MEXT Japan scholarship 2021, International Graduate Program
MEXT Japan scholarship 2021, International Graduate Program

Study in Japan – Honjo International Scholarship 2019

Designation/Position-  Study in Japan

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation, Japan invites application for Study in Japan from eligible and interested candidates

About- This scholarship is open to foreign students who study or plan to study in Japanese graduate school for doctoral or master’s degree. Applications can be submitted from abroad as long as an applicant is accepted to Japanese graduate school. All nationalities and research fields are welcome. Applicants may directly apply to the foundation without pre-selection by the university. Study in Japan

Location- Japan

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(To be eligible for applying our scholarship, the student must satisfy ALL of the requirement criteria shown below.)

1. The student who does not possess Japanese citizenship

2. The student must be enrolled by April 2020 or applying for the session starting from April 2020 at a graduate school in Japan. The student who are going to enter in fall 2020 should apply at the next season that application period is April 1 ~ April 30, 2020 (planned).

3. In principle, the student enrolling in a professional graduate school is not eligible for apply. However, student who can submit a research plan is eligible to apply.

4. To be eligible, the student applying for PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1984. Student applying for Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1989.

5. The student should have a strong will to serve in his / her home country after graduation. This doesn’t mean to have employment guaranteed already or to return his / her home country immediately after graduating the university.

6. The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, and must attend the events organized by the foundation and take part in the network as an alumni member.

7. The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese. (no exception)

Job/Position Description- 

Number of Scholarships Available = 15-20 students

The period of the scholarship for the recipient is set in accordance with the shortest period of time required to complete the intended degree.

¥200,000 per month for 1 or 2 years

¥180,000 per month for 3 years

¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years

Travel grant to cover the expenses to attend an international conference, etc. will be provided to scholarship recipients, based on our scholarship provision rules.

How to Apply- 

1. Enter “web application system” and fill up all the necessary information, and upload the required documents 1) ~ 4) as PDF file.

2. When you complete the entry procedure, the application number is issued. Successful students’ application numbers are announced in our website. So be advised to save the number you received, carefully.

Documents required to be uploaded are:

1. Academic transcript

2. Research Plan

3. A recommendation letter from the supervisor

4. Documents that prove admission, such as an admission letter, a letter of acceptance etc

For Contact-

Last Date for Apply– 31 October 2019

September 2, 2019 ~
October 31, 2019
Start application period
January 31, 2020Result of document screening announced
※The application number of applicants moving onto the interview process will be posted on our website.
February 2020Interview examination
※Planned in Tokyo, otherwise interviewed by video call.
March 31, 2020Final result announced
※The application number of accepted candidates will be posted on our website.

First selection・・・Screening of documents:

  • The result of the first selection will be announced by January 31, 2020.
  • The application numbers of awarded candidates will be posted on website.

Second selection・・・Interview:

  • Conducted in early February 2020, in Tokyo.
  • The detail schedule for the interview will be conveyed directly to those who passed the first selection process.
  • For those who are unable to come physically to the interview venue, the interview is conducted via Skype.
  • Definite date of the interview will be declared through our website when confirmed.
  • Final decision of scholarship award: March 31, 2020.

See Position Details-

Official Website-

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