Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
- Specialised Training College Students (STC) for 2025

Updated on 17 April 2024

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

About STC, please refer to the following website:

Level Undergraduate level leading to Certificate
Age Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 2000.
Fields of study (1) Choose a preferred field of study from among (A) to (F) below:
(A) Technology (B) Personal Care and Nutrition (C) Education and Welfare (D) Business (E) Fashion and Home Economics (F) Culture and General Education

(2) Choose the preferred subject(s) from the “Name of Subjects” listed in the chosen field of study on the Annex “Majors and Related Subjects for Fields of Study”. Applicants may enter a first and second choice of subjects from the same field of study.
the Annex “Majors and Related Subjects for Fields of Study”
Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 60% marks in 12th (or 11th or 10th) grade are required.

* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency.
Term of scholarship From April 2025 to March 2028 (Including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects needed for the preparation to proceed to a Specialized Training College.)
Number of scholarships About 12 (Those appx. 12 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)
Stipend 117,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs.63,300 per month
Tuition fees Exempted
Airfare Round-trip airfare will be provided
Application Documents and Forms Application documents are described in the guidelines.
[Forms] *Do not use forms for previous years.
Application form
Certificate of Health
Sample Format of Recommendation Letter

Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact (1)For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700040

(2)For students residing in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
No 12/1 Cenetoph Road, 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600018

(3)For students residing in the remaining states and union territories

(where to send)
Japan Information Centre, Embassy of Japan,
50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier, marking the envelope - Application for STC Scholarship 2025.
We do NOT accept applications sent by Email.

(For inquiry)
Tel: +91-11-46104865
Schedule of the First Screening Application Deadline (must): 27 May 2024
Application Screening: early June 2024
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): mid June 2024
Written Examination: 23 June 2024
Interview: 24 June 2024 (tentative)
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: mid July 2024

Past Examination questions are available!