Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarships
The application window for the 2023 MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for UK nationals is now closed. The application window for 2024 scholarship is expected to open in April 2023.
Past exams can be viewed here.
Table of Contents
- Application Documents
- General Outline
- Application Timetable
- MEXT Alumni Personal Experiences
- Alumni Association in the UK
- Information on Safety and Disaster Management
- Promotional Material
Past Application Documents (for reference)
Please be sure to thoroughly read through the Application Guidelines before submitting the necessary documents for your application.
- Application documents for download
- Self-Assessment Medical Report (Word)
*Temporary alternative form to Certificate of Health which shortlisted candidates may submit at a later stage)
The 2023 list of undergraduate courses permitting direct placement is expected to be available from July or later.
General OutlineThis award is offered on an annual basis to those with 12 years of school education, who are under the age of 24 and wish to study at a university in Japan.
Scholarships are tenable from April each year. Grantees will hold their award for five to seven years, including the one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language. The Japanese Government provides return airfare, school fees and a monthly grant of ¥117,000 (subject to change).
All enquiries should be directed to:
MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship
Japan Information and Cultural Centre
Embassy of Japan
Past Application Timetable (for reference)
|Application deadline||1 June 2022|
|UK exams and interviews||Last week of June 2022|
|Results of primary screening in the UK*||July 2022|
|Secondary screening in Tokyo||October to November 2022|
|FINAL RESULTS with placement by Tokyo||December to February 2023|
|Pre-departure orientation||March 2023|
|Departure for Japan||April or September/October 2023|
*Please note that, although candidates may be successful up until this point, the final result depends on confirmation of your university placement.
MEXT Alumni Personal Experiences
- Gerard Glowacki - Osaka University
- Russ Ryuichi Houghton - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
- Megan Gouw - University of Toyama
Alumni Association in the UK
Information on Safety and Disaster Management including COVID-19 related announcement
- For information on natural disasters in Japan provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please check the official Facebook account of the Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Useful information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Prime Minister’s Office of Japan
- Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
- Promotional flyer (PDF)