2018 Japanese Government Scholarship for JAPANESE STUDIES

One-Year Scholarship For Japanese Studies

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now offering one-year scholarships to study in Japan for currently enrolled undergraduate students majoring in Japanese language, Japanese affairs or Japanese culture. To apply, applicants must:
(1) Hold U.S. citizenship;
(2) Be born between: April 2, 1988 to April 1, 2000.
(3) Be a current undergraduate student majoring in fields related to Japanese language or Japanese culture at a non-Japanese University at the time of arriving in and leaving Japan.
(4) Must have studied Japanese language or Japanese culture at a university for a total period of one year or more as of April 1, 2018.
(5) Be able to arrive in Japan within two weeks before the first day of the study course set by the university (usually October);
(6) Must have sufficient Japanese language ability to take classes at a Japanese university in Japanese.
  Deadline: All applications must be received at our office by 5 PM Friday, February 9th, 2018

Interview & Test Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2018
  From this year application forms and guidelines for the Japanese Studies Scholarship will no longer be available from the Consulate's website but instead will be available from the MEXT website, "Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide". To download application forms and instructions for applying, please visit the “Study in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide” website. For past examination questions, please visit the following link:
  Please click here for FAQs related to this scholarship

For more information, please contact the Japan Information & Culture Center at the Consulate General of Japan San Francisco, Attn: Steven Goldman. Address: 275 Battery Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco CA 94111 Tel: (415) 780-6086 Email: Steven.goldman@sr.mofa.go.jp
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