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MEXT scholarship | Embassy Recommendation 2023

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship of Embassy Recommendation is going to start its application soon around LATE APRIL.

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. Usually, having a high academic performance (GPA 2.3 or above out of 3.0) is vital. (*However, the required level of academic performance depends on the Embassy of Japan where you apply for this MEXT Scholarship of Embassy Recommendation.) 
  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.      updated on 19 May 2022


Benin   27 May 2022
Burkina Faso 13 June 2022
Burundi  10 June 2022 
Cabo Verde   10 July 2022
Cameroon   31 May 2022 
Chad   31 May 2022
Congo(RDC) 3 June 2022 
Cote d'Ivoire 27 May 2022
Ethiopia  2 June 2022
Gabon   30 May 2022
Guinea 6 June 2022
Kenya   27 May 2022
Madagascar   27 May 2022
Mali  7 June 2022 
Nigeria   27 May 2022
Rwanda Not yet announced 
Senegal   10 June 2022
Seychelles   15 June 2022 
South Sudan   3 June 2022
Sudan 25 May 2022
Uganda   3 June 2022
Zimbabwe  31 May 2022
College of Technology students
Benin   27 May 2022
Cabo Verde   10 July 2022
Congo(RDC) 3 June 2022
Cote d'Ivoire 27 May 2022
Equatorial Guinea   23 May 2022
Gabon   30 May 2022
Guinea 6 June 2022
Kenya   27 May 2022
Madagascar   27 May 2022
Mali  7 June 2022
Mauritius   30 June 2022
Mozambique  Not yet announced
Nigeria   27 May 2022
Rwanda Not yet announced
Sao Tome and Principle  30 May "022
Senegal  10 June 2022
Seychelles   15 June 2022
South Africa   23 May 2022
Uganda 3 June 2022
Specialized training college students
Angola 3 June 2022
Benin   27 May 2022
Botswana   27 May 2022
Burkina Faso 13 June 2022
Burundi  10 June 2022
Cabo Verde   10 July 2022
Cameroon   31 May 2022
Central African Republic   31 May 2022
Chad   31 May 2022
Comores 27 May 2022
Congo(RDC) 3 June 2022
Cote d'Ivoire   27 May 2022
Djibouti 9 June 2022
Ethiopia   2 June 2022
Gabon 30 May 2022
Guinea 6 June 2022
Kenya   27 May 2022
Madagascar 27 May 2022
Mauritius   30 June 2022
Namibia   10 June 2022
Nigeria   27 May 2022
Rwanda   Not yet announced
Senegal   10 June 2022
Seychelles   15 June 2022
South Africa   23 May 2022
Sudan 25 May 2022
Zimbabwe   31 May 2022
Undergraduate students
Angola   3 June 2022
Benin   27 May 2022
Botswana  24 June 2022
Burkina Faso 13 June 2022
Burundi   10 Jun 2022
Cabo Verde   10 July 2022
Cameroon   31 May 2022
Central African Republic   31 May 2022 
Chad   31 May 2022
Comores 27 May 2022
Congo(RDC) 3 June 2022
Cote d'Ivoire   27 May 2022
Djibouti 9 June 2022
Eswatini   23 May 2022
Ethiopia   2 June 2022
Gabon   23 May 2022
Gambia   10 July 2022
Ghana   10 June 2022
Guinea 6 June 2022
Guinea-Bissau  10 July 2022
Kenya   27 May 2022
Lesotho   23 May 2022
Liberia   10 June 2022
Madagascar   27 May 2022
Malawi   27 May 2022
Mali  7 June 2022
Mauritania 17 June 2022
Mauritius   30 June 2022
Mozambique   10 June 2022
Namibia   10 June 2022
Nigeria   27 May 2022
Rwanda  Not yet announced
Senegal   10 June 2022
Seychelles   15 June 2022
Sierra Leone   10 June 2022
Somalia 27 May 2022
South Africa   23 May 2022
South Sudan   3 June 2022
Sudan 25 May 2022
Tanzania   31 May 2022
Uganda   3 June 2022
Zambia   31 May 2022 (Deadline has been extended!!)
Zimbabwe   31 May 2022
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