Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship

  • Full Time
  • Japan

Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology(MEXT) offers various scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. In Ethiopia, the Ministry offers scholarship programs for Research Students, Undergraduate Students and College of Technology Students.

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2023-24 in Japan (Fully Funded)

Offered by:  MEXT
Degree level:  Bachelors, Masters, PhD
Scholarship coverage:  Fully Funded
Eligible nationality:  All Nationalities
Award country:  Japan
Last Date:  Different for Each Country

Guide line for MEXT Scholarship 2024 


1. Eligible Nationality

Only those with Ethiopian Nationality can apply through the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia. Non-Ethiopian citizens need apply through the Japanese Embassy/Consulates in their country of citizenship.

The Embassy do not process applications for other programs.

2. Submission of the application

All the application documents need to be sent by postal service to the address below. Submitting applications by hand or Email is not acceptable. The deadline for applications to reach the Embassy is by Monday 22 May, 2023.

3. Point of Attention

Any change in the schedule of the application process will be announced here, it will not be informed individually. Please visit this website regularly for updates.

Copy of Graduate Certification with Original University stamp that Embassy can accept as Original Graduate Certification.

Transcript with student copy is fine, but it needs Original university stamp.

Recommendation letter needs Original sign and Original stamp.

Please read the guideline carefully before you apply to make sure you meet all qualifications required.

Documents submitted are non-returnable.

All application documents need to be typed. Hand written application would not be accepted.

All documents have to be printed out vertically with A4 paper.

Photo should be glued, not stapled.

Screening process

Document Screening
Applicants must submit sets of documents as enumerated in Application Guideline to the Embassy of Japan no later than Monday 22 May, 2023. Incomplete application and application received after this date will not be processed.
Written Examination (tentatively in the end of June)
Those who pass the Documentary Screening will be invited to the Written Examination.
Interview (tentatively in the end of June)
Those who pass the Written Examination will proceed to Interview Session.
Written Exam and Interview will be conducted physically in the Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa on two days in a row.
Issuance of Passing Certificate for the Primary Screening (tentatively in later July)
Those who pass the abovementioned process are issued a Passing Certificate for the Primary Screening to be apply for Japanese universities.

Secondary Screening

The Secondary Screening will be conducted in Tokyo, based upon the evaluation of the examination and application set submitted to the Embassy. There will not be any physical exam or interview in this process.
This screening will be conducted worldwide competition.

Official link: https://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html

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