Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2023

2022/5/2
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) of the Japanese Government offers scholarships for 2023 to Tongan citizens who wish to study in Japan.  Its aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between Tonga and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.  All application procedures for scholarships are conducted through the Embassy of Japan in Tonga. 

Undergraduate and Specialized Training college students(Arrival in Japan: April 2023/ or September to October 2023)
 
Undergraduate Students
Applicants must be born on or after April 2, 1998.  This scholarship is available to applicants who want to undertake their undergraduate degree in a Japanese university.
 
Specialized Training college students
Applicants must be born between on or after April 2, 1998.  This scholarship offers a postsecondary course at a specialized training college.
 
1. Qualifications and Conditions
Please refer to Application Guidelines(Undergraduate),(Specialized) for more information.

2. Application Forms
Applicants must submit your application or enquire to the Embassy of Japan by 4:00pm 13th June 2022.
Please download from Study in Japan website:
(Undergraduate: https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-undergraduate.html)
(Specialized: https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-specialized.html)
 
  • The submitted documents will not be returned.
  • The Certificate of Health is not necessary at the application stage for applicants from Tongatapu.  Only successful applicants will be required to submit after primary selection.
  • Applicants from outer islands group must submit a Health Certificate at the application stage.
 
 
3. The Schedule of Application and Selection
 
Date Schedule
13th June 2022 (4:00pm) Application close
18th June 2022 Written Examination
22nd June 2022 Interview
(Only applicants who are invited for interview)

Primary Screening decision and notification
From October 2022 Second screening and university placement
December to February 2023 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April/September to October 2023 Departure to Japan
 
4. Helpful Site
The following site may help you to understand Specialized Training College Student.
  • Welcome to Professional Training College in Japan    
 https://study-japan-ptc.jp/index_en.php
 
Research Students (Arrival in Japan: April 2023/September or October 2023)
 
Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1988. Each applicant must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent or a higher level of academic ability than a university or college graduate for admission to either a master’s or doctoral course.

1. Qualifications and Conditions
Please refer to Application Guidelines for more information.

2. Application Forms
Applicants must submit your application or enquire to the Embassy of Japan by 4:00pm 20th June 2022.
Please download from Study in Japan website or obtain at the Embassy of Japan.
(リンク:https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-research.html)
 
  • The submitted documents will not be returned.
  • The Certificate of Health is not necessary at the application stage for applicants from Tongatapu.  Only successful applicants will be required to submit after primary selection.
  • Applicants from outer islands group a must submit a Health Certificate at the application stage.
3. The Schedule of Application and Selection
 
Date Schedule
20th June 2022 (4:00pm) Application close
25th June 2022 Written Examination
29th June 2022 Interview
(Only applicants who are invited for interview)

Primary Screening decision and notification
Until 26th August 2022 Request a provisional acceptance to Japanese Universities
Around late September 2022 Submission a Placement Reference Application Form
to the Embassy of Japan
From October 2022 Second screening and university placement
January to February 2023 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April/September to October 2023 Departure to Japan
 
4. Helpful Site
The following website may be helpful to select universities and courses in Japan.  
Contact
 
For further enquiries, please contact:
The Embassy of Japan in Tonga
Level5, National Reserve Bank of Tonga Building,
Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
P.O. Box No 330
Tel: (676)22-221
E-mail: emb-japan@nu.mofa.go.jp
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Related Links (https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/planning/scholarship/application/examination/)