Japan Information Service Embassy of Japan Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships 日本政府（文部科学省）奨学金Updated: July 2011
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 2 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 Undergraduate Postgraduate (Research Student)Type (Since 1955) (Since 1958)Qualification 1. Completed SPM or O-Level Degree holder with 16 years of formal education 2. Completed or currently pursuing STPM, UEC, A- (not including “Remove Class”) Level, Diploma or MatriculationAge Limit 17~22 years old Not exceeding 35 years old (as of 1st April of year of departure) (as of 1st April of year of departure)Length of Study 5 years 1½ or 2 years (1 yr language course + 4 yrs university) (as non-degree Research Student) Scholarship can be extend to 7 years for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy & Master’s Course: 2 years Veterinary Doctoral Course: 3 years (1 yr language course + 6 yrs university) Professional Graduate Degree: 1~3 years for students with excellent resultStipend 125,000 yen per month 152,000 yen per month(subject to change)No. of scholarships Max. 10 students/year Approximately 25 students/yearInternal Examination Category Subjects English(in English) Natural Science A English, Mathematics B, Chemistry & Physics * Japanese language examination isConducted by the optional for all categories. However,Embassy of Japan Natural Science B English, Mathematics B, getting high score in Japanese language Chemistry & Biology has added advantage. Social Science & English & Mathematics A Humanities
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 3 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 Qualifications Undergraduate Postgraduate SPM / UEC / O-Level 1. 1st or 2nd Upper Class → A in related subjects Honours Degree 2. CGPA 3.2 (equivalent to 80%) or above MATRICULATION Minimum 3. Good proficiency in English → A in related subjects and/or Japanese Requirement To Qualify For Our Written STPM / A-Level Examination → Minimum B+ for STPM; or What are “related subjects”? A for A-Level in related subjects Natural Science: (plus MUET : Band 5 or 6) English, Mathematics & Chemistry PLUS Physics or Biology Diploma Social Science and Humanities: → CGPA (cumulative grade point average) English & Mathematics Minimum 3.4 (out of 4.0)
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 4 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 FIELD OF STUDY FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME◆ Social Sciences and HumanitiesLaws, Politics, Economics, Business Administration, Pedagogy Sociology, Literature, History,Japanese Language and Et Cetera.◆ Natural Sciences AMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information, Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Agriculture Engineering, Civil Engineering,Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, IndustrialChemistry, Textile Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, MercantileMarine, Biotechnology, and Et Cetera.◆ Natural Sciences BAgriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, FoodScience, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Hygienic, Nursing, Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, and Et Cetera.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 5 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 FIELD OF STUDY FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME (RESEARCH STUDENT)◆ Social Sciences and HumanitiesLiterature, History, Aesthetics, Laws, Politics, Economics, Commerce, Pedagogy,Psychology, Sociology, Music, Fine Arts, Business Administration and Et Cetera.◆Natural SciencesPure Science, Engineering courses, Agriculture, Fisheries, Pharmacology, Medicine,Dentistry, Home Economics and Et Cetera.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 6 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 HOW TO APPLYSTEP ONE:• Obtain application form at Embassy of Japan; OR• Send a self-addressed envelope (size: 7” x 10”) with 80 cents stamp pasted on top right corner. State the CATEGORY at top left corner of all envelopes; OR• Print out from http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp ~~During application period only~~STEP TWO:Submit completed application form and required documents to Embassy ofJapan strictly before 4:00pm on closing date. For governmentservants, please submit to the Public Service Department of Malaysia. ~~Late submissions will not be entertained~~
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 7 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 APPLICATION PROCESSMarch Submit Application Form(First Stage) • Please make sure all documents required are in order prior to submission.May / June Written Examination(Second Stage) • Notification will be sent to successful candidates only.July Interview(Third Stage) • Postgraduate candidates are advised to contact professors / universities in Japan.Aug Nomination(Fourth Stage) • The Embassy will issue a “Passing Certificate of the Primary Screening” to postgraduate candidates.Aug / Sep Submit Letter of Acceptance (LOA)(Postgraduate only) • Postgraduate candidates should submit LOA issued by universities in Japan to the Embassy.Feb (next year) Final Result – Notice of Acceptance from Japan
