Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2024

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese Government offers scholarships for 2024 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. 

●Teachers Training (Arrival in Japan: September-October 2024)
Applicants must be born on or after April 2nd, 1989. This scholarship is available to Tongan teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as "Teacher-Training".
1. Qualifications and Conditions
Please refer to Application Guidelines for more information.

2. Application Forms
Applicants must submit their application or enquire to the Embassy of Japan by 4:00pm 12th February 2024.
Please download necessary documents from Study in Japan website:
  • 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
12th February 2024 (4:00pm) Application close
17th February 2024 Written Examination and Interview
March 2024 Primary Screening decision and notification
From May 2024 Second screening and university placement
July-August 2024 Notification of results of selection and university placement
September-October 2024 Departure to Japan

●Helpful Site
The following website may be helpful to select universities and courses in Japan.

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: ryugaku_emb-japan@nu.mofa.go.jp