Japanese Studies

JAPANESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now offering one-year scholarships to study in Japan for currently enrolled undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs or Japanese culture. To apply, applicants must:

  • Hold U.S. citizenship. and live, study, work or maintain a home address in Connecticut (Fairfield County only), Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
  • Be born between: April 2, 1991 to April 1, 2003.
  • Be a current undergraduate student majoring in fields related to Japanese language or Japanese culture at a non-Japanese University at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan.
  • Must have studied Japanese language or Japanese culture at a university for a total period of one year or more as of September 1, 2021.
  • Be able to arrive in Japan within two weeks before the first day of the study course set by the university (usually September or October).
  • Must have sufficient Japanese language ability to take classes at a Japanese university in Japanese.
  • Applicants must hold a JLPT certification N5-N1.

Deadline

All applications must be received at our office by 5 PM Friday, February 19th, 2021 - Due to COVID19 - the MEXT Scholarship will only accept applications by mail.

Attn: MEXT Scholarship Program
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Ave, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10171

* We suggest mailing documents with a tracking number.

Interview & Test Date

Friday, February 26th, 2021(Tentative)

Application forms and guidelines for the Japanese Studies Scholarship will no longer be available from the Consulate's website but instead will be available from the MEXT website, "Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide". To download application forms and instructions for applying, please visit the "Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide" website.
Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide Website

For inquiries, please feel free to contact the Japan Information Center at (212) 418-4463 or send an e-mail. (Click here)

Please click here for FAQs related to this scholarship.

For inquiries, please feel free to contact the Japan Information Center at (212) 418-4463 or send an e-mail.