Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Research Students for 2022

Updated on 20 April 2021

For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:

Type Research Students
Level Graduate school level
(Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course)
Age Under 35 years old (Applicants, in principle, must have been born on or after April 2, 1987)
Fields of study (A)Japan related Humanities (B)Japan related Social Science (C)Mathematical Science (D)Physics (E)Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (F)Biology and Biotechnology (G)Agriculture and Fishery (H)Environmental Science (I)Pharmaceutical Science (J)Geology and Geoinformatics (K)Civil Engineering (L) Architecture (M)Material Science / Engineering (N)Electrical Engineering (O)Electronics & Communications Engineering (P)Mechanical Engineering (Q)Aerospace Engineering (R)Robotics (S)Information Technology (T)Sports Science
Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, the following would apply:
1.For Research Student / Master’s course / Doctoral course (first phase)
Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 30th September 2022 for the October 2022 batch.

2. Doctoral course (second phase)
Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidates should have practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 30th September 2022 for the October 2022 batch.
Term of scholarship Non-regular students:
The scholarship period will last from April, September or October 2022 until the end of March 2024.

Regular students enrolled in master’s, doctoral, or professional graduate courses:
Regardless of the date of arrival, the scholarship period shall be the necessary period for the completion of the respective regular course (hereinafter referred to as “the standard period of study”. See “13. ACADEMIC PATHWAY FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS” for the standard period of study for each course).
Number of scholarships To be announced
Stipend 1.Students receiving the preparatory education and non-regular students: 143,000 yen (Approx. Rs.101,418) per month
2. Regular students enrolled in master’s or professional degree courses: 144,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102,127) per month
3. Regular students enrolled in doctoral courses: 145,000 yen (Approx. Rs.102, 836) per month.
Education fees Exempted
Traveling Expenses Round-trip airfare will be provided
How to apply and where to send the completed forms

The document examination will be conducted based on the following preliminary application form. If you wish to apply, please e-mail this form by 16 May.

*Please note that the file should be a Microsoft Word file only, and should not exceed 200 KB (for more, read note). Application received at the following email id only shall be considered as submitted application form.

The Preliminary Application Form
Email: (For submission of applications only)

*Please read the "Important note" carefully and prepare the application form.

*When applicants’ fill “Field of Study and Research Plan” and “Placement Preference Application Form”, it is better for applicants to refer to Embassy’s website and JASSO’s website Study in Japan .

*Application received after the aforesaid date and time will be automatically rejected. Also, other form of file, such as handwritten followed by scan, PDF, PowerPoint, Google Drive, link to Google Drive, Google Docs, etc., will also be rejected automatically. 

*No supporting documents are required to be submitted with the preliminary application.

*You will only submit the application form along with supporting documents, as mentioned in the guidelines, only if you are shortlisted after the Preliminary Application round.
Schedule of the Preliminary Selection Application Deadline (must): 16th May 2021

Application Screening: May-June 2021

Notification of result of Preliminary Application Form: Middle of June

Written Examination: 19 June

Interview: To be announced

Notification of result of first screening: Early August

Request of provisional acceptance: until 27 August

Notification of final screening: January 2022

*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the process of screening or the date of examination may change.
Contact Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021. (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only, not for submission of applications.)
Please also mention your telephone number,while sending your query by email.

In the note document, many FAQs have been answered; therefore, please read the note and the guideline carefully before applying and making any query.
Past Examination questions are available!