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2017 MEXT Research Student Scholarship Details


The instructions that follow are ONLY for U.S. citizens residing in Florida. Email jet@mi.mofa.go.jp or call (305) 530-9090 with questions.

For residents of other countries or U.S. states, please contact your nearest Consulate General of Japan or Embassy of Japan.


All application materials must be received by Wednesday, June 2, 2016.

In-person interviews will take place in late June at the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami.

Level of Studies:

Graduate level.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1982 and a college graduate (or prospective graduate), including completion of 16 or more years of schooling.

Duration of Program:

Maximum 2 years (April 2017-March 2019) including Japanese-language training.

Preliminary Japanese-language training:

6 months (offered through 54 universities)
Those with sufficient Japanese proficiency are not required to undergo preliminary Japanese-language training.

Prior Japanese-language ability requirement:

No prior ability required, but preffered.

Fields of Study:

Major in field of specialty at a graduate school.


University of applicant's choosing. Please be sure to write at least one university request on your application. If you pass the preliminary selection examination conducted at the Consulate, you will be required to obtain a letter of acceptance and admission to the university of your choice. For a list of schools with information desks for foreign students, please refer to Atlanta's list. For a list of schools with direct placement, click here. For a searchable database of Japanese universities, see JASSO or Japan Study Support.

Scholarship Stipend:

¥143,000 per month for non-degree research

¥144,000 per month for Master's courses

¥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.


Tuition for national universities waived; tuition for public and private universities is paid for by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Travel Allowance:

Roundtrip fare (economy class air ticket) is provided from the nearest international airport to your home to Japan.

*Please note that the address you write on your application is considered your home address and the ticket will be issued for the airport closest to that address. You will not be permitted to change departure locations.

Application Guidelines:

Application Guidelines Japanese Ver.
English Ver.
Application Form Word PDF
Field of Study and Study Program Word PDF
Placement Preference Form Word PDF
Recommendation Form Word PDF
Medical Certificate PDF

Mail completed applications to:

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Coordinator
Consulate General of Japan in Miami

80 S.W. 8th Street, Suite 3200

Miami, FL 33130

Examination Requirements for Embassy Recommendation: Japanese and English

Examination Questions from Previous Years: Click here.