University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship 2023 in Japan | Fully Funded

University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship

Applications are open for the University of Tokyo MEXT scholarship for the academic year 2023. The scholarships for international students are open to pursue postgraduate (master & PhD) studies at the University of Tokyo. The ministry of education, sports, culture, science, and technology funds this scholarship. The UTokyo MEXT scholarship will cover the tuition fee, travel cost, and provide some allowance to the student. Japanese government scholarship is open to international students who have not received any other award or scholarship or do not reside in Japan nor studying in Japan already.

The University of Tokyo is a public-based research university in Tokyo, Japan. The university is known to have 10 faculties, and almost 30,000 students are enrolled, out of which more than 2,000 students are international students from different countries. According to QS Global Universities Ranking, the university ranks as the 24th best university globally and the top university in Tokyo.

The universities of Japan and the higher education system rank among the world’s top universities in terms of quality education and performance. This is one of the reasons that the ministry of education controls public policy and management of Japan. The standards are set accordingly to participate in the world-ranking competition of universities. There are 783 universities in total, while 70% of Japan’s youth complete their postgraduate studies, making Japan one of the world’s most educated nations.

This fully funded scholarship is an excellent scholarship opportunity for students who want to study in Japan. Furthermore, they do not have to bear any kind of cost as the Government of Japan covers everything. Moreover, MEXT scholarship is offered in many other universities Asia Pacific University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. So do not miss this opportunity to study in Japan for free. More details about the MEXT Japanese government scholarship are provided below.


Here are more details about the University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship

Deadline is October 28, 2022

  • Country: Japan
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia, Botsowana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Chile, Czech, Croatia, Cyprus, Cabo Verde, Cameron, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, Comoros, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Liechtenstein, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Morocco, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Mali, Maldives, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Namibia, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Romania, Singapore, Suriname, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Syria, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Seychelles, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principle, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, The Gambia, Togo, The Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, United States of America, Uganda, Uruguay, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
  • Deadline: October 28, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Do you want to apply for this scholarship to study in Japan? Then check the eligibility criteria and requirements before starting your application.

    Eligibility Criteria for the University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship:

    • Graduated international students must have a grade point of 2.30/ higher.
    • International students who are currently doing their graduation should have a grade point of 2.30/higher in their recent courses.
    • Applicants must have an excellent academic record.
    • They must belong to one of the countries stated in the list below to apply for the University of Tokyo MEXT scholarship.
    • Applicants must be born after 2 April 1988.
    • Furthermore, they should have completed the prerequisite education for master and PhD, in the exact or related field they are applying for.
    • Students must be proficient in the English language or Japanese; check the requirements here.
    • Applicants must be physically and mentally fit.
    • Applicants must arrive in Japan on the specified date by their university.
    • The former scholarship holder is not eligible.

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    Benefits :

    University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship will cover the following:

    • Students will receive a monthly allowance.
    • The traveling cost will be covered according to the designated route, an economy class ticket from the airport nearest the residence. MEXT will not cover any cost of local travel expenses and baggage expenses.
    • The successful candidates’ enrollment and the tuition fee of the successful students will be exempted.

    Required Documents:

    • Application form (download from official website).
    • Research plan and field of study (download from official website).
    • Letter of recommendation from the Dean.
    • Passport photo,.
    • Official transcript from the university attended last.
    • Language proficiency score.
    • Abstract of the thesis.
    • Official statement of graduation expected (for students expected to graduate after applying).
    • Copy of passport.


    • The documents must be in Japanese or English; A4 format using MS Word must be duplex printing. If the documents are in another language, they should be accompanied by a translation.
    • The documents will not be returned; if the application is submitted after the deadline, it will not be accepted. The application will be rejected if the application or necessary documents are not complete or correct.
    • If the applicant reaches Japan after or before the designated time, the scholarship will not cover travel expense. If they cannot travel on the designated period, they should decline the scholarship if the students arrive without a newly obtained visa.

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    Application Process:

    • Before submitting the documents, applicants must apply for admission to the Graduate School of Science (Master’s/Doctoral Program).
    • Applicants must also submit the tracking receipt of the documents submitted before the deadline.
    • For a complete application guide, visit the link below.
    • The deadline to apply for the University of Tokyo MEXT Scholarship in Japan is 28 October 2022.



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