Scholarships of the Japanese Government (MEXT) – Research students for 2021 -

MEXT Scholarships
Since 1954, the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT or Monbukagakusho) has provided scholarships each year to assist students interested in studying at Japanese universities through the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.
The process of application and selection
The application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2021 for Research Students for a master or PhD degree, is NOW OPEN for Cypriot Nationalities who are born on or after April 2, 1986. (For details, please see 2021 Application Guideline below) 
The Embassy of Japan in Cyprus will select preliminary candidates through the documents screening, then the language examinations and interview will be held at early October, 2020. Those who have been selected as preliminary candidates will be recommended to MEXT.
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 September 18th, 2020.
    *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
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. The documents, ‘Application form’, ‘Placement Preference Application Form’ and ‘Field of Study and Research Program Plan’ must be typed.
2. Application Guideline & Application Forms:
● 2021 Application Guideline (English)

● 2021 Application Forms (Japanese & English) ● Past Examination Questions
Past Examination Questions 2014, 2015, 2016

● For further information
Web-site of “Study in Japan”