MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 in Japan | Fully Funded

Next Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

Applications are open for the Japanese Government MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship 2024. MEXT Undergraduate scholarship is an excellent opportunity for outstanding and talented high school graduates to pursue undergraduate studies in Japan without worrying about the financial burden. The MEXT scholarships are fully funded government scholarships for international students to study in Japan. This article will provide all essential details, including eligibility criteria, benefits, and application process for aspiring students who wish to embark on an enriching educational journey in Japan.

Through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Japanese Government offers an exceptional opportunity for international students to pursue undergraduate studies in Japan. The MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship is highly coveted, providing a gateway to high-quality education, cultural exploration, and personal growth. This is an excellent chance for students worldwide to pursue higher education in a highly developed country for free.

MEXT scholarship provides various student benefits and allowances, including complete tuition coverage. This fully funded undergraduate scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel allowance, and other benefits. It is an excellent chance for students to pursue higher education in Japan without worrying about educational expenses. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology will fund the scholarship. There is no requirement for an application fee for the Japanese MEXT undergraduate scholarship.

Approximately 220,000 international students from all over the world are enrolled in different Japanese academic institutes. Students studying abroad can expand their perspectives by learning about Japanese culture and other global civilisations. MEXT aims to attract Pakistani students to promote Japanese culture and improve relations. Most importantly, this scholarship does not require IELTS or TOEFL

Field Offered for MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Pedagogy
  • SociologyLiterature
  • History
  • Japanese Language
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Financial Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Textile Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Fisheries
  • Hygienic Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Hygienics
  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry


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  • Country: Japan
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: May 26, 2026
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Are you interested in pursuing your undergraduate degree in Japan? If yes, check the Government of Japan MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 eligibility criteria.

    Eligibility Criteria of the MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship:

    • Applicants must be nationals of countries which have good diplomatic relations with Japan.
    • International students must be born between 2 April 1999 and 1 April 2004.
    • Applicants must have completed twelve years of education and have a high school diploma (intermediate) equivalent to a Japanese one.
    • Applicants don’t need Japanese language proficiency because they will receive Japanese Language courses if selected for the MEXT scholarship for undergraduate studies.
    • They must be in good health (mentally and physically) to pursue their studies in Japan.
    • Furthermore, they must have excellent academic records.
    • Applicants must also be active in social work and extracurricular activities. 

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    Benefits :

    Eligible to apply for the MEXT scholarship? Now, check the benefits the Ministry of Japan provides to pursue undergraduate studies in Japan.

    Benefits of the MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship in Japan 2024:

    • The scholarship will cover all the tuition fees for the selected undergraduate program.
    • International students will get a monthly stipend to cover their monthly expenses in Japan.
    • MEXT will also provide an airfare ticket to and from Japan at the beginning and end of the scholarship duration.
    • Students will be eligible for university-provided scholarships, but it varies with the universities.
    • Scholarships recipients undergo a one-year preparatory education course to enhance their Japanese language skills and academic knowledge.
    • It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study in Japan without worrying about the finances to study abroad.
    • Explore Japan and its culture.


    Required Documents for Japanese Government Scholarship:

    • Mark sheet 
    • Medical certificate
    • Original application form
    • SSC and HSSC certificates
    • Recommendation letter
    • Mark sheet of secondary education and higher secondary education (Matric and Intermediate).
    •  A certificate of enrollment (from the current institute) attested copy.
    • Hope certificate (required if the result is expected by August 2023).


    • The embassy will not return the submitted documents.
    • Assemble the printed application on A4 size paper with a paper clip.
    • If students submit any extra documents, they will be rejected.

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    Application Process:

    • You must be thinking about how to apply for the MEXT undergraduate scholarship.
    • The application process for the Japan Government Mext undergraduate scholarship is online.
    • Contact the Japanese Embassy in your country of residence to get detailed information regarding the application process.
    • Applicants must fill out the application form with the correct information.
    • The application form must include all essential documents and copies.
    • Applicants must print the application form on A4 paper.
    • The Japanese Embassy will only contact shortlisted students.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be recommended to universities in Japan for further evaluation. The universities will then conduct their selection process and issue a Letter of Acceptance.
    • You must complete all application procedures and requirements before the given deadline.
    • The deadline for the MEXT undergraduate scholarship is 26 May 2023 for Pakistani students.
    • Contact the Japanese Embassy or consulate in your country to apply.
    • You can check the official website of Japan embassy or consulates in your home country for the deadline. 
    • Remember, applicants will not receive submitted documents back.


    If students want to appear in the test and interview in Islamabad, they must send the application in an  envelope to the following address:

    Write this outside the envelope of application:

    MEXT UG Scholarship Application
    Public Affairs Section
    Embassy of Japan
    53-70, Ramna 5/4
    Diplomatic Enclave 1
    Islamabad 44000

    Test & Interview in Karachi (if shortlisted)

    Please write this outside the envelope carrying your application:

    MEXT UG Scholarship Application
    Japan Cultural Centre
    Consulate General of Japan
    6/2 Civil Lines
    Abdullah Haroon Road
    Karachi, Pakistan 

    • This is acceptable for students applying from Pakistan. Students applying from other countries must check the details from the website of Japan embassy in their country. They can check the details of their embassy through this link.

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