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships (Monbukagakusho: 8 日本政府(文部科学省) 日本政府(文部科学省)奨学金 DEPARTURE TO JAPAN Undergraduate Postgraduate (April Departure) (April / Oct Departure)One (1) year of intensive Japanese Six (6) months of intensive JapaneseLanguage Course Language Course PLUS PLUS Four (4) years University Course; OR 1~1½ years in Non-Degree Research Six (6) years University Course (for Study Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Duration extended to those permitted Pharmacy) to enter Master’s, Doctoral or Professional Graduate Course
Other Scholarships Offered by the Japanese Government 9 YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME (YLP) 1 Year Master’s Degree CourseFeatures For working adults only One (1) year Master’s Course at designated Japanese universities All courses conducted in EnglishCourses Available 1. Business Administration 2. School of Government 3. Local Governance 4. Law 5. Medical AdministrationApplication Period August / SeptemberSubmission of All applications must be submitted to the Recommending Authority.ApplicationApplication Process Oct / Nov Submit application by due date Feb (following year) Interview June / July (following year) Final result Sep / Oct (following year) Departure to Japan
Other Scholarships Offered by the Japanese Government 10 YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME (YLP) 1 Year Master’s Degree CourseCourses Stipend Length of Study Recommending No. Age Limit (subject to QualificationsAvailable Designated University Authorities change)Business 3 Not 258,000 yen 1 year from September Degree holder with excellent results The National ChamberAdministration exceeding TOEFL 600 / CBT 250 points of Commerce & Industry 35 years old Hitotsubashi GMAT score at least 600 and of Malaysia University 3 years of working experience TEL : 03 – 6204 9811 03 – 6204 9711School of 3 Not 258,000 yen 1 year from October Degree holder with excellent results Public ServiceGovernment exceeding TOEFL 550 / CBT 213 points Department of Malaysia 40 years old GRIPS 3 ~ 5 years of working experience in TEL : 03 – 8885 3000 public administration 03 – 8885 3555Local 1 Not 258,000 yen 1 year from October Degree holder with excellent results Public ServiceGovernance exceeding TOEFL 550 / CBT 213 points Department of Malaysia 40 years old GRIPS 3 ~ 5 years of working experience in TEL : 03 – 8885 3000 government sector 03 – 8885 3555Law 1 Not 258,000 yen 1 year from October Degree holder with excellent results Public Service exceeding TOEFL 550 / CBT 213 points Department of Malaysia 40 years old Kyushu University 4 years of working experience in TEL : 03 – 8885 3000 legal firm or government office in 03 – 8885 3555 home countryMedical 1 Not 258,000 yen 1 year from October Degree holder with excellent results Public ServiceAdministration exceeding TOEFL 550 / CBT 213 points Department of Malaysia 40 years old Nagoya University at least 5 years of working TEL : 03 – 8885 3000 experience in public administration 03 – 8885 3555
11 Other Scholarships Offered by the Japanese Government Stipend Approx. RecommendingProgramme Age (subject to Length of Study Qualifications No. Authorities change)Japanese Studies 3 18 – 30 134,000 yen 1 year Current 2nd or 3rd year Japan Information years old from Oct undergraduate student Service, Embassy of majoring in Japanese Japan Language or Japanese TEL : 03 -2177 2600 Culture in university outside JapanTeacher Training 3 Not 170,000 yen 1 ½ years University or teacher Public Service(since 1980) exceeding from Oct training college Department of 35 years graduates and Malaysia old presently working as teachers in primary or TEL : 03 - 8885 3000 secondary schools 03 - 8885 3413 www.jpa.gov.myMEXT Scholarship 1 Not 152,000 yen 2 years from April Good proficiency in Japan Graduates’for Research exceeding or English, with at least Association ofStudent with 35 years 1 ½ years from Oct First Class or Second MalaysiaASCOJA old Class Honours degree. (JAGAM)recommendation TEL: 03-7877-4312 www.jagam.org.my
12CONTACT DETAILS• For more information on Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarships, please visit our website at http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp• Education counselling service is also available at the Embassy. Where 1st Floor (upstairs) of Embassy of Japan Address: Japan Information Service, Embassy of Japan No. 11 Persiaran Stonor, Off Jalan Tun Razak 50450 Kuala Lumpur When 10am~12noon, every Tue & Wed (excluding public holidays & Embassy holidays) How Walk in; or Call 03-2177-2600 (ext. 185) during counselling hours. Kindly call Japan Information Service (03-2177-2600) before making your trip to the Embassy.