications from
US citizens who live, study, work or maintain a home address in Connecticut (Fairfield
County only), Delaware, Maryland, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Alternatively, you may submit your applications to the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. if you reside near the Embassy. Please keep in mind that you may submit your application to only ONE location which will be the site of your interview should you be selected from the initial round of applicants.
Please note that each scholarship has its own individual guidelines and qualifications. Please read everything carefully. Applicants must apply through a Japanese Embassy or a Consulate in the country where they hold citizenship. The Consulate in New York has scholarship information applicable to U.S. citizens ONLY.
Feel free to contact the MEXT Scholarship office at the Consulate General of Japan in New York at 212-418-4452 if you have additional questions about the qualifications for a particular scholarship. If you are not eligible to apply for a Monbukagakusho award, visit the web site of Japan Student Services Organization. This organization is an invaluable resource for international students who would like to study in Japan.