Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies

Scholarship details

The Monbukagakusho: MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government ofJapan) offers scholarships to Malaysian students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program for the academic year 2020. Applicants must be Malaysian citizens and meet the qualifications stated below.
Applicant must meet all the below requirements
  • Age: Applicants must be Malaysian passport holders’ age between 17 to 22 years old as of 1April 2020 (i.e. born between 2 April 1998 and 1 April 2003). Applicants must have email andMalaysian address.
  • Academic Background: Applicants must have completed SPM or UEC with at least eleven (11)years of formal education (excluding remove class). STPM students (lower or upper) and thosewho will sit for A-Level, Diploma, or Matriculation examination this year may also apply, providedthat the results will be known by March 2020. Use your SPM result to apply.
  • Academic requirement:
    • Natural Science: SPM/UEC 9A (A+ or A) including both Mathematics & Add Math, English, Chemistry, Physics/Biology. STPM A- or GPA 3.6 in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Biology and Band 5 in MUET. A-Level/Matriculation A in Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics/ Biology. Diploma CGPA 3.4 and above in related field of study.
    • Social Science: STPM/UEC 9A (A+ or A) including Mathematics and English. STPM A- or GPA 3.6 in Mathematics and Band 5 in MUET. A-Level/Matriculation A in Mathematics and English. Diploma CGPA 3.4 and above in related field of study.
  • Japanese Language: Applicants must (be willing to) learn the Japanese language and (to)receive university education in the Japanese language.
Preferred Discipline
Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • History
  • Finance
  • Japanese Language
Natural Sciences A
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Textile Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mercantile Marine
  • Biotechnology
Natural Sciences B
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Animal Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Fisheries
  • Pharmacy
  • Hygienic
  • Nursing
  • Biology
Amount Info
Estimated monthly allowances of 117,000 yen (subject to change) will be given to each grantee during the term of his / her scholarship. Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at universities will be exempted.
The tenure of scholarship is 5 years except for Medicine and Dentistry 7 years as from April 2020 inclusive of 1-year intensive Japanese language Course. The grantee who has graduated and been admitted into the master’s course of a graduate school during the term of scholarship could have his/her term of scholarship extended as a result of selection. Scholarship term will be extended for two years at the maximum, and no extension shall be made beyond this period.

How to apply for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies

Download the forms online at this link.