Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarship (Deadline: 7 April 2017)



The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to Malaysians to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Japanese universities.


• Malaysians between 17 and 22 years of age on 1st April 2018 ( i.e. born between 2nd April 1996 and 1st April 2001 );
• Completed SPM with at least 11 years of formal education ( excluding remove class ). Students with STPM, ‘A’ Level, UEC, Matriculation or Diploma may also apply;
• Good command of English or Japanese with excellent result in other major subjects.

• Under 35 years of age on 1st April 2018 ( i.e. born on or after 2nd April 1983 );
• Bachelor or Master’s degree (minimum CGPA 3.4) with 16 years of formal education ( excluding remove class ). Undergraduate or Master’s students who are in the final year at universities are eligible to apply;
• Civil servants are required to apply through the Public Service Department of Malaysia (JPA). For details, please visit http://www.jpa.gov.my, or contact “Unit Pengurusan Penawaran Dalam Perkhidmatan” at 03-8885-3546 or ldp@jpa.gov.my

Duration of Study:

Undergraduate: 5 – 7 years; postgraduate: 1½ or 2 years or more.

Value of Award:

For undergraduate study, an allowance of 117,000 yen per month; for postgraduate study, an allowance of 143,000 yen per month; plus airfare to and from Japan; and tuition and other fees.

Application & Enquiries:

Further information and application form are available online at http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/English/JIS/education/scholarship/scholarship.htm and from Japan Information Service, Embassy of Japan in Kuala Lumpur. Tel : +603 – 2177 2600 ext. 146 ( undergraduate )/157 ( postgraduate ).


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

Information Source:
Embassy of Japan, Kuala Lumpur Website

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