MEXT Scholarship Application (Embassy recommendation)

2020/10/7

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. As per Embassy recommendation, all application should be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

*For MEXT scholarship Unviersity Recommendation, please refer to this page.



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 (Embassy recommendation):
-Research Students (Application now closed)
-Undergraduate Students (Appliction now closed)
-Specialized Training School Students (Application now closed)
-College of Technology Students (Application now closed)
-Japanese Studies Students (Appliction now closed)
-Teachers Training Students (Application now closed)

(Please refer to the below sections for the details)
 

Research Students

Application for the MEXT 2021 Research Students Scholarship (Embassy recommendation) is alreasy CLOSED.

 

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.

Selection Process:

  1. Application Submission: To the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  2. Documents Review
  3. Examination (Japanese and English) 
  4. 1st screening notification 
  5. Obtain admissions or letters of provisional acceptance
  6. 2nd screening notification 
  7. Acceptance notification 

Undergraduate Students

Application for the MEXT 2021 Undergraduate Students Scholarship is alreasy CLOSED.
 

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: 17-25 / Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Departure Date: April 

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

Selection Process:

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

Specialized Training College Students

Application for the MEXT 2021 Specialized Training College Students Scholarship is already CLOSED.
 

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: 17-25 / Citizenship: Bangladeshi
Please refer to the Application Guideline for Specialized Training College Students Scholarship for the details.

Departure Date: April 

Application Deadline: 

Selection Process:

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

College of Technology Students

Application for the MEXT 2021 College of Technology Students Scholarship is already CLOSED.
 

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: 17-25 / Citizenship: Bangladeshi

Departure Date: April 

Selection Process:

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


Japanese Studies Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Japanese Studies Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

Duration: 1 year

Departure Date: September-October

Outline of Eligibility:
                 1. Bangladeshi citizen
                 2. Born between April 2, 1990 and April 1, 2002
                 3. Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and majoring in fields related to Japanese language and/or Japanese culture.

Application:
                  1. Read
 Application Guideline
                 

Exam and Interview Date: TBC (2020 February)
                                          *We will contact the candidate who qualified the document screening only.

 

Teachers Training Students

Application for the MEXT 2020 Teachers Training Students Scholarship is now CLOSED.

Duration: 1.5 years

Departure Date:  September-October

Outline of Eligibility:
                  1. Bangladeshi citizen

                   2. Born on or after April 2, 1985
                   3. At least (5) five years of teaching experience in primary or secondary schools as of October 1, 2020
                   4. Currently employed as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school
                   5. Interested in and willing to learn about Japanese culture
                   6. Upon completion MEXT Teacher's Training Scholarship awardees are required to return to Bangladesh and resume their roles in their organizations as teachers/ trainers. 

Application:
                   1. Read Application Guideline
                   


Exam and Interview Date: TBC (2020 February)
                                          *We will contact the candidate who qualified the document screening only.