Japanese Government Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate Free Scholarships

Applications are invited from the Government of Japan to apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship 2020.

The Japanese government is now accepting applications for a Fully Funded MEXT University Recommendation Scholarship in Japan

For Bachelors, Masters Ph.D. at the University of Asia Pacific.

Japanese language knowledge, IELTS / TOEFL is not compulsory. 

Students whose language institute was in English are eligible to submit 

English Proficiency Certificate from their university and are exempt from language testing. 

The application process is online.

The MEXT Scholarship Japan For Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. or Doctoral 

The program may be applied for by international students of any nationality.

Asia Pacific University offers all types of university-based educational programs.

  1. Country: Japan
  2. UniversityRitsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  3. Course Level: UndergraduateMasters & Doctoral (Ph.D.)
  4. Fields of Study: All Fields & Majors
  5. Deadline: 19th November 2019

What is MEXT Scholarship?

MEXT Stands for Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) provides Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships in the areas you studied in your country.

Under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program, you will study as Research Students at the top Japanese universities.


The scholarship is a Fully Funded Scholarship for international students

  1. 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship)
  2. 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
  3. Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program.

MEXT Scholarship Requirements

  1. Bachelor Students: Applicants who have completed 12 years of school education in countries other than Japan.
  2. Master’s course: Applicants who have completed 16 years of school education in countries other than Japan.
  3. Doctoral Course: Applicants who have completed 18 years of school education in countries other than Japan.


Applicants Must meet anyone the English language Requirements

e.g. TOEFL iBT 72 or above, IELTS 5.5 or above

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas.
  2. Not have Japanese nationality and be a national of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  3. Be born on or after April 2, 1985

How to Apply

Submit a request for an APU online by 19 November 2019. 

There is no need to consider additional records for this scholarship. 

Below is the connection to the Online Application Form.


The last date to apply for the Japanese Government Scholarship 2020 MEXT University Recommendation at Asia Pacific University is 19th November 2019 for the September 2020 enrollment.

You can click HERE for official website

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