Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Research Students

Updated on 14th June 2019

Type Research Students
Level Graduate school level
(Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course)
Age Under 35 (born on or after April 2, 1985)
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
(Citizens of other countries should contact Japanese Embassy/Consulate in their respective countries.)

1. For Research Student / Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. The candidates should obtain their mark sheet and degree on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch.

2. For Ph.D. Degree

Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 65% marks. Candidate having practical research/teaching/work experience after obtaining the prescribed qualification on or before 31st March 2020 for April 2020 batch and 30th September 2020 for October 2020 batch.

3. For Research Student/Master’s degree in Japanese Language

a) Students who have completed Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.


b) Students who have completed Bachelor’s degree course in any subject from a recognized university and obtained N2 Certificate of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted by the Japan Foundation.

4. For Ph.D. degree in Japanese Language

Students who have completed Master degree course in Japanese Language from a recognized university.

Term of scholarship A typical master's degree course is for two years.(*1)
A typical doctoral degree course is for three years. (*1)
In case preparatory education is required, a 6-month preparatory education period will be separately added. (*2)
Number of scholarships To be announced
Stipend 144,000 Yen/ month (Approx. Rs. 89,440 / month for the year 2019 *3)
Tuition fees Exempted
Airfare Round-trip airfare will be provided
How to apply and where to send the completed forms

Applications closed for 2020

Schedule of the Preliminary Selection Application deadline: 13th May 2019
Application Screening: 3rd/4th week of May 2019
Notification of shortlisted candidates for Written Test and Interview on this web page: 1st/2nd week of June 2019
Written Test and Interview: 22 June, 23 June, 29 June, 30 June, 2019
Detailed Information & Application forms Guidelines
Application Form (input possible)
Field of Study and Research Plan
Recommendation Form (Free format)
Health Certificate

Written test and Interview

Names of the shortlisted candidates called for written test and interview


Venue for the written test:Centre for Japanese Studies, School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067.

22nd June 2019 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Pharmaceutical Science; Geology & Geoinformatics; Biotechnology & Biology

23rd June 2019 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Aerospace Engineering; Agriculture & Fishery; Japan Related Social Science; Japan Related Humanities; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Physics

29th June 2019 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Electronics & Communication Engineering; Environmental Science; Architecture; Robotics; Mechanical Engineering

30th June 2019 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematical Science, Information Technology, Material Science, Sports Science

1.Students without a valid Identity Card (Govt.) may not be permitted to write the examination.
2.Candidates with below standard score in written test will not be considered for interview.
3.No TA/DA will be provided by the Embassy.

4.The shortlisted candidates for written test and interview are required to bring 3 sets of application along with supporting documents prescribed in the guidelines.
5.The academic record should be either a transcript issued by the University/Institute/College or a copy certified by an official of the University/Institute/College concerned. Academic record should be bachelor degree onwards with each semester or year wise record whichever is applicable.
6.All three application forms should have original photograph and signature.
7.Please maintain the original format and content of the pages of the application form and content of one page should not spill over to the next page.
8.The application is preferred computer typed and save a copy of it for your reference.
For more details contact Mr. S. Sinha
Japan Information Centre (JIC),
Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021.
Tel:011-4610-4865 (extn. 614)
Please write your telephone number, when you send a query by email.
Past Examination questions are available!
*1: If a student opts for Masters or Ph.D. program, the scholarship term may get extended, provided that he/she has outstanding academic achievement that meets certain criteria set by the MEXT.
*2: It will be exempted if student has a good ability of Japanese Language or enters the courses offered in English.
*3: The amount is subject to change depending on the annual budget of each year