Announcement of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for 2020


2019-05-06 - 2019-07-12

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The Government of Japan offers scholarships for Postgraduate/ Research Students, Undergraduate Students and Specialized Training College Students for the Academic Year 2020 under the Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program as follows:

A. Postgraduate/ Research Students

1. Qualifications Applicants must be Nepalese nationals under 35 years of age as of April 1st 2020 (i.e. born on or after April 2nd, 1985) and have completed at least 16 years of education (15 years is also accepted if the undergraduate course is designed for only 3 years) and secured 70% marks for Natural Sciences and 60% for Humanities and Social Sciences in average in all level of exams.

2. Fields of Study Humanities and Social Sciences: Literature, History, Aesthetics, Laws, Politics, Economics, Commerce, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Music, Fine Arts, etc. Natural Sciences: Pure Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Fisheries, Pharmacology, Medicine, Dentistry, Home Economics, etc.

The field of study must be the same as the applicant's previous study leading to their final graduation. Applicants need to attach attested copies of certificates and mark-sheets along with the application.

3. Application Forms Completely filled-in applications together with the necessary attachments will be accepted at the Embassy in person from May 13-17, 2019 between 09:30-12:30 hrs only.

4. Terms of Scholarship Two years from April 2020 to March 2022 (extendable for masters/ doctoral courses).  The term will be one and half year for those students who choose October session.

5. Japanese Language Applicants must be willing to learn the Japanese language, be interested in Japan and enthusiastic about deepening his/ her understanding of Japan after arrival there. 


B. Undergraduate Students

1. Qualifications Applicants must be Nepalese nationals between 17 to 24 years of age as of April 1st 2020 (i.e. born between April 2nd 1995 and April 1st 2003). Applicants must have completed a twelve-year regular course of education and have secured 75% marks for Natural Sciences and 65% for Humanities and Social Sciences in average  in SLC and plus two exams.  Deserving students waiting the results for Class XII exams are also eligible to apply.

2. Fields of Study Humanities and Social Sciences (A): Laws, Politics, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese language and others. Humanities and Social Sciences (B): Economics and Business Administration Natural Sciences A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering), Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture), Civil Engineering and Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering) and other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mercantile Marine, Biotechnology). Natural Science B: Agricultural studies (Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Agricultural Chemistry, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic studies (Pharmacy, Hygienic, Nursing), Science (Biology). Natural Science C: Medicine, Dentistry.

The field of study must be the same as the applicant's previous study leading to their final graduation.

3. Application Forms Completely filled-in applications together with the necessary attachments will be accepted at the Embassy in person from July 8-12, 2019 between 09:30-12:30 hrs only.

4. Selection Qualified applicants must attend the written examinations to be conducted by the Embassy on Saturday July 20th. Subjects are as follows: Humanities and Social Sciences: English, Mathematics and Japanese Natural Science A: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Japanese Natural Science B & C: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Japanese

5. Terms of Scholarship Five years from April 2020 to March 2025 (seven years for medical/ veterinary including one-year preparatory education in Japanese language and other subjects).  In principle, the selected Applicant must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2020.

6. Language: All classes will be given in Japanese language.

C. Specialized Training College Students

1. Qualifications Applicants must be Nepalese nationals between 17 and 24 years of age as of April 1st 2020 (i.e. born between April 2nd 1995 and April 1st 2003). Applicants must have completed a twelve-year regular course of education and have secured 75% marks for Natural Sciences and 65% for Humanities and Social Sciences in average in SLC and Plus Two exams.  Deserving students waiting the results for Class XII exams are also eligible to apply.

2. Fields of Study Technology, Personal Care and Nutrition, Education and Welfare, Business, Fashion and Home Economics, Culture and General Education

3. Application Forms Completely filled-in applications together with the necessary attachments will be accepted at the Embassy in person from July 8-12, 2019 between 14:30-16:30 hrs only.

4. Selection Qualified applicants must sit written examinations of English, Mathematics (and Japanese) to be conducted by the Embassy on Saturday, July 20th.

5. Terms of Scholarship Three years from April 2020 to March 2023 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects to be provided upon arrival in Japan.  In principle, the selected Applicant must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2020.

6. Language: The Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese language and receive education at a professional training college in the Japanese language

For further information, log on to: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/index.html