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MEXT scholarship | Embassy Recommendation 2022

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship of Embassy Recommendation is now open for 2022. 

APPLICATION OPENS SEPARATELY BY EACH JAPANESE EMBASSY/CONSULATE.

List below will be updated as the opening is officially announced. 

  

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE

  1. Before inquiring the Japanese Embassy/consulate, please take a moment to read the basic eligibility thoroughly. 
  2. MEXT scholarship is one of the few opportunities covering full expense hence very competitive in nature. Being eligible and having a high academic performance (GPA 2.3 or above out of 3.0) is vital. 
  3. Submission of application should be done to the Embassy/consulate of Japan of your home country. DO NOT SUMBMIT TO MEXT. Application forms can be found here: College of Technology students, Specialized training college students, Undergraduate Students, and Research students.  
  4. Enrollment types, screening procedure and deadlines for submission differs by the country, check the application detail on at the website of the Japanese Embassy/consulate of your home country.
  5. Previous years examination can be found here
  6. Some Japanese Embassy/Consulate are in charge of multiple countries. Do double check the submission address.  

LIST: COUNTRIES ACCEPTING APPLICATION and application deadline (subject to change)

Click the country name linked to Japanese Embassy/Consulate in charge.        Last update 6 May


Benin   28 May
Cabo Verde   31 May
NEW Cameroon   31 May 
NEW Chad   31 May 
Ethiopia   31 May
Gabon   31 May
Gambia   31 May
Guinea-Bissau   31 May
Kenya   21 May
Madagascar   31 May 
Mauritius   31 May 
Nigeria   31 May
Senegal   31 May
South Sudan   4 June
Uganda   28 May 
NEW Zimbabwe   31 May 
College of Technology students
Benin   28 May
Cabo Verde   31 May
Equatorial Guinea   25 May 
Gabon   31 May
Guinea-Bissau   31 May
Kenya   21 May  
Madagascar   31 May 
Mauritius   31 May 
Mozambique  4 June
Nigeria   31 May
Senegal   31 May
South Africa   24 May
Specialized training college students
Benin   28 May
Botswana   4 June
Cabo Verde   31 May 
NEW Cameroon   31 May 
NEW Central African Republic   31 May 
NEW Chad   31 May 
Ethiopia   31 May
Gambia   31 May
Guinea-Bissau   31 May
Kenya   21 May
Madagascar   31 May 
Mauritius   31 May 
Namibia   4 June
Nigeria   31 May 
Senegal   31 May
South Africa   24 May
Sudan  27 May 
Uganda   28 May 
Zambia   14 May 
NEW Zimbabwe   31 May 
Undergraduate students
Angola   31 May
Benin   28 May
Botswana 30 June 
Cabo Verde   31 May
NEW Cameroon   31 May 
NEW Central African Republic   31 May 
NEW Chad   31 May 
Eswatini   24 May
Ethiopia   31 May
Gabon   31 May
Gambia   31 May
Ghana   31 May
Guinea-Bissau   31 May
Kenya   21 May
Lesotho   24 May
Liberia   31 May 
Madagascar   31 May 
NEW Malawi   4 June 
Mauritius   31 May 
Mozambique   4 June   
Namibia   4 June 
Nigeria   31 May 
Senegal   31 May
Sierra Leone   31 May 
South Africa   24 May
South Sudan   4 June 
Sudan  27 May 
Tanzania   31 May
Uganda   28 May 
Zambia   14 May
NEW Zimbabwe   31 May 
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