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MEXT Scholarships

The application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2020 for Research Students for a master or PhD degree, is NOW OPEN for Cypriot Nationalities who in born on or after April 2, 1985. (For details, please see 2020 Application Guideline below)
The Embassy of Japan in Cyprus will selected preliminary candidates through the documents screening, then the language examinations and interview will be held at the end of June. Those who have been selected as preliminary candidates will be recommended to MEXT through a screening committee.
Applicants who pass the Embassy selection stage of the application procedure will be expected to contact the universities listed on the form to try and obtain admission.  The final selection will be made by MEXT after the university placement has been confirmed.
Please note that the Language examinations and interviews can only be conducted at the Embassy of Japan in Cyprus or any other venue in Nicosia designated by the Embassy.  Online interview such as Skype or elsewhere will not be available.
  • Application submission date:
     BY POST or BY HAND: Must be delivered to the Embassy on or before Friday May 31st, 2019.
    • Any application documents submitted after the above deadline will not be considered for screening.
    • All Application documents must be submitted together.
  • Submit to:
    Information and Culture Section
    Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Cyprus
    2nd Floor, 5 Esperidon St., Strovolos,
    2001 Nicosia
    Tel  : 357 22 394800
    e-mail: embjapan@cy.mofa.go.jp
  1. Note for Application:
Applicants MUST read through the Application Guideline and for Application (see below 2) carefully before applying and the Application forms must be printed from the link below and submit all together with other required documents.
Be sure that you prepare all the required documents including Check Sheet as below 3). The documents, ‘Application form’, ‘Placement Preference Application Form’ and ‘Field of Study and Research Program Plan’ must be typed.
2).  Application Guideline, Application Forms: 
  Click these links↓
2020 Application Guideline
2020 Application forms
3).  Check Sheet (English) 
 ※Submit together with the application forms mentioned above link.
5) Past examination
※ The submitted documents are not returned.
※ In case of rejection the Embassy of Japan is not obligated to justify its decision. After the notice of the results, there is no procedure or re-examination and objections are not accepted.

For general information concerning studies in Japan, please consult the following websites:

Study in Japan-Comprehensive Guide 

Japan Student Services Organization


Experiences of former scholarship students:

 ・ Mr. Ioakim Ioakim" Μy life in Japan. A dream..."