Culture & Education

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/MEXT) Scholarships

Postgraduate Research Scholarships [2018 applications now closed]

MEXT offers Postgraduate Research Scholarships to Irish nationals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who wish to continue their studies in Japan. Applicants must generally be under the age of 35.

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Application materials for the 2019 scholarships will be available in spring 2018.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp.

Reports by Postgraduate Research Students Fay Heady-Carroll and Rebecca Bourke are available on the Embassy website.
 

Undergraduate Student Scholarships [2018 applications now closed]

MEXT offers Undergraduate Student Scholarships to Irish students who wish to study Social Sciences and Humanities or Natural Sciences at Japanese universities. Applicants must be secondary school graduates or equivalent, between the ages of 17 and 22. The term of the scholarship is 5 or 7 years, depending on the field of study, including one year of preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects provided upon arrival in Japan.

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Application materials for the 2019 scholarships will be available in spring 2018.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp

 

Japanese Studies Scholarships [2018 applications now closed]

MEXT offers Japanese Studies Scholarships to Irish undergraduates to study at Japanese universities for one academic year as part of their degree, in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language and Japanese culture and affairs.

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Application information and materials for the 2019 scholarships will be available in December 2018.

For further information, please contact cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp.

A report by 2015-2016 Japanese Studies Student Delia Lange is available here.



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