2020 MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship

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.
Residents of other countries or U.S. states should contact their nearest Consulate General of Japan or Embassy of Japan.


Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

All application materials must be received by Friday, May 31, 2019.
In-person inverviews will be held at CGJ-Miami on the third week of June 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1995 and have completed 12 years of school education or have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 are included.) Applicants must, in principle, be able to arrive in Japan between April 1 and April 7, 2020.


Duration of Program: April 2020 to March 2025. 5 years including 1 year of Japanese-language training (7 years for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science).


Preliminary Japanese-language training: 1 year.


Prior Japanese-language ability requirement: Depends on chosen field of study. All applicants must be willing to learn and take courses in Japanese.


Fields of Study: Undergraduate education in an avaiable major (see Guidelines below).


University of applicant's choosing. Please be sure to write at least one university request on your application. For a list of schools with information desks for foreign students, please refer to CGJ 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: ¥117,000 per month.
*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: 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 & Documents

Application Guidelines
Application Form
Recommendation Form
Medical Certificate

Direct Placement Form

(Non-Consulate Recommendation)


Examination Requirements for Embassy Recommendation:
Japanese (for reference purposes), English, Mathematics, and world history or science (two out of the following three subjects: chemistry, physics or biology)

Examination Questions from Previous Years: Click here.

Mail completed applications to:

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Coordinator
Consulate General of Japan in Miami
80 S.W. 8th Street, Suite 3200
Miami, FL 33130