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Japanese Government Scholarship for UG Program in Law, Social Sciences & Humanities:Apply By Aug 17

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program



Fields of Study


Social Sciences and Humanities – A 1. Law 2. Politics 3. Pedagogy 4. Sociology 5. Literature 6. History 7. Japanese Language 8. Others (excluding “1. Economics” and “2. Business Administration” in Humanities B.)

Social Sciences and Humanities – B 1. Economics 2. Business Administration



Qualifications and Conditions


In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required.



Term of scholarship


A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university: From April 2021 to March 2026 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.) For a scholarship grantee majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years, until March 2028.


A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):

Four years (or six years for the one majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or in a six-year course in pharmacy). The scholarship period will start from the time of enrollment in the university, which the university designates.



Number of scholarships


Up to 15 (Those appx. 15 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)



Scholarship


Allowance: 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month Education Fees: Exempted Travelling Expenses: Round-trip airfare will be provided



How to apply for the Japanese MEXT UG Scholarship 2020 


Download the following documents:

Application form

Certificate of Health

Sample Format of Recommendation Letter

Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.

The duly filled documents are to be submitted at the following offices.



For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha:

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata 55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700040



For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018 Phone: 044-24323860/61/62/63



For students residing in the remaining states and union territories

Embassy of Japan, 50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021


Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier. Applications sent by Email are NOT accepted.



Important Dates

Application Deadline (must): 17 August 2020 Application Screening: August 2020 Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): Early-September 2020 Written Examination and Interview: 20 September 2020 Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early-October


For a sample question paper, click here.


*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, there is a possibility that the application procedure could be stopped at a later stage, and the Embassy may entirely cancel the selection of candidates of the scholarship programs, for the academic year 2021.



Contact

(For inquiry) Phone: 99530-18030 (Mr. S. Sinha) Email: jpemb.anshula@nd.mofa.go.jp (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only)



Click the below links for the official website.

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships for UG Programs

Detailed Guidelines of Japanese Government MEXT UG Scholarships



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