Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Japanese Studies Students)

2021/9/14

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to students of Dutch nationality to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.

The application announcement usually reaches the Embassy in December/January for the departure of following September/October.

Application announcement

Updated: January 12, 2021


We are pleased to announce the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2021 (Japanese Studies Students).

The Japanese Government's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture. The purpose of these scholarships is to promote mutual understanding and deepening friendly ties between Japan and other countries through the acquisition of advanced knowledge regarding Japan's language and culture.

Application forms for 2021 program

Please check the “Study in Japan” homepage for more information. Please read the application guidelines carefully for the details and download the forms via the link below:

■MEXT Scholarship 2021 Embassy Recommendation
Documents for Application – Japanese Studies Student page (Study in Japan Webpage);
  https://studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap_stopj-applications_japanese.html

■Course Guide (from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan Homepage)
  https://www.mext.go.jp/content/20201217-mxt_gakushi02-000011717_05.pdf

Screening schedule for Dutch nationals

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


 
Deadline for applications
Application forms must reach the Embassy of Japan as below via post by this date:
Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands
(Attn: Cultural Section / MEXT JS)
Tobias Asserlaan 5, 2517 KC Den Haag
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
 
First screening: Written Examination and Interview (at the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands)
After the second half of May 2021 Second screening by MEXT
From July to the middle of August 2021 Final decision by MEXT
(including university placement)
September – October 2021 Departure to Japan

*Please note that the program and the screening procedures may be suspended or the dates/format may be changed due to Covid-19 circumstances or unforeseen events.

Contact

For inquiries, please contact the Information and Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands by e-mail:
info@hg.mofa.go.jp (Please mention “MEXT Scholarships Japanese Studies (your name)” in the subject line.)