MEXT (UR) 2023 Scholarship for International Students (Fully-funded)
The MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students at Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University (APU) is presently accepting applications from eligible candidates who desire to pursue a degree program at the University for the academic session of 2023 – 2024.
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers this scholarship with the goal of boosting international competitiveness and fostering active exchange among international students in Japanese universities.
The MEXT, which stands for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, is a governmental organization dedicated to advancing education, culture, sports, and science in Japan. One of its significant initiatives is the MEXT Scholarship program, aimed at promoting international exchange and enhancing the global competitiveness of Japanese universities. This scholarship provides opportunities for qualified international students to pursue higher education in Japan, fostering cross-cultural understanding and academic excellence. Through the MEXT Scholarship, deserving candidates from around the world can access world-class education and contribute to the internationalization of Japan’s academic community.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Japanese Government
Host Institution(s): Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University (APU)
Scholarship Worth: Fully-Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Nationality: All Nationalities
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students:
- Intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas
- Be a national of a MEXT designated country
- Be born on or after April 2, 1989
- Have achieved a GPA of at least 2.30 on a 3.00 scale at their most recent university
- Those who are serving on active military duty or civilians employed by the military at the time of application are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Recipients must be able to arrive in Japan during the arrival period stipulated by APU.
- Those who apply for this scholarship cannot have received a MEXT scholarship in the past unless they have more than 3 years of educational research experience after the final payment of the previous MEXT scholarship award.
- Those who apply for this scholarship cannot be applying for another MEXT scholarship.
- Recipients of this scholarship cannot receive a scholarship from another scholarship organization while studying at APU.
- Recipients of this scholarship must have “student” as their status of residence (visa status) in Japan.
- The score validity period requirement for the English Proficiency Test Score: Only scores of examinations taken on or after March 23, 2022 will be accepted.
Benefits for the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students:
- Successful applicants for MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students will receive the following benefits:
- Full admission fee
- 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship)
- 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
- Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program
Application Procedures for the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students (How to Apply):
Prospective candidates interested in applying for the MEXT (UR) Scholarship for International Students should adhere to the following steps:
- Submit the APU application by November 15, 2023, for enrollment in September 2024. No additional documents are needed to be considered for this scholarship.
- APU will evaluate the application materials and identify exceptional candidates to recommend to MEXT.
- Applicants chosen for the scholarship recommendation will be notified of their final APU application results.
- Selected candidates must complete and submit additional MEXT application documents to APU.
- The final decision regarding the scholarship award will be made by MEXT.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
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