MEXT 2017 Research Student Scholarship

Greetings from the Consulate General of Japan:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1982 (for the 2017 scholarship year) who wish to study as research students. The research study area should be the same field that the applicant has studied or a related field.  The term of the scholarship is 18 months to two years (including 6 months of Japanese language training) starting in April or October 2017.

Application guides and forms are available on the Embassy of Japan's website: Deadline for the 2017 scholarship year: May 20, 2016. Applicants who successfully pass the written application screening are required to undertake an interview and examination (English and Japanese language) to be held in late June/early July.  

We hope that you will share this information with your students, colleagues and associates, and invite you to promote the programs to all qualified candidates. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 604.684.5868, ext. 391 or by Email at


Steve Chevalier
Education and Culture Advisor


Consulate General of Japan
900-1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9