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Competition Details

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship

Goes By: MEXT

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities either as (non-degree) student or regular student for a degree under the Japanese Government.

Applicants must be a prospective or college graduate and a citizen residing in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina. Japanese language proficiency, while encouraged, is not a requirement. Interested applicants must apply through the Japanese Consulate in Atlanta. See website for details.

Award Value

Each grantee will be provided ¥143,000 per month for non-degree research, ¥144,000 per month for Master's courses, and ¥145,000 per month for Doctoral courses. An additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters, Doctoral
Academic Areas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Humanities, Education
Areas of Interest Study Abroad, Research, Language Study
Language Funding Optional
Location Abroad


MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship Receipt Deadline
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mail completed applications to: Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Administrator Consulate General of Japan Phipps Tower 3438 Peachtree Road, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326

Last updated: June 18, 2020

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