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Call for Application – Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) 2025

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Call for Application – Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) 2025

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MEXT 2025 applications are OPEN!!

The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria is now accepting applications for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) scholarship program in Japan.
Please send your application by mail or submit in person at the Embassy of Japan, No.9 Bobo Street, Off Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, on or before Wednesday, 15th May. Only hard copy is acceptable.

Requirements And Guidelines on Application

Application for Research Students – Embassy Recommendation 

Embassy Recommendation Procedure

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan in April 2025 or September/October 2025 is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and July by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in Japan.

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Embassy Recommendation Procedure

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.

Documents for Application – Embassy Recommendation

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.

Application Guidelines:
Application Guidelines for Research Students

Application Guidelines for Research Students (in Japanese)

Application Forms:

Application Guidelines for Research Students

Placement Preference Application Form for FY2025
Field of Study and Research Plan  
Certificate of Health
Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.

Recommendation Letter Sample

Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.

Application for Undergraduate Students – Embassy Recommendation

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan next April is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and August by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT in Japan.

Embassy Recommendation Procedure
Recruitment for those arriving in Japan next April is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and August by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT in Japan.

Documents for Application – Embassy Recommendation

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.
Application Guidelines:
Application Guidelines for Undergraduate Students

Application Guidelines for Undergraduate Students (in Japanese)

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Application Forms:

Application Forms for FY2025

Direct Placement Preference Application Form for FY2025
Note:This form will be uploaded at a later date.

Certificate of Health

Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.

Recommendation Letter Sample 
Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.

Application for College of Technology (KOSEN) Students – Embassy Recommendation 

Embassy Recommendation Procedure

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan next April is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and August by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT in Japan.

Documents for Application – Embassy Recommendation

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions. Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.

Application Guidelines:
Application Guidelines for College of Technology (KOSEN) Students

Application Guidelines for College of Technology (KOSEN) Students (in Japanese)

Application Forms:
Application Form for FY2025

Majors and Related Key Terms for Field of Study

Certificate of Health 
Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.

Recommendation Letter Sample

Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.

Application for Specialized Training College Students – Embassy Recommendation 

Embassy Recommendation Procedure

Recruitment for those arriving in Japan next April is made between April and May of the previous year. First screening is conducted between May and August by the Japanese Embassies or Consulates General. As the application process and specific schedule differ according to the country of your nationality, please inquire the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General in your country for details. DO NOT send any application documents directly to MEXT in Japan.

Documents for Application – Embassy Recommendation

Applicants MUST read through the Application Guidelines below and follow the instructions.

Application Forms along with Certificate of Health, and Recommendation Letter should be submitted to the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country. These documents can be printed out and filled in by hand-written, typed out, or filled in with software applications and printed out.

Application Guidelines:

Application Guidelines for Specialized Training College Students

Application Guidelines for Specialized Training College Students (in Japanese)

Application Forms:

Application Form for FY2025

Majors and Related Key Terms for Fields of Study

Certificate of Health

Note: Certificate of Health must be filled in by a professional medical doctor.

Recommendation Letter Sample

Note: This is a sample. Any form/style of letter is to be accepted.

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