2025 Japanese Government Postgraduate Scholarship

Applications for the 2025 Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship are now open.

This scholarship is tenable for 24 months from April 2025 or 18 months from September/October 2025, including six months of Japanese language education if required, with no prior knowledge of the Japanese language necessary for most subjects. Research or study can be undertaken in almost any field so long as it is related to a grantee’s field of expertise or previous study, and this is for those who intend to obtain a Master’s, professional, or doctoral degree in Japan.


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Students with nationalities other than British should contact the Japanese Embassy in their home country for application procedures. The list of Japanese diplomatic missions can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.

Application forms are available to download via the Embassy of Japan website. Application documents must be submitted for preliminary selection to this email address (scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp) to arrive no later than Monday 13 May, at 5pm (BST). Digital recommendation letters should be also emailed to the same address directly from referees.