Applications for the 2023 Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarships for Research Students, Undergraduate Students and Specialized Training College Students are open.


Monbukagakusho (文部科学省), the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), offers six different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. Please visit this website: Study Japan - Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship to find the MEXT Scholarship that best fits your educational interests.


If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for the MEXT Scholarship, please read JASSO's (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarship publication"Scholarship for International Students in Japan".


The following four scholarships are available to apply at the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver.

  1. Research Students
  2. Undergraduate University Students
  3. Specialized Training College (Senshu-Gakko) Students
  4. Japanese Studies Students

Please check the link above for each scholarship application guidelines and application procedure and screening schedule. To view past examinations and answers please visit this website: Study Japan - Examination Questions


U.S. citizens living in other states should apply through the consulate responsible for their state. (See also: The Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. website - How to Apply Non-U.S. citizens should apply through the Japanese Embassy in their country of citizenship.


The Following MEXT Scholarship applications for 2023 are now available.

Applications must be submitted to the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver by Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Applications received after 5 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, will not be considered.


All interviews will be conducted online for the 2023 selection process; however, written exams will be conducted in person on June 30, 2022 at the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver with social distancing measures. The detailed information will be announced in the interview invitation.


Please send all completed applications to:
 MEXT Scholarship Office
 Consulate-General of Japan in Denver
 1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
 Denver, CO 80202


Application for the 2022 Japanese Studies Students scholarship has closed

Applications were due by 5 PM on January 31, 2022. Next cycle applications will be available in December 2022-January 2023.

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