MEXT Scholarship 2020 application

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho/MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities and schools. Only Bangladeshi citizens can apply for these programs through the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh. All application should be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

Before beginning the application process, please review our webpage  for more information on studying in Japan, information on Japanese universities, and MEXT Scholarship Alumni.

Categories of the MEXT scholarship:
-Research Studnets
-Undergraduate Students
-Specialized Training School Students
-College of Technology Students

(Please refer to the below sections for the details)
 

Research Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Research Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

MEXT 2021 Application will open in early May, 2020.

 

Duration: Approx. 2 years or more depending on the program (please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details)

Outline of Eligibility: Degree: Bachelor's degree or higher / Age: born on or after April 2, 1985 (for the 2020 recruitment) / Study Area: the same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field / Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Departure Date: April or October 2020

Placement at University: Designated by MEXT, based on your admission or a letter of provisional acceptance you obtain from Japanese universities.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Selection Process:

  1. Application Submission: To the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  2. Documents Review
  3. Examination (Japanese and English) : June 22
  4. 1st screening notification : July
  5. Obtain admissions or letters of provisional acceptance
  6. 2nd screening notification : December 2019 to January 2020
  7. Acceptance notification : Following February

Undergraduate Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Research Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

MEXT 2021 Application will open in early May, 2020.

Duration: Approx. 4-6 years depending on the program (please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details)

Outline of Eligibility: Education: High school diploma or higher / Age: born on or after April 2, 1995 (for the 2020 recruitment) / Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Departure Date: April 2020

Placement at University: Designated by MEXT, based on your fields and subjects choices.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Selection Process:

  1. Application Submission: To the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  2. Documents Review
  3. Examination (Japanese, English, Mathematics and Science*) : June 22
    *Only for applicants who choose Natural Science field
  4. 1st screening notification: July
  5. Acceptance notification : January 2020

Specialized Training College Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Research Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

MEXT 2021 Application will open in early May, 2020.

Duration: 3 years (including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjecgts due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details.

Fields of Study:
A) Technology
B) Personal Care and Nutrition
C) Education and Welfare
D) Business
E) Fashion and Home Economics
F) Culture and Feneral Education
Details: Fields of Study for the Training College Students Scholarship

Outline of Eligibility: Education: Those who are enrolled in a postsecondary course at a specialized training college, or who are receiving preparatory education in Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the specialized training college. / Age: born on or after April 2, 1995 (for the 2020 recruitment) / Citizenship: Bangladeshi
Please refer to the Application Guideline for Specialized Training College Students Scholarship for the details.

Departure Date: April 2020

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Selection Process:

  1. Application Submission: To the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh 
  2. Documents Review
  3. Examination (Japanese, English, Mathematics and Chemistry or/and Physics) : June 22nd
  4. 1st screening notification: July
  5. Acceptance notification : January 2020

 

College of Technology Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Research Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

MEXT 2021 Application will open in early May, 2020.

Duration: 4 years (one-year preparatory Japanese language course, and then enrolled into the third year of the course at the college of technology and receive specialized education for three years). Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details.

Fields of Study:
A) Mechanical Engineering
B) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
C) Information, Communication and Netword Engineering
D) Materials Engineering
E) Architecture
F) Civil Engineering
G) Maritime Engineering
H) Other Fields
Details: Field of Study for the College of Technology Students Scholarship

Outline of Eligibility: Education: Applicants must be eligible for transferring admission to a third-year course at a collge of technology at the time of application./ Age: born on or after April 2, 1995 (for the 2020 recruitment) / Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Departure Date: April 2020

Application Deadline: May 22, 2019

Selection Process:

  1. Application Submission: To the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh 
  2. Documents Review
  3. Examination (Japanese, English, Mathematics and Chemistry or/and Physics)  : June 22
  4. 1st screening notification: July
  5. Acceptance notification : January 2020

Please contact the Embassy of Japan at eojbd@dc.mofa.go.jp about the MEXT application.