Undergraduate University Students

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend up to 5 years at a Japanese college or university as an undergraduate degree student.
Please read the Guidelines document (below) for further details. Acceptable fields of study are:

(1) Social Sciences and Humanities
(2) Natural Sciences

The general timeline for this scholarship application/ selection process is as follows:

April: Applications become available
June: Applications are due
Mid-June: Interviews and testing for selected candidates
February: Selected scholarship recipient finalized and informed
March: Arrangements made for scholar (school, travel, accommodations, etc.)
April: Scholarship recipient departs

Application Deadline

2018 application deadline has passed. Applications were due by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Interview and Test

Interviews and testing are scheduled to be at the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver during the third full week of June.
Testing and interviews occur on the same day. You will be contacted directly by the MEXT Scholarship Coordinator to inform you both if you are or are not invited to appear for an interview and testing including any pertinent details. You should be contacted via email.

Scholarship Application Forms

The documents listed below comprise the entire application packet including informational guidelines as well as application materials to be submitted. Application documents should all be submitted together in one packet to the MEXT Scholarship Office at the Japanese Consulate located in Denver.

MEXT Scholarship Office
Consulate-General of Japan in Denver
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202
  • Please ensure that you read ALL information contained in the Guidelines.
  • Only complete application packets will be considered / reviewed.
  • Application materials should all arrive at the Consulate in one complete packet.
  • Letters of reference should be in an unopened envelope with the recommenders signature across the back flap.

* If you have extenuating or unusual circumstances that require an alternate presentation of your application materials, please call the MEXT Scholarship office.
If you have any questions concerning the scholarships or application procedures, please contact the MEXT Scholarship Office at: 303-534-1151 or yayoi.shaw@de.mofa.go.jp

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