2022 Guideline for Application for Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT Scholarship) for Undergraduate Students,Specialized Training College Students and Research Students

2021/4/27
 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to distinguished international students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The Embassy of Japan in Riyadh will accept application for Undergraduate Students, Specialized Training College Students and Research Students as below.
 
Important Notice
If the situation is not suitable for the selection due to COVID-19 pandemic, the entire selection schedule may be cancelled
 
Selection Schedule for the Scholarship 2021
*The schedule is subject to change without notice
  1. April 27 (Tue): Start of receiving documents for application
  2. May 31 (Mon): Application deadline. Only by Email (soft copy)
  3. By June 10 (Thu): The announcement of the application screening results by email/phone
  4. June 20 (Sun): The written exams and Interview for Research Students at the embassy in Riyadh (only for those who pass the application screening).
  5. June 21 (Mon): The written exams and Interview for Undergraduate Students and Specialized Training College Students at the embassy in Riyadh (only for those who pass the application screening).
  6. Only those who pass the exams & interview will be recommended to MEXT, and MEXT will conduct the second screening. The final result will be announced sometime around January 2022.

Important information
  • Applicants must have Saudi nationality (Those who have other nationality should contact Japanese Embassy in their respective countries).
*For those who have Yemeni nationality, please refer below page;
Japan Embassy in Yemen:
https://www.ye.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html
  • Those who wish to apply for the scholarship must read the guideline carefully and send all the required documents by email to the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh by May 22 (Sat).
  • All Application documents must be combined in one PDF file and total file size should be less than 10 MB (No need to send copies)
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • Late application will NOT be considered.
 
The Mailing Address of the Embassy of Japan
 Email address: info@rd.mofa.go.jp
 (Note: We only accept applications By Email
 
Please go to the links below and read the guideline. You can download ALL the necessary application forms from the link
 
Undergraduate Students
  • General Information and Application Forms:
Application for Undergraduate Students - Embassy Recommendation|Essential guide for international students considering study in Japan
  • Undergraduate Students Guideline:
APPLICATION GUIDELINES JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2022 (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS) (studyinjapan.go.jp)
 
Specialized Training College Students
  • General Information and Application Forms:
Application for Specialized Training College Students - Embassy Recommendation|Essential guide for international students considering study in Japan
  • Specialized Training College Students Guideline:
APPLICATION GUIDELINES JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2022(SPECIALIZED TRAINING COLLEGE STUDENTS) (studyinjapan.go.jp)
 
Research Students
  • General Information and Application Forms:
Application for Research Students - Embassy Recommendation|Essential guide for international students considering study in Japan
  • Research Students Guideline:
APPLICATION GUIDELINES JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2022(RESEARCH STUDENTS) (studyinjapan.go.jp)
 
 
  
Frequent Asked Questions
1. Do I have to submit my photos with the application?
Yes, under any circumstances, submission of your photos is necessary. You may wear hijab, shemagh or ghutra.
 
2. Do I have to take Japanese exam? I have never studied Japanese before.
It is mandatory for you to take the Japanese exam to be considered for selection.
Past examinations are available from here
(https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/planning/scholarship/application/examination/)
 
3. I would like to bring my family member to Japan. Is it possible?
Please note that under the MEXT scholarship program, the allowance and plane ticket fare will be covered only for the student who passed the exam and the screening. If you wish to bring your family to Japan, Japanese government will not pay for his/her visa, allowance or plane ticket fare. Visa processing time and necessary documents may vary depending on how you are related to the family member who wishes to go to Japan with you.
 
4. I live in Jeddah. Can I take the exams and interview at Consulate-General of Japan in Jeddah?
No, the exams and interview for Saudi nationals will be held only at Embassy of Japan in Riyadh with NO exception. Application forms also have to be sent to Embassy of Japan in Riyadh.
 
5. Is there any change this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
If the situation is not suitable for the selection due to COVID-19 pandemic, the entire selection schedule may be cancelled
 
 
For further information, please contact Cultural Section info@rd.mofa.go.jp