Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
Undergraduate Students (UG) 2024

Updated on 16 Feb 2024

Applications closed for 2024*

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

Level Undergraduate level leading to Bachelors Degree
Age Applicants, in principle, must be born on or after 2 April, 1999
Fields of study (1) Social Sciences and Humanities 

Social Sciences and Humanities - A

1. Law 2. Politics 3. Pedagogy 4. Sociology 5. Literature 6. History 7. Japanese Language 8. Others (excluding "1. Economics" and "2. Business Administration" "3. Others(Accounting, Financial economics, etc.)".)

Social Sciences and Humanities - B
1. Economics 2. Business Administration

(2) Natural Sciences

Natural Science - A
Science (1. Mathematics 2. Physics 3. Chemistry)

Electric and Electronic Studies (4. Electronics 5. Electrical Engineering 6. Information Engineering)

Mechanical Studies (7. Mechanical Engineering 8. Naval Architecture)

Civil Engineering and Architecture (9. Civil Engineering 10. Architecture 11. Environmental Engineering)

Chemical Studies (12. Applied Chemistry 13. Chemical Engineering 14. Industrial Chemistry 15. Textile Engineering)

Other Fields (16. Metallurgical Engineering 17. Mining Engineering 18. Maritime Engineering 19. Biotechnology)

Natural Science - B
Agricultural Studies (1. Agriculture 2. Agricultural Chemistry 3. Agricultural Engineering 4. Animal Science 5. Veterinary Medicine 6. Forestry 7. Food Science 8. Fisheries)

Hygienic Studies (9. Pharmacy 10. Hygienics 11. Nursing)
Science (12. Biology)

*Natural Science –C (Medicine and Dentistry) is not recruited in India.
Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th (or 11th) grade are required.

* Preference will be given to candidates with Japanese Language proficiency.
Term of scholarship A grantee who studies at a preparatory educational institution prior to enrolling in a university:
From April 2024 to March 2029 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.)
A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):
Four years (or six years for the one majoring veterinary medicine or in a six-year course in pharmacy). The scholarship period will start from the time of enrolment in the university, which the university designates.
Number of scholarships Up to 12 (Those appx. 12 applicants who successfully pass the first screening will proceed to the world-wide final screening by MEXT.)
Allowance 117,000 yen (Approx. Rs.71,200) per month
Education Fees Exempted
Traveling Expenses Round-trip airfare will be provided.
Application Documents and Forms Applications closed for 2024
Where to send the completed forms and Where to contact Applications closed for 2024*
Schedule of the First Screening *Schedule is different depending on the consulate, so please check their respective website.
The following is the schedule of the Embassy:
Application Deadline (must): 29 May 2023
Application Screening: June 2023
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2023
Written Examination: 8 July 2023
Interview: To be announced
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: the end of July 2023

*Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, the process of screening or the date of examination may change, or the recruitment may be entirely cancelled.
Past Examination questions are available!