Japanese Government ( Monbukagakusho: MEXT ) Scholarship for Teacher Training ( Deadline: 17 February 2017 )



The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to foreign teachers to conduct research for a period of 1 ½ years on school education at Japanese universities.


Open to Malaysians and other foreign nationals whose countries have a diplomatic relation with Japan; aged 35 and below ( born on or after April 2, 1982 ); university or teacher training college graduates who have worked as teachers at primary/secondary schools or teacher training colleges (excluding universities) in their home countries for 5 years as at April 1, 2017; proficient in English language and keen to learn Japanese language; and of good health.

Value of Award:

An allowance of 143,000 yen per month. ( In some case, there is an additional 2,000 or 3,000 yen per month ); airfare to and from Japan; and tuition and other fees.

No. of Award:

Approximately 3.


Candidates are required to return to their home country immediately upon graduation. They are expected to utilize the results of their research on school education in Japan in their teaching careers. While studying in Japan, they are required to promote mutual understanding between Japan and the home country by participating in activities at schools and communities. After graduation, they are required to maintain close relations with the Japanese university attended and cooperate in the conduct of surveys and questionnaires and all relevant projects and events conducted by Japanese diplomatic missions in their home country.

Application & Enquiries:

For Malaysians, further information is available at http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/English/JIS/education/scholarship/scholarship.htm. Malaysians have to make their applications via the Public Service Department (PSD) of Malaysia. Contact www.jpa.gov.my or Unit Pengurusan Penawaran Dalam Perkhidmatan ( Tel: 03-88853546 or email ldp@jpa.gov.my ). Other foreign nationalities have to contact the respective embassies of Japan in their home countries. Shortlisted candidates will be notified to attend an interview.


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Jan. 2017.

Information Source:
Embassy of Japan, Kuala Lumpur.

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