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Japanese Studies


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:

  1. Hold U.S. citizenship.
  2. Be born between: April 2, 1989 to April 1, 2001.
  3. 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.
  4. Must have studied Japanese language or Japanese culture at a university for a total period of one year or more as of April 1, 2019.
  5. 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).
  6. Must have sufficient Japanese language ability to take classes at a Japanese university in Japanese.


All applications must be received at our office by 5 PM Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Interview & Test Date:

Friday, March 1st, 2019 (Tentative)

From this year 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.

For list of participating Universities.

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.

(c) Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: (212)371-8222