Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • From JPY 119,000/month up to 147,000/month
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There are roughly 350 Japanese Government Scholarship recipients studying at Tohoku University. The scholarship awards are as shown below. MEXT also pays the students' tuition fees.

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Tohoku University

In the more than 100 years since Tohoku University was founded in 1907, the constant goal has been to become one of the world's great research universities.

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  • Applications are accepted by Japanese embassies or consular offices abroad (from February to around March). After passing an exam/interview, applicants are recommended to MEXT for approval.
  • University Recommendation is a system that allows the university to apply to MEXT for scholarships for excellent foreign students newly arriving in Japan from countries with which the Japanese government has diplomatic relations. This system is generally open only to graduate-level foreign research students (apply around December of the year before arrival).

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Scholarship Awards (for Sendai City)

  • Undergraduate Student: JPY 119,000/month
  • Research Student: JPY 145,000/month
  • Graduate Student (MA): JPY 146,000/month
  • Graduate Student (PhD): JPY 147,000/month


There are three ways to apply: "Embassy Recommendation," "University Recommendation," and "Domestic Selection." The first two are open to students who currently reside in foreign countries and wish to study in Japan.

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