Fully Funded Japanese Government (MEXT') scholarship at Yokohama National University 2023

Mext at YNU

Yokohama is Asia’s Gateway to the World. Ever since the port of Yokohama was started in the 19th century, Yokohama has been a special crossroad where West meets East. It is not too much to describe that the modernization of Japan started in Yokohama. Today, as Japan’s second-largest city, Yokohama is recognized as one of the most exciting metropolitan cities for its cultural, socio-economic, and infrastructural dynamism.

Yokohama National University, International Students can apply for scholarships and financial support from the Japanese government (MEXT), Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, and other foreign grants or scholarships. Also, there is a unique program called “Global Doctoral Program for Academic Career Support (GDACS)”, a doctoral program for faculty members of universities in developing nations. Applicants do not need to pay application fees during application and successful applicants are exempt from admission and tuition fees.

 

Yokohama National University (YNU) will be accepting applications for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship 2023 (B.sc, M.sc, Ph.D. and Research Student by University Recommendation and Embassy track). The selected candidates will be recommended to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) as international students.

Degree level

  • Bachelor’s degree(Embassy track)
  • Master’s degree(University recommendation and Embassy track)
  • Ph.D. degree(University recommendation and Embassy track)
  • Research student/Non-degree-seeking students

Programs

All programs at Yokohama National University

Host Universities

Yokohama National University

Eligibility

  • Applicants: Applicants must be international students of graduate school level with excellent academic achievement
  • Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country designated by MEXT which is listed on the website. Applicants with Japanese nationality at the time of application are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Age: Applicants, must have been born on or after April 2, 1987. Exceptions are limited to cases in which MEXT deems that the applicant could not apply within the eligible age limit due to wider circumstances in the applicant’s country (military service obligation, loss of educational opportunities due to disturbances of war, etc.)
  • Academic Background: Applicants must satisfy one of the qualification requirements to enter a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree program, or a doctoral degree program at a Japanese graduate school. (Applicants who are expected to satisfy the requirements with certainty by the time of enrollment are also eligible.
  • Fields of Study: Applicants should apply for the field of study they majored in at university or a related field. The field of study must be a subject that applicants will be able to study and research in graduate programs at YNU
  • Language Ability: Applicants must be proficient in Japanese or English language and meet one of the following conditions:
  1. Having been awarded from an institution where the medium of instruction was in Japanese or English.
  2. Judged by YNU, possessing a level of proficiency in either Japanese or English equivalent to that stated in
  • Health: Applicants must be free from any physical or mental conditions that would impede their studies in Japan.

 Scholarship Coverage

  1. Bachelor students:
    Monthly stipend: Up to 120,000 JPY per month (approximately US$973 per month)
  2. Master’s students:
    Monthly stipend: Up to 147,000 JPY per month (approximately US$1,192 per month) Or waivers of tuition and credit fees
  3. Doctoral students:
    Monthly stipend: Up to 148,000 JPY per month (approximately US$1,200 per month) Or waivers of tuition and credit fees.
  4. Research students:
    Monthly stipend: Up to 146,000 JPY per month (approximately US$1,184 per month) Or waivers of tuition and credit fees.

. Application materials

  1. Application form/FY2022 Application Form
  2. Placement Preference Form/ FY2022 Preference Form
  3. Official Degree certificates and official transcripts
  4. Research Proposal for M.sc and Ph.D. degree
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation
  6. IELTS, TOEFL, or Evidence of English as an instructional medium
  7. Related Academic Publications for Ph.D. degree
  8. Abstracts of thesis for the Ph.D. degree
  9. Medical certificate
  10. Proof of nationality
 

How to Apply

  1. Embassy Recommendation

Before the application deadline, please fill out the application forms, and prepare all the required documents and additional documents required by the department/Institutes for Yokohama National University Application System for International Degree Students. Then send the hard copy documents to the Nearby Japanese embassy.  Download application guidelines

  1. University Recommendation

Find a supervisor to communicate your research ideas then, Apply Online Before the application deadline, please fill out the online application form, upload all the required documents and additional documents required by the department/Institutes to Yokohama National University Application System for International Degree Students. Download application guidelines

 

Deadline

1. For September intake

15th December 2023

2. For April intake

May-July end depends on your country