Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Research Students for 2022

Updated on 25 June 2021

Applications closed for 2022*

The result of document screening.

Application forms for passing candidates
APPLICATION FORM
PLACEMENT PREFERENCE APPLICATION FORM
Field of Study and Research Plan
RECOMMENDATION FORM (SAMPLE)
CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH

For details on recruitment, please refer to the following guidelines:
APPLICATION GUIDELINES - JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2022 (RESEARCH STUDENTS)

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

Applications closed for 2022

Schedule of the Preliminary Selection *Note
Since the writing examination cannot be conducted due to Covid 19, the selection is based on the result of document screening and interview.
The result of the document screening will be announced soon, and the interview will be conducted from the end of June to early July. The detail of the interview will be communicated to the candidates who have successfully cleared the document screening.
Application Deadline (must): 16th May 2021

Application Screening: May-June 2021

Notification of result of Preliminary Application Form: Middle of June

Written Examination: Cancelled

Interview: end of June to early July

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.

Mr. Sinha, Email:jpemb.sinha@nd.mofa.go.jp

Please also mention your telephone number,while sending your query by email.
Past Examination questions are available! https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/planning/scholarship/application/examination/