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Japanese Government scholarship for 2012

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in Japan at a specialised training college, a college of technology and a university (undergraduate study).

The scholarships offered are for three years, four years and five years respectively beginning from April 2012.

Subjects eligible

(1) Specialised Training College (Three years): The fields of study offered in the three-year scholarship programme are technology, personal care and nutrition, education and welfare, business, fashion and home economics, culture and general education and others.

(2) College of Technology (Four years): The fields of specialisation (major) offered in the four-year scholarship programme are mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, information communication, and network engineering, materials engineering, architecture and civil engineering, maritime engineering and others.

(3) University (Undergraduate study) (Five years): The fields of study offered in the five-year scholarship programme are social sciences and humanities: (A - law, politics, pedagogy, sociology, literature, history, Japanese language and others. B: economics, business administration and others), Natural Sciences-A:-(electric and electronic studies, mechanical studies, civil engineering and architecture, chemical studies, and other fields. Natural sciences-B:-(agricultural studies, hygienic studies and science), and Natural Sciences–C:-(medicine and dentistry).


Candidates must have been born between 2 April 1990 and 1 April 1995 and must have completed a twelve-year (plus two or higher secondary) regular course of school education.

He/she must be willing to undergo one-year intensive course of Japanese language and then receive education at a specialised training college/college of technology/university in Japan.


The candidates will be requested to sit for an examination at the premises of the Consulate-General of Japan at Chennai.

The date and time of the examination will be informed to the candidates accordingly. Please note that Japanese language skill is not compulsory for this examination.

The final selection will be made by the MEXT and its results will be forwarded to the elected candidates by February 2012, along with the name of the Institute.

The prescribed application form and the outline of the scholarship can be obtained from the Consulate-General of Japan (Culture & Information Department), 12/1, Cenetoph Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018.

Application can also be downloaded from

For further details, contact (044-24323860-63). The application document has to be submitted no later than 30 June 2011.

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