MEXT Scholarship Details for Bangladeshi students

2020/10/5

Types of MEXT scholarship in Bangladesh

(1)University Reccomendation (Research and Undergraduate)

 a)University Recommendation is a type of selection that students are recommended to MEXT by the Japanese university which will accept you as a research student. The applicants submit their applications to Japanese Unviersities directly, and the  selected candidates are recommended to MEXT from each university. MEXT conducts a screening and selects scholarship grantees at the end of June. They normally arrive in Japan in the end of September.

   b)  The qualification and eligibility varies according to each university. Please visit website of Japanese universities for the details. Please visit website of each Japanese university for the details.

   c)  The application period normally starts in November-December and ends in January-February.

 

(2)  Embassy Reccomendation (Research, Undergraduate, College of Technology, Specialized Training College)

In this type of scholarship, recipients are recruited and initially screened by Japanese Embassy.
 

Schedule for all Embassy Recommendation Program:
 
April Advertisement available on the webpage of the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
May Application submission to the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
July Written examination and interview
July Provisional selection by the Embassy
December Final selection by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) of Japan
January Placement into Japanese universities
March next year Orientation for MEXT scholarship grantees
March next year Visa Application
April or October next year Departure for Japan




 

Categories of MEXT Scholarship

1. Research 

Field of study
Humanities & Social Science Group
Natural Science Group
Pure Science
Biological Science
Engineering
Agriculture
Commerce Group
Dentistry & Medical Science Group

Scholarship duration
Maximum 2 years including 6 month Japanese-language training if required

Eligibility to apply
▪Age below 35 as of April 1 of the scholarship receiving year.
▪For Master’s Course, those who have completed a bachelor’s course or have 16 years of school education.
▪For Doctoral Course who have completed a master’s course or have 18 years of school education.
▪Only Bangladehsi national can apply from Bangladesh

Academic qualification
All through first class (Mark 60% or CGPA 3.5 out of 4) 

Written exam
▪English or Japanese
*You can refer to the past exam papers


 

2. Undergraduate

Field of study
Humanities & Social Science
Natural Science
Engineering
Dentistry & Medical Science
Agriculture

Course duration
Normally 5 years including Japanese-language training
(7 years for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science)

Eligibility to apply
▪Age 17-25 as of April 1 of the scholarship receiving year
▪Only Bangladehsi national can apply from Bangladesh

Academic qualification
Humanities & Social Science : GPA 4.5 both in SSC & HSC / Grade A+ in English & Mathematics
Science (Engineering/ Medical Science) : GPA 5 both in SSC & HSC / Grade A+ in English, Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 

Written exam
Humanities & Commerce Group : English, Mathematics and Japanese
Science Group (Engineering) : English, Math, Chemistry, Physics and Japanese
Science Group ( Medical Science) : English, Math, Chemistry, Biology and Japanese

*You can refer to the past exam papers


 

3. Teacher's Training

Course duration
▪6 months training course + 1 year Masters Level course
*Note that this is a non-degree training course 

Eligibility to apply
▪Age below 35 as of April 1 of the scholarship receiving year.
▪Must be graduate of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at elementary or secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools and have 5 years experience.
▪Only Bangladehsi national can apply from Bangladesh
▪Participants are required to resume their job as teachers after completing the course.

Standard schedule for teacher's traning application

  

January Advertisement  available on the website of the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
February Receive a candidate short-list from the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
March Written examination and interview at the Embassy
May Final selection from MEXT
October Depart for Japan


 






 

 Written exam
▪English or Japanese



4. College of Technology 

Definition of College of Technology Students
Those who are enrolled in a course of study or in an advanced course at a college of technology, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the college of technology. Under the application guidelines, MEXT calls for applicants who will study in a one-year preparatory course and then will be enrolled into the third year of the course at the college of technology and receive specialized education for three years (in the case of maritime engineering, for three and a half years.)

Example Application Guideline (for 2021, already closed)

Field of study
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Information, Communication and Network Engineering
Materials Engineering
Architecture
Civil Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Other Fields

Duration
3 years (After graduation from a Technical college in Bangladesh, the student will be admitted to the 3rd year of bachelor course in Japanese college as a transfer student. 

Eligibility to apply
Applicants must satisfy any one of the following conditions.

(1) Applicants who have completed 11 years of schooling in countries other than Japan at the time of travelling to Japan. 
(2) Other than the above (1) condition, applicants who are eligible for transfer admission to a third-year course at a college of technology at the time of application.
 
▪Age between 17 and 25 as of April 1 of the scholarship receiving year
▪Completed school education comparable to a high school (a minimum of 11 years beginning from primary school) education (includes prospective graduates).

▪Only Bangladehsi national can apply from Bangladesh

Academic qualification
GPA 5 both in SSC & HSC / Grade A+ in English, Mathematics and Physics

Written exam
English or Japanese
▪Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry  *To be chosen according to applicant’s intended major

*You can refer to the past exam papers


 

5. Specialized Training College

Definition of College of Technology Students
Those who are enrolled in a postsecondary course at a specialized training college, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the specialized training college.

Example Application Guideline (for 2021, already closed)

Field of study
Technology
Personal Care and Nutrition
Education and Welfare
Business
Fashion and Home Economics
Culture and General Education

Eligibility to apply
▪Age between 17 and 25 as of April 1 of the scholarship receiving year
▪Completed 12 years of schooling or have completed school education comparable to a Japanese high school (includes prospective graduates).



Written exam
English or Japanese
▪Mathematics

*You can refer to the 
past exam papers