Fully Funded MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship in Japan

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Scholarship Overview

Applications are open for Hokkaido University scholarships for international students 2022. The Hokkaido university scholarships are fully funded, and the Japanese government will fund this MEXT scholarship. The Hokkaido university scholarships are offered to students who want to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree program in Japan.

A wide range of academic majors/fields are offered to apply under Hokkaido University scholarships. IELTS/TOEFL is also not mandatory but important, but if you have not undertaken an English language proficiency test, no worries. Applicants can just submit an English language proficiency certificate issued by their professor or university. Hokkaido university scholarship duration is 2 years for a master’s program and 3 years for a doctorate program.

There are three different ways to apply for the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship at Hokkaido University, embassy recommendation, University recommendation and lastly domestic selection. Domestic selection scholarships might not be offered every year. For embassy recommendation MEXT scholarship, students must receive a recommendation from the Japanese embassy cor consulate in their country. Application deadline is different for every country.

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Scholarship Benefits

The MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship will support the student in the following ways:

  • Application fee exemption
  • Exemption of tuition fee
  • No admission fee
  • Airfare travel ticket will be provided for arrival as well as for a return to the home country.
  • Undergraduate students will receive ¥117,000/month, November to March ¥120,000/month.
  • Research students will receive ¥143,000/month; from November to March, the stipend is different ¥146,000/month.
  • Master’s students will receive ¥144,000/month, while from November to March, ¥147,000/month.
  • Doctorate students will receive ¥145,000 per month; from November to March it will be ¥148,000 monthly.
  • The amount of stipend for summer and winter is different as cold region allowance is added in winter.

Scholarship Eligibility

Here are the eligibility criteria for MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship 2022:

  • Applicants must show proof to have a country with a good diplomatic relation with Japan.
  • English proficiency certificate or test scores.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated to study abroad and pursue research.
  • The applicants must show academic excellence.
  • The applicant shall hold a bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply for Hokkaido university scholarships for the master’s program.
  • And for PhD program applicant must hold a master’s degree.
  • The applicants must be born after April 1986.
  • Students who reside in Japan are not eligible to apply for Hokkaido university scholarships.


Required Documents:

  • Application form (complete)
  • Official Academic transcripts
  • Motivation letter
  • Abstract of graduation thesis and other publications
  • Research plan
  • English proficiency certificate
  • Passport (photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Graduation certificate
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