Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Research Student

Type Research Student
Level Research/Masters Course/Ph.D. course
Age Under 35 (born on or after April 2, 1984)
Fields of study (A) Japan related Humanities (B) Japan related Social Science (C) Information Technology (D) Mathematical Science (E) Physics (F) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (G) Biology and Biotechnology (H) Agriculture and Fishery (I) Environmental Science (J) Pharmaceutical Science (K) Geology and Geoinformatics (L) Civil Engineering (M) Architecture (N) Material Science / Engineering (O) Electrical Engineering (P) Electronics & Communications Engineering (Q) Mechanical Engineering (R) Aerospace Engineering (S) Robotics
Eligibility conditions 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 2019 for April 2019 batch and 30th September 2019 for October 2019 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 2019 for April 2019 batch and 30th September 2019 for October 2019 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 Two years from April or One and a half year from October*1 (Including a half year of Japanese language training period*2)
Number of scholarships To be announced
Stipend 143,000 Yen/ month (Approx. Rs. 87,000 / month for the year 2017 *3)
Tuition fees Exempted
Airfare Round-trip airfare will be provided
How to apply and where to send the completed forms

Applications closed for 2019

Detailed Information & Application forms Guidelines
Application Form
Field of Study and Research Plan
Recommendation Form
Health Certificate

Schedule of Preliminary Selection - Notification of shortlisted candidates for written test/interview (on this page): 15th June 2018 onwards
- Dates for Written test/interview: 23 June, 24 June, 30 June, 1 July, 2018

Names of the shortlisted candidates called for written test and interview

Venue for the written test:Embassy of Japan, 50G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 [Entry from the Visa Gate].

23rd June 2018 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Electrical Engineering; Pharmaceutical Science; Japan Related Social Science & Humanities; Geology & Geo Informatics

24th June 2018 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Biology & Bio-technology; Civil & Earthquake Engineering; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (only doctoral)

30th June 2018 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Physics; Aerospace Engineering; Agriculture & Fishery; Architecture; Mathematical Science; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (Masters only); Mechanical Engineering

1st July 2018 (Reporting time: 8:30am)
Robotics; Information Technology; Environmental Science; Electronics & Communication Engineering; Material 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.
Please write your telephone number with area code, 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 or enters the courses offered in English.
*3: The amount is subject to change depending on the annual budget of each year