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University Of Tokyo 2023 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship For International Students

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University of Tokyo: The application is open for the 2023 University of Tokyo Japanese Government MEXT scholarship for international students to study at the prestigious University of Tokyo. The determination of the number of candidates to be selected by the Graduate School of Science for the University of Tokyo, in addition to the number to be subsequently chosen by the University of Tokyo to MEXT, will be concluded once the application period has ended. During the previous round (application for entrance in 2020), each Graduate School was permitted to choose a maximum of one candidate, while the University of Tokyo was authorized to nominate up to three candidates to MEXT.

Brief Scholarship Details

Sponsor(s): Japanese Government MEXT

Host Institution: University of Tokyo

Type of Program: Masters | Doctorate

Award Value: Fully Funded

Eligible Countries: International

Application Deadline: 31 October 2023

Full Benefits and Duration of the University of Tokyo Japan MEXT Scholarship

Award Value

The scholarship award will cover the following:

  • Allowance
  • Traveling Costs
  • School Fees

Duration of Award

For a recipient who will enroll in a Master’s Program or Doctoral Program, the scholarship will be payable for the standard period of time necessary for the recipient to complete his or her program (standard course term), starting from October 2024.

  • Master’s Program = October, 2024 – September, 2026 (2years)
  • Doctoral Program = October, 2024 – September, 2027 (3years)

Eligibility Requirement for the Japanese Government Masters Scholarship

International students with outstanding academic records

  • Who wish to enter Japan in September, 2023 as a new student
  • To study in the Master’s or Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Science.
  • Applicants who have already graduated from their latest degree program should have a final grade point of 2.30 or higher, while current students should have a grade point of 2.30 or higher for their current courses, and both should be expected to maintain the same academic standards during the course of the scholarship program.
  • Grade points shall be calculated according to a formula specified by MEXT.
  • Furthermore, students must meet one of the criteria given under “(7) Language Proficiency” given below.
  • Please refer to (11) Non-eligibility 5. to confirm your eligibility.

Apply Also: Fully Funded Scholarship at American University of Beirut (AUB) 2023

Required Documents

Letter of recommendation from “dean or above”

This letter must fulfill all of the following conditions:

  1. The name of the addressee stated in the letter must be “the President of the University of Tokyo”
  2. The letter must be printed on your university’s letterhead.
  3. The letter must be written by and signed by a dean or above. Digital signature is not acceptable.

Application Procedure

  • An application passed the submission deadline is not acceptable.
  • An application will not be considered unless all application forms and necessary documents are completed correctly and all accompanying documents are complete.
  • In some countries, a graduation certificate and other documents are issued by a government administrative office. In this case, the University of Tokyo may need to confirm with a student’s previous university that the certificate issued contains no erroneous information.

Applicants must submit the required documents to apply for the MEXT Scholarship after applying for admission to the Graduate School of Science (Master’s/Doctoral Program). For an application to count, both MEXT scholarship application and the Graduate School of Science admission application must be completed before the application deadline through the respective online forms.

Electronic Application

To submit the electronic application, applicants must upload all application documents through the designated application form, as instructed below, before the application deadline. Note that other forms of submission such as via email will not be accepted.


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