Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Students) for 2023 (Application deadline: June 10, 2022)


We are pleased to announce that you can now apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2023 (Undergraduate Students).

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2023.

Application Procedure for MEXT 2023 (Undergraduate Students)

Please read the application guideline on the Study in Japan website for more details and use the forms in the site.
Application Procedure and necessary documents for Undergraduate Students
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Selection Schedule for Dutch Nationals

We will not accept any applications after the deadline.
Please double-check that you submit all the requested documents to us and make sure they are filled out completely. If any document is missing or if any document is incomplete, this could negatively affect your application. This also applies to the Certificate of Health. Please make sure every section is filled out when you receive the Certificate from your doctor. After the preliminary screening based on the submitted documents, successful candidates of the Preliminary Screening will be invited for the interview and the written examination. Please also keep in mind that an ‘original document’ refers to it being signed or stamped with ink by the issuing person or institution. In addition, we ask you not to staple the documents.

June 10, 2022
(Before 17:00)
Deadline for applications
Applications are to be submitted directly or by post (hard-copy) to:
Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands
(Attn: Cultural Section / MEXT US)
Tobias Asserlaan 5, 2517 KC Den Haag
Around the middle of June 2022 Preliminary Screening
June 21 and 22, 2022 (for 2 days) Written Examination and Interview (First Screening)
(at the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands). The location and date will be the same for all candidates. No exceptions will be made.
By the middle of August 2022 The Embassy will announce the result of the First Screening
Around December 2022- February 2023 Final decision by MEXT
The beginning of April 2023 or
September - October 2023
Departure to Japan
 * In some circumstances, due to for example travel restrictions, there is the possibility that the selection process will be cancelled or that applicants will not be able to come to Japan even after being granted the scholarship.


Please contact the Cultural and Information Section of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands for questions regarding the application forms/procedures.

Tel: 070-3469544
Email: info@hg.mofa.go.jp (Please mention “MEXT Scholarships for Undergraduate Students (your name)” in the subject line.)