Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
College of Technology Students for 2021

Updated on 8 October 2020

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

Level Undergraduate level leading to Associate Degree (Diploma)
Age Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after April 2, 1996
Fields of study (1)Choose the preferred field(s) of study from among (A) to (H) below.
Applicants may enter a first, second and third choice.
(A) Mechanical Engineering (B) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (C) Information, Communication and Network Engineering (D) Materials Engineering (E) Architecture (F) Civil Engineering (G) Maritime Engineering (H) Other Fields

(2)Choose the preferred majors element(s) from the “Name of Majors Elements” listed in the chosen field(s) of study on the Annex “Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study”.
the Annex “Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study”

Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th grade are required.
Term of scholarship From April 2021 to March 2025 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs, mathematics, and other subjects needed for the preparation to proceed to a college of technology.)
For scholarship grantees majoring in maritime engineering, the scholarship period will be four and a half years, lasting up to September 2025.
Number of scholarships Up to 15 (Those appx. 15 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)
Allowance 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.82,978) per month
Education Fees Exempted
Traveling Expenses 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 For students residing in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha

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

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
Phone: 044-24323860/61/62/63

For students residing in the remaining states and union territories

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

Please note that applications need to be sent by post or courier.
We do NOT accept applications sent by Email.
(For inquiry)
Phone: 99530-18030 (Mr. S. Sinha)
Email: (Ms. Anshula) (For inquiry only.)
Schedule of the First Screening Application Deadline (must): 17 August 2020
Application Screening: August 2020
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): 8 September 2020
Written Examination and Interview: CANCELLED
Online interview: 16-18 September 2020
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early-October

*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, we decided not to conduct the written examination and direct interview. Instead of them, online interview will be conducted, details of which will be shared with those candidates who pass the document screening stage.
Past Examination questions are available!