Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2025

2024/4/30
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese Government offers scholarships for 2025 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 students (Arrival in Japan: April 2025)
Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 2000. Undergraduate scholarship is available to applicants who want to undertake their undergraduate degree in a Japanese university.
 
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 14 June 2024.
Please download necessary documents from Study in Japan website:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-undergraduate.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
14 June 2024 (4:00pm) Application close
22 June 2024 Written Examination
27 June 2024 Interview (Date will be notified to successful applicants)
July 2024 Primary Screening decision and notification
From October 2024 Second screening and university placement
December 2024 - March 2025 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April 2025 Departure to Japan

●Specialized Training College students (Arrival in Japan: April 2025)
Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 2000. This scholarship offers a postsecondary course at a specialized training college. 
 
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 14 June 2024.
Please download necessary documents from Study in Japan website:
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
14 June 2024 (4:00pm) Application close
22 June 2024 Written Examination
27 June 2024 Interview (Date will be notified to successful applicants)
July 2024 Primary Screening decision and notification
From October 2024 Second screening and university placement
December 2024 - March 2025 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April 2025 Departure to Japan
 
●College of Technology students (Arrival in Japan: April 2025)
Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 2000. The grantees of this scholarship will be enrolled into the third year of the course at the national institute of technology, receive specialized education for three years prior to graduation and will be awarded a diploma and an academic title of “Associate”.
 
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 14 June 2024.
Please download necessary documents from Study in Japan website:
https://www.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/smap-stopj-applications-technology.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
14 June 2024 (4:00pm) Application close
22 June 2024 Written Examination
27 June 2024 Interview (Date will be notified to successful applicants)
July 2024 Primary Screening decision and notification
From October 2024 Second screening and university placement
December 2024 - March 2025 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April 2025 Departure to Japan

●Research students (Arrival in Japan: April 2025)
Applicants must be born on or after 2 April 1990. 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 their application or enquire to the Embassy of Japan by 4:00pm 17 June 2024.
Please download necessary documents from Study in Japan website:
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 must submit a Health Certificate at the application stage.
3. The Schedule of Application and Selection
 
Date Schedule
17 June 2024 (4:00pm) Application close
22 June 2024 Written Examination
28 June 2024 Interview (Date will be notified to successful applicants)
July 2024 Primary Screening decision and notification
From October 2024 Second screening and university placement
December 2024 - March 2025 Notification of results of selection and university placement
April 2025 Departure to Japan
 


●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: ryugaku_embjapan@nu.mofa.go.jp