Scholarships of the Japanese Government (MEXT) – Research students for 2024

MEXT Scholarship

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 2024 for Research Students for a master or PhD degree, is NOW OPEN for Cypriot Nationalities who are born on or after April 2, 1989. (For details, please see 2024 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 on June 21, 2023. 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 to 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.

pplication submission date:

 BY POST or BY HAND: Must be delivered to the Embassy on or before Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

*Any application documents submitted after the above deadline will not be considered for screening.
*All Application documents must be submitted together.

Submit to:
   Culture and Public Relations Section
   Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Cyprus
   2nd Floor, 5 Esperidon St., Strovolos, 2001 Nicosia
Tel  : 357 22 394800

Note for Application:

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guideline and for Application (see below) 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.

For the Application Guidelines, application forms, and other important information, visit the Study In Japan Website at Application for Research Students - Embassy Recommendation|Essential guide for international students considering study in Japan