Studying in Japan
Japanese Government Scholarships
Undergraduate Students (UG)2022

Updated on 16 June 2021

Applications closed for 2022*
The result of document screening.

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, 1997
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" in Humanities B.)

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)

Qualifications and Conditions In addition to the Qualifications and Conditions listed in the Guidelines, minimum of 65% marks at 12th 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 2022 to March 2027 (Including one-year preparatory intensive courses of the Japanese language and other subjects, which are necessary for the preparation to proceed to the university.)
For a scholarship grantee majoring in a six-year course in pharmacy, the scholarship period will be seven years, until March 2028.
A grantee who enrolls directly in a university, without the preparatory intensive courses (direct placement):
Four years (or six years for the one majoring 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 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 (Since board examination is postponed, a separate detailed recommendation letter [free format] from your current school shall be used to assess the candidates.)
Direct Placement Preference Form * Only for applicants desiring direct placement.

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 (website)

(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 Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

Consulate of General of Japan in Mumbai
No.1, M.L.Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, 400026

(4)For students residing in Karnataka

Consulate of General of Japan in Bengaluru
1st Floor, Prestige Nebula, No.8-14, Cubbon Road, Bengaluru 560001

(5)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)
Mr. Sinha,
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): 28 May 2021
Application Screening: in June 2021
Notification of Shortlisted Candidates for Written Test/Interview (on this page): in June 2021
Written Examination: 17 July 2021
Interview: To be announced
Notification of the Results of the First Screening: Early August 2021

*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!