MEXT Scholarships

Since 1954, the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has assisted over 65,000 foreign students, from more than 160 different countries, to study in Japan. The Ministry works in cooperation with national, local, public and private universities and trade schools to provide these scholarships. Annually MEXT offers Research, Undergraduate, Japan Studies, Teacher Training and Professional Training scholarships to U.S. citizens living in Michigan and Ohio through our Consulate in Detroit.

Japanese Studies

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to pursue Japanese Studies. This program offers students an intensive course of the Japanese language and introduction to Japanese studies in various aspects. Applicants must be from 18 to 30 years old, and must be enrolled as undergraduate students in schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture, outside of Japan upon departure AND when they return. Application materials will be available in the winter on our website.

Research Student (Now Available!)

Eighteen month and two-year scholarships for graduate students to study at Japanese universities as research students in fields of art and natural science. Application materials will be available in the spring (around mid-April) on our website.

Undergraduate Student (Now Available)

Up to five year scholarships at a Japanese college or university for students seeking an undergraduate degree, from a university in Japan, in the fields of social sciences/humanities or natural sciences. Applications are available in the spring (around mid-April) through our office by contacting Rhea Young at 313-567-0120 x228.

Specialized Training College (Now Available)

Three year scholarship for high school graduates between 18 and 22 years of age wishing to study at a Japanese professional training school. Applications are available in the spring (around mid-April) through our office by contacting Rhea Young at 313-567-0120 x228.

In-Service Training for Teachers

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to foreign teachers who wish to study at Japanese universities for professional improvement under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program. You must be under 35 years of age and a graduate of a college or teacher training college. You must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in a primary, secondary or teacher training college in your country. Applications are available in the winter through our office by contacting Rhea Young at 313-567-0120 x228.

Attention: Please be aware that organizations or individuals who charge application fee or deposit have no relation with the Japanese Government. There is no application fee for the MEXT Scholarships. All application procedures for the MEXT Scholarships are conducted through Japanese Embassies, Consulates in your countries, or institution of higher education in Japan.