Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program

Official Site
Organizer: The Japanese Government
Wikipedia: Here. Facebook: Here.

Official Program Objective: "To date, some 79,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954. As of May 1, 2009, there were 10,168 foreign students studying in Japan as Japanese government scholarship students."

Program Eligibility: "Those wishing to apply for a scholarship should meet one of the criteria listed below:
1. Recommended by a Japanese embassy or consulate general (Embassy Recommendation).
2. Recommended by the Japanese university which will accept you (University Recommendation).
3. Selected by the Japanese university in which you are currently enrolled if you are a privately-financed student already studying in Japan (Domestic Selection)."

Program Duration: Varies according to the scholarship acquired.

Cost: None. Stipends vary according to the scholarship acquired.

Admission Difficulty: Unknown.

Repeat Participants? Unknown.

The Low-Down: This appears to be a good opportunity for international students at all levels (undergarduate, graduate, post-graduate) interested in studying in Japan, be it for research, language, culture, or other disciplines (e.g. engineering, finance, agriculture, etc.).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did this program between 2002-2006. It is a very generous scholarship.

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