Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship (Research Students)

Updated: April 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2019 (Research Students).

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study graduate courses at Japanese universities as research students (either non-degree or degree students) under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2019.


Application Documents for 2019

Please read the application guideline on the MEXT website for more details and use the forms on the site .

  • Portal site of the MEXT scholarships


  • Application Procedure and necessary documents for Research Students


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Selection Schedule for Dutch Nationals


We will not accept any applications after the following deadline. Please double-check that you submit all the requested documents to us. After the first screening based on the submitted documents, a number of candidates will be invited for the interview and the written examination.

20 June 2018
(Before 17:00)

Deadline for applications
Applications are to be submitted directly to:
Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands
(Attn: Cultural Section / MEXT RS)
Tobias Asserlaan 5, 2517 KC Den Haag
End of June First Screening
First half of July 2018
(the exact date will be announced soon)
Written Examination and Interview (at the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands)
August 2018 Recommendation from the Embassy to Monbukagakusho
Around November 2018 - February 2019 Final decision by Monbukagkusho
April/October 2019 Departure to Japan


Cultural Section of the Embassy of Japan

Tel: 070-3469544

Email: info@hg.mofa.go.jp (Please mention “Monbukagakusho Scholarships for Research Students (your name)” in the subject line.)