Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Japanese Studies Students)

2024/2/20

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: December 28, 2024


We are pleased to announce the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2024 (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 2024 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 2024 Embassy Recommendation
Documents for Application – Japanese Studies Student page (Study in Japan Webpage);
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-japanese.html

■Application Guidelines (from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan Webpage)
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/_mt/2023/12/1_2024JapaneseStudies_Guideline_E.pdf

 

Screening schedule for Dutch nationals

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
    ※Extended



 
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, February 28, 2024
 
First screening: Written Examination and Interview (at the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands)
June 2024 Second screening by MEXT
the middle of August 2024 Final decision by MEXT
(including university placement)
September – October 2024 Departure to Japan

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.)